General Secretary

Dublin, Leinster
01 February 2019
15 March 2019
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time

Financial Services Union (FSU) is Ireland’s leading trade union, representing staff in the Financial Services (FS) sector.  With c.12, 000 members in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain, the FSU’s values are: A commitment to decency, Fairness and Respect in the workplace.  Governed by a General Council and served by a committed support team in the Dublin office, the FSU’s regional structure represents the voice of its members by: supporting them to build their careers in an evolving FS environment; providing one-to-one advice and engaging with the membership and employers on matters of relevant national policy.

The role of General Secretary is to lead out on advocacy, communications, membership representation and the strategic development of the FSU as a vibrant and evolving organisation that is financially sustainable, fit-for-purpose, well governed and focused on future growth and expansion.

The ideal candidate will: have a good understanding of Employment Law and the Industrial Relations process from a trade union/HR or other relevant discipline; be a skilled communicator and advocate; demonstrate strong relationship building credentials and a commitment to the FSU’s values; provide leadership to and manage the team; grow the membership and envision the future development of the organisation.

This is an exciting challenge for a skilled leader and manager who is committed to the values of the FSU and the future strategic development of the organisation.

Candidates should email enclosing curriculum vitae and personal statement outlining how they meet the requirements. For further information, please contact Ellen Roche, Director, Executive Search, PwC on +353 1 792 6703 or Michele Stokes, Manager, Executive Search on +353 1 792 5538 at PwC, One Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1.

The closing date for applications is 15 March 2019.


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