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Programme Director - Evelina Expansion

Competitive plus excellent benefits

UK / Greater London

Project & Cost Management, Building Surveying



Ben Duffill
020 3962 9900

Specialising solely in recruitment management consultancy at middle to senior and executive management level, Ben has successfully planned and executed recruitment campaigns across the higher education, scientific research, local and central government, NHS, public landmark attractions,


Job Description

REF: 15478
Posted: 01 June 2020
Closes: 31 July 2020

Guy’s & St Thomas' 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.

Evelina London Children’s Hospital, which opened in 2005, is located alongside St. Thomas’ Hospital in a purpose-built dedicated children’s facility. One of 11 major children’s hospitals nationally, it has grown rapidly to become the second largest provider of specialist children’s services in London. Evelina London operates as a distinct entity within the Trust, with devolved accountability and its own Board and Executive Team. It has a turnover in excess of £300m per annum, and over 3000 staff working across hospital and community settings.

Demand for Evelina London’s specialist children’s services has grown rapidly since its opening, as has the complexity and acuity of patients referred, in line with national trends. In 2012 the Trust embarked on a staged programme of strategic development to enable Evelina London to become a world-class fully comprehensive specialist children’s hospital at the hub of a network for South London and the South East England. The expansion of Evelina London Children’s Hospital (ELCH) and its services is one of the Trust’s major programmes of change, contributing to realising the Trust’s vision. We are now progressing into the second phase of the programme with a major capital development (estimated at c. £400m and to be delivered over the next 6 years) to expand our footprint outside of our current estate portfolio, and associated clinical, academic and workforce developments. This phase of development is also expected to enable the transfer and integration of children’s services from the Royal Brompton Hospital, subject to public consultation.

The Programme Director is responsible for leading and managing this ambitious programme that will deliver the required expansion of the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, on behalf of the Evelina London Director as Senior Responsible Officer (SRO), working closely with business change leads and the Evelina London Executive Team, the Trust’s Estates Development Team (Essentia), and other Trust corporate functions. Key aspects of the role include strategic programme leadership, business case development, programme governance and reporting, resource planning and stakeholder management to ensure that Evelina London’s vision and strategic objectives for the Expansion Programme are achieved.

We are seeking an individual with significant and proven experience in project and programme leadership roles across large-scale, complex programmes in a comparable context. You will have excellent programme oversight and governance skills, together with demonstrable knowledge and experience of business case development for major capital investment programmes in the healthcare, science or academic sectors. The role calls for an individual who is highly motivated, resilient and who has the exceptional interpersonal, communication and presentation skills required to work successfully with a multitude of internal and external stakeholders.

The role offers the opportunity to play a leading role in the development of world class healthcare facilities across one of the UK’s most prominent children’s hospitals, creating an environment that in turn will make a fantastic difference to so many. The Candidate Brief can be viewed and downloaded at

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

The closing date for applications is 28th June 2020. Interviews will take place at Evelina London on 30th July 2020.

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.

Evelina Programme Director