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PERSON SPECIFICATION – Chief Executive Officer 


 Essential Desirable Evidence 
Qualifications Educated to degree level or equivalent   Application  
  Higher degree/ Prof qual’n  Application  
Experience At least 5 years experience working in the charitable sector in the field of smell and taste loss   Application/interview  
 Identified and delivered strategic opportunities    Application/interview  
 Delivering effective change management to achieve goals     Application/interview  
 Building and leading staff teams to high achievement    Application/interview  
 Success in identifying partners and developing sustainable and positive relationships to achieve strategic goals    Application/interview  
 Led projects working across research, health and commercial sectors to achieve shared goals with demonstrable outcomes    Application/interview  
 Has embedded principles of safeguarding, diversity and inclusiveness in an organisation    Application/interview  
 Significant experience at working in a senior leadership role    Application/interview  
 Experience at working in a complex environment at a senior level    Application/interview  
 Experience at working at board level in the charity sector    Application/interview  
 Experience at developing policies and ensuring they are adhered to    Application/interview  
Skills Excellent leadership and presentation skills   Application/Interview  
 Able to develop strategy and operational plans, reporting at Board level    Application/interview  
 Able to manage high levels of uncertainty and risk in pursuing strategic goals    Application/interview  
 Excellent interpersonal skills to influence ‘stakeholders’ including volunteers, scientists, clinicians, businesspeople and trusts/donors    Application/interview  
 High level negotiation skills    Application/interview  
 Financial management skills    Application/interview  
 Excellent written, verbal and IT skills    Application/interview  
Knowledge Practical knowledge re application of business planning methods in charities   Application/Interview  
 Good understanding and adherence to good governance practices    Application/interview  
 Knowledge of effective marketing and communications techniques    Application/interview  
 Good knowledge of political opportunities to develop research, care and support for people with smell/taste disorders    Application/interview  
 Understand at first hand, or able to learn about, the diagnostic journey with smell and taste loss and its impact     Application/interview  
 Significant knowledge and understanding of impact of sensory loss     Application/interview  
 Experience of communicating and presenting this to external audiences and the media    Application/interview  
Interpersonal Self-confident and reliable with integrity   Interview  
 Skilled ambassador and role model    Interview  
 Positive and resilient    Interview  
 Determined and has complete integrity    Interview  
Other Able to work on your own and manage a flexible work pattern to ensure key tasks are completed   Interview  
 Ability to travel for work purposes from time to time in UK and occasionally internationally     Interview  

To Apply:  

Please send a letter of application with a full CV to recruitment@fifthsense.org.uk  to arrive no later than 9am 10 January 2022