Chief Executive Officer

Job Ref: Suicide or Survive
Type: Full-time, permanent role
Location: Shankill, Dublin 18
Salary: Available on Request
Closing Date: No Longer Accepting Applications

Full Description


Suicide or Survive (SOS) is a for impact and non-governmental organisation with a global reach. We are focused on breaking down the stigma associated with mental health issues and ensuring that those affected have access to quality recovery services that are right for the individual. SOS’s mission is to create and deliver innovative approaches that educate, inform and inspire people to cultivate good mental health and reduce stigma leading to less death by suicide.

SOS is now seeking an experienced, driven CEO to lead its passionate team.


Reporting to the Board, the CEO will be a confident, innovative leader with a talent for developing and maintaining effective relationships and a track record in managing and developing effective programmes and engaging fundraising and awareness initiatives.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced and dynamic individual to lead and expand Suicide or Survive into the future – you’ll work closely with the Board to develop and deliver a new strategic plan focusing on a broad set of deliverables whilst managing the overall operations of the organisation.

Knowledge and experience of the not-for-profit sector would be a distinct advantage, particularly some direct experience of mental health, social issues and suicide. You will also have financial acumen and governance experience and have operated effectively at strategic level. Above all, you will be passionate about breaking down the stigma associated with mental health issues and suicide and you will act as a role model for who chooses to live the SOS values of Genuineness, Understanding, Respect, Acceptance and Authenticity.

If you’re a natural collaborator and leader with expert relationship-building and stakeholder engagement skills who is inspired by SOS’s mission, we would love to hear from you!


The recruitment campaign for the role of CEO is being managed exclusively on behalf of Suicide or Survive by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please email [email protected] to request the full job description and information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 12pm on Friday 8th January 2020