Why you should join us

The CQC rates us as an Outstanding organisation for Caring with an overall rating of Good. We believe in brilliant care through brilliant people.

We work together to help people affected by mental ill health and learning disabilities.

Our #KMPTProud workforce includes more than 3,200 staff from a range of professions including nursing, occupational therapy and psychiatry plus we provide a number of specialist services.

Volunteers also play a key role in our team, both supporting patients directly and behind the scenes.


  • Competitive NHS pay and pension
  • Support to help bring your ‘best self’ to work e.g. staff MOTs that provide health and wellbeing advice
  • Innovative trust with exciting services, such as our Rosewood Mother and Baby Unit
  • Personalised learning, development and career pathways

Thinking of relocating? Depending on your role, we offer competitive relocation packages.

Why Kent?

Called the Garden of England, Kent is a beautiful county in the south east of England offering:

  • Easy access into London
  • Some of the best schools in the UK
  • Great shopping including Bluewater
  • A mix of rural, coastal and urban housing
  • Some of the UK’s best attractions including Leeds Castle and Canterbury Cathedral
  • Close proximity to Eurostar, Gatwick and ferry crossings.

We are a Disability Confident employer, which means that we:

  • Have undertaken and successfully completed the Disability Confident self-assessment
  • Are taking all of the core actions to be a Disability Confident employer 
  • Are offering at least one activity to get the right people for our business and at least one activity to keep and develop our people

The Disability Confident scheme aims to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people. It is voluntary and has been developed by employers and disabled people’s representatives.

Disability Confident employer certificate.

Here are just some of our benefits...

We offer a range of ongoing benefits to our valued workforce across the trust. From an active health and wellbeing programme to regular recognition events, we work hard to provide varied benefits that make a difference to your life.

  • Trust-wide awards event recognising staff and volunteers
  • Annual flu vaccine
  • Showcasing our talent at prestigious national awards such as Health Service Journal
  • Varied learning and development courses (e-learning and face-to-face)
  • Free access to an independent counselling service.
  • Easy access to information with ‘MyKMPT,’ our on-the-go phone app for staff
  • Regular listening events with open access to senior management
  • Fully funded Return to Practice course
  • Car lease scheme
  • National and local NHS discounts for staff and families
  • Competitive NHS pay and pension
  • Relocation packages (dependent on post)
  • New hire bonus of £1,200 pro rota for band 5 and 6 ‘front line’ nursing staff.

Armed Forces

We commit to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the armed forces community. We recognise the value serving personnel both regular and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to our business and our country.

View our Armed Forces Covenant

KMPT Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award

KMPT is formally recognised as ‘Veteran Aware’ by the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA), a group of NHS healthcare providers in England committed to providing the best standards of care for the Armed Forces community, based on the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant.  

Veteran aware logo 


Innovative work

Innovation is one of our core values and that is demonstrated in some of our award winning

  • Trailblazing work in the criminal justice system, a liaison and diversion service designed to support people out of custody for good, underpinned by bespoke
  • Our mother and baby unit, designed by mums with lived experience, helping to support fellow mums living with mental ill health, their baby and family
  • The vocational rehabilitation team, recognising routine and belonging as a way back to wellness, working with employers to offer hope after illness
  • The Kent and Medway Recovery and Wellbeing College offers educational courses to support mental, physical and emotional wellbeing in shared learning environments in the community
  • Our Open Dialogue service puts the patient at the centre after their first instance of psychosis with meetings involving both family and professionals
  • COVID has led us to operate differently and now home working and video call appointments will become part of our day-to-day going forward where they are making a difference to staff and patients.
Endless opportunities

There are exciting times ahead as the Kent and Medway Medical School is set to open, a collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent with KMPT one of the NHS partners, inspiring the next generation of medical professionals.

We are also at the forefront of partnership working - an integral part of the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership - looking at the way forward for sustainable health and social care.

Indulge your research passion with our enthusiastic team, who are involved in a whole host of national and home-grown studies with the potential to shape future healthcare.