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Position TitleOrganizationJob/Reference NumberLocationDate Posted
Corporate Affairs Director​Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust​1610-029L​​Cambridge, UK​10/27/2016
Chair​Barts Health NHS Trust​L1272​London, UK​11/28/2016
Civilian Human Resources Director​Ministry of Defence​1610-063L​London, UK​12/09/2016
Chief Financial Officer​​The British Council​1611-058L​London, UK​12/14/2016
General Counsel​The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria​​1612-018L​Geneva, Switzerland​12/19/2016
Chief Financial Officer​​The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria​1612-017L​Geneva, Switzerland​​01/06/2017
CEO Succession​NHS Digital​CEONHSD​Leeds or London, UK​​​01/09/2017

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Corporate Affairs Director


Cambridge, UK
1610-029L

​Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) is one of the leading teaching hospitals in the UK, recognised as a centre of excellence and innovation. With an income of more than £700 million and a staff of over 9,000, the Trust provides a full range of services to the local community, and also enjoys a national reputation for a range of specialist services including transplantation, cancer, neurosciences, paediatrics and genetics. A teaching hospital with a worldwide reputation, CUH is a key partner in the development of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, and is one of only five academic health science centres in the UK. It enjoys close links with the University of Cambridge and with the private sector, presenting exciting opportunities for growth and innovation in a rapidly changing NHS environment.

The Director of Corporate Affairs, a member of the senior leadership team and accountable to the Chief Executive, will help to steer CUH through its next phase of growth and development. They will play a critical role in the delivery of the highest standard of healthcare to patients through their leadership and management of the Trust’s governance and corporate affairs. Working closely with colleagues, he/she will prioritise the safety and quality of the Trust’s services through resilient governance processes, as well as managing the Trust Secretariat. The new Director of Corporate Affairs will also develop and lead on implementing the Trust’s Communications, Public Relations and Patient/Public Involvement strategies, supporting its overall strategic direction, and shaping and promoting its brand. This includes an emphasis on reputational matters and relations with the community served by the Trust, as well as other key external stakeholders. Other responsibilities include managing the Legal Services team; the Trust’s Media Studio; all FOI processes ensuring the Trust complies with the law and guidance in this area; and acting as a named officer to receive and investigate concerns raised by staff under its Raising Concerns (whistleblowing) Policy.

The successful candidate will be an experienced governance leader, operating at board level, and with a track record of leading excellence in assurance across a large and complex service organisation. Whilst prior experience of working in or with Foundation Trusts could be helpful, critically, the appointed candidate will have a track record of determination and achievement in a safety-critical environment, and an approach that pursues excellence relentlessly. This role represents an outstanding opportunity to join a first class leadership team and contribute to a major success story.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation has appointed
Russell Reynolds Associates to support this recruitment.

For further information about this role and how to apply,
please click on the links or call +44 (0) 20 7830 8052 for assistance.

Closing Date Noon, Friday 11 November 2016

Job Specification Documents:

Barts Health NHS Trust
Chair


London, UK
L1272

We are looking for an exceptional leader to take on one of the most challenging roles in the NHS today. Barts is a huge organisation with a national profile, and requires a Chair that can drive rapid and sustainable improvements in quality and finance in the largest trust in the NHS. Recognising the scale of the quality and financial challenges and the urgency of the task, the Chair will need to work hard both within the Trust and with partner organisations to drive the change agenda and ensure that the rest of the Trust leadership team does the same.

This is a unique opportunity for the right person to share their talents and expertise to help ensure that Barts provides the high quality and sustainable services that will make a profound difference for patients and the local community. The Chair role demands an exceptional candidate who can think creatively about the problems the Trust faces, and bring rigour, drive and energy needed to turn it around. There will be many challenges to face, but the most challenging roles are often the most rewarding.

Candidates will be very experienced board level leaders who have worked effectively in large and complex organisations and in particular, they will be able to demonstrate:

  • experience of leading major financial, performance and quality turnarounds supported by excellent governance and financial skills;
  • considerable experience of building and developing strong and effective teams and providing robust and visible leadership in a range of public facing, highly charged and challenging environments;
  • the ability to work effectively with multiple internal and external stakeholders, to secure commitment to a shared strategic vision; and
  • a strong understanding of the public health agenda, particularly for east London, and the challenges facing NHS healthcare providers.

