Chief Executive

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 by Prospectus

Rochester, Kent United Kingdom
Health Care
2 Jan 2019
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS) saves lives by providing the best possible care every minute of the day, every day of the year. We are a life-saving and pioneering charity providing essential pre-hospital emergency care to trauma patients throughout the South East. Last year we helped around 2,000 people in life-threatening conditions. We pride ourselves on our innovative medical approach. We were the first UK air ambulance service to fly 24/7. We undertake clinical and research trials and are currently trialling an inter-hospital transfer service. In the last eighteen months we have put two new state of the art helicopters into operation, increasing our fleet to three, and we have opened our purpose built Redhill base and Rochester Charity Headquarters.

Chief Executive
Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex
Rochester, Kent and Redhill, Surrey
Salary competitive

It is an exciting time at AAKSS with major capital programs delivered and the development of a new strategy underway. The Chief Executive will deliver our strategy, advising the Board on the best approaches to maximise our ambitions. She or he will review our plans to ensure a best practice approach across all our functions, including a diversified income portfolio and a people strategy that harnesses innovation and development. The CEO will also develop and maintain key leadership relationships with our partners, including the ambulance service we support, hospitals and major trauma centres within our region to ensure excellent care for our patients.

We are seeking an inspirational and influential Chief Executive with solid experience of leading organisations to unleash their full potential. You will be a successful leader with experience of developing aligned, collaborative and performance focussed cultures, and a proven track record of building influential relationships with external partners. You will have experience of working with colleagues to grow income, ensure exemplary governance and develop up to date service delivery.

You will be an inspiring, engaging and commercially minded strategic thinker who enjoys leading organisations through periods of change and development. Crucially you will be inspired by our critical work to save the lives of the thousands who need our help every year.

For further information,and to find out how to apply, please read the detailed Appointment Brief on the Prospectus website which can be reached by clicking on the apply button.


For an confidential conversation about the opportunity, please contact Anna Gardet or Roberta Giubilini on or via email at or

Closing date: Wednesday 30th January 2019
Initial interviews with Prospectus: 6-18th February 2019
Site visits: w/c 25 February 2019
Panel interviews: 4/5th March 2019

Prospectus embraces diversity and works actively to achieve a workforce and governance reflecting society.

Reference: 620085220

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