Association of British Neurologists (ABN)
Holborn, Greater London
£65,000 - £68,000 per year (depending on experience)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are seeking a committed and empathetic Executive Director who will ensure that the organisation provides modern and effective services that reflect the needs and interests of its members, and that it furthers the advancement of clinical and academic neurology.

Job Title: Executive Director
Salary: £65-68k per annum (depending on experience)
Contract: Permanent
Hours of work: Full time, 35 hours per week
Location: London, WC1N 3JZ
Start date: October 2021

About us

The Association of British Neurologists (ABN) is the professional voice of neurologists in the UK with over 1600 members (March 2021). The ABN is also a body of international standing in the field of neurology. A registered charity, our charitable objectives are encapsulated in our mission statement 'to promote the delivery of the best care for people with neurological conditions, by providing and supporting excellent research and education and championing equitable and excellent standards of care.’

The role

The Executive Director is responsible to the Council for the leadership and overall strategic direction of the organisation, which is determined by the Trustees. They take overall responsibility for ensuring that the organisation promotes and embeds the vision and values of the ABN and fulfils the aims and terms of its Articles of Association and Rules.

Reporting to the ABN President and Hon. Secretary, the successful candidate will have responsibility for the overall management and administration of the organisation and the leadership and professional development of all staff, for building and sustaining relationships with key national and international stakeholders; this includes managing relationships with the ABN’s consultant, trainee, junior and retired members. This will be delivered through the development and implementation of the ABN’s five-year strategy and annual plans.

As the team is small, you will be expected to take both a strategic and leadership approach, balanced with a hands-on and operational approach, as required. As such, we are seeking a motivated, self-starter who is able to work to deadlines and on their own initiative.

Who we are looking for

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with demonstrable experience in developing operational or project plans and their effective delivery with proven strategic planning skills.

To be successful in this role you will need substantial senior management experience demonstrating a track-record of inspiring operational and strategic leadership and have the ability to build meaningful and influential relationships with key stakeholders. Ideally your experience will be in a membership or comparable organisation. You will be able to work well under pressure and be committed to equal opportunities and value diversity.

This role requires financial, operational and strategic input, so we are seeking someone with high levels of financial acumen, business planning, budget setting and operational resource management. Previous successful line management is essential. You will also have sound knowledge of legislation and regulations that apply to charities. Fundraising or income generating experience is advantageous.

Closing date: 11th May 2021
1st Interviews: 4th June 2021
2nd Interviews: w/c 21st June 2021

Please note that the interview dates have been specifically chosen according to the availability of the panel.


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The Association of British Neurologists is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Registered charity number: 1077893

No agencies please

Posted on: 20 April 2021
Closed date: 11 May 2021
Job ref: 157463_HRAB
Tags: Senior Management, Business Development