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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • Circa £50,000
  • Home based with regular travel to London.
  • Closing 15th April 2019

  • Advertised from 11th March 2019
  • Permanent (after a 6-month probation period) Proposed start: August 2019. Full or part time hours considered.



MACS (Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia & Coloboma Support) is seeking to appoint someone to the position of permanent Chief Executive Officer for the first time in the charity’s history. MACS is an organisation that offers acceptance and inspires trust, gives support, and provides opportunity to our near 2,000 members based all over the UK. We provide support to anyone affected by microphthalmia (small eyes), anophthalmia (absence of the eye) or coloboma (deformed eyes), which – between them – account for only 80-90 births per year and account for 25% of all childhood blindness.

Completely volunteer ran from 1994-2013, our peer support network offers a range of services to our members and since 2013 we have improved our organisation structure to include much valued staff, as well as our irreplaceable volunteers. We’re looking to appoint a motivated and ambitious leader who can build on our Confident and Connected strategy for 2018-2022, making it all happen and taking the organisation to the next stage of our development. Our perfect candidate will have experience in generating funds, in managing people, in delivering projects, and in working collaboratively at senior level; they’ll also love meeting people, taking on new challenges, working with a diverse member-base, and making real changes in peoples’ lives.

If you’re someone who is excited by the prospect of providing support to visually impaired children and their families, and those affected by visible differences, ensuring that they never feel alone, then we want to hear from you. Please see the application information below and get in touch if you have any questions!

Application notes

MACS values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates from all backgrounds. If you need this application pack in any other format, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Applications for this role should include a tailored CV (of no more than 2 pages) and covering letter (of no more than 1 page) outlining why you think you are suitable for this role and how you meet the essential criteria set out within the person specification. Applications should be sent to the chair, Robbie Crow, at no later than 12.00 on Monday, 15th April 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to have an initial phone interview with the Chair during the week of 22nd April.

Interviews for successful candidates, post phone interviews, will be at Park Hall Hotel in Chorley, nr Preston, on 2nd & 3rd May 2019. Reasonable interview expenses will be met.