The Royal Marsden – Life Demands Excellence – Non-Executive Director (Chair of Audit & Finance Committee)



A specialist cancer hospital and the national Biomedical Research Centre for Cancer, the Royal Marsden’s mission is to make a national and global contribution to cancer research and treatment. Together with its principal research partner, the Institute for Cancer Research, the Marsden is one of the top five centres globally for the impact of their research on cancer. Working collaboratively with the NHS in South West London, North West London, across the capital, and nationally, the Marsden, which treats 59,000 patients every year, also founded and hosts RM Partners, the Cancer Alliance for West London, which is improving outcomes for patients across West London. 

Driven by the conviction that patients, entrusting their lives to the Marsden, deserve the very best, the Marsden is now working to ensure excellent cancer care through the pandemic to the widest possible population, to accelerate early diagnosis, and to develop new models of care, recognising that the pandemic’s impact has made the Marsden’s long-standing commitment to equality, inclusivity and diversity more important than ever. The Trust is also delivering a significant digital transformation programme which will improve yet further its ability to care for its patients, and to research and understand their cancers and the best possible treatments, while working as efficiently as possible.  

The Marsden’s Non-Executive Directors have a critical strategic leadership role across the full breadth of this extraordinary organisation’s work and future plans, including the unveiling of the new Oak Cancer Centre in Sutton in 2022. The Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee, in particular, leads the Committee in assuring the Trust’s strong financial governance, understanding its financial risks, and future proofing the Marsden’s on-going ability to invest for maximum impact against cancer, working closely with a strong CFO. 

This is an opportunity to contribute to cancer care and research at the highest level, in an organisation wholly committed to that challenge. At a time of huge challenge and possibility across healthcare, the Marsden’s high-performing board are looking for a financial leader to join them, to chair the Audit & Finance Committee and to bring the breadth of their professional and personal experience to the Trust’s strategy, leadership and performance. Whether an experienced board leader or stepping into their first non-executive role, the ideal candidate will be a qualified Accountant with a strong track record of financial leadership and an absolute commitment to the Marsden’s values – pioneering change, pursuing excellence, working collaboratively and showing kindness. 

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The MBS Group is acting as The Royal Marsden’s advisors on this appointment. To apply please send a covering letter and CV to royalmarsdenapplication@thembsgroup.co.uk by midday, 11 February 2022.