Non-Executive Director

You will have a vision as to how you can lever your skill set to further enable the development and growth of this expanding business

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Non-Executive Director

Accelerate Centre of Excellence & Innovation, London
£3,240 per annum

About Accelerate

Accelerate is an ambitious social enterprise and its people are driven by our mission to improve the lives of people with leg ulcers and lymphoedema. These conditions are costly to people’s lives and the health economy. Accelerate aims to change this and ensure people of all ages can access successful treatment and the support they need to manage these conditions. We started as a ‘spin out’ from the NHS in 2011 with 6 clinicians and 1 administrator based in Tower Hamlets. Meeting this important mission has meant that we have grown to around 40 members with services across London and a national education programme.

We are setting our growth strategy for the next 3-5 years and are seeking to recruit three new Non-Executive Directors to help and oversee Accelerate’s transition from a small to a medium sized social enterprise, with a focus on a franchise based approach with a national and international presence in these specialities.

About the role

You will have an ability to translate your skills and experience into supporting the growth and direction of Accelerate. You will have a passion for equity of access to healthcare and understand the shackles that the healthcare system can often present. You will be personally motivated to be a driver of change to meet the needs of our communities. As a Non-Executive Director your key role is to shape the strategic priorities, to provide constructive challenge to ensure our long-term success and ensure this is underpinned by an inclusive and respectful culture.

We are looking specifically for candidates from the London region with experience in

  • Finance, demonstrating a creativity perspective that reveals a depth of understanding about marketing and sales.
  • Business development, a proven entrepreneur
  • Scaling up a mission led organisation, bringing insights to risk management

You will have a vision as to how you can lever your skill set to further enable the development and growth of this expanding business.

Accelerate needs a Board that reflects the communities we serve and our membership. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and to develop further our Board diversity we particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates.

Application is by CV and a covering letter, detailing your experience in relation to the Role Profile and the specific skills we are looking for.

Time commitment

6 days per annum plus additional informal visits to our services and community


£3240 per annum

Term of Office

3 years plus 2.

If you can help us realise our ambitions, please contact us for an informal discussion

Helen Glenister, Chair

Alison Hopkins, Chief Executive

Key Dates

Open Afternoon

Accelerate Centre of Excellence

Friday 11th September 12:30 to 4pm by appointment

  • Are we what you are looking for?
  • Do we meet your brief?
  • Come for a chat with some of the team to find out more

Closing date for applications

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Shortlisting notification

Friday 2nd October 2020


Friday 9th October

Next Board meeting

Tuesday 10th November 2020, 3-5.30pm

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