Chief Executive

  • Location: Flexible
  • Salary: £Six Figure Package
  • Ref: GE-2006-7397
  • 2020-07-24T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield
  • Permanent

Be the voice of a highly creative, entrepreneurial industry and lead its successful association.

The opportunity
Our client is the pre-eminent trade association representing a highly creative and entrepreneurial industry. The sector it represents generates a turnover of nearly £8bn per year and employs more than a quarter of a million people. Leading a team the role of Chief Executive will be to deliver the strategic goals agreed with the Board and is responsible for growing the association’s membership, developing its vision, mission, and implementing the exciting new plans. 

Main responsibilities include:

  • Elevate the association’s profile across the industry and external stakeholders including the Government, the media, and the public.
  • Devise and lead campaigns on key issues, acting as a spokesperson as needed and promoting key messages to influential audiences.
  • Lead, manage, motivate, and develop the association’s dedicated team to deliver operational excellence and a best in class member experience.
  • Research best business practices relating to a broad spectrum of service and retail industry sectors, briefing the Board on potential shifts in legislation, employment and working practices that may affect members.
  • Ensure the association’s finances are well-managed, generating sufficient financial resources to support membership programmes and activities while creating adequate reserves.

Key skills and experience required:

  • Proven experience as a CEO or other managerial leadership position.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills with the ability to engage effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including acting as a media spokesperson.
  • Experience in people management, good team player, capable of fostering an inclusive, positive, and collaborative culture within the team.
  • Member focused and passionate about delivering high standards.
  • Accomplished organisational and planning capability.

How to apply:
Please use the ‘Apply for this Role’ button. For more information please contact Gavin Ellwood or Georgia MacKay.

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