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Position TitleOrganizationJob/Reference NumberLocationDate Posted
Chair​Barts Health NHS Trust​L1272​London, UK​11/28/2016
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
Director General, Economic Development and Governance​Department for International Development​P1701-008L​London or East Kilbride, Scotland​01/23/2017
​​Director General, Country Programmes​Department for International Development​P1701-045L​London or East Kilbride, Scotland​​01/23/2017
Chair or Trustee​Nuclear Liabilities Fund​1612-035L​London, UK​01/25/2017
Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser​​Department for International Trade (DIT)​P1701-005L​Whitehall, London​​01/25/2017
Director​UK Government Investments​1702-001L​​London, UK​​​02/07/2017

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:

  • Position Specification - None

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:

Department for International Development
Director General, Economic Development and Governance


London or East Kilbride, Scotland
P1701-008L

​Up to £135,000 per annum
London or East Kilbride, Scotland

The Department for International Development (DFID) is a dynamic, professional and diverse Government Department and a world leader in the fight against poverty. The UK Government is determined to help end extreme poverty around the world. We believe that international development is not just the right thing to do, but also in our national interest as a bold, outward looking nation as we leave the EU. The Department works in partnership across Whitehall and with governments, civil society, the private sector and multilateral institutions. DFID has over 3000 staff with head offices located in London and East Kilbride (near Glasgow) along with substantial teams in more than 30 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. DFID’s budget is £10 billion in 2016/17 and set to remain at similar levels up to 2020.

DFID aims to end aid dependency through jobs – building the economies of developing countries so that they create jobs, prosperity and tax receipts that enable them to steadily fund their own development. Significantly strengthening the focus of the Department on economic development is therefore a critical objective. This involves work on improving the enabling environment for businesses and entrepreneurship, promoting and driving responsible investment from the private sector and catalysing direct support for job creation. The Director General, Economic Development and Governance will drive forward this agenda. S/he will lead DFID’s work on leaving the EU and the relationship with EU institutions which follows. S/he will oversee DFID’s investment in CDC, of which it is sole shareholder, as well as managing its interests in other vehicles which promote private sector-led development. The Director General will also play a part in the wider corporate governance of DFID, as a member of the Departmental Board and Executive Management Committee.

The successful candidate, who may come from a commercial background, will combine an understanding of investment with an appreciation of the Whitehall environment. S/he will bring extensive international experience and a broad understanding of development and trade policies, especially as they affect developing countries. Skills as a relationship manager and builder of creative partnerships will be of paramount importance.

The Department for International Development has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.

​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 P1701-008L in the subject heading of the email.
  • To fully complete your application, kindly submit the following sections of the position specification with your CV and supporting statement:
         i.    Appendix A: PERSONAL DETAILS
         ii.   Appendix B: DIVERSITY QUESTIONNAIRE
         iii.  Appendix C: GUARANTEED INTERVIEW SCHEME (as applicable)

Closing Date 10am, Tueday 28 February 2017

The Civil Service is committed to equal opportunities in employment, with the aim of ensuring that everyone who applies receives fair treatment and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, race, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or belief.

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:

Department for International Development
Director General, Country Programmes


London or East Kilbride, Scotland
P1701-045L

​Up to £135,000 per annum
London or East Kilbride, Scotland

The Department for International Development (DFID) is a dynamic, professional and diverse Government Department and a world leader in the fight against poverty. The UK Government is determined to help end extreme poverty around the world. We believe that international development is not just the right thing to do, but also in our national interest as a bold, outward looking nation as we leave the EU. The Department works in partnership across Whitehall and with governments, civil society, the private sector and multilateral institutions. DFID has over 3000 staff with head offices located in London and East Kilbride (near Glasgow) along with substantial teams in more than 30 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. DFID’s budget is £10 billion in 2016/17 and set to remain at similar levels up to 2020.

The Director General, Country Programmes, is responsible for the bilateral delivery of the UK’s development commitments and humanitarian support. S/he leads a directorate with a wide portfolio of which covers two Africa Divisions (East & Central and West & Southern), Asia, Caribbean and Overseas Territories Division as well as the Middle East and North Africa Division and a cabinet based in the UK. S/he will actively manage an annual budget of almost £4bn, and lead 1500 people based the UK and oversees. S/he will ensure the delivery of relevant, effective and high impact development programmes.

The candidate for the role will bring a strong understanding of development policy and programme delivery and a track record in building effective partnerships within government, bilateral and multilateral institutions. S/he will be a proven manager of complex multi-country teams. S/he will possess a sound understanding of aid effectiveness principles and a palpable determination to achieve positive results.

You must be a national of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland to be eligible to apply for this role.

The Department for International Development has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.

​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 P1701-045L in the subject heading of the email.
  • To fully complete your application, kindly submit the following sections of the position specification with your CV and supporting statement:
         i.    Appendix A: PERSONAL DETAILS
         ii.   Appendix B: DIVERSITY QUESTIONNAIRE
         iii.  Appendix C: GUARANTEED INTERVIEW SCHEME (as applicable)

Closing Date 10am, Tueday 28 February 2017

The Civil Service is committed to equal opportunities in employment, with the aim of ensuring that everyone who applies receives fair treatment and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, race, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or belief.

