London, Greater London
Holborn, Greater London
Whitechapel, Greater London
circa £80k per annum plus benefits and pension
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Would you like the opportunity to lead a new ground-breaking charity which is furthering medical research into one of the most neglected of common diseases?

The 'NewCo' is an independent charity formed through the merger of Bowel & Cancer Research and the Bowel Disease Research Foundation.  We believe that creating a single organisation provides the opportunity for real additional benefits; to be the leading specialist Bowel Research Charity in the country; to increase understanding while delivering direct and demonstrable improvements in the treatment of and survival rates for people with bowel disease; and to fund the best research and the best researchers in this field. Together the two charities have awarded grants totalling £9 million in the last 10 years and more than £3.5 million in the last five years towards research into bowel cancer and bowel disease. That positions the new organisation as the leading charity dedicated to funding research into both bowel cancer and bowel disease in the UK.

We are looking for a Chief Executive to join us at this exciting time in our development who can lead and inspire our new organisation as we continue to provide an invaluable service in an area where there is potential for significant advance.

The new CEO will be a senior leader of the highest calibre.  The successful applicant will provide strategic and operational leadership and be able to demonstrate outstanding management, communication skills and financial acumen.

Working with the Board of Trustees the Chief Executive will:

  • Provide strategic and operational leadership and management
  • Lead on the integration of BCR and BDRF to form the NewCo
  • Develop the organisation in accordance with its constitutional and statutory obligations, financial framework, code of conduct and best practice
  • Report regularly to the Board of Trustees on progress and any other matters relevant to the discharge of the Board’s responsibilities
  • Act as an ambassador for the organisation and develop relevant and effective strategic relationships

This role presents an exciting opportunity to work with an organisation at a key point in their development.  We are looking for a CEO who shares our ambition for the new charity to become the go-to organisation in this field.

 “By combining our individual strengths we are confident that we will be able to raise more money and fund more research aimed at ending the scourge of bowel cancer and chronic bowel disorders, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, for which there are currently no cures.” Asha Senapati, Chair of Bowel Disease Research Foundation

If you want to play a leading part in shaping the future of our services across the UK, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

This is a full-time role although we are happy to consider applications on a part-time basis (e.g. 0.8 days). Our offices are based in London.

Eastside Primetimers is supporting us in recruiting for this role. Please download the candidate information pack for further information. Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role requirements. If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Paul Venning on +44 (0) 77 71 99 71 24.

The closing date for applications is Saturday 28th December with initial interviews with Eastside Primetimers taking place in week commencing 6th January. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to interview with the Board.


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Refreshed on: 13 December 2019
Closed date: 28 December 2019
Tags: Policy/Research, Senior Management

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