Chief Executive Officer
Merchants Quay Ireland
Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI) is a national voluntary organisation that helps people who are homeless and caught in addiction. The organisation provides a range of services including frontline services, practical supports, pathways towards recovery and innovative responses to the issues of drug use and homelessness in Ireland. MQI is currently based in 19 locations across 12 counties in Ireland and the organisation has ambitions to increase its scale and presence nationwide. In 2016 MQI’s total income was €10.9 million.
MQI is approaching a period of change and growth with a need to scale its level of operations and evaluate its current position. To guide the organisation through this period of change and determine its future course, with the Board of Directors, MQI is seeking to appoint a new CEO.
Reporting to the Chairperson and Board of Directors, the CEO will have overall responsibility for the strategic development and management of MQI and for ensuring the continued growth and success of the organisation. The CEO will work closely with the Board of Directors in developing the organisation’s strategic plan and will be responsible for monitoring and achieving its successful delivery. The CEO will also serve as an ambassador for MQI and will represent the organisation with key stakeholders internally and externally. The post-holder will have the ability to lead and inspire the Executive Team to deliver services effectively and, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, will ensure the highest standards of governance are implemented.
MQI is seeking an exceptional and determined leader with a strong management skillset, a strategic mindset and experience working in a multifaceted role alongside Boards or committees. The successful candidate will display relevant clear insight into drug addiction along with an understanding of the impact of homelessness and multifactorial issues that underpin recovery. A working knowledge of the broad charity sector would be an advantage.
The incoming CEO will have a strong understanding of managing an organisation of scale, high-level budget management and governance. The post-holder will play a critical role in ensuring that the organisation reaches its long-term objectives and delivers the highest standards of service across all departments for its clients.
If you are a determined leader with experience of leading an organisation in the not-for-profit, private or public sector and you are looking to make a positive contribution to the lives of MQI’s service users then contact Dennis O’Connor in strictest confidence, click APPLY or call direct on +353-1-234-3184.
The closing date for applications is the 19th March 2018.
For more information on MQI please see www.mqi.ie