£40,000 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Role: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Reports to: Board of Trustees, headquarters

Responsible for: support programmes development, fundraising & partnerships, advocacy activities, communications, personnel management, administrative tasks, reporting

Contract: permanent, full time

Location: home-based

Salary: up to £50,000 per annum (pro rata), depending on experience

Alivia Foundation was established in Poland in 2010 to support cancer patients and caregivers. We’ve quickly grown to be the number one cancer charity in the country. Alivia Foundation provides patients with important services, which allow them to fight the disease more effectively. We guide people suffering from cancer through the complex alleyways of the healthcare system. We demand better care and treatment. Our voice has had a significant impact on decision makers and public institutions. Alivia’s campaigns are award winning and include the prestigious Effie Award and Mixx Award. Our ambition is to support cancer patients professionally and effectively.

After 10 years of dynamic and successful development we are launching internationally and believe we can also make a difference in the UK.


About the role

You will be the first CEO of Alivia Foundation UK. During the first year of your work you will focus on starting first support programmes for cancer patients, building relations with partners and launching communication and fundraising activities (both corporate and individual).

As CEO, you will be the public face for Alivia Foundation UK activities and will become an active advocate for cancer patients. You will collaborate with the Alivia Foundation headquarters in Poland, which will share with you strategic plans, know-how, experience, tools and products. You will be responsible for financial and outcome related reporting (both to authorities and within organisation). You will manage the budget of the organisation and will be responsible for hiring new staff. You must be able to travel to London and to our office in Warsaw, Poland.

What we are looking for:


  • Senior management experience working within a charity (preferably healthcare related)
  • Income generation and fundraising
  • Public relations and influencing decision makers
  • Working in start-up and multi-stakeholder environments
  • Financial, risk, HR and performance management
  • Planning and financial forecasting
  • Experience of being a patient or caregiver

Understanding and knowledge

  • Good understanding of cancer patients’ problems and the challenges they face
  • Good knowledge related to the structure and functions of the UK healthcare system
  • Working knowledge of all relevant charity policy and legislation


  • Ability to work in a start-up environment
  • Ability to build organisational structures, design business processes and create procedures
  • Ability to deliver and manage support services intended for mass recipients
  • Self-reliance and hands-on skills - quick to identify problems and offer solutions
  • Analytical skills, financial acumen
  • Good communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to build positive relationships with patients, caregivers, partners, decision makers, vendors, employees
  • Personal credibility, resilience and presence

How to apply:

Please apply on Charityjob portal. Please note that we will reply to selected candidates only. We kindly request no contact from agencies.

If you apply, Alivia Foundation UK will collect and store your resume and contact details. We process this data for recruitment purposes only. We are storing this data securely in our IT system, and we will not share it with anyone else.

Data and privacy policy:

We would like to keep this data until our open role is filled. When that period is over, we will either delete your data or inform you that we will keep it in our database for future roles.

On our webpage you can find our privacy policy and data protection policy. In these policies, you will find information about our compliance with GDPR. You can find out how to send us a request to let you access your data that we have collected, request us to delete your data, correct any inaccuracies or restrict our processing of your data.

You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we handle your data with supervisory authority or you can contact our Data Protection Officer for more information or concerns.


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Posted on: 16 January 2020
Closed date: 15 February 2020
Tags: Senior Management, Advocacy