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Full Time
Edenbridge, Edenbridge
£24,214 - £30,112 / year

Job Description

KCHFT is a great place to work - but don’t just take our word for it.

In our most recent report the CQC rated us as ‘outstanding’; and said:

  • Staff felt supported, valued and respected
  • They felt proud to work for the trust and were committed to the vision and values of the organisation
  • There are high levels of staff satisfaction
  • Staff are proud of the organisation as a place to work and spoke highly of the culture.We are the one of only three community providers in the UK to be rated as ‘outstanding’ so why not join us? #cometocommunity

Our vision is to deliver excellent services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need to have outstanding people who share a common set of values and aspirations.

Our values (CARE) demonstrate that the Trust acts with integrity and professionalism. CARE stands for:

  • Compassionate
  • Aspirational
  • Responsive
  • Excellence

As a dynamic organisation, with a fast changing service provision we take a flexible approach in terms of what we are able to offer. This means that we reserve the right to change the hours detailed in this advert to full time or part-time to meet the service requirements.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Could you give better care to patients if you had more freedom and time to do things YOUR way?

Would you like to be part of a new NHS team that is self-managing, can share responsibility, and make decisions together?

The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there’s never been a better time to join Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust.

We believe in care that treats the whole person, not just the condition. We enable patients to stay at home longer and leave hospital faster.

We’re recruiting now for brilliant people with a totally different mind-set to join us on a journey to transform community care, and bring the principles of Buurtzorg to Kent.

Buurtzorg is an innovative nurse-led model that has revolutionised community care in the Netherlands. It’s based on small self-managing teams, who spend at least 60 per cent of their time with patients.

This year, pilots will be launched in Edenbridge, east Kent and Medway. The Edenbridge and east Kent pilots will be led by Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust and Kent County Council, and the Medway pilot by Medway Community Healthcare. Nurses in these teams will be responsible for delivering care and support to those who need it, as well as managing themselves as a team, which includes planning, sharing responsibility, decision-making and building their own caseloads.

Lesley Strong, Chief Operating Officer at KCHF said: “We want to deliver care that delivers better outcomes for patients, results in fewer patients being admitted to hospital and delivers a rewarding career for our colleagues. While there are of course guidelines to ensure care is safe for patients, there are just three main principles – look after your patients, have fun, and stay in budget. How you do that is for you to shape.”

Various hours considered

Please read the important information document before you apply

Interviews to be held Monday 30th September 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything please contact:

As a dynamic organisation, with a fast changing service provision we take a flexible approach in terms of what we are able to offer. This means that we reserve the right to change the hours detailed in this advert to full time or part-time to meet the service requirements. Please note that the salary stated is based on full time working and will be pro rata for part time working.

For Agenda for Change posts based within the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas of Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust also receive 5 per cent high cost area allowance on top of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,000 and a maximum of £1,733. Please note that this element does not apply to bank positions.

We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.

Please contact us if you need the application form in an alternative format.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not short-listed for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us in 21 days after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

All information you supply in support of your application for employment should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. The Trust reserves the right to contact and share information with the NHS Protect if they suspect any information to be deliberately misleading.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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