For more information about the Trust, the requirements for this role and how to apply, please email your request to fiona.birkmire@russellreynolds.com quoting reference no L1272 in the subject line.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Noon on Thursday 5 January 2016.

Closing Date Noon, Thursday 5 January 2016

Job Specification Documents:

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Ministry of Defence
Civilian Human Resources Director


London, UK
1610-063L

Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum
Location: London

Find your next big challenge at the heart of Ministry of Defence’s transformation

The Ministry of Defence plays a vital role in protecting the security, independence and interests of the United Kingdom at home and overseas. To achieve this, we have a Whole Force of military, civil servants, civilians and contractors that constitute our defence community.

The Civilian component of the Whole Force is significant: 58,000 Civil Servants work at home and abroad, carrying out over 20,000 different functions in c. 600 locations across the UK. The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR15) set an ambitious target to reform and restructure the Civil Service component of the workforce. This is an opportunity to rethink the way in which civilians contribute to Defence in this country, and requires rapid transformation in every area of MOD.

We are at the point of setting the vision for the transformation, and talking to our employees about what it could mean for them. The Civilian HR Director plays a vital role as a leader of transformation across the organisation. They work with the Armed Forces and Civil Service colleagues to champion the vision and lead the programme of work to achieve our goal. They also provide leadership to the HR function providing context, advice, guidance and support to the business and individuals. The HR Director will play an influential role in examining and improving where possible the ‘offer’ to all Civil Servants across Whitehall.

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, Ministry of Defence can offer you the opportunity to be involved in one of the largest and most interesting transformational agendas in the UK. This is a unique opportunity to fulfil an important role that will have measurable impact within the Ministry of Defence.

Russell Reynolds Associates are MOD’s recruitment partner for this appointment.

Application instructions

  • To apply, please send a full CV to responses@russellreynolds.com 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; and
    -The completed monitoring forms.
  • Please quote the role title and assignment code 1610-063L in the subject heading of the email.
  • For further assistance please call +44 (0)20 7830 8011.

Closing Date 10am, 23 January 2017

The Ministry of Defence is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and want our workforce to reflect the communities that we serve. We are also committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.

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.

Job Specification Documents:

The British Council
Chief Financial Officer


London, UK
1611-058L

​On the ground in over 100 countries and with over 10,000 staff, the British Council was founded to create a friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and the wider world. The Council does this by making a positive contribution to the countries in which it works, using the cultural assets of the UK in the areas of education, English language, arts, sport, science, innovation, creativity and the sharing of the UK’s values and ways of living. Each year the organisation reaches more than 20 million people face to face and 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publication.

As the British Council has evolved, so have the sources of funding. Last financial year it generated income of £980milion from a mix of public funding, partnership funds and commercial activity – 83% was earned income. The Council’s Non-Departmental Public Body status requires strong stakeholder management with the UK Government and, in particular, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Council’s sponsoring Department.

As an Executive Director of the Board, the CFO supports the CEO in the development and implementation of the overall strategic direction and delivery across the organisation. In particular, this individual will lead on the financial strategy and management of the British Council. Their remit also includes representation to key external fora, line management of Procurement, Global Estates and Shared Services, and sponsorship and leadership of a number of substantial change programmes.

The successful candidate for the role will bring a strong track record of achieving results and delivering as a CFO in an organisation with a significant global transformation agenda, leading a multi- location finance team or in an international setting. He/she will ideally bring experience of dealing with both private and public funding, and with a diverse range of issues across multiple, politically challenging and complex stakeholder environments. Experience of leading negotiations with Government is also highly desirable. A professional accountancy qualification is essential.

Russell Reynolds Associates is advising the British Council on this appointment. For further information on the role, please review the position specification available via the link below.

​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: responses@russellreynolds.com
  • ​Please quote the role title and assignment code 1611-058L in the subject heading of the email.

Please call +44 (0) 20 7830 8089 for any further assistance.

