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Non-Executive Director

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Gillingham, Kent
£13,000 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2022
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Acute Trust
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Fixed Term
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Medway FT is looking to appoint a new Non-Executive Director with clinical leadership expertise.   This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of the people served by the Trust.

You will have a vital role to support the Trust in the delivery of care for almost half a million people from the Medway towns and Kent more widely. We’re the largest hospital in Kent and we do a huge amount here; looking after the 110,000 people who come to our emergency department, delivering 5,000 babies and carrying out 22,000 operations each year. You’re joining a team of over 4,400 highly skilled and dedicated people, united by a passion for providing the best care for the thousands of patients that pass through our door each day.

Working closely with the Trust’s Chair, your role will be to help ensure that the Trust fulfils its statutory and legislative responsibilities through utilising your professional skills and perspective to add value to the governance and strategic development of the Trust, holding senior managers to account, and offering collaborative challenge and advice. You are likely to have close links with the Trust’s catchment area and will be committed to making a difference to the way care is delivered to patients.

Medway FT values and promotes diversity. We 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, and therefore we would particularly welcome applications from people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who are under-represented in non-executive roles.

We’re looking for someone who can bring their strategic clinical leadership skills as a nurse, medic or AHP. You will be a collaborative individual who is progressive, ambitious and committed, with a proven record of delivery and ability to establish relationships across complex stakeholder landscapes. You will be able to provide constructive challenge as necessary and be able to satisfy yourself as to the appropriateness and integrity of the information that comes to the Board, and the efficacy of the controls and systems in place to ensure the good governance of the Trust.

It is expected that you will bring fresh perspectives to governance, reflecting your wider experience and skill-sets.  You will have held a senior leadership or consultancy position, preferably operating at Board or at a strategic level. You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health and care services.

All NEDs 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.

For an confidential discussion, please contact Mel West, Senior Consultant on or David Heaton, Researcher on or 0113 205 6094.

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