19 Mar 2013

Professor Paul Forster is stepping down as Chair of Prostate Cancer UK after seven years. During his time the Charity has more than quadrupled its income, in part through its status as the UK partner of the Movember Foundation. Last year the Charity went through a successful merger with Prostate Action and today it is the UK's leading men's health charity. The new Chair will therefore play a critical role in continuing an ambitious growth strategy. We must ensure the issue of prostate cancer is properly recognised and resourced to match the expectation that prostate cancer will be the most common cancer in the UK within the next twenty years.

The start date for the role is negotiable but the Chair will need to be in place by December 2013 at the latest. The oversight of the recruitment process will be undertaken by a subgroup of the Board led by the Vice-Chair, Ray Kelly. The final appointment will be ratified by the full Board. 

Prostate Cancer UK has retained the services of Perrett Laver to help identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assist in the assessment of candidates against the requirements for the role. An executive search exercise is being undertaken alongside the public advertisement of the post.

To apply for this role, please upload a comprehensive CV and supporting statement at www.perrettlaver.com quoting reference 1248. The deadline for applications is noon on Tuesday 2 April 2013.

Longlisted candidates will be invited for interview with Perrett Laver in April and following these interviews a shortlist will be agreed. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to make informal visits to Prostate Cancer UK and formal panel interviews for the position will take place in May/June. You can find more details here.

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