This week, an advertisement appeared in The Sunday Times offering a "six-figure executive package" for the post, based in Cambridge. The advertisement added that it was looking for a "credible senior executive with proven strategic and operational leadership record".
Headhunter Barkers Norman Broadbent has set a deadline for applications of 26 May. The chief executive will be in charge of 140 staff and control a budget of £90m. Samuel announced his retirement in November last year but agreed to stay on until his successor had been appointed.