[Job] Asthma UK, Exec Director Research & Policy, ca.??60k, clos 25 Oct 2010 #scicomm jobs h/t @iCharmaine

Previously posted from Asthma UK
Policy & Information Officer, ??26.7-28.1k (short term), closed 21 Sep 2010

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Asthma UK
Executive Director, Research and Policy
Circa. ??60K per annum
London EC2 http://www.asthma.org.uk/jobs_at_asthma_uk/executive_director.html

Closing date for applications: 25 October 2010
Interviews will be held w/c: 08 November 2010

Asthma UK works for a world in which we have control over asthma today and freedom from asthma tomorrow. That means a world in which people with asthma get support and information to stay well and a world in which improved scientific understanding leads to new treatments. We are passionate about what we do, not only for people with asthma, but also for our staff. In return for your commitment we offer an excellent employment package, which includes generous financial benefits, excellent training and development opportunities, family friendly policies and flexible working practices to help you balance your life.

Significant steps forward have been made in our understanding of and treatments for asthma. Yet much more remains to be done for this complex, variable condition which still kills 250,000 people around the world each year. As Executive Director for Research and Policy, you will lead the directorate in an exciting new phase of its development to advance knowledge about asthma and secure policy and practice changes to improve the lives of the 5.4 million people in the UK who have asthma, especially those who are in greatest need.

As a member of our Executive Team, you will contribute to the charity???s overall strategy, priorities and working life. This will include making an active contribution to growing our capacity to make a difference for people with asthma and building on our reputation as a good employer.

You will have a scientific degree, preferably to postgraduate level along with??a good understanding of the research environment, current health policy and the political environment. A visionary, strategic thinker, you will have experience of leading and managing a range of work disciplines, teams, projects and responsibilities and will possess a proven track record of initiating and delivering change in the not for profit sector and of influencing and developing partnership working with a range of external stakeholders.

This role demands excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills, an external focus and the ability to balance the needs of diverse groups to meet organisational objectives.

For further information and to download an application form, please visit our website http://www.asthma.org.uk alternatively call the HR Dept on 020 7786 4947.

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