Be the Business is the movement for economic recovery, believing that for too long, the UK has struggled to engage and persuade hundreds of thousands of firms to become more ambitious and adept at growing their business. That can't be true for the recovery and the renewal of the UK economy. We must now mobilise and support millions of business owners and managers around the country to adopt winning strategies to restart, recover and rebuild.
The CEO of Be the Business must take on this challenge. They will have all the backing they need to succeed: an advisory Board of Britain's leading business people; dozens of large corporate partners offering resource and expertise; funding and policy support from Government; ambassadors in every region of the country; and a superb and inspired team of 40 people hired in the past three years for this endeavor.
It will be the CEO's job is to show this can be done. And through high impact interventions on the ground, point the way forward for business and policy leaders to see the answers and deliver them at scale. S/he will relish the chance to make innovative interventions with real businesses and then take the answers to the highest offices in the land and persuade them of new opportunities. The CEO will spend equal time with business owners of small and varied firms, FTSE CEOs, Cabinet Ministers and City Mayors. The movement the CEO will lead will make sure that recovery is for all and spreads from the bottom up, not the top down.
Candidates for this high profile role will have a track record of leadership and of influencing to effect change, and a proven ability to deliver, both directly and through others. The Chief Executive needs to be a first class communicator, a diplomat who is able to speak truth to power. Above all s/he must be a visionary, with a passion to deliver change.
Be the Business is committed to improving the diversity of British businesses and to leading from the front in its own attitude towards diversity and inclusion. It welcomes and encourages applications from a diverse range of candidates.
The closing date for applications is 13th July 2020.
Be the Business has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service please view the position specification via the link below.
To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote the role title and assignment code P2005-062L in the subject heading of the email. All applications will be acknowledged.