Executive Recruitment

Chief Executive

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Royal Society for Public Health
Central London
Closing date:
6th December
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
10am Friday 6th December 2019
Long List
Friday 13th December 2019
Preliminary Interview
w/c Monday 16th December 2019 and w/c Monday 6th January 2020
Short Listing
Thursday 16th January 2020
Informal conversations
w/c Monday 20th January 2020
Final Panel
Wednesday 29th January 2020


London (with some home working available)

Frequent UK travel and some international travel

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is an independent charity dedicated to improving and protecting people’s health – both in the United Kingdom and around the world. As a broadly-based membership organisation, we have a wide range of activities from high profile campaigning and policy activity, through to education and training.

Our current Chief Executive, Shirley Cramer CBE, is leaving after seven highly successful years. Under her leadership, we have increased our public profile, reputation and membership significantly.

We are now seeking an ambitious, entrepreneurial forward-thinker who will challenge our way of seeing and doing things in order to take us to the next stage of our journey. Strong commercial acumen and project management skills are essential as we seek to develop and grow existing and new income streams, combined with strong financial management experience in order to ensure the organisation is robust and financially sustainable for the future.

With personal enthusiasm and passion, your resilient leadership will be paramount in managing a highly professional, tightknit and dedicated senior leadership team and workforce. With strong political acumen and influencing skills you will be adept at engaging effectively with our key stakeholders at the highest levels across government, private, public, voluntary, academic, and other professional bodies, and with the national and international media.

For an informal, confidential chat please speak to our advising consultants Rebecca O’Connor or Peter Guilder.

The closing date is 10am on Friday 6th December 2019.

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How To Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Peter Guilder
07545 441 127
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