Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Reporting To: Chairperson (on behalf of the Board of Directors, Ireland Active (the “Organisation”)
Ireland Active is a not for profit company limited by guarantee. The Organisation’s main objective is to have ‘more people, more active, more often’. Our members are primarily those operating and running leisure facilities (wet and dry) and we seek to provide the industry with a voice in terms of physical activity and sport at national level. We support our members to act as an ‘enabler’ to local communities nationwide to improve participation levels in ‘activity’. We also design, implement and monitor standards of leisure facilities and its personnel, who operate and guide fitness and recreational activity in an ‘inclusive’ manner.
Key Responsibilities for this role include:
 Influence, develop and drive the strategy for the Organisation in conjunction with the Board as laid out in the strategic plan for 2016 onwards.
 Manage the Organisation staff and develop the team in line with required skills and experience to meet the Organisation’s objectives
 Grow and diversify revenue streams, manage and activate commercial relationships and optimise the short and long term financial performance of the company
 Work closely with a wide variety of key Organisation stakeholders including members, Government and its agencies as well as other relevant non-government & sporting organisations in Ireland and overseas
 Further develop the voice of the industry at National and Governmental level and the Organisation’s ability to contribute to policy in relation to getting people more active more often in Ireland
 Ensure the Organisation meets its audit obligations, legal and statutory requirements and any contracted obligations with partners
 Administration of our key member services including, The White Flag, Reps Ireland, Garda vetting, Training, Annual Convention and membership support.
The successful candidate should have demonstrable experience of building and sustaining positive partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders. Experience of motivating, leading and influencing change in a membership focused environment is desirable. Gravitas, strong interpersonal skills and an inclusive leadership style are key requirements, as is experience of financial planning and management and implementing a successful financial and sustainable strategy for the Organisation. Experience of having worked within a similar organisation is desirable but not essential.
The Organisation is likely to be situated in Dublin going forwards and this would be the envisaged base for the role.

To apply or register your interest for this role, please send your CV together with a formal letter of application outlining your suitability and match to the requirements to Chairperson, Barry Walsh via email at no later than 5pm on Friday 29th January. Please also outline your current notice period and remuneration. You should also supply two referees and confirm you are happy for us to contact them.
Remuneration circa €60,000. All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.