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Principal Consultant

Woodrow Mercer
Salary + Bonus
Closing date
26 Nov 2021

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Our client is a fast-growing, values-driven, and patient-focused management consultancy who work in true partnership with the NHS to deliver innovative, uniquely designed, and transformative operational and digital solutions.


A passionate, creative, and dynamic team who believe delivering quality and timely patient care is the key to a successful and efficient National Health Service, they are now looking for a Principal Consultant to join their mission of delivering bespoke and sustainable solutions and improving patient experience.


The company offer experienced and expert advisory services and programme management to the NHS in the fields of:

  • Elective Care Recovery & Management Consulting – Cancer, Diagnostics and Referral to treatment waiting list support.
  • Data Quality Transformation – specialising in understanding and improving data for clients.
  • Digital Transformation – supporting clients in transforming operational and manual processes into efficient automated digital processes.
  • The goal in any project delivered by our client is to build teams, systems, and processes that are sustainable and continue to deliver improvement into the future.


As a Principal Consultant, you will have a focus on.

  • Supporting clients to create and deliver successful elective care improvement projects and programmes based on industry best practice and personal expertise across multiple organisations.
  • Using clear and sustainable methodologies and frameworks, to successfully manage the delivery of client projects, in line with objectives and expectations, with patient safety at the forefront.
  • Using solutions-driven leadership, to make the firm more effective in its interventions through process design and delivering operational improvement initiatives.
  • Providing day-to-day management, advice, coaching, and guidance to the consultant team as required.
  • Generating ideas for business development to help the company continue to grow at pace.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead on the end-to-end delivery of client programmes consisting of multiple projects, ensuring client and programme deliverables are met.
  • Align the strategy with operations through the clear management of project teams.
  • Draft robust programme and project plans, to include key milestones/delivery points.
  • Design and deliver performance and operational improvement initiatives which have large-scale applications within the NHS.
  • Develop new and existing client relationships and secure new consulting projects.
  • Support the Managing Director with developing new ideas based on market and industry trends. Coach and inspire the team to embrace improvement methodologies, share knowledge, become outcome-based, and surpass challenging performance targets.


Experience, knowledge, and skills required to make a successful application.

  • Significant background in NHS elective care.
  • Proven experience of running multiple complex recovery programmes.
  • Experience of business development and long-term client relationship management.
  • In-depth understanding of NHS systems and the procurement process.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of elective care management and delivery.
  • Ability to diagnose problems based on expertise in field.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to dive into detail, provide commercial analyses, understand issues, identify insights, and develop actionable recommendations.
  • Advanced skills with business intelligence software, including an ability to build and interrogate data models.


As a growing organisation focused on delivering impactful change to patient pathways, our client believes the individuals they recruit are key to achieving this.


You will find an employer who wants to allow their team to have the autonomy, flexibility, and trust to use their expertise to be creative, innovative, and impactful – creating, co-creating, and leading genuine improvement and sustained change programmes alongside the NHS.


If you think you have what it takes to join them on this journey, please get in touch with our lead consultant Corey Currithers who is working on this exciting opportunity.


Woodrow Mercer Healthcare have made thousands of placements of skilled, dedicated and expert interim consultants into the NHS.

What makes us different is our commitment to transparent commercials, long term relationships and being the most knowledgeable recruitment team in the market.

Our Healthcare Recruitment Consultants are unmatched in our experience and track record in this market. 

Find Us
0121 720 3955
55 Colmore Row
United Kingdom
B3 2AA
United Kingdom
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