Stroke Association

Executive Director, Customer Experience

Job Reference ZAXHB
Closing Date Wednesday 03 Jul 2024

Remuneration: Up to £120,000 dependent upon experience

This is an exciting point to join the Stroke Association as Executive Director, Customer Experience (ED), reporting to our CEO Juliet Bouverie OBE. This person will be central to supporting and guiding the cultural journey at Stroke Association to help us to be a progressive and more customer-centric organisation. The new ED will lead one of the two externally facing directorates and support the team to make the best possible impact for and on behalf of stroke survivors.

We are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to supporting every stroke survivor to achieve their best possible recovery. Through our UK-wide services, systems influencing and funding of research, we’re supporting more people than ever to achieve their best possible recovery, and helping them to move on from just surviving a stroke, to finding their way back to life. However, stroke remains the fourth single largest cause of death in the UK. We believe that strokes can and should be prevented. Our strategy reflects our innovative approach to addressing an increasingly challenging operating environment which positions us on an exciting journey. We have embarked on a significant cultural change programme that will see us become an organisation that has the agility and ability to make impact where it is needed most.

The ED will be key to driving this journey. We are looking for exceptional leaders who will bring a confident and humble approach to bring out the best across a dedicated and talented directorate while also providing collaborative leadership across the organisation. With a commitment to our culture and progressive ways of working, they will bring a track record of improving customer experience and engagement across the Stroke Association’s diverse stakeholder groups. The successful candidate will bring commercial acumen and a track record of customer-facing change where they have significantly increased sales, market share or fundraised income.  They will hold a broad portfolio, including some areas that may be new to them, and must be excited about building our maturity in data, digital and customer journeys. This person will bring a commercial growth mindset and will role model this approach across the organisation with a passion for coaching and developing talent.

We support and represent all colleagues and customers regardless of ethnicity, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We believe that by expanding the diversity of the Executive team, we will bring different personal and professional experiences to help us think differently and make the best possible decisions to benefit people affected by stroke, so welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds and sectors.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Stroke Association on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference ZAXHB. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on 3rd July 2024.

We are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to supporting every stroke survivor to achieve their best possible recovery.