We are hiring - Bóthar CEO
About the CEO Role
Working with our newly constituted Board of Directors, this role is responsible for the general management, control and operation of the organisation with the core goal being that of delivering on our mission. A crucial aspect of this role is to represent the charity externally, especially as we work to resolve legacy issues and mitigate the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic on our operations. This is an exciting time to join us as we determine future strategy for our organisation. The CEO will work closely with the board to shape the new strategy and will be responsible for driving the implementation whilst leading our team and partners on the journey. You will also be responsible for the delivery and implementation of our fundraising, communications and campaigns strategies, as well as for strengthening relationships with key stakeholders. The role reports to the Chair of the Board of Trustees and there are currently 3 other employees who all report directly to the CEO. As well as managing operations in Ireland you will be responsible for Bóthar’s international portfolio, which is carried out through our network of partners. We are currently active in 4 countries, and have a mix of both livestock and funded projects.
- Collaborate with Board of Directors to shape future strategy
- Lead the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Bóthar’s strategy
- Ensure that the required capabilities and systems are in place to deliver the strategy.
- Understand and interpret the challenging environment.
- Facilitate a positive team culture where employees deliver and know the value of their contribution
- Be fully accountable to the Board in a timely manner, providing succinct and coherent evidence, analysis and insight to enable them in their remit as trustees.
- Engage with the international development and charitable sectors in Ireland to forge stronger, mutually beneficial, partnerships
- Establish meaningful KPIs to measure achievements across all areas of the organisation
Governance & Compliance
- Lead and direct Bóthar’s work ensuring that robust management and governance practices are adhered to
- Consistently evaluate and adhere to Bóthar’s policies and accountability standards.
- Monitor relevant regulatory environments (CRA for charity & CRO for CLG) and ensure that Bóthar’s compliance
- Ensure compliance to Charities Governance Code
Communications & Fundraising
- Work with the board to establish communications plan which aligns with new strategy
- Carry out a full analysis into past income, as part of future strategy
- Ensure the communications strategy delivers an identity and public image for Bóthar Ireland
- Oversee any future campaigns strategy
- Proactively promote the organisation’s whilst ensuring that all public information accurately represents the strategy as agreed by the board
Risk Management & Financial Controls
- Ensure financial integrity and accountability of Bóthar through sound controls and financial reporting
- Provide timely and accurate financial reporting to the Board of Directors
- Maintain and periodically review risk register, bringing same to the board on a quarterly basis for discussion
- Ensure that all spend is aligned with achieving the core mission of the organisation
- Prepare budgets and analyse performance of the organisation in order to show financial efficiency
- Leadership experience within a complex organisational setting or current CEO experience.
- Demonstrable financial literacy in preparing, analysing and presenting financial metrics.
- Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a board.
- Knowledge of international development and poverty alleviation programmes.
- Experience in shaping and developing successful fundraising strategies.
- Proven strong leadership, management, relationship and communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to problem solve and apply initiative to solve issues.
- An ability to view and work towards sustainable organisational and programmatic goals.
- Passionate with an international perspective, committed to a more just world for all.
Base: Limerick desirable with negotiable flexibility to work from elsewhere.
Nature of contract: Three years
Holidays: 30 days annual leave
Pension: Employer pension contribution of 10% (subject to minimum employee contribution of 5%).
Additional benefits: VHI health cover.
Please apply in confidence by submitting a copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a brief cover letter, outlining your interest in, and suitability for, the position, by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Monday June 6th 2022, 5pm.