Kent Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable nurse to join our Strong and progressive team in Ashford. You will share the CARE values of the trust and work within a close knit team of people bringing the feeling of community to Thanet through your hard work and dedication to nursing and the people of the area.

KCHFT is rated outstanding and we want outstanding people like you to join our team. Thanet Community nursing thrives to be the best for its patients and its staff, be part of the change, be part of the community and join the movement to enhance care and how it is provided.

  • Ashford community nursing is integrating with the Primary Care Network footprint encouraging innovative change to ensure that patient care is holistic and needs led.
  • Community is the heart of our Trust and we have started to work with Primary Care locally to respond to the needs of our patients and we want you to be part of this change.
  • Ashford is made up of a diverse patient group with complex needs and by working in a community focused way we can ensure that services are patient focused, targeted and proactive in our input and response.
  • From the beginning of your journey into nursing we want to support you to become excellent clinicians. To do this we have a nurturing preceptee programme and many development opportunities.
  • Our aim is to build on collaborations so that we can continue to build a positive patient experience.
  • Through Covid-19 have adapted our way of working to suit a more virtual approach to support patients while maintaining the feeling of community while also using this to continue conversations with primary care partners.

The role

You’ll play a vital role in our multidisciplinary services; managing patients with complex needs in the community. You’ll have the freedom to plan care in your own way, with time to develop your assessment and treatment skills, with access to great supervision and a clinical lead to make sure you’re on the right track.

You’ll be supporting junior colleagues with clinical development, helping them to reach their potential and develop the workforce of the future.

If you are applying for a Community nursing role, it is essential that you hold the Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) qualification.

Developing your career

Passionate about one particular area of nursing? We will support you to specialise and develop your professional skills.

Don’t want to specialise just yet? As one of the largest community trusts in the UK, we offer unparalleled opportunities for rotational placements across a range of disciplines, helping you to discover a great career.

We hold regular in-service training sessions, allocated CPD, and clinical special interest groups. The Trust is at the forefront of nursing research, shaping the future of nursing in the community, which you can be a part of.

We will support you to develop your people management skills, equipping you as a future leader in our dynamic organisation.

Would you like to work flexibly?

With full and part-time roles available, we welcome flexible working arrangements, and do our best to offer a range of hours to ensure your work life balance is supported whilst delivering the best care to our patients when they need it most.


Arrange a visit and see us in action – or to find out more about working in the community and how you can be part of our friendly team, please contact us.

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 only major NHS provider in the South East to be rated as ‘outstanding’ and one of only three community providers in the UK to have the highest rating; so why not join us? #cometocommunity

Ready to apply? You will need to have the Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) qualification if you are applying to work as a Band 6 Community Nurse. Please make sure the details are fully completed in your application form.


Interviews will be held on the 3rd and 4th February 2021.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Annmarie Hirst – LCRM

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 07957989798