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Deputy Chief Executive

Epilepsy Action
New Anstey House, Gateway Drive, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7XY (Mostly at home during lockdown)
£68,000 - £72,000 dependent on skills and experience
Closing date
30 Nov 2020
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Full Time: 34.5 hours a week

Salary: £68,000 - £72,000 dependent on skills and experience

Based: New Anstey House, Gateway Drive, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 7XY – (During current lockdown conditions the post holder will be expected to work mostly from home)

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, and visionary person for this exciting role with Epilepsy Action, the UK’s leading epilepsy charity.

You will be responsible for overseeing, managing, developing, integrating and co-ordinating all operational activity across the organisation in line with the charity’s current business strategy and charitable objectives.

You will ensure work is cost effective, timely, conforms to relevant standards and best practice and delivers agreed targets; ensuring that the charity’s services are provided effectively and efficiently and within the resources allocated; ensuring the optimum use of resources and the maximisation of income.

As a member of Epilepsy Action’s senior management team, you will advise departmental directors, other senior managers and departments on operational issues and provide strategic guidance.

You will significantly contribute to the consultation, planning and decision-making processes associated with the development and implementation of Epilepsy Action’s services, practices and policies more widely.

We will offer you great flexible working conditions, a range of employee benefits including a contributory pension plan and a commitment to develop your skills and provide necessary training.

For a full description of our requirements and information on how to apply please visit our website via the Apply button.

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: Monday 30 November at 10am

Interviews: w/c 7 December and w/c 14 December (to be performed remotely)

Job Ref: DCE1120

Epilepsy Action is a Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from disabled people.

We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in the person specification.  Please show how you meet the essential criteria in the supporting information section.


Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's estimated 456,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.

As well as campaigning to improve epilepsy services and raise awareness of the condition, we offer assistance to people in a number of ways including a national network of branches, accredited volunteers, regular regional conferences and freephone and email helplines.

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