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Deputy Chief People Officer

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£105,327 to £120,385 a year pa pro-rata incl HCAS (outer)
Closing date
5 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you a visionary leader with a passion for people? We're searching for a Deputy Chief People Officer to join our high-performing, integrated team across Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Trust and provide strategic leadership and operational management to the People function. We're dedicated to delivering outstanding patient care, and putting our people are at the heart of everything we do. Working closely with the Chief People Officer, you'll drive our People Strategy forward and be integral to building a strong, inclusive culture where everyone can thrive and be at their best.

Main duties of the job

A strong communicator and influencer, you'll collaborate closely with senior leaders to further develop and implement our People Strategy. You will be prepared to constructively challenge the status quo, understand that our staff really are our greatest asset and actively seek to deliver a proactive, professional and high-quality People service. With a strong focus on equality, diversity and inclusion and on driving continuous improvement and innovation in people practice, you'll get to influence positive change from all aspects of the employee journey, from recruitment to retention and across the South West London Integrated Care System (ICS).

Highly motivated and organised, you will be an inspirational leader in the people team, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement, ensuring alignment with organisational goals. You will also have responsibility for the SWL Recruitment Hub, where you'll balance the needs of our Trust, with those of our three partner trusts in this innovative APC initiative, aimed at revolutionising recruitment in our region.

About us

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Pharmacy Department provides a high quality, professional pharmacy service and has an excellent reputation within the Trust. Both the Pharmacy Department and the Trust have a long-standing reputation for being a friendly and rewarding place to work.

The Trust has defined its culture as one that is patient centred which puts safety first and where all staff take responsibility, are valued and value each other. To support this, our four values are that we are all:

Caring- we design and deliver care around each individual patient's needs and wantsSafe- we make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern (safety comes first)Responsible- all staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation

Value each other- we all value each other's contribution

Inspiring- we always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients

Our training, policies, procedures, and practices are all intended to support behaviours in line with our values and all staff are expected to uphold these by 'Living Our Values Everyday'.

If you're ready to be part of something extraordinary and shape the future of patient care, we want to hear from you! Read the attached job description and person spec for more details and get in contact if you'd like an informal discussion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

**Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document, which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification**

  • Master's degree, MCIPD qualification or equivalent qualification in HR or comparable experience.
  • Extensive experience in HR leadership, covering a range of HR functions.
  • Proven track record of leading complex organisational change initiatives.
  • Commitment to promoting openness, inclusiveness, and professional standards.
  • Resilient with the ability to work under pressure and deliver results.
  • Aligned with our Trust values and a role model for our culture.

Person Specification



  • Educated to a Masters degree or equivalent post-graduate qualification or equivalent level of experience


  • FCIPD Formal project/programme management qualification



  • Demonstrable track record of HR leadership and management covering a range of people functions
  • Experience of operating at or near Board level, either as a Deputy or Associate/Assistant Director



  • Highly developed leadership, negotiation and influencing skills, with the ability to motivate, challenge and engage individuals and teams
  • Able to maintain strong operational delivery and execution focus across competing priorities

Employer details

Employer name

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Thames House

180 High Street


TW11 8HY

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