Chief Executive Officer

Ref 19-08
Salary see application pack
Hours 37 hours
Location Headquarters in Belfast and Clogher
Tenure Permanent
Closing Date 18/02/2019 at 12:00 pm

Early Years – the organisation for young children is a non-profit making, membership-based organisation which has been working since 1965 to promote high quality childcare, education and family support.

We are currently seeking applications for the post of Chief Executive Officer. This exciting role has responsibility for the overall strategic development of the organisation, with responsibility for policy, planning and the financial direction, managing a number of key senior staff. Reporting to the Board of Directors and supporting the Board in carrying out their legal and financial responsibilities as Trustees, the post holder will act as Company Secretary for the organisation with responsibility for achieving the agreed outcomes articulated in the strategic and operational plans.

Further information including the competitive remuneration package, attractive salary, 42 days annual leave and generous pension scheme are available within the application pack which is available below or by contacting Lorna Houston on 028 9038 7905.

Closing date: Monday 18 February 2019 at 4.00pm

On receipt of completed application forms, applicants will be provided with the following Early Years documentation via post:

  • Early Years, Crossing Boundaries: 50 Years of Ambition for Young Children
  • Annual Report (2017-2018)
  • Strategic Plan (2017-2020)
  • Directors' Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2018

The shortlisting process will take place on Tuesday 26 February 2019, following which successful applicants will be notified of Assessment and Interview details:

Assessment:  Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 March 2019
Interview:   Wednesday 6 and 7 March 2019

Applications can be downloaded from the links below.
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Applications can be returned by email to:

Or post to: Private and Confidential, Monitoring Officer, Early Years – the organisation for young children, 6c Wildflower Way, Belfast, BT12 6TA.

Early Years – the organisation for young children is an equal opportunities employer, committed to providing flexible family friendly working conditions.

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