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Matron - Accident and Emergency - Conquest

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Matron - Accident and Emergency
NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Conquest Hospital
£31,696 £41,787 per annum
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East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), staff lottery.

Please download the Recruitment Information Leaflet for guidance on making a successful application


ESHT is committed to offering new employees an apprenticeship programme of study to support their role. Please ask when you apply/at interview if you are keen to undertake a programme and we can check if there is a suitable one available to match your role (the opportunities available are changing all the time, there may not be something for you at the time of your appointment but a programme may be written over the coming months which suits you).  Apprenticeships are available at level 2 (GCSE equivalent) right up to Degree or  Masters level so don’t forget to check with us.




Conquest Hospital, Hastings, East Sussex


Accident and Emergency Department

Band 7 – £31,696 £41,787 per annum

Full time – 37.5 hours- Internal Rotation

We are a busy Emergency Department treating on average 50,000 patients a year. We are looking for Band 7- Matron to work within the Accident and Emergency Department. There is no guessing what the day might bring.

Every day will be different, busy but never dull. You will enjoy working with supportive co-workers, providing an efficient and caring service to our patients

You will need to provide strong leadership, possess excellent communication skills and be able to develop and support staff with clinical and professional expertise. You will also be expected to function effectively under pressure without compromising standards of care and professionalism.

You must have advanced clinical knowledge and skills, be willing to participate in research and audit projects and will also be expected to work with a certain amount of autonomy. In return you will be offered excellent managerial support and commitment to both your personal and professional development.

The successful candidates must have a. minimum of 5 yrs post-qualification experience with substantive experience at Band 6 in an Emergency Unit setting. A post registration qualification in ENP is desirable as is an awareness of the current professional, research and practice issues and an understanding of modern human resource management.



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Nicola Finey– Deputy Head of Nursing for the Emergency Department on 01424 755255 extension 8586

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