Employee Health & Wellbeing – Head of Strategy & Partnerships, Open to flexibility

Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
07 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type

Employee Health & Wellbeing – Head of Strategy & Partnerships, Open to flexibility

Why GSK?

We are one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies with a commitment to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

Our Department Employee Health & Wellbeing (EHW) was created in 2017 by Emma Walmsley through the realignment of resources from the EHS&S function and the Center of Excellence of Health and Wellbeing.

Following review, a role focusing on bringing leading edge thinking to inform strategy and the development and nurturing of external strategic partnerships is required to help deliver against the aspirations of being a Modern Employer and delivering upper quartile health and wellbeing for employees across our organisation.

At GSK we value diversity and treat all candidates equally. We aim to create an inclusive workplace where all employees feel engaged, supportive of one another, and know their work makes an important contribution.

What are the key role responsibilities?

  • You will bring external insights, benchmarking and learning from experts and other organisations
  • You will drive development of GSK EHW strategy with Leadership Team and others
  • You will lead development of focus areas eg mental wellbeing, Energy & Resilience programmes including Mindfulness, travel health, attendance management
  • You will foster incubation of ideas and design of innovate approaches for pilot
  • You will identify, develop and nurture internal and external strategic partnerships across the globe
  • You will lead evolution of EHW standards for GSK
  • You will lead establishment of consistent global capability requirements for health professionals
  • You will devise and oversee content and quality of EHW programmes and services

How do I apply?

Closing date for applications (midnight): Weds 18th April 2018

What is the location of the role?

This role has the flexibility to be based at any of our UK / EU GSK sites, please state your preference when applying.

When applying for this role, please ensure you use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application to clearly describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter will be used to assess your application.

If requiring an adjustment for a disability, once selected for interview you may contact ukdiversity.recruitment@gsk.com

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

Basic qualifications:

What Qualifications do I need to apply?

You will be hold a Masters or Phd in Public Health, or be a medical doctor. Other relevant degrees will be considered.

What skills & experience do I need?

You will have a good understanding of the research and theory behind employee health and wellbeing strategies and practical implementation

You will lead the work globally engaging with a range of subject matter experts and will need to be seen as credible.

You will have a demonstrated experience of bringing leading edge thinking and insights. You will be expert at cultivating networks

You will be apt at applying subject matter expertise to develop and deliver strategy. You will be used to managing geographically dispersed peers to reach consensus

You will have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate, influence and work well with others in a culturally diverse matrixed organisation

You will have a high level of initiative with demonstrated ability to swiftly and accurately analyse situations across multiple culture with prior experience working in a dynamic corporate environment is preferred.

You will have the ability to deal with ambiguity, making sense of different approaches to achieve the same output.

Experience of working within a complex matrixed organisation will be very beneficial in this role.

Preferred qualifications:

  • As Above

Why GSK?:

GSK are a science-led global healthcare company - with three world-leading businesses - that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

Contact information:

You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button.

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