Chief Executive

Recruiter
Page Executive
Location
London
Salary
To be discussed upon successful application
Posted
04 Jan 2021
Closes
18 Jan 2021
Ref
MPFEJN1220201730632
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Executive Management
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English
  • Responsible for delivery of corporate goals, strategic & operational management
  • Reporting into the IBMS Council

About Our Client

The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) is the professional body for biomedical scientists in the United Kingdom. Its aim is to promote and develop the role of biomedical science within healthcare to deliver the best possible service for patient care and safety.
The IBMS has been established for more than 100 years and now represents over 19,000 members employed mainly in the National Health Service and private pathology laboratories, universities, the diagnostics industry and research. Other members work in related biomedical science fields and most live and work in the United Kingdom and Ireland although there are more than 1,000 overseas members.

Their recent strategy has been to provide a comprehensive suite of examinations and training portfolios to support the education and development of its members. The success of this strategy has been to establish the IBMS reputation as a professional standard setting body that works with the health departments of the four UK countries and with the Royal College of Pathologists. Journalists and politicians recognise the IBMS as an organisation with the ability to inform, educate and provide insight in to some of the most challenging issues within pathology and healthcare.

Job Description

The IBMS is seeking to appoint an exceptional new Chief Executive, directly responsible for the leadership of the organisation, the delivery of the corporate goals and the strategic and operational management of the IBMS and will report into the IBMS Council.

  • Mapping out and leading on the IBMS strategy for the future, acting as an ambassador for the IBMS and its members in order to strengthen its profile and influence government, related professional bodies and other statutory groups including the Department of Health, Royal College of Pathologists and Health and Care Professions Council, among others.
  • To work closely with the President and Council to identify and seize opportunities to increase membership numbers further as well as identifying further opportunities for growth and commercial development.

Some key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing leadership and management to the IBMS ensuring that it has an appropriate management structure and management systems in order to fulfil its strategic objectives and to carry out its work effectively and efficiently.
  • Taking responsibility for monitoring the financial performance of the IBMS reporting back to Council on performance against the strategic, business, operational and annual plans, and against the annual budget.
  • Ensure the IBMS functions within the legal framework defined by the terms of its charitable status.
  • Managing the effective deployment of resources, spotting opportunities for diversifying and creating new income streams.
  • Ensuring that there are appropriate and effective systems and a supporting culture in place, to meet all requirements of corporate governance.

A further, more detailed job description can be reviewed upon successful application.

The Successful Applicant

The Chief Executive must demonstrate a wide range of skills and attributes, including being an inspiring leader with stature and gravitas, who is both a strategic and operational manager with in depth knowledge and experience of the biomedical science professions. A first-class communicator, they will ideally have an understanding of the purpose and operation of a professional body and experience of representing an organisation at a high level. It is essential that the new CEO will be able to communicate knowledgeably on the issues affecting biomedical science, and pathology services in particular, which will be necessary to establish professional credibility and build effective working relations with a variety of government stakeholders as well as the biomedical scientist regulator (the Health and Care Professions Council) and other healthcare related professional bodies.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills/experience:

  • Substantial and successful track record of senior management experience in general management at a senior executive level in a complex, multi-stakeholder organisation.
  • Experience of working in a multi-professional healthcare environment with a demonstrable track record in successful strategic thinking and planning.
  • Strong commercial acumen, with the ability to identify and take advantage of opportunities for growth and development of new income streams.
  • Financially astute, with a strong track record of ensuring effective financial monitoring and management of organisational performance.
  • Demonstrable success in achieving organisational change with particular focus on improving the quality of service to members of an organisation.
  • Well networked and engaging individual, able to establish and develop fruitful working relationships with a variety of key stakeholders and external organisations.
  • An individual with integrity and resilience, with a commitment to and empathy for the vision, aims, ethos and values of the IBMS.

As this is a senior level position, applicants must be within a commutable distance to the IBMS offices in London

A comprehensive CV, with cover letter detailing relevant experience should be submitted in application.

What's on Offer

To be discussed upon successful application.

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

Ref Code: MPFEJN1220201730632Z

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