Executive Director

Harris Hill
South East England
Closing date
17 Aug 2022
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Harris Hill is delighted to be working with a leading charity, which is pioneering world-class research to find a cure for taste and smell disorders, to recruit a new Executive Director.

It's a UK charity founded by Chrissi Kelly, inspired by her personal journey of recovery from smell loss. Chrissi suffered anosmia following a virus in 2012. Isolated by her experience and shocked by the lack of information and support, Chrissi sought out answers and is determined that no-one should suffer as she had.

Today, the charity is driving change to end smell disorders. It funds world-class research to find treatments and a cure and will share that information to provide the best support and trusted information to anyone affected by anosmia or smell disorders.

Supported by a distinguished advisory board, the organisation makes a point of only sharing strategies and information based on peer-reviewed scientific evidence.

The charity is seeking a new Executive Director to provide visible, inspiring and effective senior leadership and direction; enhancing the position of the charity as the representative voice of all those affected by smell and taste disorders and furthering its role as a leading force in care, support and patient involvement in research.

Key details:
Job title: Executive Director
Location: Home-based anywhere, but able to attend occasional meetings in south-east England/London
Salary: £45,000 (pro rata)
Hours: 22.5 to 35.5 hours per week (flexible, part time and job-share arrangements possible)
Contract: Permanent

The successful candidate will have the senior leadership skills to inspire, motivate and lead and an ability to understand and articulate the basic science of olfaction and olfactory disorders; experience of leading on fundraising and income generation; the interpersonal skills to engage with a wide range of external and internal stakeholders and an understanding of the work of the third sector and a commitment to working within a values-driven organisation.

If you would like to receive an Information Pack on how to apply, please send a CV in confidence to Nick Shanks at nick.shanks@harrishill.co.uk.


For an informal and confidential conversation about the position, please contact Nick at the above address with your contact details, and suitable times to chat.


Closing date for applications: Wednesday 17th August 2022


Harris Hill operates an equal opportunity policy and commit to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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