Chief People Officer

The Health Foundation

The Health Foundation is an independent charitable foundation committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. Through giving grants to those working at the front line, to carrying out research and policy analysis, we shine a light on how to make successful change happen to improve health and health care for the UK population. Through sharing what we learn, collaborating with others and building people’s skills and knowledge, we aim to make a difference and contribute to a healthier population.


We are seeking a new Chief People Officer who will provide leadership, vision and strategic direction to support the COO, CEO and Leadership Team in the achievement of the Foundation’s priorities. They will drive organisational culture change, leadership and employee development, creating programmes that modernise and transform the way we work and build our organisational and leadership capability. With a focus on a high-performance culture through a highly developed, agile, engaged and inclusive workforce, they will also ensure that Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity are embedded throughout the People Plan and all people-related activities.

Ideally, you will be an outstanding leader with experience and sound judgement who shares our values and who can engage, inspire and influence at all levels. You will provide a clear and compelling vision for the importance of our culture and harness the ideas and talents of our committed people as we continue to grow our organisation. You will be systematic and engaging in your approach and delivery, able to build credibility quickly with a range of stakeholders across the organisation and be an active collaborative member of the team, with strong communication skills, innovative thinking, and a positive attitude and a commitment to continuous improvement.

If you believe you have the skills and attributes for this role, we would be very pleased to hear from you.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.