Chief Executive

£70000 - £75000 per annum
24 Nov 2017
21 Dec 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Exciting opportunity to lead a major trade association representing and supporting the road marking industry

The Executive Committee of the association seek an exceptional candidate to be their next Chief Executive.

This is the trade association for the road marking industry, promoting its members' role as a key component of a safe and effective highways network. At an important stage in the development of the association, the new Chief Executive will lead the representation of members' interests to key stakeholders inside and outside the highways sector. The Chief Executive will develop strategies for the development of the association and the strengthening of services to members.

Key responsibilities are:

- Sound leadership and direction to the association and strategic and operational responsibility for its management, finances and administration, within accountability frameworks to be agreed with the Executive Committee
- Develop an open and trusted relationship with member firms to ensure the association's growth and delivery plans reflect their needs and are fully aligned to them
- Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with the Executive Committee, ensuring full, open and regular communication of important and relevant matters and challenges
- Lead the staff team to continue to develop their skills, understanding of members' needs and deliver services effectively
- Protect the reputation of the association by positively promoting its image with multiple stakeholders, leveraging opportunities where possible to support strategic aims
- Influence national and local government policy and lobby on behalf of association members through the development and maintenance of effective relationships with all relevant stakeholders to achieve strategic objectives
- Company secretarial role to ensure sound governance and the protection of the association and its members from risk

The successful candidate will be:

An effective and credible leader with the skills to develop organisations through leadership, engagement and a sound understanding of value delivery. The Chief Executive will have the credibility and communications skills to develop robust and lasting relationships at a high level and the leadership strengths to motivate and engage the staff team to harness and deliver opportunities for the association.

The ideal candidate will have proven strategic leadership skills gained in an organisation of comparable size and complexity, ideally in the not-for-profit sector, along with the commercial experience and acumen to maximise this organisation's potential.

A negotiable package will be agreed, including an incentive scheme. Location is flexible, though the office is in the East Midlands