Closing Date Friday 30 December 2016

Job Specification Documents:

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
General Counsel


Geneva, Switzerland
1612-018L

​The Global Fund intends to appoint a new General Counsel. This person will be a solutions-oriented leader of the legal function and a fully engaged member of the Executive Management Committee of the Fund’s Secretariat.

The Global Fund supports implementing partners as they deliver highly complex programs in resource-constrained settings. In its General Counsel, it requires someone who is professionally accomplished, appropriately independent, and committed to the successful delivery of the Global Fund's mission. Achieving this combination will require an exceptional person. S/He will be able to operate as an advisor at the most senior levels of governance and to manage an operationally focussed legal team, on the support of which colleagues across the Secretariat can rely.

The Global Fund has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. For further information on the role, please review the position specification available via the link below.

The closing date for applications is 20 January 2017.

All appropriately qualified people regardless of sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identities, and individuals who are living with HIV are encouraged to apply. The Global Fund Board is highly committed to diversity.

​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: responses@russellreynolds.com
  • ​Please quote the role title and assignment code 1612-018L in the subject heading of the email.

Closing Date 20 January 2017

Job Specification Documents:

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
Chief Financial Officer


Geneva, Switzerland
1612-017L

The Global Fund intends to appoint a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In view of the primary role of the Global Fund as an international financing institution in the fight for the three diseases, as well as the substantial amounts of financial resources under the Global Fund’s management, the role of the CFO is critical to ensuring the effective management of such resources and in strengthening grant efficiency within the Global Fund mission. ​

The CFO articulates and promotes a clear strategic financial vision within the framework of the Global Fund’s mission.

The Global Fund has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. For further information on the role, please review the position specification available via the link below.

The closing date for applications is 3 February 2017.

All appropriately qualified people regardless of sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identities, and individuals who are living with HIV are encouraged to apply. The Global Fund Board is highly committed to diversity.

​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: responses@russellreynolds.com
  • ​Please quote the role title and assignment code 1612-017L in the subject heading of the email.

Closing Date 3 February 2017

Job Specification Documents:

NHS Digital
CEO Succession


Leeds or London, UK
CEONHSD

NHS Digital is the information and technology organisation at the heart of today’s transformation in the health and care system. We are responsible for the broadband network – 12,000 miles of fibre – that connects the health and care sector. We run the infrastructure that enables the secure exchange of information within the NHS, handling up to 4,000 messages a second. Every day, about 1.3 million items are prescribed using our Electronic Prescription Service; 40,000 people use the e-Referral service to choose the place and time of their hospital or clinic appointments; and up to two million people access the NHS Choices website to get more information about their health and care.

As well as delivering and maintaining the NHS’s critical technology infrastructure, NHS Digital is already a world leader in the production of open data that enables citizens, health and care professionals and commissioners to make informed decisions and achieve the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes. And, we are designing and building the next generation of digital channels that will deliver a world class digital health and care system by 2020.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Chief Executive to build on our heritage as the nation’s safe haven for patient data and health transactions and to take us into the new era of digital health and care. The vision is bold and challenging; to realise the Paperless 2020 vision for health and care in England, encompassing a portfolio spend of £4.2bn over this Parliament. The vision set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View puts NHS Digital at the centre of enabling this new era in the way we deliver health and care services in England and transforming the experience for patients, clinicians and carers.

Candidates will have a strong track record of successful IT delivery and change management in a complex and customer focused environment. An excellent communicator, he/she will build strong relationships with a wide and diverse range of stakeholders across the NHS, government, academic research organisations, delivery partners and the media. Experience of innovation in the use of technology and data will be an important attribute of applicants; an outstanding track record in delivering major technology and business change programmes will be desirable; knowledge of the health and care system In England will be an advantage.

The Chief Executive will be accountable to Parliament for NHS Digital as the trusted national provider of high quality information, data and IT platforms at the heart of the health and care system. He/she will be responsible for an annual budget in excess of £1 billion, 2,750 staff and 13 different locations across England. The Chief Executive will report to the Chair and Board of Directors.

For further information about the role and how to apply, please click on the links or call 020 7830 8052 for assistance.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 3 February 2017.

Closing Date 3 February 2017

Job Specification Documents:

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