Outhouse: Chief Executive

We are seeking a Chief Executive Officer to lead our organisation.

Chief Executive

We are seeking a Chief Executive Officer to lead our organisation.

The Organisation

Outhouse is a community and resource centre for LGBT+ people, their families, and friends. Our vision is of a vibrant and safe space for LGBT+ people, groups & organisations that is inclusive of the diversity within our communities. The organisation is in the process of developing its new strategic plan to guide our vision in the short and longer term (commencing January 2022).

The Role
Reporting to the Non-Executive Chairperson and the Voluntary Board, the Chief Executive is the senior executive with responsibility for the overall management, operation, and control of Outhouse in accordance with the organisation’s strategic objectives. The role holder will:

  • Play a lead role in setting the vision and strategic plan for the organisation over the medium-long term, working with Board of Directors and other key stakeholders.
  • Lead the delivery and reporting of the strategic objectives of the organisation.
  • In conjunction with the Board, develop and implement an annual operating plan and KPIs aligned to the organisation’s strategic plan.
  • Build and maintain linkages with appropriate stakeholders (HSE, Pobal, etc.) with regard to services and development of programmes linked to the needs of Outhouse users/LGBT+ community.
  • Identify emerging needs in terms of service provision at Outhouse and ensuring on-going professional standards in current service delivery.
  • Promote Outhouse and its work across a variety of platforms and with various stakeholders, to ensure awareness of the services and work of the organisation.
  • Act as central point for all Outhouse media communications, actively promoting the organisation’s work through appropriate channels.
  • Provide management and leadership for the team of employees, CE scheme participants and volunteers.
  • Ensure compliance and ongoing monitoring, with oversight of the Board, of the Charities Regulator Governance Code, and other statutory.
  • In conjunction with the Board, review and monitor the organisation’s risk register.

The Person

  • 3-5 years+ operating at a senior level in a relevant sector.
  • Third level qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • Strong demonstrable experience of delivery in the areas of leadership, advocacy, management, and fundraising.
  • Proven skills working with diverse communities, individuals, voluntary sector and statutory partners.
  • Experience in major funding applications and of developing services.
  • Demonstrable understanding of current issues and developments within the LGBT+ community and broader charity sector.

Applications (CV and short cover letter) can be sent to chairperson@outhouse.ie. Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 14 January 2022.

Informal enquiries to chairperson@outhouse.ie for a follow up phone call.


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