Clinical Matron for Mental Health at HMP Leicester

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Leicester, UK
12 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
A great opportunity to join a successful £440m turnover integrated NHS Foundation Trust. Our service portfolio includes mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health for both adults and children, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital. The Trust is also involved in a number of collaborations in research and innovation with the Institute of Mental Health, the University of Nottingham and other partners.

Our services are provided by 8,900 staff in hospitals, community settings and patients' own homes, predominately in Nottinghamshire, but services are also provided in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

Job Title Clinical Matron Mental Health

Location HMP Leicester - Nottinghamshire Cluster

Job Type Permanent

Pay Band Band 7

Number of Hours 37.5


Working in the Integrated Mental Health team in prison is never dull or predictable; every day will bring new challenges and new experiences. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled clinician with demonstrated exceptional leadership and management skills to take up the position of Clinical Matron for Mental Health at HMP Leicester. You would be working alongside the Clinical Matron for Physical Care and other healthcare professionals in the wider healthcare team. You will have support from a highly motivated and dynamic leadership team to deliver the best care possible to our patients at HMP Leicester.

Information about the Trust/Department

Nottinghamshire Healthcare is one of the country's leading mental health and learning disability service providers, employing over 6000 staff to provide these services over more than 100 sites. The Offender Health Directorate is one of the largest and most successful providers of prison healthcare in the UK. The Directorate provide physical, mental health and substance misuse healthcare services to a prison population of over 10,000 in 8 prisons across Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

HMP Leicester is a category B men's prison which is located in Leicester City . Nottinghamshire Healthcare provides integrated services into HMP Leicester for mental health and physical healthcare.

At HMP Leicester we endeavor to provide care to offenders that is equivalent to that in the community and we take pride in working innovatively to improve services.

The Mental Health Team at HMP Leicester is comprised of Registered Mental Health Nurses, Registered Learning Disability Nurses, Psychological Well-being Practitioner and Psychology with the support of a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist delivering clinical and psychological interventions. The team provides a 7 day service delivering care across the spectrum of mental health conditions from chronic mental illness and the provision of CPA to low intensity interventions provided for those with primary mental health needs.

Key details of the vacant post

You will be responsible for providing clinical and managerial leadership to a high standard, promoting best practice and developing Mental Health services to enhance quality and improve patient experience.You should be enthusiastic, motivated, patient focused and enjoy challenge, with skills and experience of leading teams. We operate in a supportive environment with a commitment to personal and professional development.

Effective communication, a strong collaborative approach and the ability to engage the nursing workforce and multidisciplinary teams within an ever changing, ever challenging environment is essential.

Details of the essential criteria

You must have a professional qualification, and have extensive knowledge and experience of working within a clinical setting and demonstrated motivational leadership.

Our DBS check is free, you have no fees to pay!

For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information or to arrange a visit please contact:

Head of Healthcare Jenny White 0116 2283052

*The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early.

Preferential consideration will be given to employees of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust currently declared 'at risk'.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.

We positively encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for a role within the Trust.

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, convictions which would otherwise be considered as 'spent' will also be checked as part of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

For eligible posts, satisfactory DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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