Executive Opportunities

Position TitleOrganizationJob/Reference NumberLocationClosing Date
Chief Executive OfficerGovernment Property Agency1803-082LUK5/04/2018
Executive DirectorInstitute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp1803-006BLAntwerp, Belgium6/06/2018
Chief ExecutiveThe King’s Fund1802-077LLondon5/02/2018
Non-Executive Director(s)​University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust​P1803-101L ​5/28/2018
Chief Operating OfficerCreative Industries FederationP1803-101LLondon6/14/2018
Chief Technology Officer​Ofcom​1805-050LUK​6/29/2018

Government Property Agency
Chief Executive Officer


There can be few more interesting and challenging roles at this historic, exciting and challenging time for the UK than that of CEO of the new Government Property Agency (GPA). The successful candidate will influence and shape the strategic direction of government property with transformative outputs and expected benefits over a 10 year period approaching £3 billion.

Creating the GPA represents a step change in the way that the Central Government non-specialist estate is managed. The GPA’s mission is to deliver best-in-class property and workplace solutions across government, via a new commercially driven approach to land and property asset management, realising more value than departments can deliver on their own. Mirroring a commercial property organisation, and through a portfolio approach to property asset management (asset value over the first three years is ca. £13.1bn, with annual operating costs of £4.2bn), returns can be maximised and waste minimised through rationalisation opportunities.

Beyond shaping the government property agenda, the CEO will have the rare chance to help build and shape a new government agency. S/he will implement the overall strategy and policy for the GPA, establishing and leading a strong team and promoting a collaborative culture internally and across government.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Considerable knowledge and experience of commercial property asset management (and ideally a Professional Property Qualification).
  • Excellent executive-level leadership, interpersonal and communication skills with board level experience.
  • Highly developed stakeholder management skills, and the ability to present complex strategies and technicalities to non- professionals.
  • Experience of implementing large scale and complex transformation programmes involving structural and cultural change and management of robust budgetary and financial management controls.

The Government Property Agency has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about this role, including how to apply, please follow the link to the position specification below.

N.B. The Diversity Monitoring and Supporting Information Forms are also available to download below and should be submitted with all applications.

The closing date for applications is noon, Friday 4th May 2018.

The Civil Service Commission provides assurance that selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

Closing Date Noon, Friday 4 May 2018

Job Specification Documents:

Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp
Executive Director

Antwerp, Belgium

The Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium (ITM – www.itg.be) is one of the world's leading institutes for advanced research, post-graduate training and expert assistance in tropical medicine and public health. Under the motto "Excellence and Relevance", ITM works with scientific institutions, governments and organisations worldwide towards scientific progress and better health in low- and middle-income countries. ITM also houses a specialised outpatient clinic and the full scope of administrative and logistical support services. It has annual revenues of € 60 million aJunend employs over 400 staff. ITM is an autonomous academic institute with an interuniversity character which draws its core funding from the Flemish Ministries of Education and Science, program funding from the Belgian Federal Ministries of Development Cooperation, Public Health and Science Policy, and project funding from a range of national and international science and development agencies.

ITM’s Board of Governors seeks to appoint a new Executive Director. In addition to implementing the resolutions adopted by the Board of Governors, the Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day administration and management of ITM. The Executive Director is assisted by a management committee, which s/he chairs, and which includes the three Heads of Department (Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Public Health) and the General Manager. The Executive Director will be responsible for (i) the strategy and long term policy plan - e.g. by preparing the strategy for Board approval and translating it into an institutional policy plan; (ii) the management and governance - e.g. by taking responsibility of overall management of the research, education and health activities as well as its supporting financial and administrative functions; and (iii) external relations – e.g. by building effective relationships at the highest levels with all stakeholders (including national and international governments, public authorities, health organisations, NGOs, academic institutions, and the healthcare industry).

A successful candidate will have a relevant scientific PhD degree with solid academic curriculum in fields such as biomedical sciences, clinical sciences or public health. S/he will be a world recognised leader in the field of tropical medicine with at least 10-year experience as academic, M.D. or scientist, or with at least 10-year experience in a leading position within an international (preferably in tropical countries) multidisciplinary, science-driven organisation, institution or corporation. S/he will have solid management and/or partnership experience with/in international organisations with a focus on healthcare/public health; strong business acumen, strategically as well as operationally; and international experience in/with prominent universities or research centres. S/he will have confirmed proficiency in English. Fluency in Dutch and French is preferred.

Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.

To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to responses@russellreynolds.com including the reference number 1803-006BL and the job role in the subject title. All applications will be acknowledged.

The closing date for applications is June 6th 2018.

Closing Date Wednesday 6 June 2018

Job Specification Documents:

The King’s Fund
Chief Executive

London | Attractive Package

The King’s Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. The Fund works to shape policy and practice through research and analysis, helping to develop individuals, teams and organisations to promote better understanding of the health and social care system, and to bring people together to learn, share knowledge, and debate. Income is derived from a mix of investments and services paid for by the NHS, the voluntary and public sectors, and from other commercial sources. 2016 expenditure was circa £15 million.

