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Head of Strategy, Impact and Programmes

Northampton (Hybrid)
London, Greater London
£68000 per annum + plus benefits
Job description

Are you passionate about making a difference for people affected by MND? Do you thrive on leading strategies and measuring impact? If so, join us as Head of Strategy, Impact and Programmes at the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association. 

In this new and critical role you'll:

  • Lead organisational strategy development to deliver impact for those living with and affected by MND.
  • Measure the impact of our initiatives, ensuring evidence and insight guide our decisions.
  • Pioneer a portfolio management office to oversee strategic programmes and experts in project management.
  • Ensure the MND community are at the heart of everything we do.
  • Be at the forefront of strategic decision making, shaping the future of our organisation.

You'll be joining the team at the MND Association at a pivotal time, as we develop our new strategy to take us to the next level and deliver even greater impact for the MND community.

If you want to drive change and create lasting impact, apply now!

This role can be based from our Northampton OR London office.

Hybrid Working Expectations: 2 days per week minimum office attendance required.

(Flexibility to attend the office more regularly on occasion may be required to meet business needs.)

What are we looking for?

An accomplished leader with experience of organisational strategy development, planning, organising, managing and developing strategic and operational activities.

You will excel in engaging stakeholders, both internal and external, to drive the development of impactful strategies. Demonstrated success in leading the development of a cross organisational business strategic workplan, and managing programmes through substantial change is essential.

Your expertise in project management, supported by a recognised qualification, will ensure effective implementation using a variety of project management practices, tools, and methodologies.

In addition to your strategic experience, you must possess outstanding communication skills, enabling you to chair meetings, deliver presentations and network. You will also have a collaborative approach with the ability to work effectively in partnership with individuals, groups, organisations, and engage with other internal and external stakeholders.

Your experience of developing impact frameworks to identify and measure indicators of success against organisational strategies and the ability to present data in a clear and coherent style, will be crucial.

You will need to possess excellent decision-making skills and confident in making strategic and operational decisions.

For full role responsibilities please view the job description located within the Recruitment Pack.

Our Benefits

  • 28 days holiday, rising to 33 days after 5 years' service, plus Bank Holidays
  • Access to UK Healthcare which includes reimbursement for dental appointments, eyecare, Health & Wellbeing screening and therapies
  • Access to a 24/7 phone and video GP Service
  • Life assurance
  • Confidential counselling helplines
  • Salary sacrifice schemes to include:
  • Cycle to work
  • Buy and sell annual leave
  • BenefitHub which offers lifestyle discounts and offers on everyday shopping
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Opportunities for training and personal development
  • Hybrid working

How to apply

Please submit a CV and supporting statement. Your supporting statement should be no longer than one side of A4 and demonstrate how you meet the following areas of the role.

  • Senior managerial experience of planning, organising, managing and developing strategic and operational activities.
  • Outstanding communication skills, with the ability to chair meetings, deliver presentations and effectively engage with stakeholders at all levels.

Where experience is asked for, please give one example showing what you did and what it achieved. Where we require evidence of ability, please explain either how you would approach that particular competence or give an example to support your suitability.

About Us

Our vision is a world free from MND. Our mission is to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND. The Association also campaigns and raises awareness so the needs of people with MND, and everyone who cares for them, are recognised, and addressed by wider society.

We are committed to equality and value diversity. We are working hard to remove perceived and actual barriers to participation for people with and affected by MND, current and future staff, volunteers, and stakeholders.

We guarantee interviews for disabled applicants that meet the requirements of the role as part of our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme. Reasonable adjustments can be made as required.

Important Information

Adverts may be closed before the deadline once sufficient applications are received. To avoid disappointment, please apply early.

We request that recruitment agencies do not contact us in relation to this role.

Posted by
MND Association View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 02 May 2024
Closed date: 13 May 2024 at 10:33
Job ref: MND2076
Tags: Senior Management, Management, Project Management, Operations

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