The Board of the Discovery Programme invites applications for the role of Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) to successfully lead the organisation through a time of change. The CEO’s primary responsibilities are to implement corporate decisions, manage the overall operations and assets of the company, act as the principal point of communication between the Board of Directors and staff and be the public face of the company.

Full details of the job specifications, requirements and the application process can be downloaded at:

Chief Executive Officer Application Document (MS Word version, 88mb)

Chief Executive Officer Application Document (PDF version, 88mb)

How to Apply

Applications must be made by submitting an email, with the title of the position entered into the subject field of the email, to Aoife Kane This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Applications must be submitted as a single document with each of the following three elements included:

1. A comprehensive CV, detailed as relevant to the position (including publications) and the names and contact details of two referees. This CV must be no longer than four A4 pages.
2. Key achievements form based on the competency framework (Appendix B).
3. A short cover letter/personal statement (i.e., no more than two A4 pages) outlining why you wish to be considered for the post and why you believe your qualifications, experience and competencies meet the requirements of the

Closing date

The closing date for all applications is 3.00pm on Friday 3 May 2019. No applications will be accepted after this time and date.