Chief Executive

London and home-based

Drinkaware is an independent charity working to enhance public health and understanding about alcohol consumption. We are here to help people make better choices about drinking and in turn reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. We engage and work directly with both the alcohol industry and public sector bodies to tackle alcohol-related harms. We are passionate in our belief that working together we can help make the home and workplace healthier, safer and more productive. As we emerge from COVID new data is starting to show changes in consumption patterns; we are also seeing increased political focus on social inclusion, ‘levelling up’ and standards of public behaviour. These topics are intertwined with alcohol, creating an imperative for Drinkaware to think afresh about how we support citizens and employers as they make informed and responsible drinking decisions. Our ability to work in partnership with public agencies and business will be critical if we are to reach a wider audience and target specific interventions on those at greater risk of harm.

The Role

To ensure we continue building our visibility and influence, we are seeking a capable Chief Executive. You will help us think creatively about Drinkaware’s future influence and impact and lead the organisation through an era of innovation and development, with primary responsibility for external affairs, commercial sustainability, performance and organisational culture. You will be instigating brand new alliances and partnerships while also spearheading our influencing activities in Whitehall, Westminster, and with government counterparts in the devolved administrations of the UK. 

With a ready-made reputation as an inspiring and contemporary leader, you will bring presence, dexterity and imagination to the role. You already recognise the leading player we are within our field and share our desire to strengthen our influence in a changing world. You will instinctively know how to turn Drinkaware into an agile, disruptive force for good. 


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.