Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Directors & CEOs

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    circa £65,000

  • Contact :

    Jenny Hills

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7321

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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  • Closing date:


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The Anaphylaxis Campaign is the only UK wide charity focused on supporting those at risk of severe allergies. We have been providing information and support to patients and their families for over 25 years.

Our ultimate aim is to create a safe environment for all people with allergies by working with and educating the food industry, schools, pre-schools, colleges, health professionals and other key audiences. Our focus is on medical facts, food labelling, risk reduction and allergen management.

We empower patients, carers and healthcare professionals through our AllergyWise online training. We have a UK-wide network of volunteer-led peer support groups for people whose lives are affected by the risk of an acute allergic reaction. Our aim is to help people with severe allergy to be more confidently in control of their lives. We actively campaign to raise awareness of anaphylaxis with the general public and with the relevant authorities for better allergy care and treatments.

Despite our small size (10 FTE staff, income of around 550,000), we are known for punching well above our weight in terms of reach and influence. We have a strong team, great support from our community, corporate and clinical stakeholders, and robust finances.

With our CEO Lynne Regent retiring after 13 years as our outstandingly successful leader, her successor will inherit a thriving organisation ready to take to the next level.

Key details:

Job title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Anaphylaxis Campaign
Salary: circa £65,000
Hours: Full time, with occasional weekend and evening work
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire

Amongst other criteria, the successful candidate will have:

  • Leadership experience gained at a senior level, ideally in the charity / not for profit sectors.
  • Track record of planning, agreeing and implementing strategy.
  • Experience of leading a number of successful strategic change programmes, including leading and developing teams and individuals through change.
  • Commercial acumen, with the ability to spot new business opportunities to take the charity forwards towards its longer-term vision and strategy.
  • Experience of working with boards and committees.

We encourage applicants who are from underrepresented groups with protected characteristics, as we value having a diverse pool of applicants to find the best candidate.

If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this role with details on how to apply, please send an expression of interest and (optional but appreciated) a CV or professional profile in confidence to our consultant, Jenny Hills at executive@harrishill.co.uk. For an informal and confidential conversation about this position, please contact Jenny at the above address with your number and suitable times to speak.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 19th July 2021.