With an energised Board full of strategic ambition and a team with a deep understanding of the community we support, we are seeking an inspiring, dynamic and visionary individual to join us as our new Executive Director to build on our success and take Trekstock to the next level.
Every day in the UK, 34 young adults are diagnosed with cancer and face its long-term effects. From this point, they enter a system that is not designed to support them.
Teenage and Young Adult services finish once a patient reaches their 25th birthday but mainstream cancer services cate r for an older demographic (50% of cancer diagnoses occur over the age of 70). They are often the youngest person on their ward by decades and the support they are offered does not reflect their unique needs. As a result, they feel isolated and unsupported, both by the mainstream services which are not age-appropriate and from the older patients they meet on the ward whose concerns are markedly different from their own.
Trekstock exists and is uniquely placed to provide a community to young adults in their 20s or 30s who have been diagnosed with cancer through informative events, expert advice and physical activity support, co-designed with them to keep them active during or beyond treatment, improve their physical and mental well-being and overall quality of life.
As our new Executive Director, you will have the confidence and the expertise to deliver on our vision where every young adult receiving a cancer diagnosis is given the tailored support they need. You will bring strategic leadership experience, a high level of organisational ability, self-motivation and self-discipline, a passion for extending our reach and in relation to business development and demonstrate experience of managing budgets, effective business planning and the ability to add value to what already exists and position us to achieve even greater success in the future.
Supported by the Founder who maintains responsibility for major relationships, special projects and communications, you will be responsible for our high performing department heads for programmes and fundraising, both of whom are used to operating in a relatively autonomous and collaborative way, HR, all facets of office management, finance and accounting (with external support from accountants and bookkeepers) and Board of Trustees liaison and reporting.
You will act as the lead Ambassador for the charity, raising its profile amongst supporters and stakeholders. Leading and empowering staff whilst fully embracing diversity and inclusion and instilling a culture of professionalism. As the face and voice of the charity, you will successfully build the future sustainability and viability of the charity, ensuring that it remains relevant to the needs of the young adults it serves.
Liaising with our committed Board of Trustees, you will develop the charity’s strategic vision, taking ownership and ultimate responsibility for the delivery of the strategy, all major decision making and reporting the implementation and monitoring of business plans and the achievement of the required financial and quality outcomes.
You will have substantial experience of working at the Executive or Senior Management level that requires an organisation-wide strategic perspective and a successful track record of leading, motivating and managing high-performing teams and achieving improvements in efficiency and effectiveness.
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