Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust - Chair

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health
Location: Kent and Medway
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: To be confirmed
Time Requirements: On average, it will require 2 to 3 days a week

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    28/03/2019 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT). This is a unique opportunity to lead the Board of Directors as it works to continue the improvement journey of the Trust. By sharing your talents and expertise in this role, you will be helping us continue our work to provide vital mental health and social care services.

KMPT is proud of what it has achieved in the last few years and is looking for an experienced and confident individual who, as chair, will continue to drive cultural change across the organisation and the wider health system.  The Trust has developed strong partnerships across Kent and Medway and the wider NHS landscape and the new chair will be pivotal to ensuring the Trust maintains and strengthens these relationships.  The new chair will also support the Trust’s wide range of local, regional and national initiatives to help secure the provision of the best possible sustainable mental healthcare services for the people of Kent and Medway.

Person Specification

We are looking for candidates who want to use their energy, skills and experience to help drive the delivery of sustainable mental healthcare services for the people of Kent, and some surrounding areas.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.  We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.  Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.

Additional Information

To request an information pack and for general enquiries please contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing

For an informal and confidential discussion with Helen Greatorex, Chief Executive please contact Sharon Tree, Executive Assistant on 01622 724126 or by emailing

Gatenby Sanderson – are helping us to identify potential candidates.  For more information, please contact Robin Staveley MBE, Partner at Gatenby Sanderson on 0207 426 3985. You can also visit Gatenby Sanderson’s microsite for further information.

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