Health Innovation Network (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust), Chair

Body: Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: VSM
Time Requirements: 1 day/week

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    24/10/2021 at 00:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    18th or 19th November 2021

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

The Health Innovation Network (HIN) is one of 15 Academic Health Sciences Networks (AHSNs) across England, whose purpose is to accelerate the spread and adoption of innovation in health and care, to benefit patients, make services more efficient and encourage economic growth. As a membership organisation, we are part of a vibrant but complex system of innovation nationwide and across London, working in collaboration with strategic partners across south London to help the NHS and care system innovate and improve.

This includes health and care, academia, industry, third sector and patients, public and communities across south London. The HIN has a team of around 100 staff, based at London Bridge, and is hosted by Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and our particular focus is in areas including  long term conditions such as diabetes and cardio vascular disease, mental health and evaluation. We also host DigitalHealth.London which supports innovations in digital technology across all London.

The HIN is driven by our organisational values:

Brave, Kind, Open, Different and Together

Person Specification

We are seeking an inspirational Chair who will act as a lead to the HIN Board. The Chair must ensure that high standards of probity and governance prevail and that the HIN remains within the terms of its licence. They must actively promote the twin aims of improving patient outcomes and the delivery of wider economic benefit and will also be responsible for supporting engagement with industry and patient/public organisations.

Candidates are expected to have a successful track record at Board level. They will have an in-depth knowledge of AHSNs and the national innovation landscape, and executive experience in an AHSN, or other network organisation, working across sectors.  They will have strong interpersonal and influencing skills with an ability to operate effectively in a fast-moving and uncertain environment.

We are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and ensure we have a diverse panel for all our recruitment.


Additional Information

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a competency and values-based interview, conducted by a panel.

Shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity of an informal conversation with the HIN CEO, Rishi Das-Gupta.

How to Apply

Follow the link below to find out more and to apply online

HIN Chair Candidate Briefing Document

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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