Chief Executive

Myeloma UK
Anywhere in the UK with presence in Edinburgh and London
Circa £90,000
Myeloma UK is the only cancer charity in the UK that focuses exclusively on the incurable blood cancer, myeloma, and its related conditions. With a turnover of £5m per annum and a dedicated staff team of 66, we are committed to improving the lives of patients and their families, as well as delivering patient-centred input into every stage of the myeloma journey. Our comprehensive portfolio of work has enabled us to make a dramatic impact on the lives of the 24,000 myeloma patients in the UK who place their trust in us.
The Role

Myeloma remains an incurable and highly individual cancer and Myeloma UK is committed to achieving further high calibre change for our community. With a clear proposition and refreshed strategy in place, the charity comes out of the pandemic with a strong understanding of where we need to address unmet patient need, and a positive financial outlook. We are now looking for a truly inspirational and visionary Chief Executive to join our team and become the next driving force in the achievement of our mission.

While a background in another medical or health research charity is not strictly essential for the role, it is likely that you have already worked at Director (or equivalent) or CEO level in an associated field. We’re looking for someone with a collaborative and influential style and sharp business acumen. With outstanding communication and influencing skills and an open and inclusive leadership style, you will quickly build trust and loyalty with the team, Board, and an increasingly broad range of stakeholders, from Government to pharmaceutical firms and funders. 

We are offering an unrivalled opportunity to join an exceptional and expert team. Help us make the next transformative strides forward in our ambition to make myeloma history.

Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.
How to apply

to make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • your CV (no more than three sides)
  • a short supporting statement (maximum two sides) that sets out why you are interested in joining Myeloma UK as our next CEO
  • we would be grateful if you would also tell us your current salary details and any dates when you are not available to attend interview.

Closing date
Monday 14th February 2022

Longlist confirmed
Mid-February 2022

First stage discussions
Late February 2022

Agreement of the shortlist
Early March 2022

Candidate assessments and informal ‘meet and greet’ with Chair Panel interviews
Mid-March 2022

Panel interviews
Late March 2022

Preferred candidates to meet with Chair and ELT members
Late March 2022

Final discussion with Chair if needed
By end March latest.

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