Irish Kidney Association: Chief Executive Officer

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Irish Kidney Association

The Irish Kidney Association (IKA) is seeking to recruit a Chief Executive Officer. The Irish Kidney Association is a national charitable voluntary organisation founded in 1978. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of people living with and affected by end-stage kidney disease. These needs are spread across all aspects of life – medical, social, and psychological. The profile of the kidney patient ranges from infanthood to the elderly who are undergoing various methods of treatment: haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation.

By providing information on kidney diseases, associated medical scenarios, and social benefits and entitlements, the IKA helps patients and families live as normal a life as possible.

The IKA has an active advocacy and lobbying role in relation to those living with and affected by end-stage kidney disease. These ongoing activities cover a wide variety of areas, including government departments, the HSE, hospitals, renal units, and many other agencies.

As lead member of the organisation’s Executive, the CEO will take primary responsibility for managing the Irish Kidney Association as a whole, for liaison with the Board, for liaison with external bodies including the HSE, and for identifying development opportunities for IKA. The CEO will take responsibility for the fulfilment of the Association’s targets and objectives as set by the Board. The CEO will take lead responsibility for all strategic management matters, will direct policy development and strategic planning, and will be formally accountable to the Chairperson and Board. The scope of the CEO post is as follows:

  • To provide leadership and vision to the IKA and to promote that vision at corporate, regional and local level.
  • To exercise authority over the resources delegated by the Board in order to discharge responsibility for implementing the Board’s policies and strategies.
  • To be responsible for managing and co-ordinating all staff employed by the IKA.
  • To be responsible for the implementation of the vision contained in the IKA’s Mission Statement.
  • To work closely with:
    • The Board;
    • IKA Branches;
    • Health Service Executive;
    • The Department of Health;
    • Other statutory and voluntary bodies as appropriate;
    • European and international bodies.

The salary for this position is in the region of €80,000.

More details on the role, responsibilities, and the desired skills and experience are available in the job description, which you can download from the following link:

In order to apply for this position, please download and complete the application form from the link above and return it by Friday 3rd April 2020 to

Crowe is assisting the IKA with this application process. For further information, please contact Vanya Sargent at 01 448 2200 or by email at No assistance is required from agencies for this process.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
11th Mar, 2020
Dublin 12
Expiry Date
3rd Apr, 2020