St. Gabriel’s: Chief Executive Officer

St. Gabriel’s

St. Gabriel’s was founded in 1961 and is a not-for-profit organisation, with charitable registration status. Working in partnership with the Health Services Executive and other community and social care funders, it delivers a comprehensive range of specialist therapeutic services for over 1,000 children from the Mid-West. St Gabriel’s also provide hydrotherapy and orthotics services to people in the wider community who benefit from these services. Earlier this year, the organisation opened its new purpose-built Respite House for children with complex disabilities. Its Board of Directors and its CEO, supported by the Management Team, oversee and manage its ongoing operational service provision and fundraising activities. The organisation’s website, provides detailed information about it.

Due to the planned retirement of the current incumbent, applications are invited for the following position:


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive will be accountable for the effective and efficient functioning of St. Gabriel’s. S/he will realise the aims of the Board regarding the strategic direction of the organisation and the provision of high-level care and support through the development and implementation of appropriate policies and plans and the most efficient use of resources. S/he will act within the policy, financial, governance and other limits set by the Board.

The Chief Executive Officer leads a management team spanning business professions and clinical specialists in the execution of strategies and deliverables across the areas of Finance, Fundraising, Respite House management, transport management, Orthotics Services, Hydrotherapy Services and a Children’s Disability Network Team. This management team is part of an organisation with 70 dedicated employees delivering specialist care to children with complex and challenging medical conditions. The Chief Executive officer will guard the ethos and values of the organisation in supporting the children who use its services and their parents/guardians.

The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for the ongoing delivery of services across all the care units in accordance with service level agreements with the HSE and other funders, and the strategic objectives of the board. They will ensure that all statutory financial and clinical regulatory standards are complied with and position the organisation to continue to grow, as well as participating at regional and national level with peers in other similar organisations.

Suitable applicants will have a minimum of a Level 8 Qualification (honours bachelor’s degree) in Health/ Social Care or a related discipline essential. S/he will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience at senior management / CEO level with significant and demonstrable experience in clinical and corporate governance. Sectoral knowledge/ working knowledge of the healthcare/ disability services/ not for profit/ charity sector is essential, with particular reference to successful relationship management with funding organisations. S/he will also have a track record in managing a comparably large and complex organisation with a proven track record of strategic delivery and senior operations management.

The role requires a highly motivated person with a drive to manage a community-facing service organisation with excellent analytical, evaluative and relationship management skills. S/he must have the ability to lead a comparably-sized organisation with multiple stakeholders.

For a confidential, detailed discussion, and/or to obtain a copy of the detailed briefing document for this post, please contact Conor Harty at 061-414533 / 086-2406651; or you may request a copy of the document by emailing in confidence.

To apply, please submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae accompanied by a cover letter stating how you meet the requirements of the job to by 5:00 p.m. on Friday 13th August.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
19th Jul, 2021
Expiry Date
13th Aug, 2021