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Director of Asset Management

Guy’s & St Thomas' is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country, with around 17,000 staff, an annual turnover of more than £1.6 billion, and over 2.6 million patient contacts a year. Our hospitals have a long and proud history, dating back almost 900 years, and have been at the forefront of medical progress and innovation since they were founded. We continue to build on these traditions and have a reputation for clinical, teaching and research excellence.

Essentia is part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and is the in-house team responsible for non-clinical healthcare services.  Essentia designs, builds and maintains healthcare infrastructure vital to the smooth running of healthcare services. This encompasses everything from construction projects and healthcare planning to waste management, housekeeping, transport and security. Essentia employs around 1,700 people, who provide essential facilities management support to clinical teams. It combines exceptionally high standards and public sector values with commercial focus, innovative thinking and modern technology to create the best possible patient experience.

The role of Director of Asset Management is key to achieving Essentia’s strategic ambitions and  an influential part of the Essentia senior leadership team, with specific remit for leading estate, property and space strategy development across the Trust’s large-scale, diverse and complex property portfolio. 

Reporting to the Director of Essentia, the Director of Asset Management is responsible for developing an integrated short, medium and long-term property and space strategy, ensuring the most beneficial approach is taken to owning and using the Trust’s property portfolio, to ensure it makes the optimum contribution to the objectives, ambitions and goals of the Trust.  The aim is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the estate, rationalising property where appropriate and optimising the use and value of the assets.

We are seeking an individual with a proven track record in a senior asset management leadership role with experience of initiating, developing and delivering estate and asset management strategies to support an organisation’s strategy.  You will have strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to lead and inspire team members and internal and external stakeholders whilst effectively managing resources across a complex portfolio of activities.  Experience of working across an estate portfolio with characteristics similar to those found across the GSTT portfolio would be advantageous.

The role offers the opportunity to lead estates strategy and portfolio consolidation across one of the UK’s largest healthcare portfolios, creating an environment that in turn will make a fantastic difference to so many.  The Candidate Brief can be viewed and downloaded at

For a confidential briefing discussion please contact our advisors Ben Duffill ( or Nick Coppard ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900.

  The closing date for applications is 13th April 2020. 

GSTT has an active commitment to equality and diversity, welcoming people of all backgrounds, nationalities and religions.  We are recognised as a healthcare leader by Stonewall and the Trust is a disability confident employer.

Director of Asset Management

MRG People
Central London, London, UK
£Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits

Published on 14 Apr 2020