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NHS Improvement

A full time, permanent contract position. Location is flexible, with approximately 2-3 days in London each week.


NHS Improvement are looking for an exceptional leader to sit at the heart of its transformation programme. Someone who can support the NHS to deliver the Government's £3.9bn capital investment programme as well as achieve challenging targets for the generation of capital investment from its own resources. Leading a new team of Strategic Estates Planners (SEP) to create a service for the NHS that is seen as a centre of excellence and a vital enabler for the transformation of services.


The SEP service will help support local health service transformation while at the same time allowing the system to achieve core government efficiency and transformation, such as the Carter efficiency plans, capital receipts from surplus land disposal and new housing built on public sector land. As the SEP Director, you will develop this service further so it achieves these aims, including evaluating what is working well or needs refining in the SEP operating model. You will also raise the profile of estates alongside other enablers which support Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships to deliver clinical and operational transformation.   


The SEP Director will be accountable to as well as a member of the NHS Property Board, chaired by Lord O’Shaughnessy. This group provides strategic oversight, direction and governance of NHS estates work, bringing together the various key players in the system (Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), NHS England, NHS Improvement, Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Homes England, NHS Property Services and Community Health Partnerships) to develop and steer estates policy, and hold the system to account for delivery of key priorities.


To be considered for this key leadership post you will need to be a strategic and visionary thinker with excellent communication and strong problem solving, analytical and stakeholder management skills. To be successful you must need to demonstrate:


* Experience at Director level in strategic estates planning and delivery capacity in a complex public or private sector organisation.


* Understanding of NHS estates and the key challenges faced in transforming the NHS estate including acute, mental health, community and primary care.


* Experience in and understanding of working within public sector governance frameworks.


* Experience of planning and delivering estates strategies and projects using a range of delivery partners across the public and private sectors.


* Proven track record of leading a multi-faceted change and transformation programme.


In return, we offer a competitive salary, plus a generous defined benefit pension scheme, competitive annual leave offer and the option for genuine flexible working arrangements.


Closing date for applications is June 11, 2018.

Salary: £90,900 - £113,625
Closing Date: 12/06/18
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