IrBEA Seeks to Appoint a Chief Executive – Closing Date for Application Friday 13 July

The Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) seeks to appoint a Chief Executive, to lead and manage the Association’s activities.

The Chief Executive will operate under the direction of the President and the Board of Directors, and will lead, manage and oversee generally the administration and business of the Association.

IrBEA is looking for candidates with a minimum of three years proven management and leadership in a member association, or an SME, with a degree-level qualification, familiarity with good corporate governance practice, and an understanding of the Renewable Energy/Bioenergy sectors in Ireland. He/she should have some experience of working with stakeholders in the sector and in the relevant Government Departments.

Completed applications should be emailed to the IrBEA secretary, Padraic O’Neill, at Closing date for application Friday 13 July

A detailed job specification including the full requirements of the application process can be found here  and Key Achievements Form here

IrBEA is a members’ association, with around 170 members, focussed on representing the needs of the bioenergy sector, including wood energy, biomass, anaerobic digestion and biogas, energy crops.

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