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Here in Focus Ireland we believe the success of our business is attributed to the quality of our employees. We aim to create continuous improvement and add value through partnership, integration, accessibility and empowerment of all employees. Focus Ireland will try to ensure that all employees receive opportunities to develop and grow both professionally and personally.

This will be achieved, among other ways, through supervision with your line manager and also through the comprehensive training and development programme provided for each member of staff.

Focus Ireland currently employs 286 people in various capacities that include permanent, fixed term, full time, part time, and relief.

Focus Ireland uses competency based interviewing and testing. By way of preparation, candidates should be familiar with the Competency Framework document. Candidates who progress through the recruitment process will be invited to attend a written assessment and interview.

 

Focus Ireland is recruiting a new

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Focus Ireland is a housing and homelessness charity that has an ambitious

strategy to prevent people from becoming homeless; to provide effective

support and solutions to people who become homeless; and to provide a safe

and secure home for people who need long term support to live independently

in the community. We employ 320 people across more than 60 projects

nationwide and our annual expenditure is in the order of €20m. In 2013,

Focus Ireland helped more than 10,000 people nationwide.

We are now seeking to recruit a Chief Executive to assume this

challenging and diverse role working to end homelessness across

Ireland.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Reporting through the Chairman to the Board, the person appointed will

be responsible for the overall management, control and operation of

Focus Ireland, in accordance with the policies and objectives set out by

the Board and will play a significant role as the voice and champion of

people experiencing homelessness in Ireland.

Candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong track record, at senior

management level, in the delivery of strategic plans and in leading

change initiatives. They will also have proven leadership capability with

experience in income generation strategies, financial management and

an understanding of the requirements of good governance. Strong

empathy with the objectives of Focus Ireland is required together with

persuasive communication skills to engage and influence our multiple

stakeholders.

Focus Ireland has an excellent reputation for quality service provision

and innovation. It will take an inspirational, enabling leader to build on

our legacy and realise our ambitions.

The position will be offered on a 5 year contract basis (which will be

renewable). For more information about Focus Ireland and about this

role go to www.focusireland.ie

Interested candidates should contact Brian Ward, HR Consultant by

email at briangward@eircom.net or call him on 087-6862151 for further

information.

Please click  to view job description

The closing date for applications is November 7th 2014

 

Focus Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.