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Acting CEO Wanted!

Lingen Davies Cancer Fund exists to make a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, and Mid Wales. Our charity was launched in 1979 as the Cobalt Appeal; an appeal that raised funds to bring cancer services to Shropshire for the very first time. Since then, we have raised an estimated £20 million, in today’s money, to support local services, and over 85,000 people have benefited from projects we have supported. Our work is focussed in three key areas: cancer prevention and early diagnosis, excellent treatment delivered locally, and living well with and beyond cancer.

We celebrated our 40th Anniversary in 2019, and as we look to the future we have big ambitions. Rates of cancer diagnoses are increasing, but treatments continue to evolve and improve, meaning more people survive their experience of cancer. We want to make sure that everyone with cancer in our community has access to the best possible services and support.

Our Chief Executive Officer is going on maternity leave later this year and we are looking for an Acting Chief Executive Officer to provide operational and strategic leadership during her period of absence.


Acting Chief Executive Officer

We are looking for an Acting Chief Executive Officer to lead our staff team to deliver leadership and governance to the Lingen Davies board and its strategic programme during the period of maternity leave of the current post holder.

The role will encompass the role of Lingen Davies board secretary, governance lead and operational accountable officer. The Acting CEO will be accountable for oversight of the operations, fundraising, and health engagement teams, and will report directly to the Chair of Trustees.

This is an exciting time for the charity, with a £1.3million+ appeal in the early stages, along with a move into delivering non-clinical cancer awareness services. The Acting CEO will be responsible for ensuring our strategic and operational plans are brought to life at a key point in the charity’s development.

The role will be 3 days per week (or equivalent hours), and we expect it to start in mid-May 2020, for approximately 12 months.

The Job Description and Person Specification can be found here

Application form here

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Naomi Atkin, Chief Executive Officer on [email protected]


All of our staff and volunteers are expected to work with the Lingen Davies values in mind. We are:

Ambitious and Committed

We will grow and develop, and be here to support people in our community with cancer, for many years to come

Honest and Resourceful

We use our money, time and resources wisely, making sure our charity is sustainable and we are having real impact

Experienced and Progressive

We remember and learn from our 40-year history, while we look for new and innovative ways to support people with cancer

Friendly and Supportive

We want people to enjoy being involved with Lingen Davies. We are welcoming, open and excited to hear about your ideas and stories

Proud to be Part of our Amazing Community

Our roots are in the people of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, and Mid Wales. We couldn’t do anything without our supporters, and we are so very proud to be making a positive difference here.

If you think you can help us make a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, and Mid Wales, we would love to hear from you.

We offer you…

A friendly and dynamic working environment

Generous annual leave and a day off for your birthday

Workplace pension scheme

Opportunities to develop through training and on-the-job experience

The chance to work in an organisation that makes a real difference to the people of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales



Applications Close 9am, Wednesday 25th March

Interviews between 30th March and 9th April

Applications must be submitted on a Lingen Davies application form to [email protected]

We do not accept CV’s.

Please direct any queries about this role to [email protected]

Applications for this role may close early if a suitable candidate is sourced prior to the closing date.


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