We are looking for a creative, confident and self-motivated leader who can drive impact and income growth to help us to prevent breast cancer.
- LOCATION: Home-based – with frequent travel to London
- HOURS: 37.5 per week
- SALARY: £55,000- £58,500, depending on experience
- CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent
- CLOSING DATE: 9 am, Monday 8 April 2019
Breast Cancer UK's mission is to prevent breast cancer through scientific understanding, education, collaboration and policy change.
We are the only UK breast cancer charity focused entirely on the prevention of breast cancer by campaigning to reduce risk, using traditional and digital channels to extend reach. Today 1 in 7 women will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives but at least 1 in 4 breast cancers is thought to be preventable.
- We fund scientific research that will help to understand and address the preventable risk factors for breast cancer
- We educate and raise awareness of the preventable risk factors for breast cancer and provide practical information to help people reduce their risk
- We campaign for policy changes that promote the prevention of breast cancer
Our research focuses on environmental and chemical causes of breast cancer but our education and advice includes all preventable risk factors.
Breast Cancer UK has no head office and all staff are expected to be able to work from home. The staff complement is now 8 staff, with a senior management team of three directly reporting to the CEO. Our income has grown from £107,000 (31.3.2014) to £433,000 (31.3.2018) and we have ambitious plans set out in our strategic plan to expand still further.
This is an exciting opportunity for a proven leader to inspire and lead BCUK’s team to deliver our vision and strategy. The new Chief Executive will drive growth and improvement, building and developing effective relationships with all our stakeholders. Financial acumen is vital as you will have overall responsibility for finance.
As well as senior leadership experience, you will have outstanding communication skills and be able to represent us at the highest levels with members of parliament, government officials, leading academics and other NGOs. You will bring strong credibility and, whilst you may not have a background in research or experience of grant-making, you will need to have a passion for what we do.
You will be able to demonstrate experience and skills in:
- Providing inspirational and inclusive leadership, recognising the challenge of managing a remote team
- Strategic thinking, organisational and change management
- Budgeting and financial management
- Governance, managing performance and risk
- Stakeholder development
- Fundraising and campaigning using traditional and digital channels
- Communications and advocacy.
The successful candidate will be a dynamic and communicative leader, capable of winning trust. Further details are provided within the Job Description and Person Specification.
The team meets at least once a month in London and we hold trustee Board meetings in London on a quarterly basis. The post holder will therefore need to be accessible to London and also willing to travel to other parts of the UK on occasion. This may occasionally require overnight stays. The post holder will also be required to undertake evening and occasional weekend work for example when taking part in BCUK Board and committee meetings or attending external events.
Breast Cancer UK is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of background. Breast cancer affects all people and we welcome applications from all genders. Please help us monitor the effectiveness of our equal opportunities policy by completing our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. This will be separated from your application on receipt and any information gathered anonymised and used only for statistical purposes.
If you would like to apply for this position, please submit:
- A comprehensive CV, including names and contact details of two referees (who will only be contacted if you reach final interview stage). Please ensure you include your full name and contact details (including e mail address)
- A supporting statement setting out your motivation for applying for this role and how you meet the criteria set out in the Person Specification (no more than 3 sides of A4, 12 point font)
- Confirmation that you consent to the application process and retention of your personal data in line with our data policy set out in the Person Specification
- Completed equal opportunities monitoring form
Please submit your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrive by 9 am, Monday 8 April 2019. Please note our advert may close due to the volume of applicants so you are advised to apply as soon as possible.
Please let us know if you have any disability (as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) and/or if you require any special provision should you be called for an interview.
Closing dates for applications - 9 am Monday 8 April
Preliminary interviews (to be held in the evening via Zoom) - Tuesday 16 April or Thursday 25 April
Final panel interviews with presentation - (to be held during day in London) - Tuesday 30 April
If you have any queries about the application process then please send an email stating the nature of your query to email@example.com
Please note that other than responding to queries it is Breast Cancer UK’s policy not to communicate further with an applicant who is not shortlisted for interview.