Chief Executive Officer
Cycling Ireland (CI) is the internationally-recognised National Governing Body for cycling on the island of Ireland. The organisation works across all disciplines of cycling and is committed to encouraging, developing and organising cycling across the country. CI receives support from both governments on the island and is recognised as one of three priority sports within the Irish Government’s National Sports Policy 2018-2027.
CI has a membership of over 26,000 people, has almost 500 clubs, sanctions approximately 1,000 events and manages over 200,000 event-entries annually. Based on the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus in Dublin, CI has a staff of 26 and also relies on significant support from a large volunteer base.
The past twelve months have been a time of unprecedented change for Cycling Ireland. The organisation now seeks to recruit a full-time Chief Executive Officer to work alongside a dedicated team of staff, Board and volunteers to deliver CI’s strategic plan.
The CEO will be responsible for the delivery and implementation of the Strategic Plan 2020-2024 (and subsequent Strategic Plans) through clear and decisive leadership and sound business judgement to ensure the overall success, growth and business efficiency of Cycling Ireland.
The work of Cycling Ireland is underpinned by its core values and the CEO will lead by example and ensure that these continue to be embedded across all areas of the organisation.
The CEO is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of Cycling Ireland and, in close collaboration with its associated entities, has responsibility for implementing CI’s Strategic Plan, operating policies and procedures within approved budgets.
A crucial part of this role will be people management, including the fostering of relationships between stakeholders across the different entities in a way that will positively shape and guide the future growth and development of Cycling Ireland. The role covers a broad range of functions, such as Sport Development, High Performance, Event Delivery and Operations, Finance, Procurement, Commercial, Governance and Advocacy.
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