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EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH

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									               EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH (EACR)
             & THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM – SCHOOL OF PHARMACY


Job Title:                   EACR Executive Director (Fixed-term)

Contract Status:             This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31 July
                             2009

Salary:                      £30,607 - £37,643 per annum, depending on qualifications and
                             experience. Salary can progress to £43,638 per annum, subject
                             to performance.

Location:                    EACR Headquarters, School of Pharmacy, University Park Campus

Responsible to:              The President of the European Association for Cancer Research
                             (Two members of staff in the School of Pharmacy provide local
                             support to the person appointed)

Job Outline:

The Executive Director takes overall responsibility for the effective management and successful
operation of the European Association for Cancer Research, ensures that the EACR operates to
maximum potential and promotes its significant role in the ever changing scene of pan-
European Oncology. The person appointed will help to shape policy and procedure and will
then direct these policies and procedures to full and effective implementation.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

   Take a key role in executive decision making processes regarding Association strategy and
    policy. Provide professional advice and support to Executive Officers. Implement strategies
    and policies. Evaluate results with the overall aim of improving EACR enterprises.

   Develop EACR’s central position of influence on the European Cancer scene as an
    organisation currently encompassing five National Society Members and with close links
    with other European Cancer Societies. Build network of communications to ensure
    productive relationships.

   Direct and expand the course of the many diverse EACR activities. Take a clear overview of
    all projects and their interrelationships.

   Manage Association Standing Committees and Council. Provide a clear operational focus,
    assess and advise to ensure positive outcomes.

   Play a pivotal part in the successful organisation of EACR Conferences. Contribute to and
    co-ordinate the various conference committees to ensure expansion and development.

   Extend and support fund raising initiatives. Negotiate with Sustaining Members and other
    funding agencies to secure enhanced support. Seek new sources of financial sponsorship.

   Provide expertise in the composition of published and publicly presented EACR material.
    Write, compile and edit the EACR Newsletter to foster communication and to promote the
    Association. Provide reports and supporting papers to influence and direct clear policy and
    practice.

   Represent and promote the Association as the leading cancer research organisation in
    Europe, and an asset to the School and University; attend regional, national and
    international conferences. Support and develop ‘Cancer Research at Nottingham’ initiatives.
     Manage the EACR Headquarters office, staff and project budgets.

This job description may be subject to revision following discussion with the person appointed
and forms part of the contract of employment.

Person Specification:
                                     Essential                             Desirable
    Qualifications/   Educated to first degree level or
    Education         equivalent.
    Skills/Training   Excellent organisational skills.         High level of expertise in editing,
                      Project and change management            report and speech writing.
                      skills.
                      Ability to conduct creative and
                      sensitive negotiations.
                      Ability to use diplomacy, initiative
                      and imagination in addressing
                      challenges.
                      Supervisory and mentoring skills.
                      Excellent knowledge of the English
                      language.
                      High level of computer literacy
                      including Microsoft Office.
    Experience        At least five years’ experience in       Experience of pan European
                      similar or related roles.                Oncology and international Cancer
                      Experience of conference                 Society networking.
                      organisation and programme               Understanding of European
                      management.                              funding and fellowship
                                                               programmes.
    Personal          Vision and energy to develop and
    Attributes        expand a wide range of programmes
                      and projects.
                      Excellent communication and
                      interpersonal skills.
                      Ability to develop constructive and
                      strong relationships with a wide
                      range of people from diverse
                      backgrounds.
    Other             The ability to manage and direct a
                      large, complex, multinational, virtual
                      organisation.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Mrs P Saunders, EACR Executive Director, tel: 0115
951 5114 or Email Paul.Saunders@Nottingham.ac.uk

Please quote ref. RUB/785S.                                        Closing date: 10 April 2006

								
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