Chief Executive

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Salary up to £164k
23 June 2017
31 August 2017
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time

Lead our transformation journey

The Education Authority (EA) is committed to ensuring that every child has the best opportunity to learn and be the best that they can be. 

The work we do impacts the lives of tens of thousands of children, young people and their families every day.

As a regional organisation delivering a wide range of services to around 1500 schools and youth centres, we are one of the largest educational bodies in the UK and a major employer in Northern Ireland.  We are focused on inspiring, supporting and challenging schools as they work to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people.

We are seeking an inspirational Chief Executive to lead EA through the next phase of its transformation journey and to continue to build and develop a world class organisation delivering a high quality education for every child. 

This is one of the most challenging and exciting public service leadership opportunities in the UK and Ireland.

We are keen to hear from those who believe they can successfully apply their leadership ability to the challenges which we face. You will share our commitment to ensuring excellent educational experiences and improving educational outcomes for all our children and young people.

This is your opportunity to lead the most wide ranging change in education in Northern Ireland in forty years, and to shape the future delivery of education services for the benefit of generations of children and young people to come.

For further information and details of how to apply please visit or click APPLY.

Alternatively, for a discussion about the role please contact Helen Gallagher or Lisa Thompson on (028) 9041 3161.

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 12 noon on Thursday 31 August 2017.

The Education Authority is an equal opportunities employer.