Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust - Non-executive director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: You should live in, or have strong connections with, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells or the surrounding areas (i.e. within a reasonable distance from the Trust)
Skills required: Change Management, HR
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £6,157 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require a time commitment equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Tim Livett from 26 June 2017 to 25 June 2021 as Non-executive Director of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. He is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum. Further information may be available at

Campaign Timeline

  • Closed for Applications

    19/06/2017 at 11:00

  • Competition Launched


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

Ref: S1193

We are recruiting a Non-Executive Director for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The person appointed will be expected to Chair one or more of the sub-committees of the Trust Board.

Person Specification

Essential criteria

  • You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent healthcare services and have senior, recent experience, at Board or equivalent level, within a large complex organisation in the following;
  • A background in Organisational Development and Change Management with experience in building capacity to deliver change at pace, and in building strong external partnerships

 Desirable criteria

  • You will ideally have some Workforce / Human Resources expertise
  • Experience with public sector partnership working or private sector joint venturing would be an advantage

All Non-executive directors must champion the standards of public life – by upholding the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

As a future NHS leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role.  These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model.

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.  

Additional Information

For information about the Trust, such as business plans, annual reports, and services, visit their website

Getting in touch

  • With the Trust – for an informal and confidential discussion with David Highton, Chair of the Trust Board, please contact his PA Teresa Jarrett on 01622 226412.
  • With NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Sharon Davies on 0300 1232068 or by emailing

Please forward your completed application to

How to Apply

If you wish to be considered for this role please provide:

  • a CV that includes your address and contact details, highlighting and explaining any gaps in your employment history
  • a supporting statement that highlights your motivation for applying and your understanding of the NHS and the role. You should outline your personal responsibility and achievement within previous roles and how your experience matches the person specification
  • the names, positions, organisations and contact details for three referees. Your referees should be individuals in a line management capacity, and cover your most recent employer, any regulated health or social care activity or where roles involved children or vulnerable adults.  Your references will be taken prior to interview and may be shared with the selection panel
  • please complete and return the monitoring information form which accompanies this pack and is available for download
  • tell us about any dates when you will not be available
S1193 Information pack (pdf 339kb)
S1193 Monitoring Form (doc 107kb)
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