i&e interim

We provide talent for interim roles

We focus on understanding the challenges our clients face and how best to identify the right interim talent to fulfil their needs. Our approach is underpinned by identifying and selecting the best talent specific to each brief in order to deliver value to the healthcare system through the unique skillsets and experience they possess.

Operational Management

It takes a special kind of person to run an operational service in the NHS – through more than 20 years of networking in this space, our reach includes professionals from Service Manager right through to Chief Operating Officer, across all services as well as operational transformation, recovery and turnaround.

We Identify, design and deliver transformation and change projects for our clients. This approach enables our clients to reach the best talent in the marketplace in the most cost-effective manner. By engaging i&e Professionals on a project basis we can access networks that may not be accessible through traditional routes. We take ownership of the deliverables and deliver teams that are built for success. Our Projects are overseen and often led by Andrew Ridley our senior adviser and former NHSE Regional Director.


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Whilst the NHS is usually top of the Government’s agenda, resources remain scarce and in the aftermath of the Covid pandemic, managing finance accurately, effectively and efficiently is crucial. NHS Finance is a tightly networked field, we have spent many years building meaningful relationships in the NHS Finance world so we can quickly and effectively find the best people for our clients. We recruit to “business as usual” roles from band 7 level Finance Managers up to VSM level CFOs as well as project roles such as Capital Business Cases, Financial PMO, Financial Efficiency, Planning and Improvement.

Project Management

As NHS specialists we work hard to understand the pressures and challenges the NHS faces and support our clients in Transforming their service to meet these challenges. We recruit for PMO roles, Transformation, Turnaround, Project Managers, Project Mobilisation and Project Support.


Staying ahead of digital opportunities requires talented IT interims to maximise existing technologies and enable ongoing change. The Covid pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation agenda and we are working closely with a number of NHS organisations to source them the best qualified candidates to deliver these programmes of work. We recruit at CIO level and Project Managers, Analysts, Business Intelligence and digital transformation specialists.


The NHS People Plan is key to delivering the NHS agenda over the next few years – in partnership with our clients we can provide HR Advisors up to Workforce Director, including E-rostering, Medical Workforce, Resourcing and Workforce Transformation specialists.

Our latest opportunities

  • PMO Director NHS

    • Band 8D/9
    • Large, multi-site Acute Trust
    • Set-up of a PMO for genuine transformation


  • Finance Continuous Improvement Manager NHS

    • Band 7
    • £51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
    • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


  • Divisional Director of Finance NHS

    • Band 9
    • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Paddington, London
    • £107,637 - £122,695


Connect with us today

We are entirely focused on understanding the challenges our clients face and how best to identify the right interim talent to fulfil its needs.

Contact our Managing Director, Giles Farmer

  • I&e Professionals has placed a number of high-quality professionals with us over the last few years. Not only have the individuals been of high calibre, but they have also been an excellent fit in terms of our Trust’s values. The service we have received in terms of identifying candidates through to them commencing with us has been extremely responsive.

    Victoria Lauchlan, Director of Operations
  • Nicola and the team had a detailed oversight of several excellent candidates and were able to match exactly the right individual to the set of skills we were looking for. Throughout the campaign, Nicola was amenable to changes in the specification and delivered a fully personalised service, which led to a successful outcome.

    Tom Burton, Director of Finance, Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
  • I have worked with Rupert for a number of years, finding him to be efficient, reliable, and supportive. I value his knowledge, understanding, and expertise in the interim market. Rupert shows a genuine interest in my career, understands my experience and the roles I am interested in.

    Cal Deane, Head of Primary Care at Leicestershire CCGs