Do you want to lead Ireland’s foremost refugee rights organisation?

Posted On: 2 June 2016

The IRC is recruiting a new CEO to lead the organisation at a crucial time in the history of the organisation, in Ireland and the EU.  As the only NGO in the country with a specific remit to work with refugees and asylum seekers, we have a vital role to play. Our skilled staff team provides much needed services and advocacy to asylum seekers and refugees, as well as running strategic case work and campaigning. The organisation is currently developing a new strategic plan for the next three years and has identified a number of exciting development opportunities. We are looking for someone who can inspire and lead the IRC into this next phase.

Download further information about the application process, including job description, person specification and an application form.  Deadline for applications is Friday 24th June 2016.

Applications for the post of CEO of the Irish Refugee Council


The IRC has worked with refugees in Ireland for 24 years. As the only organisation within the country with a specific remit to work with refugees we have a vital role to play in relation to refugee rights, which are so pivotal to civil society at this time. IRC skilled staff team provides much needed and well regarded services to asylum seekers and refugees,  being a leader in strategic case work and campaigning. The organisation is currently undertaking its strategic plan, which will be completed with the new CEO and has identified a number of exciting development opportunities that can be progressed over the coming years. We are looking for a leader who has the drive to maximise these opportunities and inspire our dedicated team, civil society and state partners to create an Ireland which welcomes and values refugees and asylum seekers.

Application process

Application is by way of an application form to be submitted with a covering letter and CV to no later than Friday 24th June 2016. Applicants must have the right to work in the Republic of Ireland.  Applications submitted through a recruitment agency will not be valid and neither will applications by way of CV alone.  It is expected that the interviews will take place during July 2016.  All applicants will receive an acknowledgement but only those shortlisted for interview will receive a further communication.

Terms and conditions

The CEO will be based at the IRC’s office at 37 Dame Street, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland.

Hours of work: 35 hours

Normal hours of work: Between Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Salary: Between €52,000 – €62,000 p.a. depending upon experience

Contract: Fixed term of two years, renewable subject to funding

Download the job description, person specification and application form:

CEO Person Spec. June 2016 | CEO Job Description June 2016 

CEO application form June 2016