British Mensa - Chief Executive
Salary: c£60,000
Location: Wolverhampton

Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership being a high IQ. The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions.

The society's official objectives are:

  •  to provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members
  • to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity
  • to encourage research into the nature, characteristics, and uses of intelligence

The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top two per cent of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.

British Mensa seek a talented and ambitious individual to lead the organisation through a period of change, modernisation and growth.

The Role
  •  Lead the transformation of Mensa into a successful 21st-century organization which meets its objectives and grows year-on-year.
  • Responsible for ensuring membership growth, through delivery of effective communications, testing, value proposition, and other projects and strategies to attract and retain members as agreed with the Board of Directors.
  •  Support the development and implementation of policies and strategic plans of the Board to advance the objectives of the society in the UK and worldwide.
  • Build and maintain an appropriately skilled team of staff, using best practices.
  • Ensure Mensa maintains a high profile through all forms of internal and external communication and ensure that the society enjoys maximum benefit with the media
The Successful Candidate Will Have
  • Recent senior management experience of being accountable to and working alongside a committed and engaged Board of Directors, including responsibility for implementing and advancing their strategic objectives.
  • Experienced professional with a proven track record of leading and delivering change and organisational improvement, who has operated at a senior level in a similar organisation.
  • Experience in leadership of an organisation’s operations.
  •  A proven track record of both setting and responding to ambitious performance targets, and achieving them consistently.
  • Experience of networking, developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, staff and other organisations, with honesty and integrity and with the ability to persuade and influence.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to build relationships and partnerships.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners:

William Pringle

Partner, Not for Profit Practice

William.Pringle@berwickpartners.co.uk

Leia Clancy

Principal Researcher

0796 490 4329

Leia.Clancy@berwickpartners.co.uk

 

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