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Position TitleOrganizationJob/Reference NumberLocationDate Posted
Chief People Officer​HM Revenue & Customs​1606-020L​London/Midlands​07/05/2016
Non-Executive Director​The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust​1606-012L​London, UK​​​​07/27/2016
Director, Country Support​Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance​​1607-048L​Geneva, Switzerland​​​​​08/03/2016
Medical Director​NHS England​1608-026L​London, UK​08/24/2016
Director HR and Administration​Africa50​1608-008BL​Casablanca, Morocco​08/26/2016
Director Investor Relations​Africa50​1608-007BL​Casablanca, Morocco​08/26/2016
Director Project Finance​Africa50​P1608-002BL​Casablanca, Morocco​​08/26/2016

HM Revenue & Customs
Chief People Officer


London/Midlands
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:

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Non-Executive Director


London, UK
1606-012L

World Class Care and Expertise
The Royal Free London began in 1828 as a pioneering organisation in healthcare delivery and it continues to lead improvements in healthcare in the 21st century. Achieving Foundation Trust status in 2012, the trust offers an exceptionally wide range of local and specialist services, and is proud to have some of the best clinical outcomes in the country. It has the only high security infectious diseases unit in the UK, is a leading transplantation centre for liver, kidney and bone marrow transplants, and has one of the UK’s leading plastic surgery units. The trust is also a campus of UCL Medical School and a founder member of UCLPartners. It has recently integrated with Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, pursuing an ambitious strategy to expand its footprint further afield in creating one of the largest acute trusts in the country, with some 10,000 staff on 30 sites, and operating income in the last financial year of c. £950m.

In September 2015, the Royal Free Hospital was named among NHS England’s ‘acute care vanguards’, tasked with spreading excellence in hospital services and management across the NHS. The vanguard brings together a range of acute providers to create a group of hospitals, connected by a single group centre, providing support services at scale to drive standardisation and improve clinical and financial viability. This represents a continuation of the trust’s strategy to deliver world class care at scale and enables the Royal Free to progress each of its governing objectives. As the Royal Free evolves in the coming months, the current governance structure will be subject to review.

The trust board comprises both executive and non-executive directors and is responsible to the regulator, NHS Improvement, and then to Parliament, for the performance of the trust. Non-executive directors work as members of a unitary board to ensure the performance and direction of the trust, to set strategy, and both to appoint and hold executive directors to account, providing constructive support and challenge as required. They also work collaboratively with members of the Council of Governors, who represent the interests of local people, patients, staff and stakeholders. At this exciting and challenging time, the Royal Free London now wishes to recruit a new non-executive director. This individual will ideally possess financial and commercial experience, plus board level leadership experience acquired in a large, complex, customer-facing and quality-focused organisation. Exposure to business transformation as well as post-merger integration would also be helpful. A strong commitment to the Royal Free’s values, to the NHS as a whole, and to the communities Royal Free serves, will be important.

Please click on the links for additional information and the role and how to apply,
or call +44 (0) 20 7830 8052 for assistance.

Closing Date Noon, Monday 5 September 2016

Job Specification Documents:

Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance
Director, Country Support


Geneva, Switzerland
1607-048L

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is an innovative public-private global health partnership whose mission is to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to immunisation in poor countries.

Since 2000, Gavi’s work with countries and partners has prevented 7 million deaths through immunisation of more than 500 million children. Gavi’s new strategy for 2016-2020 aims to reach a further 300 million children and prevent another 5 to 6 million deaths.

Gavi seeks an energetic, talented and very experienced Director to lead its Country Support team.

The Director, Country Support will lead and manage a talented and expanding team, whose primary responsibility is to deepen Gavi’s partnership at country level to ensure effective programmes in Gavi eligible countries to deliver measureable results. As a key member of the Gavi Leadership Team in its Geneva based secretariat, the Director, Country Support will be one of Gavi’s principal interlocutors with technical and implementing partners at a global, regional and country level.

