Assistant Director, Republic of Ireland

At Samaritans, our vision is that fewer people die by suicide. We believe suicide is preventable and together we can make change that saves lives. 

To support us in achieving our vision, Samaritans Ireland is looking for an Assistant Director (Republic of Ireland), reporting directly to the Executive Director for Ireland.

This is a fulltime position, on an initial two-year fixed term contract, with the aim to extend this further, subject to funding. The salary range is €70K to €80K, commensurate with experience. The post is based in Dublin with a mix of office and home-based work available, subject to COVID 19 Government guidelines. 

Role Responsibilities:

The Assistant Director will be responsible for optimising the performance of 9 staff and managers, with a particular focus on effective ROI operations including finance, people, IT, communications, policy, and regulatory/governance considerations. You will work as part of an all-Ireland management team, and will be responsible for building a strong relationship with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring Samaritans’ work in the ROI delivers positive impact, as well as ensuring sustained engagement with Samaritans’ mission and values, and our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Maintaining a positive working relationship with Samaritans Central Charity in the UK is an important aspect of the role.   

Skills and Experience:

We are seeking an experienced leader with a proven track record successfully managing the financial and operational activities of an organisation, ensuring consistency and alignment across every core function. Critical to success will be your ability to manage a complex set of activities to enable effective and timely delivery of projects.

Full Job Description can be found here

To Apply:

Please complete the application form, available here (no CVs accepted) and submit by clicking 'Apply for this job' via the Samaritans careers website. Applications close at 5 pm on Thursday 27th January 2022. 

Initial interviews are anticipated to take place during early February 2022.