Executive Opportunities

Position Title Organization Job/Reference Number Location Closing Date
Deputy Chief Executive and Second Permanent Secretary HM Revenue and Customs HMRC 2PS 2020 London 05/04/2020
Trustees Nuffield Foundation 2001-017L London 17/03/2020
Chair Geonomics England 2001-024L United Kingdom 11/03/2020
Senior Bursar Trinity College, Cambridge 1912-033L Cambridge 14/02/2020
Executive Director, Smart Power Africa Rockefeller Foundation Nairobi TBC
Head of Design & Learning Mastercard Foundation 1912-009L Kigali, Rwanda 10/02/2020
Head of Program Planning Mastercard Foundation 1912-008L Kigali, Rwanda 10/02/2020
Chief Executive Health Education England 1911-075L United Kingdom 03/02/2020

HM Revenue and Customs
Deputy Chief Executive and Second Permanent Secretary


London
HMRC 2PS 2020

​HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is one of the largest government departments and one of the UK's biggest organisations. Almost every individual and business in the UK is a customer of HMRC. We collect the taxes that pay for the UK's public services and provide financial support for families.

Our strategic objectives to ensure we are a trusted, modern tax and customs department are to; collect the right tax and pay out the right financial support, make it easy to get tax right and hard to break the rules, treat everyone fairly and protect society from harm and make HMRC a great place to work. We will deliver these objectives with our values of professionalism, integrity, respect and innovation.

HMRC is seeking its next Second Permanent Secretary, who will hold a pivotal leadership role, responsible for implementing the departmental strategy through the transformation and delivery of HMRC's operational and compliance services. You will lead over 50,000 of our people. You will be a pivotal leader in HMRC at a time of critical importance for our organisation and will have oversight of our major transformation portfolio, from the introduction of digital services for businesses to the department's move to a network of Regional Centres.

As Deputy Chief Executive you will be a key member of HMRC's Executive Committee. You will demonstrate and champion HMRC's values and play a primary role in the collective leadership of the Civil Service as a whole, personifying inspiring, confident and empowering leadership.  Together with the First Permanent Secretary you will be influential in role modelling and championing respect, inclusion and systems leadership both within HMRC and across the civil service, creating the culture and conditions where collective and problem led leadership can flourish in tackling complex challenges across organisational boundaries.

HMRC has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on how to apply, please visit follow the position specification in the link below.

The closing date for applications is 23:55, Sunday 5th April 2020.

 

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Nuffield Foundation
Trustees


London
2001-017L

​The Nuffield Foundation is an independent charitable trust, founded in 1943 by William Morris, Lord Nuffield. Its mission is to fund research, analysis, and programmes that advance educational opportunity and social well-being across the United Kingdom. The Foundation is not simply an academic funding body, though the research it funds must stand up to rigorous academic scrutiny. All the Foundation's activities seek to advance social well-being across the domains of Education and Skills, Justice and Welfare, particularly for those whose opportunities are constrained by disadvantage at different points in their lives.

The Board of Trustees of the Nuffield Foundation seeks to appoint up to three new Trustees. These individuals will be committed to the mission of the Foundation. They will bring an understanding of how research funded by the Foundation can influence policy making and practice, with an academic authority and wider public impact to improve the lives and life chances of those the Foundation serves.

Under its current strategic plan, the Foundation has significantly increased its activity. It has more than doubled its spending on research grants, launching a £15m strategic fund.  It has established two new bodies The Ada Lovelace Institute on the impact of AI and data on people and society, and the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory. The Foundation has for a number of years co-funded and housed The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, the UK's national bioethics body, independent of Government. 

Trustees are required to work with fellow Trustees to provide governance and strategic oversight, ensuring the organisation is well placed, and has the financial stability to deliver on its mission, objectives and ambition. Trustees approve decisions on major grants and awards. Each Trustee will use their specific skills, knowledge or experience to support aspects of the overall leadership and strategic development of the organisation. This may involve sitting on sub committees, leading discussions on key issues, providing advice and guidance on key aspects of the grant portfolio or other initiatives where the Trustee has expertise.

The Foundation seeks highly experienced, motivated and enthusiastic individuals. Successful candidates may have acquired the appropriate experience from a range of backgrounds, including the academic/research, public service, business and civil society domains.  Previous Trustee experience is highly desirable, and although experience within the charity or academic sector is not essential, an understanding of, and commitment to, the philanthropic and public purposes of the Foundation will be needed.

The Nuffield Foundation has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on these appointments. For further information about the position and additional details on, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please follow the link to the position specification below.

The closing date for applications is 23:59, Tuesday 17 March 2020.

