Executive Director

Employer
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Location
Flexible. Weekly attendance at our offices in Southend on Sea, Essex & London, plus some homeworking
Salary
£70,000 - £75,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Closing date
16 Aug 2021

Job Details

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). We are looking for an outstanding individual with proven leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to build on and develop the capabilities of our team of professional staff, and to work with and support our Council and Honorary Officers.

Job Title: Executive Director
Salary: £70,000-£75,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Contract/Hours: Permanent, Full time
Location: Flexible. Weekly attendance at our offices in Southend on Sea, Essex and London, plus some homeworking and UK wide travel.

The IMA exists to support the advancement of mathematical knowledge and its applications and to promote and enhance mathematical culture in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, for the public good.

It is the professional and learned society for qualified and practising mathematicians, with a membership of over 5,000, comprising of mathematicians from all sectors, as well as those with an interest in mathematics.

The role

The Executive Director guides the development and implementation of the Institute’s plans and policies.  They take overall responsibility for the effective running of the organisation, managing the professional staff and the efficient financial management of the Institute, while ensuring the delivery and enhancement of services to our membership.

The successful applicant will need substantial experience of working at senior management level, ideally in a membership organisation. You will have strong business acumen, leadership and management skills, with the capacity to develop a high performing professional staff. Your outstanding interpersonal and communication skills will support your ability to build and maintain a broad network of external contacts and relationships.

As a small organisation, this Executive Director role combines setting and overseeing the strategic direction of the Institute with hands-on activities including contract negotiation, leading the professional staff to deliver IMA’s conference/s, the publication of the Institute’s journals and Mathematics Today, and as the Institute’s lead for GDPR, ensuring compliance with data protection. Playing an active role in enhancing the Institute’s impact and profile by enthusiastically representing the IMA to members and stakeholders alike, is also a key part of the role.

If you have excellent communication skills and a proven track record of highly effective, strategic and inspiring leadership, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

All applications must be received no later than 10:00 on Monday 16 August 2021.
First interviews:
 during week commencing 13 September 2021, to be held virtually via video link
Second interviews: Monday 27 September 2021, most likely at IMA’s London office in Russell Square

TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:

If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button to be directed to our HR Partner's website where you can complete your application for this position.

The IMA is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

The IMA is not a licensed sponsor at this time. Any offer of employment will be made subject to valid right to work in the UK being provided.

No agencies please.

Company

The ECM is the professional and learned society for qualified and practising mathematicians, with a membership of around 5,000 comprising of mathematicians from all sectors, as well as those with an interest in mathematics.

The ECM group has been set up to engage, empower and mobilise Early Career Mathematicians (ECMs), and students of mathematics at university and provide them with support and an opportunity to network. Whilst it is expected that those defined as ECMs and students of mathematics at university will get the most out of this group’s events, everyone is welcome to attend events run by the group.

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