Executive Director, Léargas

Due to the retirement of our Executive Director we are now seeking to hire his replacement. This is an exciting opportunity for a collaborative leader who will steer Léargas through the next cycle of its development.

The Executive Director in Léargas is the conduit between the Management team and the Board, guiding the strategic vision and direction of the organisation and reporting to all relevant Government Departments. The Executive Director has responsibility for developing and maintaining the evolving culture of the organisation, which is based on strong reputational values. The Executive Director ensures the good governance of Léargas and works closely with the Head of Finance and the Léargas Board, to manage budgets in compliance with all national and relevant European guidelines and regulations. The Executive Director represents Léargas at relevant European Commission meetings such as the National Agency Directors’ Meeting, and at relevant national meetings in the fields of education, training and youth work.

Pay Grade

Equivalent to Principal Officer Higher (PPC scale) €93,785 – €115,051

Contract Type

Fixed-term five-year contract. This position may be facilitated by secondment.

Application deadline

5pm on 25 October 2019: send your CV and cover letter to
at our recruitment partner Ascension Executive Recruitment

Role description

Download a PDF of the full job description here.

Léargas is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people with disabilities.