Chief Executive Officer

Dublin, Leinster
On Application
07 September 2018
21 September 2018
Cheeverstown House
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time


Cheeverstown House is a Section 38 voluntary organisation that provides Services on behalf of the Health Services Executive (HSE) to over 450 children and adults with an intellectual disability through its 550 staff across various locations. Service delivery is in both day-care and residential settings and the organisation also provides extensive support for the families of service users. 

The mission of Cheeverstown House is to enable people with an intellectual disability to have full and meaningful lives through person centered services in partnership with their families.


Reporting to the Non-Executive Chairperson and the Voluntary Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the direction, management and administration of the service ensuring the provision of the complete range of services required to enable the people we support  achieve positive outcomes.

The Chief Executive Officer will lead the Executive Management Team and Service Managers.  There are over 550 staff members and volunteers in total and an annual budget allocation of approximately €25 million.  Key relationships include: the service users and their families, the Board, Health Service Executive at National and regional levels, HIQA, Charity Regulators Office and other organisations representing the interests of service users and their families.

This is a highly demanding but rewarding post, which requires exceptional strategic vision, outstanding leadership, governance, finance transformation and management abilities.

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.  Excellent interpersonal skills, energy, enthusiasm, a sense of vision, ability to implement organizational change, the generation of alternative ideas and a capacity and natural affinity to managing sensitive situations as they arise are key requirements for the role.

A commitment to the mission and core values of Cheeverstown House and to the rights of individuals with an intellectual disability is essential.

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the Republic of Ireland without restriction.

Cheeverstown House is opposed to discrimination and the best candidate will be appointed regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity or other grounds.


Candidates should write via e-mail, in strict confidence, to our retained executive search partners, Principal Connections, stating how they meet the above requirements, quoting Reference: Cheeverstown House, and enclosing a detailed Curriculum Vitae on or before 12:00 Noon on Friday 21st September 2018 for the attention of:

Darren McCabe, Associate Director

Principal Connections – Irish Arm of Agilium Worldwide LLC

Add: 95 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2


Tel: +353 (0)1 703 88 92


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