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Position TitleOrganizationJob/Reference NumberLocationDate Posted
Research Director​Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust (RBH)​1603-042L​​London, UK​​04/19/2016
Directors General (Central, South, East, West, North Africa)​The African Development Bank​P1606-043L​Abidjan, Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)​​​06/30/2016
Chief People Officer​HM Revenue & Customs​1606-020L​London/Midlands​07/05/2016

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust (RBH)
Research Director

London, UK

​The role of Research Director at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust (RBH) is arguably one of the most influential roles in heart and lung research in the UK, leading an R&D portfolio in an internationally renowned centre for heart and lung services, with a focus on excellent and innovative research and securing income from a wide variety of sources.

The institution’s brand is strong and clear: delivering the best clinical care and the best research for patients with heart and lung disease. Heart and lung diseases are the world’s biggest killers and our experts care for patients who come from across the UK and overseas, not only from our local areas. Our integrated approach to caring for patients from the womb, through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood and old age, has been replicated around the world and has gained the Trust an international reputation as a leader in heart and lung diagnosis, treatment, and research.

Research programmes play a vital role at both our hospitals. This is because the most talented medical experts are rarely content with using tried and tested methods to treat their patients. The opportunity to influence the course of modern medicine by developing new treatments is a prospect that attracts them to specialist centres, where research opportunities are a fundamental part of delivering patient care. As well as travelling internationally to lecture and share their knowledge, our clinicians hold prominent positions on influential boards, committees, institutions and professional associations.

The Trust is seeking a Research Director to oversee R&D across RBH, including management of staff and budget, and leading on research innovation. Beyond an ability to influence policy both in the UK and internationally, this individual will also be able to create opportunities for income generation from research conducted at RBH, as well as securing funding for research from partners in the public, private and third sectors. They will advise the Board on changes and innovations in research practice or policy in relation to cardiovascular and respiratory medicine and science, and influence the Trust more broadly as a member of the Trust’s Senior Management Team. There will also be the opportunity to link academically with Imperial College London.

This individual needs to be a research scientist with a business mind, and with the ability to run the R&D portfolio at RBH as an enterprise that serves patients effectively and efficiently. Academic credibility is a must, in an area relating to cardiovascular or respiratory science or medicine. Clinical qualification and/or applied research capabilities are not required but both are desirable. The successful candidate will bring senior management experience, preferably at Board or equivalent level. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate the capacity to drive the translation of innovative research into development of effective products and services for patients, and a commercial mindset and the skill to work with the wider executive team to capitalise on income generation opportunities.

Russell Reynolds Associates has been appointed to handle this appointment for RBH. For further information about this role please follow the link below to the position specification, or call +44 (0) 20 7198 1870 for further assistance.

Closing Date Noon, Monday 9 May 2016

Job Specification Documents:

The African Development Bank
Directors General (Central, South, East, West, North Africa)

Abidjan, Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. The Bank’s development agenda to deliver the financial and technical support for transformative interventions that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In addition to providing finance, the Bank is Africa's voice on global economic, financial and development issues, a role that has taken significant importance in light of increasing global integration and interconnected risks.

The Bank has prioritized five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate developmental impacts for Africa: Light Up and Power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the Quality of Life of the People of Africa. The Bank is building a world class senior management team to lead the successful implementation of the vision.

The Bank is adapting its operating model to ensure the effective delivery of these priorities. A critical part of this is the establishment of five regional development and business delivery offices: West, East, Central, North and Southern Africa. It will appoint new Directors General to lead these operations. The Directors General will report to the President, through the Vice President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery.

The Directors General will ensure that the Bank operates efficiently, effectively and successfully in the relevant countries, and ensure the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s work. Energetic and results driven candidates for these roles will combine regional knowledge with excellence in delivery. They will have a proven track record of building effective teams and of cultivating successful partnerships with both governmental and private sector counterparts.

Russell Reynolds Associates are assisting the African Development Bank with this appointment.

