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Job Advertisement - PSI seeking candidate for CEO position - Adare HRM

05 July 2019


Job Title:                                   

Organisation Name:               PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF IRELAND

Location:                                    Dublin

Number of positions:              1

Weekly Working Hours:         Full-time

Application Closing Date:     9th August 2019

About the Organisation

The Psychological Society of Ireland is the professional body for psychologists in Ireland with the primary object of advancing psychology as a pure and applied science in Ireland. A membership organisation The Society is governed by The Council, which is made up of elected members of the Society.


About the Role

The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) is now seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead and shape the future of PSI.  The primary function of the CEO position is the effective leadership and stewardship of the PSI so that its activities are planned, delivered, and developed in line with the mission, vision and values of the PSI.  In conjunction with the members, Council, and staff the CEO will support and facilitate research, development, and maintenance of relevant PSI policies and plans for the development of the profession.  The Council delegates responsibility for management and day-to-day operations of the Society to the CEO. This role will report directly the the President and to Council and will be based in Dublin.


Essential Skills

  • Education to degree level at a minimum. A higher-level Management qualification is desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience of the understanding of management accounting, effective budgetary planning and preparation, resource allocation and management.
  • A track record and knowledge of good governance, quality and safety, regulatory compliance, company law, HR policies and procedures, management of serious incidents and complaints.
  • Being a Leader of People - providing strong visible leadership that elicits positive commitment and a desire to succeed from all team members and builds confidence with members using PSI supports



  • At least 3 years’ experience in the role of Chief Executive or Senior Manager, ideally within a similar organisation.
  • Successful track record in the building and nurturing of relationships with stakeholders and members alike, with building new relationships and partnerships over a wide range of diverse collaborators within the broader sector.
  • Experience of working directly to a Council or a Board of Management
  • Experience of working within a member-led learned society involving volunteer members and employees
  • Experience and understanding of corporate governance as it operates in a professional body
  • Knowledge and understanding of the governance requirements and challenges of the not-for-profit sector.


Application Process:

If you would like to find out more about this role, please email recruitment@adarehrm.ie to request the full job description prior to making your application.