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Director of Partnerships and Programmes

Job Reference: 196-SMT920

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
KHP Partnerships and Programmes
Guy's Hospital, London
£108,000 - £110,000 per annum inclusive

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

Director of Partnerships and Programmes

Very Senior Manager (VSM) £112k per annum inclusive

Fixed Term contract or secondment: 2 years (For fixed term contracts the successful candidate will be employed by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. King’s Health Partners is hosted by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust).

We are looking for an outstanding individual to join us as Director of Partnerships and Programmes on the King’s Health Partners Executive team.

The role will be responsible for leading the programme delivery function for King’s Health Partners and driving the key strategic themes for the KHP five year plan 2020-2025 - delivering better health for all through high impact innovation.

The development of our local, regional, national and international partnerships will be critically important to enabling our impact both locally and globally, and the post holder will lead on the development of innovative funding arrangements, including partnerships with industry, third sectors and other international bodies.

This will include developing relationships with Integrated Care Systems, other clinical-academic and university partnerships, national bodies and government agencies, as well as commercial partners

Candidates should have demonstrable skills in engaging and managing robust relationships and communications with key internal and external stakeholders and strategic partners.

This is a complex leadership and influencing role, and the successful candidate will bring extensive experience of managing complex healthcare programmes, the ability to negotiate and influence at a senior level, and have experience of working in an academic environment and developing and implementing strategies, commercial strategies and business cases.

King’s Health Partners: is an Academic Health Sciences Centre where world-class research, education and clinical practice are brought together for the benefit of patients. The collective weight of the partners has been applied to this challenge; comprising a leading university, King’s College London, two large NHS acute Foundation Trusts, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital, and South London and Maudsley which offers the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK. Together we represent a £3.8 billion partnership, with 43,000 staff and 31,000 students and 4.3 million patient contacts annually. Our mission is delivered across 22 Clinical Academic Groups and five Institutes and Networks. For further information, please visit the Kings Health Partners website

Closing Date: 20th September 2020 (Midnight)

Assessment Stakeholder Panel: 1st October 2020 (to be confirmed)

Interview Date: 9th October 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJill LockettJob titleManaging DirectorEmail contact information

For informal enquiries, please contact Jill Lockett, Managing Director King's Health Partners, via in the first instance or her Business Support and Office Manager, Helen Whyte via

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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