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Chief Executive Officer

Position Status : Open


Exciting opportunity for experienced professional to lead BirdWatch Ireland, the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. As Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate can directly influence the future protection and conservation of wild birds and biodiversity both in Ireland and internationally.

Key responsibilities and duties will include managing staff, developing membership and funding opportunities, representing BirdWatch Ireland, developing the organisation’s strategy and vision for the future, and managing the operational and supporting functions of the organisation and ensuring compliance with all regulatory and governance frameworks.

A minimum 10 years senior management experience is essential, with a strong understanding of accounts, budgeting, and Human Resources (HR); experience of setting strategic direction and delivering the required outcomes through leading and managing teams; strong interpersonal and communication skills; and an in-depth knowledge of nature conservation in Ireland.

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Title: Chief Executive Officer, BirdWatch Ireland

Reporting to: Board of Directors

Location: Based in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow

Terms: Full-time 3 year fixed term contract.

Salary: Commensurate with seniority of role

Closing date for applications: 17:00 on Friday 4th October 2019

How to apply: Click the ‘Job Description’ button to download full details of position and the relevant requirements. Click the button ‘Application Process’ for full details on how to apply.

Selection Process: After the application closing date applications will be considered and shortlisted with first round interviews expected within following three weeks. Final interviews are expected early November. All candidates will be replied to. References, proofs of qualifications, and medical check will be required in due course.

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