Over 130,000 of us in the UK have multiple sclerosis (MS). It’s unpredictable and different for everyone. It’s often painful and exhausting, and can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel. It can make it hard for us to work and do the things we enjoy. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
The MS Society is a community of people living with MS – scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers. We understand what life’s like with MS, and we support each other through the highs, lows and everything in between. And we’re driving research into more – and better – treatments for everyone. Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.
We’re in the midst of an exciting, transformational period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our new five-year strategy.
As our new Executive Director of Engagement and Income Generation, you will therefore be joining a charity that is moving at pace, at a time when engaging support to help us achieve maximum impact for those living with MS is more important than ever. A key member of our Executive Group of Directors, you will shape and lead our strategy to maximize income – fundraising and commercial – shaping and leading engagement strategies that will grow our supporter base and, in turn our income and opportunity to impact.
We’re looking for an enterprising and experienced leader who has led multi-disciplinary marketing and fundraising teams, with hands-on experience of shaping strategy and delivering results. Whether your roots are in fundraising or marketing, you will bring an ability to lead a broad and integrated team encompassing fundraising, commercial revenue generation and marketing/brand. A strong communicator with the ability to engage across a wide range of media and audiences and motivate a talented team, you will bring a successful track record of operating in an organisation of comparable scope and scale, with the skills, experience and ambition to deliver a real step change in our income.
Whatever your background, you will be deeply passionate about the health and rights of people living with MS, and be inspired to provide a powerful voice for change across the UK and internationally.
MS is a condition that doesn't discriminate and at the MS Society our commitment to our people is to provide equal opportunities for everyone employed here. We actively encourage applicants from underrepresented groups. If you need any adjustments made to the application process to accommodate your needs, please let us know.
This appointment is being handled by our advising consultants, Starfish Search. To find out more about the role please visit their website via the link below, where you can download a full copy of the candidate pack and apply.
Closing Date: Monday 30th November 2020