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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: 15860
Posted: 23 February 2021
Closes: 21 March 2021

Do you thrive in large complex organisations?

Guy’s & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust is one the UK's busiest and most successful foundation trusts, with a long history of clinical excellence and high-quality care. Our Trust is made up of two of London's best known teaching hospitals – St Thomas' Hospital and Guy's Hospital – and London's two specialist heart and lung hospitals, Royal Brompton and Harefield. It also includes Evelina London Children's Hospital and both adult and children’s community services in Lambeth and Southwark. We are part of King's Health Partners, one of only eight academic health sciences centres in England.

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.

Do you have extensive experience of delivering capital projects and programmes such as the capital programme across the Guy’s and St Thomas’ estate?

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 of new-build, refurbishment, fit-out and infrastructure upgrade projects, with a cumulative capital programme expenditure in excess of £100m annually.

Do you enjoy leading and developing teams to deliver well thought through and successful projects?

We are seeking an individual with a proven track record in a senior-level, delivery-focused construction programme leadership role across a complex project portfolio. 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 leading construction programmes across live, operational, high-footfall urban environments would be particularly advantageous.

The role offers a unique opportunity to lead the delivery of 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 at

For a confidential briefing discussion please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ( / 07976125010) and Nick Coppard ( / 07896079495) of The Management Recruitment Group (MRG).

The closing date for applications is 21 March 2021. Interviews are scheduled to take place in mid-April 2021.