The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there’s never been a better time to join us.
We have an excellent opportunity for 2 Operational Managers to join us in a senior leadership role within our Management of Long Term and Specialist Services team. We have one role available in Dover and another in Broadstairs.
We provide wide-ranging NHS care for people in the community, in a range of settings including people’s own homes, nursing homes, health clinics, community hospitals, urgent treatment centres and mobile units.
We are one of the largest NHS community health providers in England, serving a population of 3.6million across Kent, East Sussex and London.
As Operational Manager, you will work collaboratively as part of a dynamic senior leadership team and be accountable for teams’ performance, operational delivery of safe and effective care and budget management.
You will empower staff to be instrumental in delivering high service performance. This will be achieved by utilising a transformative and proactive approach to ensure the provision of high-quality care to service users.
You will assist in ensuring that all services meet the required local and national targets and standards in relation to quality, performance governance, workforce planning and finance.
We are an "Outstanding" rated Trust and one of the largest NHS community organisations in the UK. We can give you support to develop your skills, and a real commitment to your personal and continued professional development.
As a Trust, one of our main ambitions is to be a great place to work. Our We care strategy for 2023 to 2028 will help us make the biggest breakthroughs in improving your working lives and patient care. Flexible working is just one of the ways we can do this. More than half of our workforce works flexibly in some way. We will consider all kinds of flexible working including; part-time, job sharing, compressed hours, term time only, career breaks or annualised hours.
To hear more about the role, our team, our Trust and our community vision, please get in touch.
One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC. We’ve got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent
We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.
We’ve signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we’re delivering our pledge to be the best employer
Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we’re reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We’ll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both
Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations
The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.
Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.
We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.
If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.
All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 8th October.
Find out more about the community difference here.
Good luck! We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity
Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Health and Safety Manager to join our Trust.
Under the annual NHS Standard Contract and Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 the post holder is responsible for ensuring the Trust meets all the required health & safety management arrangements.
The post holder will identify trends and analyse underlying factors in order to reduce the number of safety related incidents. Outcomes of investigations and incidents to be reported to the Health and Safety Committee and escalated through the assurance process to bring high risk issues to the attention of the Trust Board,
As Health and Safety Manager you will:
Lead on the advice and support for managers to comply with their health and safety legal responsibilities.
Be the lead point of contact with the Health and Safety Executive Inspectors in terms of actioning any enforcement notice recommendations, challenging and interpreting enforcement action and ensuring any such recommended actions are implemented across the Trust in a timely and robust manner.
Have excellent judgement skills to formulate solutions to gaps identified in the health and safety planning process, making recommendations for the best course of remedial action where necessary.
Develop long term strategic plans for safety issues which impact across all services requiring support from the Executive Team.
If you're interested in applying please follow the link https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/careers/current-vacancies/#!/job/v5863520?_ts=1591829
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join us as an Assistant Director of Estates and Capital Projects.
Reporting to the Director of Estates and Facilities you will have responsibility for the Estates Operations and Asset Management functions across Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust. You will act as
senior leader and line manager for the Estates and Facilities Department, having overall responsibility for property, estates, construction and maintenance.
KCHFT operate from a vast number of sites across Kent, parts of East Sussex and London. The Estates & Facilities department aims to deliver a quality service across a range of duties.
The successful post holder will be responsible for the planning and delivery of estate and capital schemes to ensure the delivery of high quality health care, value for money and efficiency in use of resources.
You will act as a senior leader and line manager for the Estates and Facilities Department, having overall responsibility for property, estates, construction, maintenance.
In addition, you will provide update reports to the Director of Estates and Facilities on key Estate initiatives and you will resolve highly complex and sensitive issues which may conflict with the aims of the Estates Strategy and overall Trust aims and objectives.
If you're interested in applying please follow the link https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/careers/current-vacancies/#!/job/v5754074?_ts=1574644
We are offering a hugely exciting opportunity for people with both personal and professional experience of working and engaging with vulnerable children to join our team of Restore Practitioners.
Restore Practitioners are our key frontline residential staff at Oasis Restore, the first Secure Academy Trust in England to educate children in custody. The school is all year-round, offering 24/7 integrated and therapeutically informed education, health and social care, and is due to open its doors to children in Spring 2024.
Oasis Restore represents a revolution in youth justice: an opportunity for children within the criminal justice system to experience a restorative environment that creates the potential for them to thrive both now and for the future. Restore Practitioners will build and model healthy and trusting relationships with children that enable them to feel safe, learn and reach their full potential.
Your role as a Restore Practitioner is a commitment to improving the outcomes of vulnerable children through bringing your dedication, energy, warmth, resilience, and skills to their care. Restore Practitioners will work in teams based in each of the 12 residential flats at Oasis Restore, taking primary responsibility for the children living in this flat and working within an inter-disciplinary team around each child.
You will benefit from a comprehensive system of training, supervision and reflective practice designed to empower you in your work individually and as a team, allowing you to connect with colleagues about your experience of the work to enable you to give your best and effectively support children and meet their needs. You will work within a team which includes experienced social care managers and therapists as well as working with teaching staff to support the children’s engagement in education and wider school activities. You will play an active role in the school’s enrichment programme, delivering sessions which promote the development of the whole child.
We are looking for people who understand that a foundation of trusting and caring relationships with clear boundaries is the key to enabling children to learn and develop. You will need to have the enthusiasm, resilience, and commitment to offer this to all of the children at Restore. You will be someone who cares about developing yourself and others, who brings a readiness to get involved, to take up responsibility and authority, and to bring yourself to the work in a whole-hearted, fair, and professional manner.
You will be passionate about making a difference to children’s lives, empathetic in your approach to them and to your colleagues, patient, hopeful, forgiving, and able to behave with a curious mindset in your approach. You will have integrity, respect for others and their different life experiences and backgrounds and will understand and be able to maintain professional relationships and boundaries and have an unwavering commitment to child safeguarding. You will be dedicated to finding a way through, and never giving up.
Oasis Restore is the country’s first secure school that is a proof-of-concept policy initiative funded by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). Oasis Restore’s mission is to transform the life chances of children aged 12-18 years in the criminal justice system through delivering psychologically informed, integrated practice that centres on trusted, safe relationships between staff and children. Oasis Restore is a learning community that embeds hope, stability, and opportunity for children beyond the secure school.
Our offer to you
As a newly established subsidiary of the Oasis Charitable Trust, you will enjoy the benefit of being part of a national organisation that aims to support all staff to reach their full potential and a once in a lifetime opportunity to create, develop and grow a new collaborative and innovative values-based organisation. As well as this you will also benefit from the following opportunities:
Closing date: Wednesday 10th January 2024 (9am).
Start Date: Spring 2024.
Assessment Day: Saturday 20th January 2024 (London or Kent, TBC)