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Job vacancy at Kingsriver

Kingsriver Community has a vacancy available for the position of Chief Executive Officer

Kingsriver Community has an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic person with the desire and passion to help us grow while maintaining our quality and commitment to excellent service.

Kingsriver has been providing residential and day programmes for people over the age of 18 with a variety of special support needs for over 30 years. We have our own person centred approach to our work which has been developed over many years with love and care, a lot of fun and creativity and a constant focus on the uniqueness of each individual whose care, well-being and progression has been entrusted to Kingsriver.

Applicants need to have appropriate management and people skills and have relevant experience working with people with intellectual disabilities. The post is a full-time permanent position offering a competitive salary.

About the Role

Reporting to the Board of Directors the CEO is responsible for:

• overall day-to-day management and administration of Kingsriver Community to include policy and resource management;
• the management of the day service to include developing existing and new opportunities, services and programmes in line with New Directions;
• overseeing the residential service and undertaking the role and responsibility of the Provider Nominee as outlined in the Health Act;
• overseeing provision of a high quality, person centred service in accordance with national regulations and standards;
• overseeing the development of opportunities for people in Kingsriver Community to be in, and part of, the wider community and give people in the wider community more opportunities to be part of Kingsriver Community.
• management of finance function, funding and operating within budget allocations; management and implementation of employment recruitment, policies and practices;
• maintaining and sustaining the unique ethos that exists in Kingsriver; encouraging recognition of residents and participants as individuals and ensuring their needs and opportunities are given priority;
• Recruiting and retaining competent and qualified staff and volunteers while promoting our unique model of practice;
• Fostering an inclusive process with key stakeholders consistent with our mission, values and ethos;
• development and implementation of strategic plans as directed by the Board;

Qualifications and Experience

• Appropriate third level qualifications in Health/Social Care/Intellectual Disability;
• Evidence of continuous professional development;
• Minimum of five years’ experience in the disability social care sector at management level including working and liaising with national disability organisations, the HSE and HIQA;
• Experience of leading, managing and motivating a team;
• Excellent organisational abilities including planning, delegating and programme development;
• An in-depth knowledge of the intellectual disability and autism sector; evidence of leading developmental change management in the sector;
• Experience and understanding of executive and corporate governance;
• A clear knowledge and understanding of the Health Act 2007 Regulations and associated amendments and standards on the provision for day and residential services in the intellectual disability and autism sector, including New Directions.
• Ability to convey a vision of the organisation’s strategic future for key stakeholders and funders.
• An outgoing and friendly personality with strong empathy and communication skills.
• A track record of securing funding is desirable;
• Full clean driving licence;

If you feel you have the qualities, experience and values to take on this role, please email your application, addressed to Kevin Collins, Chairperson, outlining the fit between your skills and the qualifications and experience required, together with your CV, to

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 12th April, 2019

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