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We’re looking for our next Chief Executive Officer

11 December 2023

We are looking for a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the next phase of the Foundation’s development, after a period of rapid growth and expansion. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape our work and significantly deepen the impact we can have as a Foundation.

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Applications are now closed.

About us

At Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation, our mission is clear – to build the foundations of a healthier society. For over 500 years, we have been a constant in London’s ever-changing landscape, at the leading edge of health. As the custodian of one of the largest charitable endowments in the UK we can take a long-term view, while addressing the real and urgent health issues of today. As an independent foundation, we can invest, partner, engage and influence with our communities, partners and hospitals, to tackle health challenges from many angles and use our assets to transform lives.

About the role

As Chief Executive Officer, this person will lead our Executive Team and work closely with our Board, ensuring continued growth of impact and the delivery of our current and future strategic plans. They will provide strong leadership and guidance across the Foundation, nurturing a high performing executive and wider leadership team while ensuring an inclusive organisational culture that enables everyone to thrive in an environment that exudes our core values: enterprising, collaborative, delivery-minded and inclusive.

“I am delighted to announce the search for our permanent Chief Executive Officer to lead the Foundation through this next exciting phase of our long-term strategy and future progress. You will join us a at pivotal time for the Foundation, using your experience and knowledge to drive us forward, inspire us to be sector leading and improve our culture. You will ensure that we continue to deliver our organisational mission and vision with energy, compassion and accelerated impact.

This unique leadership role comes with huge opportunities to work with talented colleagues, committed community and business partners and one of the largest NHS Trust in England. Your reach and influence will directly support a diverse range of residents, workers, families and patients in South London and challenge systematic health inequity nationally and globally. Does this sound like it could be the role for you? Then we really want to hear from you. The board and I are truly committed to supporting your journey to success.”

Susanne Given, Chair of Board of Trustees

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of successful leadership in relevant, complex, multi-faceted organisations with demonstrable clear experience of developing and delivering ambitious strategies and plans. They will have strong team management and inclusive leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and develop teams. They will have strong relationship building skills, with the communication and influencing skills to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders at every level. They will be mission and impact-driven and strongly aligned to our values.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates.

Applications should be received by noon on 9th January 2024.

Apply by 9th January

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation on this appointment. For further information about the role, visit Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Apply by noon on 9th January 2024.

Cynthia Doudo

Any questions?

If you have any questions for our team, get in touch. Cynthia and her team are accountable for driving our People Strategy, establishing the vision and leading on all people operations and programmes.