Executive Director of Engagement & Income Generation

MS Society

Over 130,000 of us in the UK have multiple sclerosis (MS). It’s unpredictable and different for everyone. It’s often painful and exhausting, and can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel. It can make it hard for us to work and do the things we enjoy. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The MS Society is a community of people living with MS – scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers. We understand what life’s like with MS, and we support each other through the highs, lows and everything in between. And we’re driving research into more – and better – treatments for everyone. Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.

The Role

As our new Executive Director of Engagement and Income Generation, you will be joining a charity that is moving at pace, at a time when engaging support to help us achieve maximum impact for those living with MS is more important than ever. A key member of our Executive Group of Directors, you will shape and lead our strategy to maximize income – fundraising and commercial – shaping and leading engagement strategies that will grow our supporter base and, in turn our income and opportunity to impact. As importantly, you will also contribute to our wider strategic direction, ensuring the Society as a whole, achieves its goals. 

We’re looking for an enterprising and experienced leader who has led multi-disciplinary marketing and fundraising teams, with hands-on experience of shaping strategy and delivering results. Whether your roots are in fundraising or marketing, you will bring ability to lead a broad and integrated team encompassing fundraising, commercial revenue generation and marketing/brand. A strong communicator with the ability to engage across a wide range of media and audience and motivate a talented team, you will bring a successful track record of operating in an organisation of comparable scope and scale, with the skills, experience and ambition to deliver a real step change in our income. 


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.