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Essentia - Director of Capital Delivery


UK / Greater London

Real Estate, Asset & Property Management



Nick Coppard
020 3962 9900

Nick joined The Management Recruitment Group in 2015, initially supporting the Residential Development team before moving to a crucial delivery role for the business, manging the delivery of retained recruitment campaigns for the Education and Public Estates Practice. He began his


Job Description

REF: 15468
Posted: 14 May 2020
Closes: 29 May 2020

Director of Capital Delivery

Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits

Guy’s & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country, with around 17,000 staff, an annual turnover of more than £1.6 billion, and over 2.6 million patient contacts a year. Our hospitals have a long and proud history, dating back almost 900 years, and have been at the forefront of medical progress and innovation since they were founded. We continue to build on these traditions and have a reputation for clinical, teaching and research excellence.

Essentia, part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, is the in-house team responsible for non-clinical healthcare services. Essentia designs, builds and maintains healthcare infrastructure vital to the smooth running of healthcare services. This encompasses everything from construction projects and healthcare planning to waste management, housekeeping, transport and security. Essentia employs around 1,700 people, who provide essential facilities management support to clinical teams. It combines exceptionally high standards and public sector values with commercial focus, innovative thinking and modern technology to create the best possible patient experience.

As part of a transformation programme to support the realisation of Essentia’s strategic ambitions, we are seeking to appoint a Director of Capital Delivery. This role is key to achieving Essentia’s ambitions and an influential part of the Essentia senior leadership team, with specific remit for the delivery of the Trust’s ambitious and complex capital development programme.

Reporting to the Director of Design & Development, the post-holder will oversee the management of the capital delivery team, ensuring high performance and efficient delivery of projects, ensuring that development is forward thinking, has patient experience at its heart and is future proof and sustainable.

We are seeking an individual with a proven track record in a senior estate development leadership role, with experience of delivering estate development strategies and programmes to support an organisation’s strategy. You will have strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to lead and inspire team members and internal and external stakeholders whilst effectively managing resources across a complex portfolio of activities. Experience of working on a capital programme, projects and property types similar to those found across the GSTT portfolio would be advantageous.

The role offers the opportunity to develop and deliver world class healthcare facilities across one of the UK’s largest healthcare portfolios, creating an environment that in turn will make a fantastic difference to so many. The Candidate Brief can be viewed and downloaded through the Management Recruitment Group website

For a confidential briefing discussion please contact our advisor Ben Duffill ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900.

The closing date for applications is 28 May 2020. Interviews will be on 8 June 2020. Please visit the Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS website for further information about the recruitment process.

GSTT has an active commitment to equality and diversity, welcoming people of all backgrounds, nationalities and religions. We are recognised as a healthcare leader by Stonewall and the Trust is a disability confident employer.

Essentia Director of Capital Delivery