Something for everyone

If you’re a qualified health or social care professional, we’ve got jobs for you at all levels, from nursing staff to salaried GPs, therapists to social workers.

Here in east Kent we believe in working together to achieve our aims.

That means making sure that we integrate across all of our health and social care providers to attain the best possible outcomes for our communities. We offer rotational posts across Trusts and a great return to practice scheme.

We are working together to develop a proposal to build a brand new medical school to train and recruit the next generation of clinical staff for this area, subject to usual processes.

Our staff networks (LGBT, disability, BME) operate across the public sector and provide support and friendship through regular events.

Looking to specialise? No problem, we have lots of opportunities for you to do just that, either in our acute hospitals, or in the community for some of the best-rated public sector organisations in the country.

Where could I work

KMPT is the largest mental health provider in Kent employing over 3,600 people, and we’re rated as one of the top places to work by the Health Service Journal. You could be part of a team which is committed to improving patient care by working closely with our service users and colleagues. Always trying to improve; we listen to and learn from feedback, regularly meet with service users and carers, and we encourage staff at all levels to help shape our services. We also believe in strong partnership work.

During the past year our staff and services have continued to be recognised at both regional and national level. This includes our commitment to developing apprenticeship programmes, our research work, our facilities and the work we are doing for those with dementia.

We can offer you a relocation package to support you in making the step to a new career.


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We are a teaching Trust so we play a vital role in the education and training of doctors, nurses and other health professionals, working closely with local universities and with the medical schools in London, Brighton and Grenada. We also “grow our own” so you don’t necessarily have to have a clinical education to start your career here.

With around 8,000 staff, 1,100 beds and serving a population of 759,000 people, we are one of the largest acute foundation trusts in England.

We provide the full range of district general hospital services from The William Harvey Hospital in Ashford and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate. Kent & Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury is a specialist services hub with an urgent care centre. The Buckland Hospital, Dover, and Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone, provides a variety of outpatient, diagnostic and minor injury services.

We work closely with our commissioners and partners in health and social care to provide services to the population we serve which help them to stay well, receive great care when they need it and support them to return home or to the most appropriate place for their long-term care needs.

We are on an improvement journey. Our Care Quality Commission inspection in September 2016 found widespread improvement across all three of the Trust’s main hospital sites and praised the exceptionally caring nature of our staff.

There is always more to do and we are committed to making the Trust a truly great place to work and improve on our current rating of two hospitals rated Good and the other three hospitals, and the Trust overall, as requires improvement.

We would love you to be part of our journey.

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If you are experienced, newly-qualified or just looking for a change then why not head to the Kent coast? It’s not all retirement homes and bunions – east Kent has some of the most diverse communities outside London and some real challenges to get your teeth into.

Our primary care organisations work in partnership with the world-renowned University of Kent at Canterbury on some truly innovative research (link/film). East Kent is one of the 50 NHS England Vanguard sites, leading on the development of new integrated health and social care models which will act as the blueprints for the NHS moving forward, and the inspiration to the rest of the health and care system.

Find out more about primary care in east Kent:

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Ashford CCG

Canterbury and Coastal CCG

South Kent Coast CCG

Thanet CCG

Research at UKC and CCCU

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We are Kent’s leading provider of NHS services in the community and we’re always looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join us. We can give you support to develop your skills, and a real commitment to your personal and continued professional development.

We’re rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, and more than 97 per cent of our patients tell us they are satisfied with the service we provide.

We like to look after our colleagues and we have an extensive induction programme with all the support you would expect from one of the largest community health providers in the UK. We employ qualified nurses, therapists, health care assistants, doctors and consultants in a huge range of roles from specialist children’s nursing to podiatry, cardiac rehab to minor injuries to palliative care.

We have a research and development department, ensuring that our clinical practice always delivers the best care for our patients.

We’re committed to your health and wellbeing and we run a range of programmes throughout the year to help you make the most of life both inside and outside work.

Find out more about the trust and view all of our latest vacancies


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What’s different about social work in Kent?

We’re understandably proud of our social workers.  We recognise that social work is one of the hardest jobs in the public sector. Caring for a complex caseload of people, our social workers provide a first-rate service that first and foremost promotes the welfare of the client and their carers.

Our goal is to promote confident, knowledgeable and well-supported social work colleagues, working to the highest standards of practice. We offer:

  • Opportunity to diversify and develop your practice
  • A capability framework to promote talent through clearly articulated career pathways at all levels in the organisation
  • Full induction and regular supervision
  • A commitment to manageable caseloads

We aspire towards becoming a true learning organisation. Our Practice Development Team focuses on the development of practice skills and knowledge, discussion about the latest research and methodologies, and critical time for reflection.

Find out more about how we have transformed our services for 0-25 year olds

We are diverse, supporting families with complex needs, children and adults with learning disabilities, unaccompanied asylum seeking children, older people, people living with disability and clients with mental health issues. We’ve got vacancies for social workers, senior practitioners, advanced practitioners, team managers, and occupational therapists across three services.

To find out more about how our services work and current opportunities please follow the below links:

Older People & Physical Disability

Mental Health

Specialist Children’s Services


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