 Position Specification

Geonomics England
Chair


United Kingdom
2001-024L

​Genomics England is leading the world in genomics research and medicine by sequencing genomes at an unprecedented scale and leading the analysis that will transform our understanding of genetic diseases. This pioneering work is already making a difference to the lives of people whose genomes have been sequenced: 1 in 5 rare disease patients have received a diagnosis and half of cancer patients have been directed to new trials or treatment plans. The power to identify diseases before they are apparent shifts the focus to preventative and personalised healthcare, and can deliver immense financial benefits to global economies, reducing the need for care and allowing people to live healthier, more productive lives. 

This is a pivotal time for Genomics England as it evolves from a project-based organisation to a scalable, government-owned company and global hub within a new ecosystem of genomics research. With the appointment of a new Chief Executive last year, the organisation is well-positioned to fulfil its mission of embedding genomics and personalised medicine within the NHS.

Genomics England is seeking a Chair to lead its high-profile board in this unique challenge. The Chair will bring exceptional communication skills and the ability to work effectively within a complex stakeholder landscape. S/he will be an ambassador for Genomics England and an advocate for this rapidly evolving field. S/he may come from any sector, though a passion to deliver transformative healthcare and an interest in scaling new technology is essential. 

Genomics England has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please follow the link below to the position specification.


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Trinity College, Cambridge
Senior Bursar


Cambridge
1912-033L

​Trinity College, founded in 1546 by Henry VIII, is the largest College in the University of Cambridge. With a history that includes Newton and Byron, the College is a university within a university that excels academically in both the sciences and the arts. It attracts students from around the world and provides an environment in which they can flourish.

The College is seeking a new Senior Bursar, a key leadership role within the Fellowship and part of the intellectual fabric of the College, responsible for investing in its future and guiding its expenditure for the furtherance of education, learning and research. The Senior Bursar is responsible for the College's endowment, which is held primarily in long term investments in property and equities.

The Senior Bursar will be a senior leader with a wide range of investment experience and an impeccable reputation, able to advise across multiple asset classes with a global, long term mindset. He or she will be intellectually agile, making sound decisions with a strong analytical basis, while exemplifying the College's values including humility, integrity, partnership and innovation.

Trinity College has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please review the position specification via the link below.

The closing date for applications is noon, Friday 14th February 2020.

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  • Equal Opportunities Form

Rockefeller Foundation
Executive Director, Smart Power Africa


Nairobi

Over the course of the 20th century, The Rockefeller Foundation made great progress in the fight against global poverty by tackling some of the greatest issues of the times – building the infrastructure of public health and eradicating disease, and later transforming agriculture to confront the challenges of hunger, malnutrition, and food insecurity. By harnessing the power of scientific advancements, the Foundation helped catalyze pivotal moments in the persistent efforts to eradicate poverty over the last century. Today, it is at another critical tipping point – one where energy access and consumption provide the single best opportunity for fighting poverty across the world. 

The Executive Director, Smart Power Africa, will play a vital part in the Foundation's commitment to enable upward economic mobility for 200 million people by accelerating access to and consumption of reliable electricity in underserved, low-income communities by 2030.

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the Executive Director will oversee the rollout of an ambitious platform of action aimed at transforming the pace, cost and impact of electrification in Africa by unleashing the full potential of distributed energy systems, especially mini-grids, within an integrated electrification framework. This will include building out an effective facility, Smart Power Africa (SPA), to support and drive scalable partnerships in the most promising markets in collaboration with committed national entities. It will also include coordinating with global and regional stakeholders to build an ambitious new multi-stakeholder Results-based Universal Electrification Fund for Africa in partnership with multilateral development banks, donors, philanthropic organizations and national governments.

The ED will bring a deep knowledge and networks across of the energy access and power space in Africa, and the right mix of leadership, entrepreneurial and management skills needed to drive this effort forward. This will include supervision of Directors and other team members, building a coalition of high-level partnerships at multiple levels, ensuring effective execution to deliver results on the ground. As a senior member of the Power Team they will be both an internal and external ambassador for the Foundation. 

Mastercard Foundation has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. To apply, please send a CV and supporting statement highlighting briefly your motivation, experience and skills against the requirements of the role to responses@russellreynolds.com.

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Mastercard Foundation
Head of Design & Learning


Kigali, Rwanda
1912-009L

"Every member of the Mastercard Foundation has been given a gift – an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. We are honoured, we feel privileged, and we take our responsibility seriously. Our goal is to help 30 million young people to secure dignified and fulfilling work by 2030."

Mastercard Foundation is a private, not-for-profit Foundation operating in over 31 countries with key hubs based across the African continent and in Toronto, Canada. Our vision is a world where everyone can learn and prosper. This means promoting inclusive prosperity on the continent for disadvantaged young people and their families. Achieving our vision will require us to program holistically and to work with others effectively.

