Ballymun Job Centre Co-operative Society Ltd is currently recruiting for the position of Chief Executive Officer.   

Established in 1987 the Ballymun Job Centre Co-operative Society Ltd. (BJC) is a local community focused, people centred, placement, career guidance and training organisation.  Based on a culture of excellence and innovation, the BJC provides a range of services and programmes supported by local, national and European funding. 

Reporting to the Board, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will have responsibility for the overall operational management and development of the BJC to include its staff, finances, premises, and services. He/she will also coordinate and implement the objectives and KPI’s as set out in the BJC Strategic Plan and annual business plan.  Working with the Board, the CEO will assist the Board in the development of the overall vision and strategic direction of the BJC.  

The BJC is looking for a person with the following skills and attributes: 

A leader with substantial experience who can mentor and inspire colleagues and is fair, impartial and open to new ideas and information. Innovative, creative and entrepreneurial with the ability to identify new sources of income and effective ways of operating an employment service. Confident in public speaking and networking and can conduct themselves in a self-directed manner that is credible to all stakeholders. Flexible and creative with the ability to adapt to a changing and challenging environment. They should have the ability to work on a range of activities simultaneously and should have strong communication skills including written (both academic and report/proposal writing), oral, facilitation and presentation skills.  They should demonstrate enthusiasm, drive, friendliness and approachability and a high level of professional responsibility and integrity.  Precise methodological approach with effective project management, ICT, organisational and administrative skills.

Key Responsibilities:

Assist the Board in the development of the BJC as an organisation, and continuously improve the quality of the service and the achievement of its objectives.

Support the management team in the day-to-day management of the service ensuring that the members of the management team achieve their performance objectives.

Lead and manage a team of staff across multiple locations, ensuring that the ethos, culture and values of the BJC are implemented and embedded throughout the organisation.  

Implement HR policies and practices that are person centred, based on the values of fairness and equality, and that balance the needs of the organisation with the need to provide employees with a positive employment experience and opportunities to progress within a supportive environment.

Represent the BJC on/at various bodies, boards, meetings, seminars etc., promote the service, highlight the work of the BJC and make presentations as required. Ensure that good and effective relationships are developed and maintained with a range of organisations and agencies.

Based on the day-to-day experience of staff and clients, identify and propose different or new approaches that will enhance the quality and delivery of services.  Identify and source funding opportunities to enable the BJC to develop, implement and test new innovative or enhanced services.

Keep up to date on new EU/national and other funding calls and opportunities, make applications for new funded projects and work with relevant BJC staff to realise the potential of those opportunities.  Explore avenues to raise finances from other sources such as EU, commercial, governmental and philanthropic.

Skills and Experience Required – The CEO should be able to demonstrate experience and expertise in the following:

Proven experience as a CEO or a track record in another managerial position in the not for profit, public or private sector.

An entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding organisational and leadership skills and experience in developing strategies and implementing vision.

Proven experience of capacity building for NGO’s, local government or community organisations, particularly in employment/career guidance, training, learning or human resources. A role model for lifelong learning and continuous professional development.

In-depth knowledge of the adult guidance, VET, community education, and employment services sectors in Ireland.  An understanding of the main social, economic and environmental issues currently affecting the sectors.

Experience in developing and implementing complex projects involving multiple stakeholders, and relevant experience in developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships. 

Experience delivering first class written reports and applications.  Excellent communication, analytical abilities and problem solving skills and a proven ability to meet targets and work to deadlines.

A relevant third level qualification in Business Management, Human Resources, Social Policy, Psychology, Education/ Training or a related field is required. 

Terms of Employment – This position is initially offered on a one-year fixed term contract. Working hours are 39 per week however, the nature of the work may require working unsocial hours i.e. evenings and weekends plus EU travel. 

A salary in the region of €72,391 – €83,510 per annum is on offer.

Following shortlisting, successful candidates will be invited to attend for interview. 

To apply

Please forward a letter of application with CV by 5pm on Tuesday 15th November 2022 to:

Chairperson, Ballymun Job Centre, Ground Floor Civic Centre, Main Street Ballymun, Dublin 9

or email



Ballymun Job Centre is an equal opportunities employer.