Executive Director - London
For almost 120 years, the Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) has been providing a platform for the pharmacy chain operators, who between them own over 6,500 pharmacies, almost half of all the community pharmacies across the country.
With its broad professional, operational and regulatory expertise, the CCA has been consulted extensively on pharmacy issues by government and other professional bodies, and its influence has been felt at both a national and local level. The CCA is looking to reaffirm its role as a prominent trade organisation in the pharmacy industry at a time of great change across pharmacy and healthcare.
The CCA is now looking to appoint a new Executive Director, tasked to coordinate and harness the expertise, experience and commitment of CCA members to best advocate their interests across Great Britain and to influence widely so as to enable community pharmacy to continue being an integral part of the primary care system.
This is a strategic position within both the Association and the broader pharmacy industry. The role requires leadership and vision to drive transformational change in the way pharmacy chain operators engage with senior government officials and healthcare organisations to drive critical policy reform.
The key dimensions of the role are as follows:
- Line management of the CCA central team (6 direct reports) and overall control of CCA annual budget.
- Strong relationships with: key opinion leaders and decision makers within national pharmacy bodies; NHS England, Scotland and Wales and their arms-length bodies; government officials and MPs; patient representative groups; and the voluntary sector.
- Managing collaboration and joint working on specific issues with other pharmacy bodies, academics and organisations involved in health and social care.
- Media stakeholders including; national and local press, industry publishers, and TV and Radio.
Skills and Experience
Experience required for the role include:
- Working with a trade association at Board or senior policy level
- Working at a senior level within the healthcare sector including primary care, and preferably experience of working with the community pharmacy sector
- Commissioning or contracting within the healthcare sector including primary care (ideally at a strategic level)