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Olympic Council of Ireland - Chief Executive Officer

Accountable to the Executive Committee (Board of Directors) and reporting directly to the President, the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) is seeking a dynamic leader for the key position of CEO. Under a new President and Executive Committee elected by the Irish national sporting federations for four-year terms starting in February 2017, the OCI has embarked upon an ambitious programme to help Irish athletes and their supporters achieve Olympic success and at the same time ensuring that the organization is managed and governed to the highest standards.

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates who will have responsibility for the strategic leadership, operational management, commercial direction and overall growth of the OCI. The CEO will lead the organisation to ensure the implementation of the new 2018-2024 Strategic Plan and deliver upon the sustainability of the OCI, its reputation and achievement of success.  The role will require a balance of business, commercial and sporting knowledge.

Candidates must possess personal qualities of the highest calibre.  Necessary credibility, ability and experience, both externally and with the management team, dictate that candidates have a record of achievement within an organisation, complemented by impressive managerial credentials and accomplishments in team leadership, an understanding of the Irish sporting and performance landscape and a passion for success by Irish Olympic athletes.

We are seeking an accomplished and energetic executive with the professional competencies and personal empathy to make a substantial contribution to the work and further development of the OCI.  Proven leadership skills and an ability to influence and manage change is vital.  An excellent standard of education, preferably with a third level qualification, is required as is a clear understanding of governance and policy. It will be necessary to drive the continuing development of the OCI using enthusiasm, confidence and perseverance.

A full Job Description will be available upon application.

Process of Application

To apply for this role, please:

·         Send your CV together with a formal letter of application outlining your suitability to careers@olympicsport.ie no later than 5.00pm on Friday 15th December 2017.

·         Outline your current notice period and remuneration.

·         Supply two referees and confirm that you are happy for the OCI to contact them in advance of interview stage.

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. 

The Olympic Council of Ireland is an equal opportunity employer.