Myeloma UK


Job Reference ZBNMA
Closing Date Tuesday 26 Mar 2024

For 25 years Myeloma UK has been working to make myeloma history.

Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK that focuses exclusively on the incurable blood cancer myeloma and its related conditions. With a turnover of £5m per annum and a dedicated staff team of 78, we are committed to improving the lives of patients and their families, as well as delivering patient-centred input into every stage of the myeloma journey. We are determined that no-one goes through myeloma alone. We are here to provide information and support to anyone affected by myeloma. Patients, families, friends, and carers can all draw on our information centre, support groups, discussion forums and Infoline for support when they need it. We invest in innovative, life-changing research that helps us understand how myeloma develops and progresses, and we do this to help everyone working in myeloma better understand and meet the needs of myeloma patients and help deliver change. We do this because we want to see a better tomorrow for patients. We represent the voices of people affected by myeloma to the government, the NHS and the wider healthcare sector to improve access to the latest treatments, remove barriers to prompt diagnosis, and improve the design and delivery of care.

We are seeking a dynamic, energetic Chair to join our ambitious organisation, poised for growth in both impact and income.  Joining us as we launch our new strategy, you will play a pivotal role in leading Myeloma UK into the next stage of our development as we make the next strides forward in our ambition to make myeloma history.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to lead through transformative change, fostering innovation, collaboration and inclusion, and will play a key role as ambassador and visible champion with partners, patients, donors and funders.

We recognise that Myeloma UK is under-representative of groups that myeloma has a disproportionate impact on. For example, research has shown that myeloma is twice as common in people with African heritage. It is a core tenet of our mission to set this right through a targeted and energetic programme of action and outreach, including this recruitment campaign in partnership with Saxton Bampfylde. We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the diversity of people that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and has a sense of belonging.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Myeloma UK on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference ZBNMA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon Tuesday 26th March 2024.

We are determined that no-one goes through myeloma alone.