The successful candidate will bring extensive senior management experience working under pressure in complex international organisations and must have experience working in Gavi eligible countries. A proven track record of delivering results through distributed partnership networks will be important. The successful candidate will possess a profound understanding of the global development sector and specific expertise in health and immunisation will be a considerable advantage.

Gavi has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.

The closing date for applications is 2 September 2016.

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: gaviresponses@russellreynolds.com

  • Please specify assignment code 1607-048L in the subject heading of the email.

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

Closing Date Noon, Friday 2nd September 2016

Job Specification Documents:

NHS England
Medical Director


London, UK
1608-026L

There are few clinical leadership roles which are as influential as that of Medical Director for NHS England’s London Region. This individual plays a vital role in providing leadership and advice to the NHS England London Regional Team, alongside the Regional Chief Nurse (London). He/she also supports regional and local networks of clinicians to drive change within the London region, often with national impact. The prime aim is to secure ongoing improvement in clinical outcomes and the experience of care for the population of London.

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England, setting the priorities and direction of the NHS and encouraging and informing the national debate to improve health and care. NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds annually and holds organisations to account for spending this money. NHS England commissions the contracts for GPs, pharmacists, dentists and specialised services as well as overseeing assurance and development of all Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). NHS England London region commissions the primary care contracts for 3000 GPs working with the 32 London CCGs as well as local authorities.

Key responsibilities for the role holder include:

  • providing system leadership and ensuring system resilience with a focus on positive outcomes and overall quality and safety of patient care;
  • overseeing commissioning of £7bn of specialist services;
  • leading the London Clinical Senate, alongside the Regional Chief Nurse, with responsibility for developing and overseeing implementation of senate-generated ideas and strategies.

The successful candidate will be a highly experienced medical practitioner who has worked at a senior level, with a track record of inclusive clinical leadership and strategic vision. They should be able to demonstrate an understanding of methods to drive system wide improvement alongside experience of bringing together multiple players in the public health landscape to address both short term and longer term issues surrounding patient care and safety. This experience should be combined with a track record of leading a large complex organisation through substantial change, building organisational capability, including establishing a clear strategic vision and direction and translating this into successful outcomes. He or she will have finely tuned diplomatic awareness, persuasive communication skills and high resilience as well as the credibility and stature to be an effective ambassador for NHS England across numerous platforms.

An attractive salary is on offer and secondment to the role may be possible.

The closing date for applications is noon, 8th September 2016.

Russell Reynolds Associates is advising NHS England on this appointment.

Application instructions

A Position Specification with further information about the role, including detailed instructions on how to apply is available via the link below. For further assistance please call +44 (0) 20 7198 1870.

Closing Date Noon, 8 September 2016

Job Specification Documents:

Africa50
Director HR and Administration


Casablanca, Morocco
1608-008BL

Africa50 is a specialized international financial institution created at the initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and capitalized so far by the AfDB, 23 African countries and two African Central Banks. Subsequent funding is expected to come from African countries that are not yet investors in Africa50, but also from non-sovereign investors both in Africa and outside Africa. Africa50 aims to help accelerate infrastructure development in Africa leveraging the strong support of its government shareholders and the AfDB and has a mandate to operate commercially. Africa50’s committed capitalization is expected to reach $1 billion in in the next few months. The target is to raise $3 billion over the medium term to invest in commercially viable infrastructure projects across Africa. Africa50 has its headquarters in Casablanca. It enjoys all immunities and privileges recognized to International Financial Institutions.

Director HR and Administration
The Director Human Resources and Administration will lead the establishment of the HR and Administration department and ensure the competitiveness of Africa50 as an employer of choice. S/he will head the HR and Admin department, develop and promote human resources, administrative and IT policies and practices that enhance organizational effectiveness, drive to achieve results and talent management as well as ensure effective procurement of assets, services, and works.

The Director HR and Administration must have a strong experience in Human Resources Development as well as Administration, and in driving institutional development ideally in a fund or financial institution environment.

