Executive Director

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  • Sector:

    Directors & CEOs

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  • Salary:

    £45k per year

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  • Contact phone:

    07766 538575

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  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Consultant:

    Nick Shanks

Harris Hill is delighted to be working with AbScent to recruit a new Executive Director.

AbScent is a UK charity founded by Chrissi Kelly, inspired by her personal journey of recovery from smell loss. Chrissi suffered anosmia following a virus in 2012. Isolated by her experience and shocked by the lack of information and support, Chrissi sought out answers and is determined that no-one should suffer as she had.

Today, AbScent is driving change to end smell disorders. The charity funds world-class research to find treatments and a cure and will share that information to provide the best support and trusted information to anyone affected by anosmia or smell disorders.

Supported by a distinguished advisory board, AbScent makes a point of only sharing strategies and information based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence.

AbScent is seeking a new Executive Director to provide visible, inspiring and effective senior leadership and direction; enhancing the position of the charity as the representative voice of all those affected by smell and taste disorders and furthering its role as a leading force in care, support and patient involvement in research.

Key details:
Job title: Executive Director
Location: Home-based anywhere, but able to attend occasional meetings in south-east England/London
Salary: £45,000 (pro rata)
Hours: 22.5 to 35.5 hours per week (flexible, part time and job-share arrangements possible)
Contract: Permanent

The successful candidate will have the senior leadership skills to inspire, motivate and lead and an ability to understand and articulate the basic science of olfaction and olfactory disorders; experience of leading on fundraising and income generation; the interpersonal skills to engage with a wide range of external and internal stakeholders and an understanding of the work of the third sector and a commitment to working within a values-driven organisation.

If you would like to receive an Information Pack on how to apply, please send a CV in confidence to Nick Shanks at nick.shanks@harrishill.co.uk.

For an informal and confidential conversation about the position, please contact Nick at the above address with your contact details, and suitable times to chat.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 17th August 2022

Both AbScent and Harris Hill operate an equal opportunity policy and commit to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.