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Head of Workforce (Corporate Directorates)

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£91,317 to £104,122 per annum inc HCA
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Full Time
We are looking for individuals who share our ambition and vision, with the drive and commitment to delivering high quality and values-based services. This is an interesting and challenging post supporting a number of Executive Directors and their leadership teams, so you will need to possess a broad depth of knowledge and experience within human resources, a successful track record of working with senior stakeholder, with the resilience, ingenuity and interpersonal skills to take forward our people agenda. The post would very much suit someone who has a track record of delivery, who is engaging, approachable and customer-focused.

This is a fixed term post for up to 18 months

We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief or sexual orientation

Proposed interview date w/c 3rd June 2024

Main duties of the job

The Head of Workforce will work as part of the Corporate Directorates Senior Leadership Teams, and have dual accountability to the Deputy Chief People Officer enabling better coordination of support across the Trust from the People Directorate and identifying opportunities to improve our People services. The Head of Workforce will be a part of the People Directorate professional senior leadership team and will be the HR expert leading a small team of HRBP's to deliver the people agenda across several Directorates, working closely with the Communities of Experts in the central teams.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate significant, practical experience and extensive knowledge of people management, performance management and organisation development and change, Equality Diversity & Inclusion, workforce planning, budget management and evidence based decision making..

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best-known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high-quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

Organisational Values: Our values help us to define and develop our culture, what we do and how we do it. It is important that you understand and reflect these values throughout your employment with the Trust.

The post holder will:

o Put patients firsto Take pride in what they doo Respect otherso Strive to be the besto Act with integrity

Our values and behaviours framework describe what it means for every one of us in the Trust to put our values into action.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Head of Workforce post will provide HR advice and support to at least six Executive Directors across the Corporate Directorates. This role will play a pivotal part as a key member of the Corporate Executive Directors Senior Leadership Team. The purpose of this post is to strengthen the HR advice and support to Executive Directors in the Corporate Centre aligned to working with the People Directorates corporate teams.

Leading opportunities for improvement and change through thinking and acting differently in how we attract and harness the talent of our people, provide insight on the impacts of organisational change on posts, support on organisational development, workforce planning and wider HR services.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for a full list of role requirements and main responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Masters degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent
  • Chartered Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development / FCIPD or equivalent experience.

Previous experience


  • Significant experience of strategic and operational management at a senior HR level in a large complex organisation, including staff management, financial management and change management.
  • Subject matter expertise across several key areas relating to operational workforce management and leadership within acute healthcare environments.
  • Experience of project management in the design, development, implementation of change management and workforce planning



  • Ability to negotiate with and successfully influence key stakeholders with differing agendas in order to ensure projects are successfully delivered, and in particular where there may be significant barriers to acceptance hostile, antagonistic or highly emotive atmosphere.
  • Demonstrable evidence of taking decisions on difficult and contentious issues where there may be several courses of action.

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Great Dover Street

200 Great Dover Street



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