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Come and join our BIVDA team as Head of Membership Engagement

By December 8, 2023December 13th, 2023No Comments


Salary £45,000 plus generous commission

Job description 


The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association represents and advocates for the in vitro diagnostic (IVD) industry in the UK.  We are seeking a Head of Membership Engagement to join us to support our nearly 250 members and to lead business development activities to attract new members.

Who we are

BIVDA are the leading trade association for IVD’s in the UK.  Operating since 1992, we work with politicians and policy makers, government bodies and the NHS, to ensure that the UK diagnostic market is innovative, accessible, and meets the needs of patients.

This is an exciting time to join BIVDA, with a dynamic, stable, and supportive team, a new three-year strategy, and real ambition to expand our activities.

Who we are looking for

The Head of Membership Engagement is a new post, with two key objectives – to support our existing members and to attract new members.  We need an engaging person who will inspire confidence in our existing members, represent their interests to the rest of the BIVDA team, and manage communications on a regular basis.  The second part of the role requires someone who can articulate our benefits to new and prospective members, lead business development activities, and actively win new business.

The ideal candidate will need a good knowledge of the UK health sciences environment.  Experience in the diagnostic industry, the NHS (especially procurement), or the health areas of the UK government would be a real bonus.

There is the need for some travel to members and events, so you’ll be willing to get out and see people, acting as an ambassador for BIVDA and showcasing our activities and talent.

What we offer

You’ll be working with a passionate team of experts who take pride in the health benefits we deliver across the UK.  This is a hybrid role – you’ll need to visit members and attend our offices (less than a minute from Oxford Circus underground station) when required, but we encourage home working.  We support our staff with private health care and an employee assistance programme.  You’ll enjoy a generous 25 days of annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays and three days leave at Christmas when our office closes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, execute, and oversee a business strategy for growth and positive member feedback
  • Identifying market opportunities through meetings, networking, and other channels
  • Meeting existing and potential members to build positive relationships and act as a link between members and other areas of BIVDA.
  • Attending events such as exhibitions and conferences to represent BIVDA, support business development and engage with members.
  • Promote BIVDA to prospective members.
  • Interact with prospects and respond to inquiries about BIVDA.
  • Conduct high-level industry research to develop effective membership strategies.
  • Preparing presentations and participating in operations and board meetings.
  • Producing ad-hoc reports for Operations Management.
  • Update and populate our CRM as required.
  • Line manage one member of staff.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter to

The last day for applications is the 15th January 2024, but we may close earlier in the event of a high number of applications.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact our Chief Executive Helen Dent via her PA (


Natalie Creaney