Chief Executive

Chief Executive

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    Directors & CEOs

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    Ben Pountney

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    020 7820 7318

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    over 2 years ago

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Harris Hill is working in partnership with the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), the UK's drowning prevention charity, to find their next Chief Executive. The society was founded in 1891 by renowned international swimming champion William Henry, in response to the amount of lives lost to drowning each year.

They are currently undergoing a period of exciting transformation and innovation, looking at new income streams and opportunities whilst maintaining their position as the UK’s leading provider of Life Guarding qualifications. Like all businesses they need to keep pace with technology, social trends and legislation and finding the right Chief Executive is of paramount importance.

The new CEO will lead the organisation as it looks to cement their position in the market place, grow new business, as well as enhancing their profile and reputation in the hearts and minds of the public, Parliament and the media, for the lifesaving work they do.

Essential Criteria:

  • The ability to lead and motivate people, to advance employee engagement and develop a high-level team performance.
  • Substantial experience in a CEO and / or a broad Director-level role.
  • Evidence of strong strategic commercial acumen, specifically penetrating new opportunities and markets.
  • Experience of the development and successful delivery of corporate level strategic plans and ambitions.
  • A track record of outstanding stakeholder management in a complex operating environment.
  • Strong budget management with a track record of accountability for in excess of £2million/pa.
  • Experience of managing and influencing change in a complex environment.

The Royal Life Saving Society UK is ready to face 2019 and beyond, with some unique opportunities and stimulating challenges ahead. This is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed. Please download an information pack for this role, with full details of how to apply.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role please send your CV to ben.pountney@harrishill.co.uk or call Ben Pountney on 07444 475 489.