People with arthritis in Scotland face a challenging time post COVID. Versus Arthritis wants to make a difference across our health and research to make effective and lasting change. We are looking for a strong leader who will be a determined advocate for people with arthritis working closely with the Scottish Government, NHS Health Boards, making alliances and partnerships.
We have big ambitions, and all of our activities must work together to deliver these. In this way we will build recognition of the impact of arthritis. We will catalyse and galvanise communities across the UK who push back against arthritis. We will find discover, innovate, and enable new solutions, directly provide these and influence others to make big change happen. Critical to success is growing our income and creating a sustainable organisation equipped and able to deliver the support and solutions that people will look for.
About the role
You will be a key figure in the external landscape for Versus Arthritis, leading all external affairs and stakeholder management in Scotland, and acting as the main point of contact for current and potential partners in health and social care, public health and government.
Internally, you will provide strategic leadership, insight and intelligence to ensure a 4-nation approach to decision making at the highest level of the organisation; Board, CEO and Organisational Leadership Team. You will work collaboratively across all directorates to support effective planning to operationalise Versus Arthritis strategies across all four nations; including delivery, influence, research, funding and communications.
As the most senior member of staff based in Scotland you will also play an integral leadership role in developing and maintaining a sense of community, connection and nation identity for all staff and volunteers working in nation focused roles.
This role will ensure the needs, priorities and opportunities within each nation inform our organisational priorities.
You will demonstrate:
Benefits: Read more about the excellent benefits we offer
Travel: Frequent travel across Scotland/Some travel to London, Belfast, Cardiff and Chesterfield offices
For more information and to apply please visit our website
Closing date: Thursday 19th May 2022