Head of Programmes

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Type: Full-time, 2-year fixed term contract with a view to progressing to a permanent contract
Location: This role can be based at head office (Dublin 8) or in one of Ages Action’s regional branches in Galway, Cork or Monaghan
Salary: €65,000 - €75,000
Closing Date: No Longer Accepting Applications

Full Description

BACKGROUND: Age Action supports and advocates for equality and human rights for older people. Age Action is a values-led Organisation. Their mission is to make Ireland the best country in the world in which to grow older and their core values of: Dignity, Participation, Diversity, Social Justice, and Professionalism, are central to driving their work to promote equality for, and fulfil the human rights of, older people.

They are now seeking an experienced Head of Programmes to join their Senior Management Team.

THE ROLE: Reporting directly to the CEO and line managing a team of three, the Head of Programmes will oversee and ensure the engagement of a broad range of stakeholders in Age Action’s programmes and activities. These programmes and activities include Care & Repair, Getting Started and Lifelong Learning, and Age Action’s wider policy work, volunteer engagement opportunities and income generation activities.

As Head of Programmes, you will lead all aspects of programme delivery across the organisation and you will drive a process of continuous innovation and improvement in your department. Key responsibilities will include reviewing programmes and assess their viability, identifying gaps in Age Action’s strategy delivery and developing areas of work to close these gaps, and developing relationships with Government Departments with a view to obtaining funding and delivering services.

To succeed in this role, you will be an able networker and communicator with the ability to work with and build trusted relationships with a variety of stakeholders and partners. You will have a minimum of five years’ experience working in a similar role within the not-for-profit, public or corporate responsibility sector and you will have significant line management experience, including leading through managers. You will be committed to working in partnership with older people and demonstrate a flexible approach to your work and a willingness to get involved and collaborate

If you are supportive of the vision, mission and values of Age Action, know how to build and motivate teams to bring ambitious programmes to fruition, and you’re seeking an exciting new opportunity to inspire and drive change, we’d love to hear from you!

APPLICATION DETAILS: The recruitment campaign for the role of Head of Programmes is being managed exclusively on behalf of Age Action 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, 10th January 2020