Mastercard Foundation seeks to appoint its first Head of Design & Learning. Based in Kigali, Rwanda and reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Head of Design & Learning delivers enterprise-wide impact through primary responsibility for portfolio design, program integration and innovation, institutional learning, employee innovation, and technical expertise. They will incorporate research-based insights into program design and will ensure continuous learning by assessing the performance and impact of programs and projects, supporting knowledge creation, capture and dissemination. They will cultivate a network of partners and will facilitate co-creation of programs to drive the optimism for Africa's future and scalable impact in Mastercard Foundation's target countries.

Mastercard Foundation has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. To apply, please send a CV and supporting statement highlighting briefly your motivation, experience and skills against the requirements of the role to responses@russellreynolds.com, including "1912-009L Head of Design & Learning" in the subject line of your email, or visit www.rraresponses.com. The closing date for the receipt of applications will be 10 February 2020.

Position Specification

Mastercard Foundation
Head of Program Planning


Kigali, Rwanda
1912-008L

"Every member of the Mastercard Foundation has been given a gift – an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. We are honoured, we feel privileged, and we take our responsibility seriously. Our goal is to help 30 million young people to secure dignified and fulfilling work by 2030."

Mastercard Foundation is a private, not-for-profit Foundation operating in over 31 countries with key hubs based across the African continent and in Toronto, Canada. Our vision is a world where everyone can learn and prosper. This means promoting inclusive prosperity on the continent for disadvantaged young people and their families. Achieving our vision will require us to program holistically and to work with others effectively.

Mastercard Foundation seeks to appoint its first Head of Program Planning. Based in Kigali, Rwanda and reporting to the Chief Program Officer (CPO), the Head of Planning provides strategic planning support to the CPO, coordinating program strategy and operations across countries. They hold primary responsibility for ensuring that the implementation of Young Africa Works is being planned for and adequately resourced, and that the Foundation has and maintains the right strategic Partnerships to achieve it, whilst also overseeing, managing, and closing-out the portfolio of previous programs outside of Young Africa Works and Scholars.

Mastercard Foundation has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. To apply, please send a CV and supporting statement highlighting briefly your motivation, experience and skills against the requirements of the role to responses@russellreynolds.com, including "1912-008L Head of Program Planning" in the subject line of your email, or visit www.rraresponses.com. The closing date for the receipt of applications will be 10 February 2020.

Position Specification

Health Education England
Chief Executive


United Kingdom
1911-075L

Established in 2012, Health Education England (HEE) exists to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England through working and collaborating with others to plan, educate and train the workforce of today and tomorrow. With a budget of c.£4bn, HEE works in partnership with a range of organisations both nationally and locally, to deliver its critical and core role of planning, funding and supporting  healthcare education and  training for more than 160,000 students across over 300 different roles, including doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics and physiotherapists. HEE has also, in recent years, taken a significant and growing role within in the global healthcare workforce arena to support the NHS, the Government, partners abroad and individual clinicians to meet their needs for education, training and development.

Advances in science and technology provide new tools and present new challenges for educators, and HEE is at the core of developing educational and training approaches that are fit for a modern workforce. The NHS is embracing new ways of working: striving to integrate care so that patients experience joined up care, and these new pathways have implications for both how to train specialists, and for the numbers of staff required in each care domain. HEE thus has a key role to play in ensuring that the forthcoming NHS People Plan is both deliverable and aligned with the Long-Term Plan. This is an exciting time to join the organisation.

The Chief Executive leads an organisation of around 3000 based in a number of regional hubs and at the main sites in London and Leeds. A recent Board refresh and rapid change in the health sector make this a period of transformation and opportunity for HEE. The Chief Executive must be credible with senior audiences and capable of delivering effectively in a highly complex and ambiguous context where executive authority is dispersed across a number of partnership bodies. S/he holds the convening power across both education and health to initiate complex discussions and deliver a strategy that extends across many organisations such as universities, hospitals, royal colleges and standard setting bodies, including internationally where appropriate.

Candidates for this exciting role should be first class leaders, with a strong record of delivery and a commitment to partnership working. The ability to work across a complex landscape will be important, with the personal credibility and communications skills to be effective in dealing with ministers, the media, students and other stakeholders. A demonstrable commitment to learning and development is essential, and some knowledge of healthcare, the NHS and/or public service would be helpful. Above all, HEE needs to be inspired by a thoughtful new chief executive committed to building a talented and diverse workforce, who is able to paint a vision for the future, and galvanise the team to deliver this vision.

HEE has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please review the position specification via the link below.


Position Specification

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