Graham Beaumont, who many of you will know, has led Health Exchange since its emergence onto the scene ten years ago. Health Exchange CIC was established in 2007 to deliver a radically different, community-led model of health promotion – initially serving the multicultural and diverse communities living in Birmingham.
And now, with some sadness — and perhaps even trepidation, if one reads between the lines — Graham has announced his retirement.
You can read all about it here in a longish post in which Graham reflects on the changes he has seen — and the demands of growing a new CIC from 23 employees to over 100 with a £3.2m turnover.
It really can’t be all that often that jobs of this calibre fall vacant in Birmingham’s third sector. Graham says, “We are determined to cast the net far and wide across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to find the very best possible candidate for this demanding role at the heart of the health ecosystem.”
I spoke to Graham yesterday evening and what I said about his retirement was frankly not repeatable on a “family blog”… But the general gist was that his anxieties were misplaced and that many will envy his decision.
I know you’ll join us in wishing Graham every happiness — and anything else he may want from retirement — as and when he actually gets there.
The closing date for applications is Monday 23th October 2017.