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Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, Non-executive Director

NHS England
Appointing Department
NHS Improvement
Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Kent and Medway
Number of Vacancies
£13,000 pa
Time Requirements
2-3 days a month

Campaign Timeline

  1. Competition Launched


  2. Closed for Applications


  3. Panel Sift


  4. Preliminary interviews

    To be confirmed (Virtual)

  5. Final Interview Date

    W/C 5th December 2022 (In person)

  6. Announcement



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

NHS England is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Waring as Non-executive Director of Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust from 23 January 2023 to 22 January 2026. He will receive a remuneration of £13,000 per annum and he has not declared any political activity. Further information may be available at

Vacancy Description

Could you help lead the NHS in Kent and Medway?

Brilliant Care through Brilliant People

KMPT has a vacancy for a talented and experienced professional to join their Board in the post of Non-executive Director, in which you will share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

The successful candidate will bring an understanding of the governance of patient safety and experience to their role as chair the Quality Committee.

Person Specification

What matters to KMPT is that you bring a diversity of experience that adds value to their Board. KMPT welcome applications from individuals with the right values who bring senior leadership experience gained from core health professional roles (nursing, medical, allied disciplines) or from social care, academia and research, regulation or policy development and analysis.

You will live in or have strong connections with the Kent and Medway areas.

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will be able to demonstrate senior level experience in at least two of the following:

  • Expertise in the delivery of clinical care, quality improvement or patient safety
  • Experience in senior leadership gained from nursing, medical, allied disciplines or social care experience
  • Experience of working at a senior/leadership level in academia, research, regulation or policy development & analysis

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:

  • work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board
  • bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
  • hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust

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.

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

Find out more

  • Please visit the Hays Executive microsite 
  • If you would like to arrange an informal and confidential discussion with Dr Jackie Craissati, the Chair of the Trust, please contact one of the Hays Executive campaign team
  • NHS England – for general enquiries about the process, contact Miriam Walker on 0113 825 0009 or by emailing 

How to Apply

Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to quoting reference S2723 and also to