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Do You Want to Lead One of Ireland's Foremost Human Rights and Equality Organisations?

30 June 2016

GLEN has delivered transformative change for LGBT people over the last 27 years. As we build on the successes of recent campaigns and programmes, including the historic marriage equality referendum, we invite applications from inspiring leaders to be the next Executive Director of GLEN. This is a unique opportunity to help shape and deliver GLEN's strategy to achieve our vision of an Ireland where LGBT people are fully valued and respected.

GLEN Executive Director Designate

As one of Ireland's leading human rights and equality organisations, GLEN has delivered transformative change for LGBT people over the last 27 years. Our work spans many policy domains to achieve full equality and participation for LGBT people across all aspects of Irish society including employment, mental health and well-being, education, legislative and national policy reform, physical and sexual health, policing and safety, and international advocacy.

Our outgoing Executive Director, Brian Sheehan who has led the GLEN team to achieve historic progress over the past eight years, is leaving to seek new challenges and the Board is now recruiting an Executive Director Designate. The Board intends to facilitate a handover period between the outgoing and incoming Executive Directors to ensure an efficient transition for the organisation.

We now invite applications from inspiring leaders to be the next Executive Director of GLEN. This is a unique opportunity to help shape and deliver GLEN's strategy to achieve our vision of an Ireland where being LGBT is fully valued and respected. The successful applicant will lead GLEN in building on the successes of recent campaigns and programmes, including the marriage equality referendum.

We are looking for a leader who will inspire our dedicated team, civil society and State partners to build an Ireland that embraces full equality and inclusion. This is a high profile role that also involves international representational work.

Reporting to the Board of Directors and leading a high-achieving team, the new Executive Director will have a strong track record of success in their career to date, and will have:

• Proven leadership skills with strong vision and commitment to the goals and ambitions of GLEN
• Proven communication and advocacy skills and the ability to work with GLEN's diverse stakeholders
• Financial management and fund raising/commercial experience, and
• A demonstrated ability to lead and motivate people.

The Executive Director Designate must have a knowledge and appreciation of the wide range of issues confronting LGBT people.

The current Executive Director, Brian Sheehan, is available for confidential discussions on the role. You may contact him on +353 86 2330417.

To apply for the position, please send your CV and an accompanying letter to us at chair@glen.ie by 5pm, Friday 22nd July 2016, outlining why you think you are the ideal candidate to lead GLEN in this new post-referendum phase of building an equal and fair Ireland for LGBT people. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

GLEN is an equal opportunities employer.

Kieran Rose and Margot Slattery
Co-Chairs, GLEN.

A full Job Description is below.

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