Chief Executive Officer of Pobal

Pobal is a national organisation that provides management and support services to 23 government programmes in the areas of Social Inclusion and Equality, Inclusive Employment and Enterprise and Early Years and Young People.

Pobal administers these programmes on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development, Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, as well as the Department of Health/HSE and a number of EU bodies. Pobal allocated circa €700 million to local and national community-based organisations in 2018.

The work of Pobal includes inputting on the design of new programmes, financial administration and governance of funding allocations, supporting quality development among service providers, development of programme and system management tools and ensuring compliance with government and legal requirements. Pobal is accountable to a Board appointed by Government.

The Role

Pobal seeks suitable applicants for the position of Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”). The CEO serves as the principal resource to the Board of Directors and its key committees and gives strong direction in policy formulation and interpretation. The CEO is also accountable for building and leading a high-performing management team and ensuring all teams are aligned and collaborating to achieve organisational results and advance social inclusion.

The Person

Pobal seeks applications from high-calibre dynamic individuals with proven senior management experience and strong knowledge, experience and understanding of social inclusion.

Further Information

All enquiries relating to this role should be directed to the Executive Recruitment Team by email to or by telephone on +353 (1) 449 4400.

Your Application

Applications are to be submitted via the online portal available here and must include:

  1. A cover letter (max 2 A4 pages) outlining why you wish to be considered for the post and where you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements of the position of Chief Executive Officer of Pobal.
  2. A comprehensive CV clearly showing your relevant achievements and experience in your career to date.

Mazars will be managing all aspects of this recruitment project on behalf of Pobal.

No enquiries or canvassing should be made directly to Pobal.

Deadline for applications: Monday 11th March 2019 at 5pm GMT.

Pobal is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes suitably qualified applicants from all sections of society.

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