Chief Executive Officer

Dublin, Leinster
On Application
10 August 2018
31 August 2018
Enable Ireland
Position / level
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Full Time


Founded in 1948, Enable Ireland, is a not-for-profit organisation that provides quality services to over 7,000 children and adults with disabilities and their families on behalf of the Health Service Executive. In 2017, a total of 7,138 children and adults received services through 1,422 employees working in 43 service locations and 21 retail locations across the country.

The mission of Enable Ireland is to work in partnership to enable those who use its services to achieve maximum independence, choice and inclusion in their communities.


Reporting to the non-executive Chairman and the voluntary Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer is the senior executive with overall responsibility for the direction, management and administration of the organisation, ensuring the provision of relevant and safe services to service users.

The Chief Executive Officer leads the Senior Management Team, the Commercial Manager and the Head of Fundraising. There are over 1,400 employees in total and an annual budget allocation of approximately €53 million. Key relationships include: service users and their families, the Board, Health Service Executive, senior management and staff representing the interests of service users and their families.

It is expected that applicants will have significant experience at senior management level with responsibility for service provision, staff and operational budgets of comparable complexity. A demonstrable ability to direct the Commercial and Fundraising divisions is also required. Core competencies required include; leadership, strategic vision, financial and commercial acumen, judgement, organisation, communication, relationship building and results orientation. A commitment to the mission, vision and values of Enable Ireland is essential.

Enable Ireland is an equal opportunities employer, opposed to discrimination and the best candidate will be appointed regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity or other grounds. The post will be subject to reference checks and Garda vetting.


Candidates should write via email, in strict confidence, to our retained executive search partners, Principal Connections, stating how they meet the above requirements, quoting Reference: ‘Enable Ireland’, and enclosing a detailed Curriculum Vitae on or before 12.00 noon on Friday, 31st August 2018.

Pat O’ Donnell, Managing Partner

Principal Connections – The Irish Arm of Agilium Worldwide LLC

95 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

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Telephone: +353 (0)1 703 88 88


A detailed briefing prospectus including job and person specification is available on request.

Principal Connections is Ireland’s leading Retained Executive Search and Leadership Consulting Firm and the Irish Arm of Agilium Worldwide LLC one of the World’s largest and foremost Executive Search Organisations.

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