Director of Ireland

Director of Ireland

  • Location

    County Cork

  • Sector:

    Directors & CEOs, General

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    €48,300 - 61,500 per year

  • Contact :

    Ben Pountney

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    07444 475489

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

  • Duration:


  • Closing date:


  • Posted:


Harris Hill is working in partnership with The Donkey Sanctuary to find their new Director of Ireland to be based in County Cork. 

The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland has been a part of the Donkey Sanctuary family since 1987 and we now have an outstanding opportunity for an inspirational and dedicated professional executive to provide leadership and strategic direction for our work in Ireland (incorporating the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) in line with our organisational five year strategy.

You will inspire, motivate and lead The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland to deliver a broad range of activities aligned to the business plan and strategy of the charity, developing strong working relationships with the Donkey Sanctuary (UK and worldwide) ensuring an integrated approach across both organisations. With demonstrable experience of successfully building lasting relationships and influencing and collaborating with key stakeholders, you will be the public face of the charity, and will act as the main point of communication between the board of directors and operations in Ireland, advocating for the charity with key stakeholders in government, the not for profit sector and animal welfare organisations, raising the profile of our work in Ireland and influencing decision makers, legislation and policy.


Who we're looking for

Focused, and able to initiate, enable and support effective change management across the organisation and at all levels, you will work as part of the Senior Leadership Team to set the overall strategic direction for the charity, planning and implementing long term strategies to achieve objectives and lead our work in Ireland, including the development and implementation of a new business model for Ireland including a new income generation strategy to significantly increase revenue, the development of Equine Assisted Activities EAA in Ireland, and the provision of project management to a range of projects across Ireland to ensure significant strategic benefit.

Excellent knowledge of animal welfare in Ireland, together with a proven record of the management and delivery of complex, concurrent projects of varying budgets and timeframes, is essential, as are experience of leading organisational change and strategy implementation, and excellent leadership, motivational, collaborative and communication skills.

If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding and vital role, and would like to play a major role in leading the evolving programme of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you.

To receive an information pack for this role with full details of how to apply, please send your CV to ben.pountney@harrishill co uk or call Ben Pountney on 07444 475 489. Closing date for applications is Monday 27th January 2020.