Role Overview

To continue with our achievements to date, we are seeking to appoint an inspiring and motivated Chief Executive to help lead Order of Malta Ireland on its journey of service. A CEO who has the ability to implement a wide-range of initiatives; to our services and ways of working, in order to deliver measurable change, which will see the traditions of volunteerism and charity, which are core to our organisation, being maintained while allowing us to adapt and thrive in today’s competitive and regulated charity sector.  

The CEO will be the senior executive with overall responsibility for the day to day management, operations and administration of Order of Malta Ireland and as such is tasked by the Council with the planning, communicating and execution of the organisational strategy and operations in a manner consistent with its mission, vision, ethos and values.

As CEO, you will be required to lead, manage and support both the staff members, volunteers and other stakeholders to ensure the objectives and goals of the organisation are delivered in line with the organisations policies and procedures and with good overall governance and compliance with the organisations ethos and mission.

This role is a Five-year Fixed Term Contract.

Closing date for applications is 7th May 2021

Key Responsibilities – a fully detailed job pack will be available to shortlisted candidates.


Strategy & Leadership

  • Guides and assists the Board of Directors/ Trustees to determine and shape the values, mission, vision of the organisation
  • Develop, implement, and monitor the Strategic Plan with particular focus on income generation and developing the offering of services to the community
  • Lead Trustees to monitor and evaluate the organisations relevancy to its stakeholders as well as its effectives and results
  •  Build and retain a high performing and competent team
  • Supports organisational design, advising on change to structures, communication, reporting to allow the efficient running of the Charity across its different entities and operations

Governance, Legal & Ethical Compliance

  • Ensure that at all times staff, beneficiaries and Board of Directors/ Trustees comply with all relevant laws
  • Work closely with the Chair/ President and Company Secretary to enable the Board to fulfil its governance functions
  • Ensure compliance with Data Protection legislation
  • Monitor and evaluate Human Resource Policies and legislative requirements
  • Manage legal issues for the organisation, including claims and property related issues


  • Ensure robust finance reporting is in place with charitable funds correctly distributed and utilised in-line with their donation and intended purpose
  • Provide transparency on the cost of operation for each entity and each defined activity, including KPI’s
  • Control central spending activity through the development and management of budgets
  • Manage operational spending initiatives and support procurement initiatives. Develop cost offset options via donated services

Stakeholder Management and External Relations

  • Promote the corporate image of OMI through interpersonal relations with referrers and businesses, and the establishment of a corporate identity
  • Represent OMI at high profile or strategically important events and facilitates the integration of OMI into the fabric of the community
  • Act as an advocate, within the public and private sectors, for issues relevant to OMI and its services
  • Listen to key stakeholders, volunteers, funders and the community in order to improve services and generate community involvement

Infrastructure and Property

  • Manage the property portfolio and issues, developing a strategy for effective use of property resources
  • Manage IT infrastructure requirements, ensuring IT to support OMI operations and services is in place

Commercial and Grants Management

  • Manage, develop and grow the commercial operations of OMI to delivery revenue which can be used to funds services
  • Effective management and custodianship of donor funding and grants
  • Secure additional grants to develop services and operations

Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 10 years substantial and directly relevant leadership experience, with the Not-for-Profit sector being a distinct advantage
  • Proven ability to identify key issues and take a project from conception to execution
  • A strong working knowledge of finance practices is essential
  • Experience and knowledge of relationship management within government, regulatory and community/ Not-for-Profit sector
  • Relevant experience in managing compliance in a charity or similar structure, including managing Board relationships
  • Demonstratable experience of managing change
  • A working knowledge of fundraising and philanthropic practices
  • Track record of thinking conceptually and mastering complex subject matter quickly
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage competing priorities
  • An excellent networker with an ability to engage with a wide-ranging professional network
  • Superior critical thinking skills
  • Excellent communicator
  • Track record of taking initiative
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure when facing extremely short deadlines
  • Research, writing, analytical and organizational skills, and the ability to convey complex concepts in a clear, concise and logical manner
  • Strong IT skills with a demonstrable knowledge of how technology can be utilised to support organisations operations

Role Competencies

  • Interpersonal Skills and Visionary Leadership  
  • Stakeholder Focused
  • Funding at the Forefront
  • Facilitator
  • Decision Maker
  • Challenger 

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