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Seeking the Miscarriage Association’s next Chief Executive

Wakefield (mainly office-based with regular travel to London and to national events and conferences across the UK)

Full time permanent contract (flexible working considered)

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 12th November 2023


Miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and molar pregnancy can all be very unhappy, frightening and lonely experiences. For many if not most of those affected, these experiences represent the loss of a baby and their associated hopes, plans and dreams.

The Miscarriage Association acknowledges the distress associated with pregnancy loss and strives to make a positive difference to those it affects.

Our ambition is to be able to help more people, whether that be directly through the support and information that we provide, by collaborating with partners and health professionals, by contributing to research, or by utilising our reputation as a respected voice on pregnancy loss to influence public policy and funding.

After thirty years our very first National Director, Ruth Bender Atik is retiring. Making a new appointment will be a big change for the organisation but it is one that we have prepared for.

Our aim is to be bolder and more visible so that we can reach more people who need us, whether through our support and information services, our online resources, our training and outreach or our advocacy work. We are proud of what we have achieved so far and we want to continue doing what we do, but do it bigger and better.

As our next Chief Executive, you will have the full support of the trustees to develop the strategy that will take us through the next chapter of our journey, based on a sound understanding of the organisation’s culture and reputation and ensuring that the needs of our beneficiaries are at the heart of everything we do. You will be leading a dedicated and committed team of staff.

We are looking for someone with a passion to support, and advocate for, people going through what may be one of the worst times in their lives. At the same time we are looking for a leader who can help us grow our income and our community – of people we support, and of people who support us.

If your leadership style is one that inspires and takes others with them; if you have the interpersonal skills to build relationships with key partners, stakeholders and influencers, media and policy makers; and if you believe you can make an impactful and long-lasting difference to our organisation and the people we are here to serve, we would be delighted to receive your application.

Ultimately we believe that pregnancy loss matters. We listen, we care and we understand. If you share those values then we’d love to hear from you.

Download full job pack here

How to apply

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact:

Carroll Lloyd, Director, contact details on our website listing

Application is by way of CV and a Supporting Statement, which should concentrate on the experience and knowledge requirements and be around 1,000 words or two sides of A4.

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 12th November 2023

Selection process and timescales

Stage 1: Week commencing Monday 20th November

First round of screening interviews conducted by NFP Consulting via Zoom.

Stage 2:  Thursday 30th November 2023

Formal panel interviews involving trustees. It is anticipated these will be held at the office in Wakefield and will include a presentation.