Director of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


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    23 August 2021

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    Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

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Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in south London as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic, respiratory and cardiovascular services.

We have over 22,000 staff working across 5 of the UK’s best known hospitals as well as providing services in the community, and we are part of King’s Health Partners, one of only eight academic health science centres in England. We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement, bringing together world class clinical services, teaching and research, and we also have one of the National Institute for Health Research’s biomedical research centres.

We serve some of the most diverse communities in Europe, and this is reflected in the diversity of our workforce. The disproportionate impact of Covid on underrepresented groups in our staff and local communities has further highlighted that there is so much more to be done around the EDI agenda. We know we have not always got things right, but we are committed to making a difference and ensuring that GSTT is an inclusive workplace which provides high quality care to our diverse communities.

Our new Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion will play a pivotal role in this, enabling the development and delivery of a new EDI strategy and accelerating the progress we have already made by introducing fresh impetus and best practice to our efforts. Part of the senior leadership team, the role will engage both across and outside the Trust, offering an opportunity to make a real impact for our staff and communities. We want to both promote and celebrate our diversity, and this post will ensure it is embedded at the heart of everything we do.

With a track record of driving lasting change in complex organisations, we are looking for someone with a deep understanding of EDI law and policy, with the ability to engage with a range of stakeholders at all levels. We are looking for someone capable of being a critical friend to the organisation, holding us to account across all aspects of diversity whilst delivering ambitious cultural change to ensure we are inclusive for all.

If you feel that this could be a good fit for you and that our values resonate with your own, we would love to hear from you. For more information click on the button below or contact Jim Canning on 07384 113 158/ for an initial informal discussion.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Monday 23rd August 2021

Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson via MS Teams
Tuesday 31st August 2021

Final panel
Friday 1st October 2021

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
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