Executive Recruitment

Medical Director

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Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
attractive package
Closing date:
13th May
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
9am 13th May
Preliminary interviews
w/c 20th May 2019
Stakeholder assessment day & final panel interviews
Monday 3rd June & Tuesday 4th June 2019


Covering a geographical area of 1,500 square miles and serving a population of 1.7million people, KMPT is one of the largest providers of mental health, substance misuse and learning disability services in the country. Working very closely with Kent County Council and Medway Unitary Council, KMPT has arranged its service delivery units into four service lines; acute services, community recovery services, forensic and specialist services and older people’s services. We are now looking to recruit an ambitious and patient-centred Executive Medical Director. It is, we believe, an exciting, stretching, patient focused and value-adding role in a very special organisation. On the back of our CQC rating of ‘Good’ last year we are on a journey to ‘Outstanding’ and consequently we are stepping up our pace. So, you would be joining us at an exciting time.

Reporting to - and working closely with - our Chief Executive Helen Greatorex you will be joining a focused, supportive and uncompromising executive team which is clear about its priorities. As an executive director and board member you will contribute across the full breadth of the corporate agenda, as well as providing leadership to the medical workforce, setting the professional strategy and standards, and ensuring delivery. You will be required to provide advice to the Trust Board on medical issues, and lead clinical collaboration in the organisation and across Trust boundaries in partnership with other clinicians.  You will lead the Mental Health Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) workstream, reporting to the Chief Executive as Senior Responsible Officer. 

As the Trust’s Caldicott Guardian, you will ensure that the required standards of confidentiality and information sharing are adhered to, you will lead Medical Education, Consultant Appraisal and Revalidation, and you will build on the Trust’s research and development activity. 

To succeed you will need the ability to inspire and drive through change in a challenging financial climate, and you will need the strength of character to make difficult decisions in the interests of the Trust and those it serves. We are particularly interested in your ability to generate innovative approaches to solving problems and your confidence to encourage creativity in others. You will need a strong commitment to team-working at all levels, excellent influencing and negotiation skills, and a passion for excellence.

In return we can offer an exciting opportunity to contribute at a corporate level as we balance operational and financial pressures with wider system demands though our contribution to the Kent and Medway STP. 

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

James Canning
020 7426 3985
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