Shine: Chief Executive Officer

Shine & CCI Executive Search


Salary: €85,000+ depending on experience

Location: Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Flexible and home-based working options will be available, however, the successful candidate will need to have a regular presence in the office.

Background Information:

Shine’s vison is of an Ireland where all those affected by mental ill health have the right to recovery and the opportunity to achieve the best quality of life.

Since its establishment as a national organisation in 1979, Shine has worked tirelessly to shape better policies and services for all those affected by mental ill health. It has supported the rights of individuals and groups to enhance their recovery, promoted access to services, challenged negative attitudes and behaviours and delivered a variety of programmes and services. Shine is particularly proud to be the only national mental health organisation specifically founded to support family members.

The Role:

Shine is now recruiting a CEO to lead its dedicated team, develop and deliver its next strategic plan, and set organisational goals and objectives which anticipate and explore future opportunities for the organisation.

We are seeking applications from candidates with significant senior management experience and change management skills. As CEO, you will enable and encourage innovation and the continuous development of Shine’s services and programmes. You will have excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills, with a strong focus on delivering quality outcomes for Shine’s service users.

To succeed in this role, you will demonstrate the ability to nurture strong relationships and grow engagement with staff, external stakeholders, service users, and the wider Shine community. The ideal candidate will have experience managing budgets, growing relationships with existing funders, and identifying new income streams in order to develop a sustainable and diverse funding model. You will also have proven knowledge and experience of the mental health system in which Shine operates including legal, political and policy considerations.

If you’re a proactive senior manager with a strong strategic perspective, a passion for Shine’s missions, and a proven capacity to inspire a variety of stakeholders, we would love to hear from you!


Please email for the full job description, candidate information pack, and application details for this role. Please use the job title and name of the organisation you’re interested in as the subject of your email.

The recruitment campaign for the role of CEO is being managed exclusively on behalf of Shine by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

Closing Date: 12pm on Thursday, 20th of May 2021

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
4th May, 2021
Remotely / Co Kildare
Expiry Date
20th May, 2021