Chief Executive - Trade Association

Derby, Derbyshire, England
£60000 - £70000 per annum
27 Oct 2017
24 Nov 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This trade association is seeking an exceptional candidate to be their next Chief Executive.

The client is the professional trade association for the public health pest control industry. Its 750+ members protect the public and businesses from damage and contamination by pests, covering the whole supply chain from manufacturers and distributors of pest control products, servicing companies through to consultants and customers.

At an exciting time in its development, the client is seeking an exceptional senior association management professional to help shape, and then implement the next strategic planning cycle and to continue to develop the association's leading position in the marketplace.

The post will appeal to an effective leader with the credibility and communications skills to raise the profile of the organisation, motivate staff, volunteers and supporters and develop relationships through highly effective influencing skills. 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

The role of Chief Executive involves:
- Strong leadership of a team of 16 staff (office and field based)
- Financial oversight of the association's activities (c £1 turnover)
- Lobbying and political skills; increasing our influence in Westminster, Brussels and the devolved administrations and with regulators
- Liaison with other associations, our members and their customer base
- Company secretarial role to ensure sound governance
- Board and committee management
- Close working relationship with and support for the President

The role involves significant UK and some international travel. Regular visits to the head office in Derby are essential.

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