Chief Executive Officer
|Closing date||30 November 2022|
|Role||Leadership / Strategy|
|Salary||Up to GBP 85,000|
About the British Chiropractic Association (BCA)
The BCA is the largest and longest-standing association for Chiropractors in the UK and has recently been named ‘Best Professional Body of the Year’ at the Memcom Excellence Awards 2022 for its Repositioning Project, which has played a pivotal role in changing the healthcare landscape for the better. With a turnover of over £800k and healthy financial portfolio, the BCA’s key roles are in both representing the profession and providing service and support to members.
The BCA led the effort to establish the profession’s statutory regulator, the General Chiropractic Council and the Royal College of Chiropractors and four of the educational institutions for chiropractors in the UK. These milestones have been key in establishing the profession within UK healthcare.
18 months ago, the BCA set out on a mission to help the millions of people suffering with musculoskeletal (MSK) issues in the UK, by highlighting the professional standards of BCA chiropractors, as distinct within the profession. The major strategic repositioning project had two core objectives: to support this serious public health issue, whilst also equipping members with the tools to be recognised by the mainstream healthcare community. The result of the new brand position has opened links with other medical professions and demonstrate how chiropractic can play a part in reducing the enormous burden that MSK disorders place on the UK population. Chiropractic can contribute way beyond the size of the profession, by adding private sector input to an already under pressure in the NHS.
About the role
The Chief Executive Officer leads a small staff team and manages the outsourcing relationships. Ensuring that the resources of the organisation are used effectively to support the President, Board, Director of Marketing & Communications and Director of Membership & Operations in their roles delivering services to members and advancing the profile of the profession, is a critical part of the role. The CEO also oversees organisational governance and compliance.
The other major part of the CEO role is working with the BCA’s stakeholders. There are a broad range of stakeholders ranging from the Royal College of Chiropractors to the General Chiropractic Council, the industry’s regulator, the Department of Health and other healthcare professional associations, where good relationships are critical. The CEO will play a key role in brokering, developing and maintaining these relationships, and acting as a point of continuity, as the elected Board Members will come and go over time.
We are looking for somebody with leadership experience in a membership organisation, who appreciates the nuances of the democratic structures and representational role of such an organisation. Experience of working in a small organisation and of effectively running a small team with outsourced services, will also be valuable, as is knowledge of the UK healthcare system and regulated professions.
As this role is home-based you will need to be a self-starter, able to effectively manage people and relationships remotely. Some travel will be required.