Non-executive Director, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust to strengthen the financial challenge on the board. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior level finance experience gained within in a large and complex organisation, preferably with a financial qualification.

The successful candidate will chair the trust’s Audit and Governance Committee (which normally meets four times per year), chair the Charitable Funds Committee (which normally meets three times per year) and be a member of the Finance and Performance Committee (which meets monthly).

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.

Applicants should ideally live in West Kent or have strong connections with the area.

Please note that the closing date has been extended to 6 June 2019 at 11.00 am. 

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 .

Application documents

Information pack (S1935) PDF, 242.1 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 (S1935) DOCX, 267.2 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.

Key dates

Closing date for receipt of applications: 6 June 2019 at 11am
Interview date 26 June 2019
Proposed start date TBC

* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Government’s Principles of Public Appointments and Governance Code and are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Find out more

  • The Trust – We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with David Highton, the Chair of the Trust Board. Please contact Teresa Jarrett, Executive Assistant, on 01622 226412 or to arrange this.
  • Kevin Rowan, Trust Secretary (01622 228 698 or is also available to respond to any practical queries about the role.   
  • Hunter Healthcare are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Rhiannon Smith, Executive Search Director on 020 7935 4570 or emailing
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing

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