Chief Executive

Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Competitive salary + benefits
08 Mar 2017
08 Apr 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Chief Executive

Yorkshire Cancer Research


Competitive salary + benefits

As the largest regional cancer charity in England, Yorkshire Cancer Research exists to help the people of Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer by funding world-class research into its causes, diagnosis and treatment. The people who work for Yorkshire Cancer Research help make this happen. 

Our vision is that every single person in every community in and around Yorkshire has the very best chance of living a long and healthy life with, without and beyond cancer. Over 500 people are diagnosed with cancer every week in Yorkshire, and people here are more likely to get cancer, and more likely to die from it, than most other counties in England. We work in partnership with researchers, scientists and clinicians, the NHS, Public Health bodies and other charities to make life-changing improvements to cancer outcomes in Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Cancer Research is entering a very exciting period in its development. Our goal is that by 2025 at least 2,000 fewer people in Yorkshire will die from cancer every year. In order to achieve this we have committed to investing £100m over the next 10 years to tackle the region’s biggest cancer problems. The charity has been connected with the people of Yorkshire for over 90 years during which time it has been fortunate to establish a robust financial base. As a consequence over the next 10 years we are in a unique position to make a real impact in helping more people in Yorkshire to avoid, survive and cope with cancer.

We are now looking for an exceptional chief executive to lead in the delivery and refinement of our strategic objective. With a proven track record of delivering results in a complex and sometimes challenging environment, you will be used to dealing with ambiguity and have the motivational and leadership skills to lead people through times of change. With a good understanding of operating in the public or charitable sectors you will bring a passion for delivering positive patient outcomes.

To find out more about this role and how to apply, please visit:

For an informal, confidential discussion about the role, please contact Gemma Heron on 0113 205 6105 or Juliet Brown on 0113 205 6089.

Closing date for applications Friday 7 th April 2017.