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Assistant Director - National Engagement Service

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Job title: Assistant Director – National Engagement Service (Midlands and East of England region)
Location: Home based with travel in the Midlands and East of England region and to London & Leeds
Role:  Permanent and Full time
Salary: Circa £65,000 (FTE)

Do you want to work at a national level in a supportive and friendly organisation that will offer you a great opportunity to connect with influential leaders, gain greater political insight and build on your own professional development every day!

About you

We are seeking a credible and experienced workforce leader who is highly effective in building purposeful relationships, working collaboratively and leading people.

You will use your skills and experience in advocacy, influencing and negotiation to represent employers’ views, underpinned by evidence and impact, to shape national policy and promote good practice.

This is a great opportunity to join a highly performing team at a time when the HR and OD profession continues to be central to the NHS recovery and long term ambitions.  Our networks are turning their attention to the future of work and the HR profession in 2030. 

You will lead input into the design and delivery of professional networks to support employers and seek insight to inform our work in critical areas such as –

  • Workforce supply
  • Employment practice
  • Improving staff experience

Experience of working in true partnership with trade unions is also required given are leading role in the national and regional social partnership forums.

To find out more about the role please refer to the recruitment pack on our website.

About us

The NHS Confederation is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for our staff. A place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of inclusive employment policies including family friendly policies and flexible working and we have range of channels to support staff from different backgrounds including our staff networks and a staff forum.

The NHS Confederation is committed to being a flexible employer. We understand the value and benefit to our employees being able to work flexibly to respond to changing circumstances and we want to ensure we do as much as possible to help support a work life balance and take care of employee health and wellbeing.

You will receive an excellent benefits package, including 30 days annual leave, pension scheme, flexible working, salary sacrifice schemes and travel season ticket loans. 

To Apply

Please read the recruitment pack and complete the application form found on our website. Please note we do not accept CVs. If you require the application form in another format please contact

Completed application forms should be emailed to

For an informal discussion about the post and the NHS Confederation before applying please contact Rebecca Smith Director of Engagement on 07966 0068993

Application deadline: 31 October 2021

Interview date: w/c 8 November 2021

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