It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Mindy O'Brien, our master and commander who has stirred the VOICE ship for nearly twenty years.

We are seeking a full-time Chief Executive to oversee and manage;

  • the company operations and its existing team of 8,
  • communications and relationships between board members, current team and other stakeholders and
  • be the public face of the charity.

This person will make important decisions that impact the company’s brand identity and financial health and ensure the proper development and implementation of company practices and procedures. We expect the candidates to espouse and embrace the inherent values and essence of an environmental charity.

CEO duties and responsibilities

  • Act as the face of the organisation when communicating with stakeholders, government entities and the general public.
  • Develop and build essential connections and relationships with government ministers, politicians, civil servants, community groups and other stakeholders.
  • Lead the development of the organisation’s long- and short-term strategies.
  • Manage overall operations and staff and make major decisions affecting the organisation.
  • Manage and oversee all HR issues and ensure compliance with all statutory requirements.
  • Manage the organisation’s resources and finances.
  • Develop and implement fundraising plans and successfully raise funds for the organisation.
  • Negotiate or approve agreements and contracts for the organisation.
  • Manage company organisational structure.
  • Communicate and work closely with the board of directors.
  • Assess and minimise risks to the company.
  • Set strategic goals.
  • Have overall responsibility for VOICE management and administration within governance accountability frameworks as established by the Board of directors.
  • Provide company-wide leadership.
  • Serve as the company’s primary spokesperson.
  • Identify and address companywide problems.
  • Develop and uphold the company’s culture and mission/vision.
  • Implement strategic plans by working with team, board and senior stakeholders.
  • Evaluate and track the success of the company in reaching its goals.
  • Ensure that all financial and progress reporting is completed and submitted to funding organisations/government departments/sponsors.

Skills and Experience

  • 2-4 years prior senior management experience, dealing with day to day oversight over staff.
  • Successful fundraising experience is essential, raising funds in the private, public and philanthropic sector, illustrating a proven track record of securing funding in a tough financial climate.
  • Experience in the NGO sector is critical, either in a professional or voluntary capacity.
  • Experience in advocating and promoting the circular economy.
  • Knowledge of the environmental field and relevant policy is a plus, as well as a passion for environmental protection.
  • Experience in working with civil servants and public officials to build positive relationships and secure essential funding and policy successes.

Start Date: April/May 2023
Position: Full time
Location: Dublin, but some remote working is allowed
Salary: €50-55,000/year

Please send cover letter and CV to by the 31st January 2023.

VOICE has over twenty-five years experience in waste policy development and the promotion of the circular economy through advocacy, public awareness and outreach to communities and companies to encourage behaviour change. We move beyond merely running public awareness events and workshops by asking and helping individuals, communities and businesses to become active participants in achieving sustainable change in their local or business environments. We engage and work with communities to develop civic engagement and consumer demand, push ambitious policy, and support businesses to develop innovative and sustainable solutions.