Chief Executive Officer
Salary up to £60,000 with part-time working options available
The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) was founded in 1925 and represents around 1,500 chiropractors, over 50% of those practicing in the UK, and has 98% of the profession’s voice in the media. With a turnover of over £800k, it is the largest and longest established association for chiropractors in the UK and Europe. The BCA’s key roles are in both representing the profession and providing service and support to members.
The BCA has undergone significant change, driven by the current group of Board Members over the last few years. Changes have been made to the staffing structure and working culture, moving from an office based to an agile home working environment, and with the outsourcing of back-office functions. This enables the focus to be on supporting existing members better, recruiting additional members, and enhancing the organisations lobbying power as the main voice of Chiropractors in the UK. Having updated the infrastructure, the BCA is well positioned to further raise the profile and influence of the profession in the coming years.
The Chief Executive leads a small staff team and manages the outsourcing relationships. Ensuring that the resources of the organisation are used effectively to support the President, Board, Director of Marketing & Communications and the Operations Manager in their roles delivering services to members and advancing the profile for the profession, is a critical part of the role. The CEO also oversees organisational governance and compliance.
The other major part of the CEO role is working with the BCA’s stakeholders. There are a broad range of stakeholders ranging from the Royal College of Chiropractors to the General Chiropractic Council, the industry’s regulator, the Department of Health and other chiropractic associations, where good relationships are critical. The CEO will play a key role in brokering, developing and maintaining these relationships, and acting as a point of continuity, as the elected Board Members will come and go over time.
We are looking for somebody with leadership experience in a membership organisation, who appreciates the nuances of the democratic structures and representation role of such an organisation. Experience of working in a small organisation and of effectively running a small team with outsourced services, will also be valuable, as is knowledge of the healthcare system and regulated professions.
As this role is home-based you will need to be a self-starter, able to effectively manage people and relationships remotely.
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If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role you can contact our advising consultant Grant Taylor at Peridot Partners on 07958 690184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date: Monday 4th Feb 2019