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Thank you for your interest in becoming our new Executive Director for Impact on Urban Health.

Where we grow up, live and work hugely influences our health. ​And in urban areas, we see the best and worst health outcomes, often just roads away from each other.

This is a unique opportunity to lead a pioneering, place-focused organisation, ultimately to improve health equity through focussed, innovative work in urban areas.

Leading Impact on Urban Health, you will shape our work and the impact we can have. Our mission is to help urban areas become healthier places for everyone to live. We’re curious, we think big and we’re not afraid to take risks.

You would be responsible for leading a team that is building a portfolio of programmes that demonstrate the power of long-term approaches to complex health issues in urban environments. We focus our efforts on the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, one of the UK’s most vibrant, diverse and unequal areas. We work in partnership with residents, local and national government, and community and private sector partners to improve the health of local people.

By doing this, we aim to influence others in the UK and internationally to remove obstacles to good health, by making urban areas healthier places for everyone to live.

We are now five years into our work on urban health. We have a track record of impact locally and at scale, and have learnt a lot about what is needed to pursue even deeper health equity. Following a period of rapid growth and development, this is a great time to be leading Impact on Urban Health. We have the talent, resources and relationships to really make a difference. The opportunity now is to make our programmes more than the sum of their parts, and to establish a clear approach for continued success over the next five years and beyond.

Impact on Urban Health is part of Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation. Our collective mission is to invest in a healthier society. As a member of the Foundation’s Executive Team, you will help set strategy, shape culture, and lead the broader organisation in our work to build health equity.

We have no one template in mind for this role, but you would have first-rate leadership skills and experience of delivering real-world change. We work across many different sectors and with people from a range of backgrounds and very much believe in the value of different perspectives, diverse experiences, and transferable skills.

We are keen to attract candidates that reflect the full diversity of our boroughs.

Kieron Boyle
Chief Executive