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    +3531 4744679

  • Job type:

    Full Time

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  • Salary:

    €80,000 - 102,000

  • Published:

    23 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Roger Duffy

Job description

About Your New Employer

The Wheel is Ireland’s national association of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises.  We champion the role of Irish charities and community organisations in building a flourishing society and support them to do work that has a positive impact on our communities and individuals.

The Wheel represents its over 2,200 members, from large charities to smaller voluntary groups and social enterprises, with a staff of 30. We support the sector through delivering a suite of high-quality services from policy development and campaigning, skills and leadership development, networks for the community and voluntary sector through to provision of information services and delivery of special programmes. Importantly, The Wheel represents the sector in a range of advisory groups established by government.

About Your New Job

The new Chief Executive of The Wheel will be taking on a complex, challenging, rewarding, and exciting opportunity to help lead Ireland’s community and voluntary sector into the future with an increasingly important role in the development of our society.

Over the last 22 years The Wheel has shown its ambition and has grown into its role as voice of the sector. Building on this work led by the previous CEO, the new CEO will have the opportunity and ambition to take the organisation forward, future proofing the business by building on the good faith and strength of The Wheel.

The role of Chief Executive can be broadly split into four areas:  Leadership and strategy, Governance, Stakeholder Management, and Representation.

Required experience/ qualifications

  • Degree and/or relevant professional qualification. Masters level is desirable.

  • 10+ years’ experience working at senior management level within large and complex organisations

  • A thorough understanding of the key issues affecting the charity, community, and voluntary sector in Ireland.

  • Significant leadership experience in business development across the Charity and Community sectors in Ireland.

  • Proven ability to make difficult and challenging decisions that support strategic aims and long-term vision.

  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to motivate a team towards the achievement of desired outcomes.

  • A successful track record of working with a membership organisation.

  • A successful track record of managing change and digital transformation. 

To apply please send a comprehensive CV and cover letter outlining why you are an ideal candidate for this brief to Roger Duffy before 5pm, 27th January 2023.