The role reports to the CEO and requires a minimum of 15 years of proven leadership and relevant experience; an advanced degree in a related field of study is also required. Fluency in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language is required.

Russell Reynolds Associates are assisting Africa50 with this appointment.

The closing date for applications 17 September 2016

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: Africa50@russellreynolds.com

  • Please specify assignment code 1608-008BL in the subject heading of the email.

A position specification with further information about the role is available via the link below. In the meantime. For further assistance please call +32 2 743 12 52

Closing Date Noon, Saturday 17th September 2016

Job Specification Documents:

Africa50
Director Investor Relations


Casablanca, Morocco
1608-007BL

Africa50 is a specialized international financial institution created at the initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and capitalized so far by the AfDB, 23 African countries and two African Central Banks. Subsequent funding is expected to come from African countries that are not yet investors in Africa50, but also from non-sovereign investors both in Africa and outside Africa. Africa50 aims to help accelerate infrastructure development in Africa leveraging the strong support of its government shareholders and the AfDB and has a mandate to operate commercially. Africa50’s committed capitalization is expected to reach $1 billion in in the next few months. The target is to raise $3 billion over the medium term to invest in commercially viable infrastructure projects across Africa. Africa50 has its headquarters in Casablanca. It enjoys all immunities and privileges recognized to International Financial Institutions.

Director Investor Relations
The Director Investor Relations will head the Investor Relations department and drive fundraising and develop investor relationships globally, with public and private shareholders.

The Director Investor Relations will bring a strong experience in discussing with governments as well an excellent fundraising track record in the private sector. S/he will be a good communicator and negotiator.

The role reports to the CEO and requires a minimum of 15 years of proven leadership and relevant experience; an advanced degree in a related field of study is also required. Fluency in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language is required.

Russell Reynolds Associates are assisting Africa50 with this appointment.

The closing date for applications 17 September 2016

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: Africa50@russellreynolds.com

  • Please specify assignment code 1608-007BL in the subject heading of the email.

A position specification with further information about the role is available via the link below. In the meantime. For further assistance please call +32 2 743 12 52

Closing Date Noon, Saturday 17th September 2016

Job Specification Documents:

Africa50
Director Project Finance


Casablanca, Morocco
P1608-002BL

Africa50 is a specialized international financial institution created at the initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and capitalized so far by the AfDB, 23 African countries and two African Central Banks. Subsequent funding is expected to come from African countries that are not yet investors in Africa50, but also from non-sovereign investors both in Africa and outside Africa. Africa50 aims to help accelerate infrastructure development in Africa leveraging the strong support of its government shareholders and the AfDB and has a mandate to operate commercially. Africa50’s committed capitalization is expected to reach $1 billion in in the next few months. The target is to raise $3 billion over the medium term to invest in commercially viable infrastructure projects across Africa. Africa50 has its headquarters in Casablanca. It enjoys all immunities and privileges recognized to International Financial Institutions.

Director Project Finance
The Director Project Finance will head the Project Finance department and will be responsible for originating and leading the execution of Africa50’s later stage investments. S/he will also manage the portfolio of later stage investments and will play a critical role in the recruitment and the coaching of the Investment Officers.

The Director Project Finance will bring a strong experience in investment in infrastructure projects and an ability to generate a strong pipeline of appropriate infrastructure projects in Africa, as well as experience leading a team to originate and invest primarily through equity, quasi-equity and mezzanine instruments with debt as a plus.

The role reports to the CEO and requires a minimum of 15 years of proven leadership and relevant experience; an advanced degree in a related field of study is also required. Fluency in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language is required.

Russell Reynolds Associates are assisting Africa50 with this appointment.

The closing date for applications 17 September 2016

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: Africa50@russellreynolds.com

  • Please specify assignment code P1608-002BL in the subject heading of the email.

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

Closing Date Noon, Saturday 17th September 2016

Job Specification Documents:

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