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:

Nuclear Liabilities Fund
Chair or Trustee


London, UK
1612-035L

​The Nuclear Liabilities Fund (NLF) is a Scottish registered company and Trust investing assets to meet the costs of decommissioning the UK’s eight operational nuclear power stations, which are owned by EDF. The NLF currently holds assets of circa £9 billion, of which £7.4 billion is held in the National Loans Fund, the Government lending account. A further £1.6 billion is actively managed by the NLF trustees, predominantly in UK asset classes, such as infrastructure and property.

UK Government Investments, which acts as shareholder in relation to the Government's holding in NLF and oversees the governance and performance of the NLF, now wishes to identify a chair or trustee for the Fund. The chair will lead an expert board and work closely with senior stakeholders and partners in industry and in Government, as well as act as spokesperson and advocate for the NLF. The chair is responsible for the delivery of the investment policy set by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and for ensuring that the NLF board takes all necessary actions to fulfil its responsibilities, including monitoring and reviewing the implementation of the investment strategy and portfolio performance, monitoring and managing risks to, and opportunities for, the Fund and regularly reviewing the Fund's sufficiency, including liquidity requirements. In the case of a new trustee, he/she will share the Boards’ collective responsibilities, supporting the chair and will likely be a member of the Board’s Investment Committee.

Candidates will have a track record of operating at a senior level in the investment or asset management industry, financial institution or similar role, with acknowledged leadership skills and experience of operating on a scale appropriate to the size and prominence of the NLF. Extensive investment/asset management experience, the ability to recognise strategic opportunities and contribute to strategic planning, as well as influence multiple stakeholders, will be important attributes. Candidates should demonstrate the highest levels of integrity, authority and independence, together with a record of managing complex stakeholder relationships. Some exposure to the public sector would be helpful, in addition to non-executive chair experience for the chair role.

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

Closing Date Noon, Wednesday 22 February 2017

Job Specification Documents:

Department for International Trade (DIT)
Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser


Whitehall, London
P1701-005L

There can be few more vital or unique roles at this exciting and challenging time for the UK than that of Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser (also Second Permanent Secretary) of the new Department for International Trade (DIT). To support the Department’s aims of driving exports and inward investment into the UK, this individual will act as principal adviser to the Secretary of State for International Trade on negotiation of non-EU trade deals as the UK creates new trading relationships around the globe.​

Working closely with DIT’s Permanent Secretary, to whom this role reports, and to the Secretary of State and Ministers, this individual will lead the Department’s Trade Policy Group establishing it as a centre of excellence for British trade, as well as ensuring the Department has the right resources and governance arrangements to underpin the development and implementation of trade policy. S/he will also act as Head of Profession for Trade specialists across Whitehall, building and leading a strong team and promoting a collaborative culture across government and with the UK’s overseas network. As a Second Permanent Secretary, the post-holder will also play a critical role in contributing to the collective leadership of the Civil Service.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have extensive experience of overseeing and leading complex and large scale trade negotiations on an international basis.
  • Bring significant experience of influencing trade policy.
  • Have a personal reputation of the highest order among global trade professionals.
  • Bring inspiring and empowering leadership skills with evidence of the ability to build, lead and develop high performing teams.
  • Demonstrate the ability to forge strong relationships with a complex network of key partners nationally and internationally, across the private and public sectors.
  • Be politically astute, with the resilience and ability to operate under high levels of scrutiny.

Whilst this is not a media facing role, experience of media handling is desirable.

​This is a Senior Civil Service at Pay Band Level 4 role, and the salary will be up to £160,000. This is subject to ministerial approval, and more may be available for an exceptional candidate.

Russell Reynolds Associates is advising the Department for International Trade on this appointment.

For further information about the role and how to apply, please click on the links relating to this advertisement.

The closing date for applications is Noon, 27 February 2017.

Closing Date Noon, 27 February 2017

Job Specification Documents:

UK Government Investments
Director


London, UK
1702-001L

​UK Government Investments (“UKGI”) was formed on 1 April 2016 as a limited company, wholly-owned by HM Treasury. UKGI is the successor company to the Shareholder Executive and also incorporates UK Financial Investments, which holds HM Government’s investments in financial institutions. UKGI is the centre of government expertise in corporate finance and corporate governance. It has a governance role in twenty businesses owned by different departments of HM Government, including representation on boards and board committees. UKGI leads on asset sales and advising on special situations such as interventions in distressed companies and in the implementation of government policy. It leads on the creation and ongoing governance of new public bodies such as the Green Investment Bank and the British Business Bank.

The Director will be the senior government official personally responsible for a range of projects and assets. They will play a major role in delivering UKGI’s key objective of fundamentally improving the Government’s performance as a shareholder in the businesses it owns, as well as achieving best value for the taxpayer in the disposal of Government assets, and providing corporate finance advice and expertise across Whitehall on a range of commercial issues.

Four directors form the senior management team and lead twenty executive directors and a total staff of about one hundred. As well as playing a key role with other departments and external constituencies, the new Director will be expected to provide effective and visible leadership across UKGI.

Candidates are likely to have a corporate finance background with a track record of leading on mergers and acquisitions and other transactions, likely to be gained in the financial services or professional services sectors. The successful candidate will need to be a strong communicator, possess excellent stakeholder management skills, with the ability to work collaboratively and to influence to gain results.

UKGI offers a range of flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from those wishing to work part-time or job-share.

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

Closing Date Noon, Wednesday 1 March 2017

Job Specification Documents:

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