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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)

Chief Executive Officer Application Document (PDF version)

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 Kathleen O’Sullivan (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 as appropriate) and two referees (no longer than 4 pages).
  2. A summary biography on the first page of the CV. Key achievements form based on the competency framework (Appendix B)
  3. Key achievements form based on the competency framework (Appendix B)
  4. A short cover letter/personal statement (i.e., no more than 2 pages) outlining why you wish to be considered for the post and why you believe your skills, experience and values meet the requirements of the position.

Closing date

The closing date for all applications is 5.00pm on Friday 11 September 2020.

Company Reg. No.: 243328 (Dublin, Ireland) A Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered Office 6 Mount Street Lower, Dublin, D02 T670 Ireland. Reg. Charity No.: CHY 12549.