Hopefuls seeking to fill Chris Cummings' shoes as director general of the Association of IFAs (AIFA) have until 12 July to apply.
The successful applicant will also have overall responsibility for the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) and the Association of Finance Brokers (AFB).
An appointments committee, chaired by John Gummer Lord Deben, has been formed with representatives from AIFA, AMI and AFB Boards, to choose a successor to Cummings.
Appointed as director general in June 2005, Cummings will leave the organisation in August to become CEO of the City of London's new promotional body.
A shortlist of candidates will be drawn up after the applications deadline, and interviews will follow shortly afterwards.
AIFA expect a replacement to be in place as soon after Cummings departs as possible.
Chairman of AIFA, AMI and AFB, Gummer says:"We are looking for an outstanding candidate with a thorough understanding of the retail financial services market.
"The intermediary profession faces a number of major challenges in the current political and economic climate.
"With further regulatory upheaval under way in the UK and the increasing influence of European policy we need an experienced individual who can lead the profession."
Applications should be sent by email with an accompanying CV to Lord Deben at [email protected] with the subject marked "Director General Application".
The position is being advertised in the intermediary trade and national media, and the closing date for applications is Monday 12 July.
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