Join our Engagement Council

Date added: 08 October 2021

Our Participation and Engagement team have an exciting new opportunity available to those already in our Engagement Pool to help determine areas that we can improve to benefit our service users and their loved ones’ experiences.

Our Engagement Council will consist of a group of nominated representatives who will provide input on a strategic level to support our engagement across KMPT. Those in the council will work with the Trust’s Board, the Engagement Pool and our care group services to suggest ways we can improve and develop our services.

What’s involved?

  • Meetings with the Board and working with the Engagement Pool (in-patients and community) to set up priorities for the Trust
  • Joining the Engagement Council meetings by telephone, video or in person and contributing ideas and experience for each meeting
  • Working together with other members and support staff on priorities and updating the action log
  • Contributing to the agenda for their quarterly meetings
  • Representing the Council at the Keeping Connected quarterly events on a rotational basis
  • Agreeing the one-page summary for the Engagement Pool and reporting the progress of priorities through the KMPT governance process.

Why should you join?

  • Experience of working as a team
  • Supporting the delivery of service improvement and development priorities in Kent and Medway meaningful to service users and their loved ones
  • Opportunity to participate in KMPT induction and training
  • Ability to influence and make a real, measurable difference
  • An opportunity to develop new transferable skills useful for future vocational opportunities or personal / professional development.

How do I get involved?

If you would like to be involved in the Engagement Council and help shape local mental health services across Kent and Medway, please contact us using the details below and we will send you more information and a self-nomination form.

For further information, please contact the Engagement team at or 07917 513426.

Recruitment to the Engagement Council is open until Tuesday 30 November 2021.