Job Title: Chief Executive Officer:

Reporting to: Ireland Active Chair and responsible to the Board as a whole:

Applications with CV to: by 5pm Monday 11th January 2021

Ireland Active:

Ireland Active is the national association for the leisure, health and fitness sector representing over 350 organisations across the Republic of Ireland. Our members include hotel, public and private leisure centres, swimming pools, gyms, studios, recreational facilities, education providers and activity centres all of which play a key role in inclusive activity catering for all ages and ability, providing a an outlet for physical activity in communities across the country.

We work with partners in Sport Ireland, Skillnet Ireland, Swim Ireland, CARA and others to actively promote the social and economic importance of the Irish leisure, health and fitness sector with the aim of getting more people, more active more often.

Ireland Active is structured as a not-for-profit entity and a company limited by guarantee with a Board consisting of representatives from both within the membership (Private Industry, Local Authority Industry, Education, Hotels) as well as independent directors which oversee the strategic direction of the organisation. The organisation has grown significantly over the past number of years.

Summary of Role:

The Board is now seeking to recruit a Chief Executive Officer with the necessary leadership and strategic management skills to develop Ireland Active over the next number of years. While 2020 has proved a challenging year for the industry Ireland Active performed well and we are now seeking someone with the enthusiasm, motivation and genuine passion for the industry to work with our members and deliver on all our strategic goals going forward.

Reporting to the Board, the Chief Executive will be required to:

  • Drive and implement the vision, strategy and policy for the organisation
  • Provide leadership, standards and support for our membership
  • Build key strategic alliances with domestic and international partners
  • Develop and maintain existing relationships with all stakeholders
  • Manage the organisation – governance, financial, strategic and human resources
  • Develop, motivate and lead the Ireland Active team
  • Demonstrate excellent strategic capability

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