Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

The new Deputy Chief Executive Officer is an exceptional career opportunity for a truly transformational leader.

The Trust is a vibrant and progressive organisation providing a comprehensive range of acute, emergency, community and planned care across two main hospital sites to a population of over 500,000 across north Kent and south east London.  Rated as ‘Good’ by the CQC, with a turnover of £373m, we are committed to continuing our journey towards being an ‘Outstanding’ organisation where the quality of our clinical care and patient experience are regarded as best in class for an NHS Trust.

We are now seeking an experienced, driven, innovative, inspirational and inclusive Deputy Chief Executive Officer who has the ability to lead a diverse portfolio of services, including Digital Transformation, Performance Reporting, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Placed-Based Care, Estates and Facilities as well as PR and Communications. You will be pivotal in delivering a range of Trust-wide and place-based outcomes, to ensure the successful implementation of the Trust-wide strategy and place-based delivery plan. You will deputise for the Chief Executive Officer and provide consistent leadership to set the tone and culture for the organisation. You will have the ability to build credibility, inspire confidence and influence people at all levels in the organisation, and across the wider Kent and Medway System.

You will be an experienced board executive in the NHS or wider healthcare sector, preferably with a strong provider background. You will have a track record in leading complex change and managing external relationships and priorities. You will be a strong leader of teams, living our values in all that you do, bringing challenge to thinking across the Trust in how we support and improve the wellbeing and health of our communities. Alongside this, you will be an exceptional communicator with an understanding of how to lead change together with a proven track record of delivering significant transformation. You will also be a champion for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, helping our staff to feel appreciated, supported and included in the Trust’s successes.

This role is a rare opportunity to join a highly talented group of colleagues in continuing to build the future success of a well-regarded and patient-focused organisation. We welcome interest from a diverse range of candidates who demonstrate the inclusive leadership attributes required to thrive in this role and whose values and passion align with our commitment to serve our communities.

For further information or a confidential discussion, please Matt Simpson at Hunter Healthcare:  or 07739 649 791.

Please click here for the candidate information pack.


Date Event
20 March 2023 Selection Events