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Chief Executive

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Circa £80,000 + Pension
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 929820
  • Sector: Not For Profit
This vacancy has now expired.

Job description Date posted: 02/05/2017

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Information Pack  

Closing date for completed applications is 9am, Tuesday 30th May 2017.

Alcohol Research UK is a national charity dedicated to fostering research into the causes, prevention and treatment of alcohol-related harm and translating evidence into improved policy and practice. Its vision is a reduction in levels of alcohol-related harm by ensuring that policy and practice can always be developed on the basis of reliable, research-based, evidence. It was formed in 2011 as a successor to the Alcohol Education and Research Council, which was itself founded in 1982.

Alcohol Research UK provides grants to people working at the cutting-edge of research into alcohol-related harm in order to build a high-quality evidence base. The findings of such research can then be translated to inform policy and practice. Since 1982, the charity has awarded £24 million to well over 900 projects, with research awards made to universities, other research bodies and PhD students. They also provide core-funding to other charities that undertake work which is closely aligned with the objectives of Alcohol Research.

On 1 April this year Alcohol Research UK took over the assets, undertakings and staff of Alcohol Concern. This has combined the complementary strengths of the two charities in one organisation - the evidence and scientific credibility of Alcohol Research UK alongside Alcohol Concern’s high public profile and track-record of influencing policy and practice. This is an incredibly powerful combination and the potential of the merged charity to become the major player in the alcohol-harm reduction field is now considerable. It will be the job of the Chief Executive to realise it.

The Chief Executive will provide dynamic and transformative leadership to the newly reconfigured Alcohol Research UK, inspiring, motivating and empowering its staff, trustees and volunteers. You will be experienced in developing and implementing effective organisational strategies, as well as communicating messages effectively within a complex policy environment. You will have a strong track record in generating and maximising income streams, as well as an entrepreneurial approach to spotting and capitalising on new business opportunities. Further, you will possess exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, which will enable you to work together with staff and trustees to enhance further the activities, reach and influence of Alcohol Research UK.

For more information about this exciting opportunity and details of how to apply, please download the Candidate Information Pack from the purple box above.

The closing date for applications is 9am, Tuesday 30th May 2017.