BfN2022/80 Chief Executive Officer – closing date 10/04/2022

Vacancy Reference: BfN2022/80

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer

Salary: £55,555 per annum

Number of posts:

Type of contract: Permanent

Start date: 1st June 2022 but dependent on availability

Hours of work: 37.5 per week mainly worked during business hours with flexibility to attend Board and other meetings in the evenings and at weekends when required

Work location: Home with some travel throughout the UK as required

Responsible to: Chair of the Board of Trustees

Closing Date: 10th April 2022

Proposed Interview Date:
Interviews will be held by Zoom between 19th and 27th April 2022. Pre appointment to the role a face to face meeting would be arranged.  Successful applicants will be asked to prepare a short presentation for the initial interview – topic to be advised.

Job information:
We are recruiting for an exceptional candidate to become the CEO of the Breastfeeding Network (BfN).  In particular, we want to find someone who shares our vision of a society where all mothers, parents and families are able to make informed decisions about breastfeeding and to access help which is free and without commercial interests.  This is particularly important as the CEO holds responsibility, along with the Board, for the strategic direction of the organisation, both in terms of its business and charitable objectives, but also in relation to furthering the charity’s diversity and inclusion work and ensuring that BfN is a welcoming and respected organisation within which to work and volunteer.  In particular, we are looking for someone with the ability to continue to drive the charity to grow its footprint both increasing our peer support networks, training capacities and also keep the charity involved in policy discussion at the highest levels around the place of breastfeeding, and its support, within society.   The individual we are looking for will have proven experience of running an organisation, in whole or in part, with appropriate evidence of risk management and financial acumen. 

Other info: This role is subject to a basic disclosure check either DBS or PVG

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