Chief Executive

On Application
14 July 2017
08 September 2017
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time


Established in 1963, the Irish Cancer Society is one of Ireland's best known and most respected charities.  It provides information, services and support to cancer patients, survivors and their families and invests in research to eliminate cancer.  Its highly successful fundraising initiatives, including the iconic Daffodil Day, involving thousands of volunteers, raise over €20m annually.  Support services such as Night Nursing, Cancer Nurseline and the Volunteer Driver Service, together with selected cancer research projects and advocacy initiatives, have all contributed to a 50% increase in survival rates over the last 20 years.

The Board of the Society wishes to appoint a Chief Executive who will:

  • build on these strong foundations;
  • lead the organisation forward, renewing its mission and reinforcing its successes;
  • mobilise its resources as a caring, compassionate partner in sync with the voice of cancer patients, survivors and the broader community of stakeholders;
  • shape and deliver new strategic initiatives for continued, sustainable development.

To reflect the ambition of the Society, candidates for the role of Chief Executive will have a demonstrable track record as big strategic thinkers, with the ability to work collaboratively to create and deliver a new, shared vision for the future.  The qualities of dynamism, commitment to patient service and authenticity are highly valued at the Society.  The Chief Executive will also have the leadership skills to mobilise resources to position the Society as the leading advocate on cancer in Ireland.

This is a once in a career opportunity to work with the Board and to lead a well-established and successful senior management team at a pivotal moment, pushing out the boundaries of high-quality cancer services and cutting-edge research.

For further information/to discuss the role you can contact the team at PwC: Michele Stokes 01 792 5538 or Ellen Roche 01 792 6703.

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It is anticipated that interviews will take place in the latter part of September 2017.