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Business Development Director - Flexible location with national travel

Job Reference: 922-700-18

NHS Professionals - Corporate Staff
Client Relations
Flexible location with national travel
Attractive Salary package

NHS Professionals Ltd

Business Development Director

Flexible location with national travel

Attractive Salary package

NHS Professionals Ltd (NHSP) is a limited company wholly owned by the Department of Health and is the leading provider of managed flexible worker services to the NHS. Established as a Special Health Authority (SpHA) on 1 April 2004, NHS Professionals was created to be a national branded managed service for temporary staff in the NHS.

In 2010 NHS Professionals was dissolved as a Special Health Authority and became NHS Professionals Ltd, a company wholly owned by the Secretary of State for Health in April 2010. NHSP does not receive central funding.

The service provided by NHS Professionals enables Trusts to plan their workforce requirements efficiently and cost-effectively. We give our clients accurate insight that helps them to measure, understand and control their demand for additional hours. This allows them to manage the natural fluctuations in their substantive workforce and react to atypical or unusual demand patterns.

Most importantly, we provide the right people, with the right skills, to fill those requirements safely. As part of the NHS, we share common values with the NHS Trusts that we serve, putting patient as our priority. We continue to grow our bank by recruiting experienced bank staff both locally and internationally and by investing in the development of valuable healthcare assistants new to the NHS. NHS Professionals manages temporary and flexible worker banks for NHS Trusts.

We take responsibility for recruitment, placement and payment of our clients’ bank and locum staff. Our aim is to help Trusts deliver their service improvement plans by deploying a cost-effective, reliable and safe flexible workforce that saves money for clients, while improving their bank productivity and performance.

We now have a fantastic new opportunity for a Business Development Director to join the organisation.

The Role:

  • To develop, cultivate and win new business for the range of workforce management services offered by NHS Professionals across the NHS in England.
  • Develop a new business strategy and propositions that are aligned with the developing ambitions of NHS Professionals.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with both current and new NHS clients which can be maintained and developed over long periods of time.
  • Responsible for the developing and growing existing and new business pipelines and to meet and where possible exceed new business targets.
  • Hold responsibility for the whole end to end procurement process directly managing the business development team and personally manage large bids.
  • Influence and bring together key members of the executive team to maximise the impact and reach of the organisation and ensure that the business development team is aligned with the organisations strategic direction.
  • Promote professionalism and represent NHS professionals, continually develop specialist knowledge and best practise in the provision of managed services to the NHS.
  • Work with existing and potential client trusts at all levels, including the board to provide cost effective and high value solutions and to create solutions to meet their flexible needs of the trust and workers.

The Candidate:

  • Alignment with NHS Professionals values with a strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty, inclusiveness and high standards of personal integrity.
  • Able to create and maintain long term relationships with new and existing clients and be seen as a trusted advisor and partner.
  • Intellectual flexibility to move easily between significant detail and the bigger picture and ability to ‘look around corners’.
  • The Business Development Director must demonstrate that they are able to interact with the Board and senior external excited as well as being politically astute, have the gravitas and influence to work in a complex environment.
  • A dynamic, articulate and passionate influencer with high levels of emotional intelligence. A credible individual with strong interpersonal skills, and an ambassador for the organisation who will be persistent in the support and delivery of high standards.
  • A sophisticated team player with strong intellect, a good strategic mind and able to be a problem solver. Demonstrable stamina and resilience to be a catalyst for change and demonstrate an aptitude for strategy and governance with the ability to motivate and enable a positive collaborative culture driven to deliver exceptional results.
  • A self-motivated, tenacious individual with genuine interest and understanding of the roles and relationships between NHS executives.
  • Must hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisor at Odgers Berndtson; Helen Childs 0207 529 1093.

The closing date for applications is: Friday 23rd February 2018.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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