Head of Legal, Healthcare & Hospital Sector

About the Organisation

This high profile hospital group is one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK. With a long heritage and a reputation for innovation and medical progress, the trust is also well-known for its excellence in patient care.

The Opportunity

The organisation now has a need to appoint a Head of Legal to provide dedicated legal support to  the commercial division of the hospital trust. The position will require a unique balance of bringing a commercial approach to the organisation as well as navigating the complexities of the NHS. With a team of three to manage, you will be responsible for ensuring the legal team offer the best possible legal support to the group, providing specialist commercial legal advice through the commercial division as well as to the wider trust. You will lead on matters relating to maximising commercial contracting activities, which will range from day-to-day activities to major commercial initiatives, as well as providing key strategic advice. The work will be varied and will incorporate NHS contracting, governance, data privacy, IP and procurement.

About You

The position will suit an individual with knowledge and experience of NHS contracting as well as experience managing a team. Experience in the healthcare sector and / or the NHS would be well-regarded. A commercial approach is key, as is the ability to navigate both highly sensitive situations and a highly complex system. High emotional intelligence and political awareness are also required. A genuine interest in ensuring the effectiveness of the healthcare sector is also essential. 

This is a rare opportunity to join a uniquely commercial division of an NHS trust at a senior level, with direct exposure and access to senior stakeholders, in a key role for the organisation with the opportunity to lead the legal function and be instrumental in ensuring efficiency within the NHS.

Please apply now or contact Maneesha Howard at Graff Search - maneesha@graffsearch.co.uk or 0203 026 2201. Any direct and third party applications will be forwarded to Graff Search.

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