Chief People Officer - Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Chief People Officer

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust holds a special place in the heart of our community; it is a role that we take incredibly seriously. We have ambitious plans to continue our journey to transform our care and services for people in our borough and support our staff in the roles they fulfil.

We are a forerunner for how the NHS is changing. Our One Croydon Alliance is a trailblazer in integration. Our services work together across health, care and the voluntary sector so that we can provide the best possible, holistic care to one of London’s largest boroughs. We are working together to help people live and stay well, as well as providing expert care at times of illness.

The COVID-19 pandemic hit our community harder and faster than most. Like other NHS trusts, we have also seen extreme pressure for urgent and emergency care services, whilst continuing to maintain patient safety and maximise efficiency to tackle national elective care backlogs. None of this would be possible without supporting our staff. The results of the latest NHS Staff Survey revealed a challenging picture across the country, including here in Croydon. Caring for the wellbeing of our staff, including greater mental health support to help deal with the emotional pressures of the pandemic, has been at the very forefront of our priorities alongside our care for patients. After all, to give our very best for our patients, we have to give our very best for our workforce.

It is in this context of change and challenge that we have created the position of Chief People Officer on our Board. As part of the Executive Management Team, you will contribute to the development of the Trust’s strategic direction, help create the right culture for the organisation underpinned by our values, and develop and deliver strategies relating to workforce, OD and equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are seeking an established or aspirant director with deep experience of the full HR remit and a track record of driving organisational change in a values-based way. You will have experience of effectively engaging with colleagues at all levels in a complex organisation, whether that be in the public, charity or private sectors. Also, you will possess the ability to motivate and enthuse others, the authenticity to build credibility quickly, and the determination to achieve goals in times of adversity.

If you would like to have an initial conversation, please contact Matt Simpson at Hunter Healthcare: or 07739 649 791.

Please click here for the candidate information pack.


Date Event
22 February 2023 Closing Date
24 February 2023 Longlist meeting
3 March 2023 Shortlist meeting
13 March 2023 Stakeholder Panel
14 March 2023 Interview Panel