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Clinical Matron Integrated Services

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced senior midwife to join our team on a 12 month fixed term contract. The overall job purpose of the Clinical Matron is to have continuous 24 hour responsibility for leading and co-ordinating the clinical, managerial and educational requirements of a defined complex clinical area. The area is defined but no exclusive to the integrated midwifery teams.

About the Role

For more information on the job description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

The Clinical Matron will be responsible for setting, maintaining and where needed improving the standards of care and ensuring these are monitored 24 hours a day. To support the service in the clinical governance and risk management agenda, the post holder will ensure that strategies are implemented to achieve and provide safe and quality care within Maternity Services.

The post holder will provide a key link between Maternity Services, the Divisional Governance Teams and the Corporate Governance Team.

As a leader they will act as an expert resource and role model for the team within their service to support them in the delivery of effective care. The Clinical Matron will be responsible for ensuring a good environment in which all patients and carers receive a high standard of care which is compassionate and takes account of their individual needs and wishes.

The Clinical Matron will be responsible for ensuring safe deployment of resources to meet and comply with professional midwifery standards, governance, quality and patient safety within the budget set.

Working pattern: 37.5 hours a week working days with 1-2 on call commitments per month.

Interview Date: 28th March 2023

For further information please contact: Ali Macefield at

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

Preference will be given to staff with 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close the vacancy when sufficient applications have been received. 

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


We will work with you to help you be the best version of you at work.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, physiotherapy, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

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