30 days holiday
Occupational health
Flexi time

Assistant Directors (2 roles)

Salary circa £69,715 FTE
Location Home based with occasional travel in your region and Leeds/London offices
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Assistant Directors – National Engagement Service 

  • 1 post in the North Region
  • 1 post in the Midlands and East of England Region

The National Engagement Service has two exciting opportunities to join us as Assistant Directors of Engagement.

These roles provide the opportunity to work at national level in a supportive and friendly organisation that offers you a great opportunity to connect with influential leaders, gain greater political insight and build on your own professional development every day.

These roles would utilise, HR, OD and engagement skills in a role that works closely with senior workforce leaders and Trade Union professionals

About you

We are seeking x2 credible and experienced workforce/OD leaders who are highly effective in building purposeful relationships, working collaboratively and leading people.

The Assistant Directors will

  • use their 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.
  • lead input into the design and delivery of professional networks to support employers
  • seek insight to inform our work in critical areas such as workforce supply, employment practice and improving staff experience.

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 success and long term ambitions of the NHS. 

A commitment and experience of working in true partnership with trade unions is also required given our leading role in  regional social partnership forums.

To apply

To find out more about the role please refer to the recruitment pack found at the bottom of this page.

Please click apply to apply for the role.

For an informal discussion about the post and the NHS Confederation before applying please contact our Director of Engagement, Hazel Wyton on her email Hazel.Wyton@nhsemployers.org

You may also contact our Assistant Director for the London Region, Gayna Deakin or Liz Gambrell, Assistant Director for Special Projects:



Application deadline: 1st February 2023

Interview date: 15th/16th  February 2023


The NHS Confederation is the membership organisation that brings together, supports and speaks for the whole healthcare system in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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 and our agile working principles are designed to empower our people to work with optimal flexibility and minimal constraints to 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 (plus bank holidays), pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice schemes and travel season ticket loans.

Employee assistant (counselling)

Cycle to work scheme

Mindful employer plus

Occupational health

30 days holiday

Flexi time

Season ticket loan

Eye tests/ flu jabs

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