Director of Greyhound Care & Welfare
The Greyhound Board (IGB) has responsibility for the promotion, regulation and ongoing commercial development of the Greyhound industry in Ireland. The issue of care and welfare is a key priority for the IGB and for the greyhound industry generally. The IGB wishes to add to its existing welfare team and make a senior executive appointment as Director of Care & Welfare to strategically manage and drive the programme of work in this area. The candidate’s reporting line will be to the Chief Executive Officer. Applications are therefore invited for the following position:
Job Title: Director of Greyhound Care & Welfare
Objectives: The Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets out a range of areas for focus including a priority objective to ‘maintain welfare at the centre of our industry’. The care and welfare of greyhounds needs to be above reproach and a coordinated industry wide approach to dealing with perception issues relating to greyhound welfare is essential to creating full confidence by all stakeholders in the industry. The successful candidate as a member of the Senior Executive Team will play a key role in achieving the objectives of the Plan.
Scope of the Role:
The successful candidate for this role, which is based at our Limerick Head Office, will be responsible, in accordance with Board policy, for the strategic direction and approach of the IGB and the wider industry to greyhound care and welfare across all areas of activity.
The role ideally requires an experienced candidate, operating at a senior level, with an understanding of care and welfare requirements particularly where they relate to the greyhound sector. The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Veterinary and Head of Regulation in driving the organisation’s overall programme. A strong combination of management, administrative, organisational, project management and interpersonal skills are essential along with an ability to promote and extensively advance an expanding rehoming programme.
Hours of Work
The role is a full-time role, 37.5 hours per week, 5 days per week normally Monday to Friday but may vary depending on the needs of the business.
Education and Preferred Behaviours and Competencies
Applications to include an update Curriculum Vitae should preferably be emailed to the Human Resources Department of IGB at the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the HR Department, Irish Greyhound Board, Greenpark, Dock Road Limerick on or before 3rd December 2019.
If an electronic application has been not acknowledged candidates should ensure to follow up with Human Resources (Tel: 061 448000).
Irish Greyhound Board is an Equal Opportunities Employer