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Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust launches major recruitment plan

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW) have launched an exciting new recruitment campaign looking to attract the most talented healthcare professionals in the region.

MTW was named the third best NHS Trust for cancer targets, and the Trust’s Emergency Department was named the South East Regional Winner in The Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award category of the NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020.

The Trust, who currently employ over 6,700 staff across their two sites at Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury, are launching their campaign promoting MTW as a leading hospital Trust that offers “exciting” job opportunities and a “fantastic” lifestyle.

The campaign will highlight the varied multi-disciplinary roles available at the Trust, as well as training and development opportunities, including management, education and research positions.  

Miles Scott, Chief Executive at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust said: “We are offering new roles in many areas to support our expanding services and recruiting staff right across the board, with a focus on clinical posts. It’s a great time to join the Trust as we continue developing our services and facilities and our people can really help play a part in shaping our future.”

He added: “We invest in training to support all staff to help them excel in their careers and take up opportunities in areas that interest them as they develop their skills. We have a fantastic team of friendly people at MTW who really support each other. We encourage health professionals looking for a new role to join us on the next stage of our journey.”

The Trust currently provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to approximately 680,000 people living in the south part of west Kent and the north part of East Sussex. It also acts as a cancer services provider for Kent and Medway for around 1.9 million people

The recruitment drive is said to be focusing on clinical roles as MTW look to expand their operations following major investment in a range of new facilities, service developments, training centres and digital transformation.  

Dr Peter Maskell, Medical Director at MTW said: “We are a clinically-led organisation where decisions are informed by our clinicians, which means staff can have a big impact on how we operate. Everyone working here is committed to providing the very best patient care and they live and breathe the Trust’s values of ‘patient first, respect, innovation, delivery and excellence.”

He added: “We offer excellent career progression. We’re a teaching hospital for doctors and have relationships with universities that train nurses and other health professionals, which boost our talent pipeline. We work with the Kent and Medway Medical School, and we are currently preparing to take 40 medical students for their clinical attachments in September.”

He concluded by saying: “Staff at MTW can enjoy living in one of the most beautiful areas in the UK where it’s easy to have a night out in London or visit the coast for the afternoon. Many have relocated from London or commute from the capital. I trained here and have returned to work here. It is such a supportive, modern and forward-thinking organisation and I would highly recommend it.”

For more information on the recruitment events MTW will be running can be found here.

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