Location: Macmillan is a national organisation with a head office in London. The Chief Executive will need to be a visible presence across Macmillan and with its various stakeholders.
Macmillan Cancer Support (Macmillan) is one of the UK’s largest and most-loved charities. It is a household name that is held in great affection and admiration, both by those who have experienced its life-changing care, and those who support its mission. This role offers a unique and exciting opportunity to lead Macmillan employees, professionals and volunteers to have real impact on the lives of people living with cancer across the UK.
Delivering through three main routes – direct services, advocacy and partnerships – Macmillan works with heart, strength and ambition to do whatever it takes for people living with cancer. Against a backdrop of Covid-19, financial insecurity and gaping health inequalities, the care it provides is more critical than ever before, and Macmillan supported 2.4 million people in 2021 alone. There is great challenge and great opportunity in considering how Macmillan can maximise its impact by working in partnership to respond to the current healthcare crisis, adapt to changing healthcare needs and capitalise on some of the healthcare innovations on the horizon. Underpinning this, Macmillan delivers innovative and award-winning fundraising, brand and marketing which have enabled it to rapidly bounce back to pre-pandemic income levels.
Building on these strong financial foundations and a powerful brand, now is the time for Macmillan to be bold: taking risks and embracing opportunities that will enable it to provide the best possible support, for everyone.
We are seeking a new Chief Executive to provide ambitious, strategic and visionary leadership to Macmillan employees, professionals and volunteers. They will champion the organisation’s mission and values, working with the Board and Executive Team to ensure the right long-term strategy is in place, as well as the capability to execute at pace. In conjunction with the Chair and other colleagues, the Chief Executive will represent Macmillan externally – working with and influencing a range of stakeholders, including Government, the NHS, healthcare professionals, partners, industry, supporters and the public as a whole. They will ensure that everyone associated with, or connected to, Macmillan is respected and valued, and that the charity’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is prioritised and progressed.
The successful candidate will be an energising, empowering and aspirational leader with an unflinching focus on the mission: to do whatever it takes for people living with cancer. They will have substantial leadership experience and the ability to build bridges and influence beyond the boundaries of their organisation. Prior experience of healthcare and the third sector is not essential, but Macmillan’s Chief Executive will have the curiosity and learning agility to make a rapid impact.
Macmillan aims to be representative at all levels; ensure all colleagues and volunteers feel they belong; and that people with cancer from all backgrounds feel cancer services are accessible and inclusive. It will be a major asset if applicants bring lived experience of inequalities or exclusion. We welcome applications from all candidates, particularly disabled and/or minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in our organisation and the charity sector at leadership level.
Cancer affects the lives of so many of us; this is a valuable opportunity for someone with determination and energy to make a real difference.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th June 2022.
Macmillan has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please visit: www.rraresponses.com.
Advert Reference Number: 2204-048L
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