Banque Africaine De Développement, Recrutement de directeurs généraux

Créée en 1964, la Banque africaine de développement (la Banque) est la première institution de développement panafricaine. Elle a pour mission de promouvoir la croissance économique et le progrès social sur le continent. Le programme de développement de la Banque consiste à apporter un appui financier et technique aux interventions transformatrices qui réduiront de manière significative la pauvreté, en générant une croissance économique inclusive et durable. La BAD est la voix de l'Afrique sur les grandes questions économiques, financières et développementales mondiales. La Banque entend concentrer ses investissements dans cinq domaines prioritaires, les Top 5 voulu par Président Adesina: Éclairer l'Afrique et l'alimenter en énergie, Nourrir l'Afrique, Industrialiser l'Afrique, Intégrer l'Afrique, et Améliorer la qualité de vie des populations africaines. À cet effet, la Banque met en place une équipe de haute direction de classe mondiale pour mener avec succès la mise en œuvre de cette vision.

La Banque est en train d’adapter son modèle opératoire afin de garantir la mise en œuvre efficace de ces priorités. Une partie importante de cette nouvelle organisation sera l’ouverture de cinq bureaux régionaux de développement et de prestation de services: Ouest, Est, Centre, Nord et Sud. La Banque va nommer des nouveaux Directeurs Généraux pour diriger ces bureaux.

Les Directeurs Généraux rapporteront au Président via le Vice-Président, Développement Régional, Intégration et Prestation de Services.

Les Directeurs Généraux s'assureront que la Banque opère de manière efficace, efficiente et avec succès dans les pays membres des régions concernées ainsi que de la mise en œuvre de tous les aspects du mandat de la Banque.

Les candidats faisant preuve d'énergie et d'orientation résultat apporteront une connaissance de la région en plus d'une excellence opérationnelle. Ils auront fait preuve, au cours de leur carrière, d'une capacité à construire des équipes efficaces et de développer des partenariats fructueux avec leurs interlocuteurs dans le secteur public ainsi que privé.

La Banque africaine de développement a engagé les services de Russell Reynolds Associates pour faciliter ce recrutement.

Application instructions

  • To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to:
  • Please note there are five Director General Positions advertised, these are detailed below. Please specify if you would like to be considered for all roles or if you have a preference for a particular region.
         1. Director General - North
         2. Director General - South
         3. Director General - East
         4. Director General - West
         5. Director General - Central
  • Please specify assignment code 1606-043L and Director General in the subject heading of the email.

A position specification with further information about the role including details of how to apply, is available via the link below. In the meantime. For further assistance please call +44 (0) 20 7343 3616.

Closing Date 31st July 2016

Job Specification Documents:

HM Revenue & Customs
Chief People Officer

1606 -020L

​Find your next big challenge at the heart of HMRC’s transformation

Are you up for the challenge of delivering transformation on a massive scale? Do you already have hands-on experience of successfully driving through cultural transformation? Are you an experienced leader with proven ability to develop a motivated, engaged and highly performing workforce? If so HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) can offer you the opportunity to be involved in one of the largest transformational agendas in the UK, working for an organisation of over 58,000 people, with 50 million customers across the UK and revenue in excess of £500 billion a year.

HMRC are looking for their next Chief People Officer (CPO) – a key strategic leadership role in one of the biggest departments in central Government. The CPO is responsible for the people agenda across HMRC and is pivotal to delivering the large-scale workforce planning, leadership and skills elements of HMRC’s transformation. It is HMRC’s people that are at the heart of the transformation as the organisation moves towards its vision for 2020; becoming smaller, more highly skilled and based in fewer locations.

With a budget of almost £90million a year, the CPO leads the 900 strong HR community. A member of HMRC’s Executive Committee, reporting directly to the Chief Executive, the CPO will have overall accountability for HR strategy, HR operations across HMRC’s lines of business and HR Shared Services. They will also have a broader remit in supporting the Civil Service’s journey in developing HR capability right across Government.

This is a unique opportunity to fulfil an important role that will have measurable impact in HMRC. The scale of change, size of the department and its ambition for its people means that you are unlikely to find a bigger professional challenge within Government.

Russell Reynolds Associates are HMRC’s recruitment partners on this role. For further information about the role, including full instructions of how to apply, please follow the link below to the position specification or call +44 (0)20 7343 3637 for assistance.

Closing Date Monday 25 July 2016

Job Specification Documents:

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