Director of Services and External Affairs

This is an exciting time to be joining Lymphoma Action, leading an award-winning directorate, with a wide remit blending service delivery and influencing external stakeholders. 

Lymphoma Action is the UK's only charity dedicated to lymphoma, the fifth most common cancer. The Charity provides information and support whilst driving improvements in the diagnosis, treatment and aftercare of lymphoma. It gives advice and guidance, endorsed by medical experts, to help empower those affected to understand the complexities of lymphoma. From symptom awareness through to diagnosis, treatment and beyond, Lymphoma Action is there to help at every step, providing reassurance to those affected and supporting doctors and nurses to deliver the best possible treatment and care.

Lymphoma Action, celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, is now looking for a Director of Services and External Affairs to focus on leading the service delivery team and influencing external stakeholders. You will lead the strategic development of Lymphoma Action's support services and volunteering function, ensuring this meets the needs of all those affected. You will also be an ambassador and voice of the people affected by lymphoma, representing their needs and leading on external affairs and policy work.

As an integral part of the Senior Management Team, you will drive strategic direction and provide thought leadership on service delivery, development, innovation and inclusion. In addition, you will support the Charity by managing changes brought on by COVID-19 and build on the digital development which was accelerated by the pandemic.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring and empowering leader, working collaboratively with others to help Lymphoma Action to achieve its ambitious goals. You will have experience of operating at strategic level in a similar support service/service delivery environment. You will also have experience of building high level external partnerships and influencing. Knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and impact measurement will be important, along with budgeting and business planning experience. Whilst expertise and experience are important, Lymphoma Action is also open to recruiting for potential in this role, and understand that there may be development areas that the Charity can support you with.

To apply:

Lymphoma Action is delighted to be partnering with Prospectus to recruit for this vacancy. Please apply with your CV only in the first instance, in Microsoft Word format. For further information and to apply please click on the link below:

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Following your initial application you may be contacted by Prospectus for an informal discussion, and may be asked to provide further information to assist with the recruitment process.

Please note, due to high volumes of interest in vacancies it may not be possible to answer all individual queries on positions prior to an application or registration. However, if you do have any specific questions not covered in the Candidate Pack below, please call Steven Fraser at Prospectus on 0207 691 1925.

Candidate Pack

The Recruitment Timetable

  • Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Friday 19 March 2021
  • First stage Interviews: week commencing 5 April 2021
  • Second stage Interviews: week commencing 12 April 2021

Lymphoma Action is committed to building an inclusive and diverse organisation and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.