Breast Cancer Now
London with hybrid working.
£160,000 per annum

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the world. Over 55,000 people are diagnosed every year in the UK alone. Each one will face challenging treatment regimes. Gruelling side-affects. Uncertainty, anxiety and fear. If we don’t do something, we won’t be able to make sure that everyone diagnosed with breast cancer will live. We’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen. At Breast Cancer Now, we’re united by an ambitious goal. We believe that by 2050, everyone diagnosed with breast cancer will live – and be supported to live well. With our single focus on breast cancer, we’re a national charity and the place to turn to for anything and everything to do with the disease. From our world-class researchers who are developing kinder treatments and finding new ways to detect and diagnose the disease to our life-changing support services, dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of people affected by breast cancer, to our tireless campaigning team, fighting for the best possible treatment and services for people with breast cancer.


This is a crucial time for us as we look for a talented Chief Executive; someone who is bold and ambitious, shares our passion to make a difference and will bring inspiring leadership to extend significantly our profile, reach and impact. We are excited about appointing an enterprising and strategic leader who will collaborate with others as an advocate for change, galvanise our fabulous team to innovate and raise the funds we need to make our ambition a reality. 

We are open to leaders from a variety of sectors. A background working in charities or another non-profit organisation, not necessarily a medical charity, would of course be valuable, but we’d also be interested if you are from a commercial organisation or another setting and can demonstrate a genuine interest in our mission and in holding those we support at the heart of our approach. Whatever your background, you will be an exceptional communicator and an inclusive leader who can evidence success in leading growth and change. You will have energy and sound business acumen, an understanding of charity governance and an appreciation of fundraising/income generation and managing complex stakeholder relationships. Our new CEO should be able to win hearts and minds and demonstrate insight and new ways to realise our full potential. 

If our vision has inspired and engaged you, you are motivated to make a difference and, crucially, you have what we’re looking for – we’d love to hear from you.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.