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Northern Ireland’s largest rural youth organisation is now recruiting a Chief Executive Officer!

Updated: Oct 6, 2022

Are you looking for an exciting new career move? YFCU WANT YOU!

The Role As our Chief Executive Officer, in conjunction with the Board, you will develop and implement our strategic plan and drive the success of our organisation. You will oversee the delivery of our programmes, activities and initiatives, ensuring that they are implemented successfully, within budget and on schedule. Managing the day-to-day business of the organisation, you will ensure that staff are supported to meet the highest possible standards of performance and ensure robust governance is maintained and developed. Monitoring our finances, you will ensure that budgets and spending are controlled, reported and reviewed. You will also seek opportunities to secure potential sponsorship and funding for current and future projects and to enhance the value of membership benefits. Additionally, you will engage with a range of colleagues and stakeholders to develop and enact decisions and policies, ensuring adherence to the relevant legislation and best practice.

About You To be considered as the Chief Executive Officer, you will need: - Experience within a leadership role which entailed external stakeholder responsibilities - Experience of working successfully at senior management team level - Experience of increasing sustainable funding and strong budgetary management skills - A background in building and implementing an effective business strategy - An understanding of the rural environment and young population issues - Excellent people management skills - IT proficiency - A full, valid driving licence and access to your own vehicle Previous experience in a leadership role in a membership organisation would be beneficial to your application, as would experience of working for a not-for-profit organisation.

The Benefits - Competitive salary & package If you’re a high calibre and influential strategic thinker who has outstanding leadership skills and the determination to embody our values, inspire progress and drive our mission forwards, this is an exceptional opportunity to be an integral part of our organisation. You will support our work as we encourage and elevate the rural youth of Northern Ireland and provide them with the skills they require to personally and professionally develop. So, if you could make a difference, impacting whole swathes of our community and want to continue to build a career focused on improving life and supporting others, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.

How to apply: Find out more by requesting an Information Pack from If you want to apply, submit your CV with a covering letter to Louise Simpson ( by 12pm on Thursday 20 October 2022.

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