The Chief Executive is responsible for leading the Fund to deliver on its strategic objectives. He or she will be accountable to the Chair and Trustees, and will lead an experienced senior management team to maintain and develop a clear vision and strategy for the Fund, and to set its future direction.

Candidates for this high profile, important and influential role will be experienced thought leaders with the authority to operate at the very highest level and a reputation for policy development at a national level. They should ideally possess a good understanding of health care systems in the UK. Experience of leading and inspiring an already high-performing workforce to achieve ever greater results will be important, along with excellent presentation, communication and influencing skills.

The King’s Fund has always played an important role in shaping health care policy for the good of patients in the UK. The new Chief Executive will continue to lead the important work of the Fund during one of the most challenging times for health care delivery in the UK.

For more information about the role requirements and how to apply, please click on the links

Closing Date Noon, Wednesday 2 May 2018

Job Specification Documents:

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Non-Executive Director(s)


University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK. It serves a diverse population locally and nationally and has an annual turnover of over £1.1bn. The Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute and specialist clinical services across its seven central London sites. Already a high performing Trust, UCLH aspires to become a world-leading research hospital across all areas of care and treatment.

UCLH is seeking to appoint three non-executive directors to join the Board of Directors. The Board works closely with the Council of Governors, and sets the overall policy and strategic direction for the Trust, approves UCLH’s business plan, and monitors delivery of performance against objectives to ensure the Trust consistently delivers high quality, safe and cost effective clinical services.

Successful candidates will have the confidence to operate at a senior level in a board environment, supported by a record of achievement in their chosen field. Experience of operating in a comparably complex and challenging environment will be important, alongside sound knowledge of corporate governance. Backgrounds could include digital transformation and data analysis, finance and business leadership (with the ability to join the audit committee), health policy, or a relevant track record as a clinician.

Candidates should demonstrate an interest in health care and a commitment to the Trust’s values and the needs of its patients, staff and the local and national communities it serves.

UCLH is committed to equality of opportunity for all and welcomes applications from a diverse range of people. We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the black and minority ethnic communities and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles on our board (and on NHS boards generally).

Individuals who are resident within one of London’s 32 boroughs or have been patients of UCLH in the past three years will be eligible for appointment as Non-Executive Director.

For more information about the role and how to apply please click on the links with this advertisement.

Closing Date Noon, Monday 28 May 2018

Job Specification Documents:

Creative Industries Federation
Chief Operating Officer


The Creative Industries Federation is the national organisation for the UK’s creative industries, the fastest growing sector of the UK economy. The Federation puts the sector at the heart of political, economic, and social decision-making. They work with their members in all cities, regions, and nations to strengthen the voice of the UK's creative industries, advocate sector priorities, convene their network with thought leaders, politicians, and practitioners, and deliver practical services to support the creative community.

The position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) will be pivotal to the growth and development of the Creative Industries Federation. The COO will report directly to the CEO, working closely with the rest of the senior management team as well as the Chair and Board of Directors. The COO will have particular responsibility for developing the company’s business strategy and for much of the day-to-day management of the organisation. Alongside the CEO and Commercial Director, the COO will play an important role in drawing in new members and ensuring that the overall revenue base continues to grow.

Candidates must have strong management and strategic capabilities, with a track record of execution. A passion for and understanding of the creative industries is critical, with a depth of relationships in the sector an asset. Candidates must be able to work comfortably at a senior level with the Federation’s wide and varied membership base.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work at a senior level within a high-profile, busy and growing organisation. The successful candidate will be joining the Federation at an exciting point of its development, as it seeks to build on its strong membership base and success and play an increasingly crucial role across the creative industries in the UK.

The Creative Industries Federation has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.

To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to responses@russellreynolds.com including the reference number 1803-101L and the job role in the subject title. All applications will be acknowledged.

The closing date for applications is 14th June 2018.

Job Specification Documents:

Chief Technology Officer


Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries. Ofcom regulates the TV, radio, fixed-line telecoms, mobile telecoms and postal sectors, plus the radio spectrum over which wireless devices operate. Since April 2017 it has also been the regulator of the BBC. The sectors it regulates have seen and continue to see rapid change. This is in the form of the deployment of faster broadband networks or the uptake of new TV services and devices which are rapidly becoming common for many consumers. This serves to make Ofcom a stimulating place to work for those looking for an intellectually engaging environment.

Reporting to the Chief Executive this is a new role which will have overall responsibility for ensuring that Ofcom remains at the forefront of understanding the implications of technology developments across the telecoms and media sectors. The role will lead our central technology team as well as acting as head of profession for our broader community of technologists who perform a range of roles in teams across the organisation. This position will provide an important challenge function helping to consider the important and varied technology related issues which are major part of Ofcom’s policy work.

Ofcom has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details, including how to apply, please follow the link to the position specification below.

The closing date for applications is Friday 29th June 2018.

Job Specification Documents:


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