Chief Executive

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

London based office, with national travel and the opportunity for flexible working

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    London based office, with national travel and the opportunity for flexible working

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  • Expiry date

    10 November 2020

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    Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Ref: GSe68014

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has never had a more important role to play in protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of the public. Our members are on the front line of mitigating the current pandemic, whilst also delivering business as usual, keeping the public safe from hazards other than coronavirus. CIEH represents the Environmental Health profession, delivering qualifications, training and other services to just over 7000 members and has a critical policy and influencing role with local and central government, industry and the media.

This is an exciting time to join the Institute as it enters the next critical stage in its development, having recently completed a significant programme of transformation to restructure the organisation, put in place key efficiency initiatives and embed a culture of customer excellence and high performance. 

The new Chief Executive will work with the Chair and Trustee Board to lead on the further development and implementation of the Institute’s strategic objectives and business plans, drive continued growth and innovation of its income streams, as well as servicing the needs of its membership. Ensuring that strong operational business plans and financial controls are in place to support and deliver this as well as maintaining and continuing to promote CIEH’s voice and influence locally, regionally and nationally will be a critical area of focus.   

For this role we are seeking an individual with an in-depth working knowledge of environmental health or who can bring professional expertise from another related scientific or technical discipline. An inspiring leader, with outstanding communication skills, you will drive a culture of collaboration, continuous improvement and engagement and will embody the purpose and values of the CIEH. Whether you are a serving Chief Executive, or this is a career step, you will have a demonstrable track record operating and influencing at executive board level in a complex organisation, together with experience of delivering sustainable growth, business performance and sound governance. You will be committed to CIEH’s purpose and vision and will play a critical ambassadorial role in promoting its impact and influence, working effectively with our many varied stakeholders.

Politically astute, you will be a visible and motivating leader, exercising diplomacy and sensitivity when required yet willing to challenge the status quo when needed. Your integrity, standing and judgement will inspire confidence in the CIEH and its work, enabling it to hold the respect of a demanding and rapidly changing sector.

For more information on this role and to apply, click on the button below. For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Katrina Paget, Simon Wing or Matt Malone on 0113 205 6063.

Closing date5pm Friday 30 October 2020
Long listingw/c 9th November
Preliminary interviewsw/c 16th November
Short listingw/c 23rd November
Final panelw/c 7th December
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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Contact details
Matt Malone: 0113 205 6063