Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Circa £47000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Lymphoma Action are the UK's only charity dedicated to lymphoma, the fifth most common cancer. The charity provides information and support whilst driving improvements in the diagnosis, treatment and aftercare of lymphoma. They give advice and guidance, endorsed by medical experts, to help empower those affected to understand the complexities of lymphoma. From symptom awareness through to diagnosis, treatment and beyond, Lymphoma Action are there to help at every step, providing reassurance to those affected and supporting doctors and nurses to deliver the best possible treatment and care.

Role: Director of Services and External Affairs

Location: Flexible location (must be available for some travel to Aylesbury office) 

Salary: Circa £47,000 per annum

Contract type: Permanent

Date closing: 19/03/2021

This is an exciting time to join Lymphoma Action as they move towards their 35th anniversary this year. The charity is now looking for a Director of Services and External Affairs to lead their award-winning directorate, with a key focus on leading their service delivery team and influencing external stakeholders. You will lead the strategic development of Lymphoma Action's support services and volunteering function, ensuring this meets the needs of all those affected. You will also be an ambassador and voice of the people affected by lymphoma, representing their needs and leading on external affairs and policy work. As an integral part of the Senior Management Team, you will drive strategic direction and provide thought leadership on service delivery, development, innovation and inclusion. In addition, you will support the charity by managing changes brought on by COVID-19 and build on the digital development which was accelerated by the pandemic.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring and empowering leader, working collaboratively with others to help Lymphoma Action to achieve their ambitious goals. You will have experience of operating at strategic level in a similar support service/service delivery environment. You will also have experience of building high level external partnerships and influencing. Knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and impact measurement will be important, along with budgeting and business planning experience. Whilst expertise and experience are important, Lymphoma Action are also open to recruiting for potential in this role, and understand that there may be development areas that the Charity can support you with.

Prospectus are delighted to be partnering with Lymphoma Action to recruit for this vacancy. Please apply with your CV only in the first instance, in Microsoft Word format. Following your initial application, you may be contacted by Prospectus for an informal discussion, and may be asked to provide further information to assist with the recruitment process.   

Lymphoma Action offices are based in Aylesbury. When able to return to the office following the pandemic the successful candidate will need to be available for some travel to Aylesbury, but with home working flexibility

Please note, due to high volumes of interest in vacancies it may not be possible to answer all individual queries on positions prior to an application or registration. However, if you do have any specific questions not covered in the Candidate Pack please call Steven Fraser at Prospectus.

As a specialist Recruitment Practice we are committed to building inclusive and diverse organisations, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.      

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Posted on: 26 February 2021
Closed date: 19 March 2021
Job ref: HQ00178304
Tags: Senior Management, Operations