Non-executive Director, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director for Dartford and Gravesham 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.


Essential criteria

Candidates will need to have a genuine commitment to patients, to the promotion of excellent health care services and have senior board level or equivalent experience in a large or complex organisation. 

Desirable criteria

The Trust has identified that candidates with a clinical or legal background would also be an advantage bringing a different dimension to the Board and complementing the backgrounds of existing non-executive directors.  

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.   

Application documents

Information pack PDF, 345.7 KB

This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.

Monitoring form DOC, 107.5 KB

We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated.

Application process

closing date for receipt of applications* 4 July 2017 at 11am.
interview date 26 July 2017
proposed start date To be confirmed

* Please forward your completed application to

This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

The Trust - for an informal and confidential discussion with Peter Coles, the Chair or Susan Acott, Chief Executive, please contact Stacey Jeebooah on 01322 428737. 

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing

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