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Community Matron

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

Role Summary

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Community Matron to join our wonderful team of Community Nurses, based in Exmouth/Budleigh/Woodbury.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

The post holder will be working alongside our team of Community Matrons within the Community Nurse Teams to support patients with Long Term Conditions and complex health needs. There is an expectation to be a Nurse Prescriber or working towards it and the Specialist Practitioner Qualification for Community Nursing. Are you confident, kind and committed with an array of skills and knowledge that will enhance and assist in leading the team to continue to promote a strength-based approach, working alongside colleagues in Health and Social Care?

The post holder will be part of an Integrated Health and Social Care Team who are responsible for the assessment, implementation and evaluation of patients needs and the delivery of high-quality care linking in with third party organisations to assist and promote independence. The organisation utilises electronic patient records and therefore an ability to utilise technology is a must. You will continue to develop enhanced clinical skills and to work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure a holistic approach for all patient interactions. You will have the opportunity to utilise creative problem-solving techniques with the support of an experienced team which promotes joint working and shared learning.

We are a positive and pro-active cluster and adapt to the changing needs of the people we work with and the service demands. If you are flexible and creative in your approach to work and enjoy being a part of a multi-agency team, have an interest in developing yourself and others, this is an opportunity not to be missed. If you think this is the next step in your career pathway we strongly encourage and welcome applicants to visit us.

Working Pattern: 30 hours per week over 4 days, Monday to Friday.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact: Gill James, Community Nurse Team Manager on or Mandy Kingsland, Community Nurse Team Manager on / 01395 282109.

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

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 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.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

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


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 are 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 will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

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 will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will 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 would love to hear from you.

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