Non-Executive Director (NED) - Strategic Marketing - arthr

Use your deep knowledge and operational experience of consumer product and brand marketing to improve everyday living for people with arthritis.
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Title: Non-Executive Director (NED)

Focus: Strategic Marketing

Payment: Expenses only

Time Commitment: 6 hours per month (3 of which will be spent at the monthly Board Meeting which takes place on a weekday between the working hours of 9am – 5pm)

About Arthr

We’re Arthr, a social venture with a mission to improve everyday living for people with arthritis. We bring together a passionate community of users, innovators and healthcare professionals to create ergonomic and elegant products to improve the lives and homes of people with arthritis.

More than 10 million people in the UK live with arthritis, and in the last few years we've spent time getting to know them to really understand what life is like. We know arthritis is painful and can make simple everyday tasks challenging. That’s why we founded Arthr.

Arthr is powered by the Charity Versus Arthritis.

Description of the Role

To sit on the Arthr board, providing outside input to the direction of the business, that the consumer sits at the centre of our world. The NED will be involved in policymaking and planning exercises. The NED will monitor the executive directors and act in the interests of the company stakeholders, such as investors, consumers and staff. As a member of the board, the NED will offer informed contribution on subjects such as:

  • Strategic direction
  • Performance management 
  • Remuneration
  • Communication
  • Risk
  • Audit

The bias of this NED role is to focus on the strategic marketing aspects of the business. Therefore the NED will provide insights to deliver best practice in this area, offering guidance to board decisions to ensure:

  • An appropriate strategic marketing mix is deployed
  • Guidance of the best digital marketing initiatives to achieve Arthr’s aims
  • A balance of offline techniques to reach a less digital audience
  • The development of success measures in keeping with best practice
  • That the product design planning incorporates brand direction and consistency for Arthr

Who Might be Ideal

This role would suit someone that has a deep knowledge and operational experience of consumer product and brand marketing. This could be from a manufacturer or retail background. A working knowledge of a start-up or high growth environment would be perfect. The preferred candidate would have a passion for helping us succeed; An interest in doing work that is worth doing is a must. Arthr is a business established on the value of making everyday better for our consumers. We would like to embrace your understanding of the challenges and potential solutions for people living with arthritis to help us define the best possible solutions. 

We are excited to be progressing diversity and inclusion at Arthr and welcome a diverse range of applicants for the role.

How to Apply

Please click the apply button, attaching your CV with a supporting statement outlining why you are applying to the role i.e. your connection with arthr's mission and purpose.

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