Worth emailing matron about future jobs?

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    Just wondering if I could have your two cents I've checked nhs jobs every day for over a year waiting for a neonatal nurse post to come up at work. So far only one has and I was unsuccessful. I'm working as an adult nurse on an acute ward. I'm very lucky to work in a team of wonderful people and I try very hard at my job, but it's very stressful and I'm more than ready for a change. I don't want to have to relocate but if it's a choice between waiting another year or moving cities then I'd sooner move. I don't want to appear unprofessional but was wondering if I should email the matron and see if she thinks any jobs are likely to come up in the near future. I'm not even sure she'd be allowed to say if there were? Anyone been in a similar situation.
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    I would email the matron, see if you can set up a meeting. Then watch the vacancy lists both on NHS Jobs and the internal vacancies and keep your ears open. They might not be in a position to recruit at present but something will come up.
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    Thank you MaryAnn. I did email her and she replied to say they'll be advertising for a Band 5 in a few weeks time. So good news! The odds are well stacked against me but I'm so pleased to hear they're finally putting jobs out
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