Director of Commercial Services and Business Development
The NHS Confederation is a charity which provides the voice of NHS leadership. We bring together the healthcare systems in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to help improve the health of patients and the public. To achieve our charitable objectives, we have three core roles:
- To provide leadership across the healthcare system
- To represent our members with politicians and government officials, and with national bodies, and to work in partnership with a range of organisations involved in improving health and care
- To support our members, improve the care of patients. At all times we strive to work on behalf of our members both to address current challenges and to find sustainable solutions for the future
The Confederation group includes a number of networked organisations in England as well as offices in Wales and Northern Ireland that work individually and together to support members improve services for the benefit of patients and service users.
We are seeking an experienced individual to lead and develop our commercial functions. Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will contribute to the strategic and commercial success of the Confederation as both an Executive Director and as Managing Director of our wholly owned subsidiary. This will include leading the development and delivery of our biggest commercial activity – the annual Confed Conference (which attracts in excess of 2000 delegates), leadership and development of our Horizon Leeds conference centre and identification and delivery of new opportunities which will both capitalise on current activity; and effectively diversify our income streams.
As a charity which serves a publicly accountable membership base, a successful commercial strategy must effectively generate profit whilst furthering our charitable objectives, supporting our members and enhancing our reputation and reach. We are seeking an individual who brings a track record of providing robust, commercially focused leadership to teams responsible for delivering profitable commercial activity (including events and sponsorship portfolios). With an entrepreneurial approach balanced with an appreciation of the context within which we operate; you will bring a principled yet robust approach to contract negotiation and a focus on establishing strong, sustainable relationships internally and externally. Ultimately, this is a role for an individual able to effectively marry robust business acumen with a commitment to achieving wider strategic success.
For more information and to apply click on the button below and for a confidential discussion contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Serena Dobson on 07530627120, Melanie Sharer on 07785616548 or John Wilson on 07471037073