Chief Executive Officer

British Society for Haematology
Up to £90,000 per annum depending on experience.

BSH is at the forefront of haematology, driving progress and excellence in the field through the professional development of our members, and providing them with high-quality education and resources at every stage of their careers. During my tenure, I have seen our organisation grow, our membership increase and our engagement with industry partners strengthen. The evidence-based guidelines we produce on diagnosis and treatment of haematological diseases, are recognised as world-leading. We are in sound financial health, and we have a dedicated and highly valued volunteer base to support us in making a real impact in all that we do.


We are now embarking on an exciting new chapter and seeking a new Chief Executive who will build on this legacy and continue to move the organisation forward with vision and creativity. We are working on a new and refreshed strategy, focussed on elevating our voice as an advocate, building new strategic partnerships and further enhancing our position and prominence in the healthcare sector. Developing and leading this new strategy will be central to the new Chief Executive’s role, to take the organisation on a new and positive journey, establishing a credible presence with a broader audience as well as inspiring and confidently leading the existing team.

This is a significant leadership appointment. We are keen to hear from influential senior leaders with extensive experience in complex organisations including membership bodies, research institutes and the non-profit sector. Although a clinical background is not necessary, you will demonstrate an awareness of the challenges and opportunities faced by the NHS, and the broader healthcare landscape for haematology professionals, as well as an understanding of how to deliver high quality member services and products.

A visible and innovative senior leader, you will be able to inspire and influence at all levels, with the vision, energy and presence to represent the full breadth of our work in the public arena. You will bring maturity of judgement, alliance-building capability and a track record of enhancing organisational credibility across a range of audiences. With commercial acumen, you will have a flexible and entrepreneurial approach to identify and explore new opportunities for the BSH including diversification of income. Finally, you will bring the strategic leadership skills to move the organisation to the next level and motivate our talented and committed team.

We are offering an opportunity to join BSH at a pivotal time for the organisation, to deliver our next phase of growth, not just in the UK but much further afield. If you believe you possess the skills and experience, we very much look forward to hearing from you.


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