Guy’s & St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust

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Guy’s and St Thomas’ is one of the largest hospital and community services trusts in the country, with a staff of almost 15,300, a turnover of over £1.4 billion and 2.3 million patient contacts a year. The Trust comprises two of London’s oldest and best-known teaching hospitals and operates from a wide range of community estate based in the local community. The hospitals have a long history, dating back almost 900 years, and have been at the forefront of medical progress and innovation since they were founded. Both hospitals have built on these traditions and continue to have a reputation for excellence and innovation.


The whole organisation is embarking on an exciting period of change and this positive change has resulted in the search for a newly created Director of Finance position (along with the Associate Director of Finance – Capital Development) to support the upcoming challenges. There were also changes in the Senior Management Finance team which led to the Associate Director of Finance – Income & Contracting becoming vacant.
Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust was looking for a resourceful and confident Finance Leader to drive significant change, direct the delivery of finance systems and report and maintain an appropriate grip on financial planning in support of the wider organisational goals.


The outstanding reputation of the Trust allowed us to approach individuals across the country. We under took an incredibly targeted and proactive search, head hunting to ensure candidates of the highest quality were shortlisted whilst ensuring that the story of the position and its seat on the leadership team were portrayed in an accurate way.

“Adrian from Allen Lane supported the Trust in recruiting several senior positions, including our Director of Finance which proved highly successful. His network within the NHS provided us a broad and high-quality field of candidates. Adrian has a consultative, honest and genuine approach which worked well with my requirements. I would certainly recommend Adrian and Allen Lane for executive finance recruitment.”

Martin Shaw – Group CFO at Guy’s & St Thomas’


Building on our strong existing relationship with the Trust, Allen Lane successfully filled all roles and we look forward to our continued partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’s.

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