General Secretary

Interested parties should email full career details in complete confidence to: [email protected]
Closing date: Friday, 12th June 2020.

Founded in 1933, Fine Gael is one of the largest political parties in Ireland today, with over 25,000 members. The organisation now wishes to appoint a General Secretary and welcomes expressions of interest from interested parties in position.

Reporting to the Party Leader and Trustees, the General Secretary will be expected to demonstrate high-level expertise in leadership, development, and management of a complex organisation in a fast-paced environment.

The General Secretary is responsible for:
  • Party structure and membership
  • Management and development of the party’s administrative structure
  • Financial, legal, and regulatory management and oversight
  • Strategic development and relationship management

The candidate is required to have proven management experience in a complex and comparable organisation, have a deep understanding of politics and a commitment to the voluntary ethos, and a capability to work with all members of Fine Gael in a number of different work streams. The candidate will be required to demonstrate a commitment to, and leadership ability in respect of, equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Other key characteristics required:
  • A track record in managing and leading a wide range of people, functions, and activities in a complex organisation
  • A comprehensive knowledge of Irish politics and a passion for Fine Gael’s ethos
  • Experience working in a multifaceted role alongside Boards & Committees
  • Comfortable managing the expectations and needs of wide-ranging stakeholders
  • Creative, dynamic, and resourceful with an ability to generate new initiatives
  • Proven ability in influencing others and generating alternative views
  • Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, resilience, and sound judgement under pressure
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship management skills
  • Proven experience in driving organisational change and appraising organisational objectives
  • Demonstrate a high-level knowledge of financial management and compliance along with an understanding of legal matters
  • A strategic thinker with the ability to forward plan in an ever-evolving senior management role

Interested parties should email full career details in complete confidence to: [email protected]
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 12th June 2020. Candidates will be sourced through both an advertised and an executive search process.

For further information contact:
Morgan Mangan
48 Mount Street Upper
Dublin 2, D02YY23
+353 1 9619288

Fine Gael is an equal opportunities employer.