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Chief Executive Officer

Romford, Greater London (Hybrid)
£66,000 - £74,000 per year
Job description

Are you interested in being the Chief Executive of an inclusive, ambitious and impactful health charity?  If so, we’re looking for a values-driven leader at LUPUS UK to help take us to the next stage of our development.

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease which is uncommon, complex and poorly understood. It affects the immune system and can cause lasting damage to the kidneys, skin, heart, lungs and/or brain. Lupus disproportionately affects women and people from Black African, Caribbean, and Asian ancestries. Around 50,000 people in the UK, and 5 million worldwide, are thought to have lupus (approximately 1 in 1000).

LUPUS UK is a registered charity formed in 1990, and we hold an ambition for a world where people with lupus can live full and active lives. We work hard to empower people by providing information about lupus and offering support, so their voices are heard and their condition diagnosed and managed effectively.


About the Role

The Chief Executive (CEO) is responsible for the overall performance, management, development and sustainability of the organisation. They lead the staff team and create a culture and environment where people can thrive. They also oversee strategic planning and are accountable for the delivery of organisational plans that advance our mission and vision.

The CEO supports and empowers the Trustee Board, ensuring they are provided with the tools and information to succeed. The post-holder manages key relationships with strategic partners and leads on policy and influencing work, enhancing the reputation and impact of the charity.


About the Person

We’re looking for a leader that is emotionally intelligent and ambitious to help us further grow the charity. You will lead on the development of a new strategy, so have to be able to see the big picture, influence effectively and quickly develop a good understanding of lupus and the environment we operate within.

We’re a small charity (£650k income and 10 staff), so we need a CEO who is able to bring vision and long- term planning whilst also getting stuck in when needed. We have a passionate and committed team, so we’d like our next CEO to continue to empower and develop the team to be able to bring their best work to LUPUS UK.

We offer an inclusive and welcoming work environment and a good overall benefits package. We’re a flexible employer and believe passionately in the wellbeing of our people. We’re also committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity of the world and community we’re based in.

We respect everyone's individual identity and celebrate difference, and encourage applications from all candidates irrespective of background.  We particularly welcome applicants from an ethnic minority and/or people living with a disability or chronic illness.


Key Dates

Closing Date: Tuesday 9th January at 12noon
First Stage Interviews (remote): Monday 15th January 2024
Final Interviews (in-person): Tuesday 23rd January 2024


How to Apply

Please click 'Apply’ to be redirected to our website, where you can download the Candidate Information Pack and Job Description and find details of how to apply.

For an informal conversation about the role and application process, please contact our recruitment partners, Atkinson HR. Their email address can be found in the Candidate Information Pack. 

More about LUPUS UK

LUPUS UK is the national registered charity for people affected by the autoimmune disease lupus. The charity provides high quality information ...

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Posted on: 10 December 2023
Closed date: 09 January 2024 at 23:30
Tags: Advice, Information, Campaigning, Communications, PR, Human Resources, Senior Management, Project Management, Volunteer Management, Operations

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