Executive Medical Director

Maidstone, Kent
Attractive package
12 Dec 2018
14 Jan 2019
Job Type

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. 

If this challenge interests you, click on the button below for more information and call Jim Canning or Robin Staveley of GatenbySanderson on 020 7426 3379. 

Closing date 9am Monday 14 January 2019; preliminary interviews 16–23 January, final interviews Monday 4 February.