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Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Milford Care Centre was first established by the Congregation of the Little Company of Mary Sisters and today is a voluntary not-for-profit organisation, a registered charity, and a widely recognised Centre of Excellence in Healthcare.  Working in partnership with the Health Services Executive, it delivers a comprehensive range of Specialist Palliative Care and Older Persons Services across the Mid-West region.  The Board of Directors and its CEO, supported by the Management Team, oversee and manage its ongoing operational service provision and fundraising activities.  Due to the planned retirement of the current incumbent, applications are invited for the following position:




Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer will be responsible and accountable for the effective and efficient ongoing functioning of Milford Care Centre. S/he will realise the aims and objectives of the Board regarding the ongoing provision of high quality and safe patient care and the strategic direction of the organisation through the development and implementation of appropriate policies and plans and at all times ensuring the most efficient use of resources. S/he will act within the policy, financial, governance and other limits set by the Board.


Milford Care Centre is the sole designated specialist palliative care provider for the Mid- West Region and incorporates a 34-bed specialist palliative care in-patient unit and a number of  community multi-disciplinary teams operating from bases in Limerick City, Newcastlewest, Nenagh, Thurles and Ennis.  The Centre also provides a day-care centre for older persons; and a 69-bed residential nursing home facility which is operated on a not-for-profit basis and largely funded through the Fair Deal scheme.  The Chief Executive Officer leads a Senior Management Team spanning business professions and clinical specialists in managing its day to day operations and in the execution of strategies and deliverables across several defined areas. These areas include Clinical, Governance and Compliance, Quality and Safety, Research and Education, Finance and Fundraising, Human Resources and Organisational Development.  This Senior Management Team is a key component of an organisation which has an annual turnover in excess of €20m and over 380 dedicated employees, who deliver high quality and responsive care to patients and residents across its three core care units.  In addition, Milford Care Centre has a large volunteer community who carries out a range of specific tasks in accordance with its ethos and who selflessly assist in the betterment of the organisation and its services.


The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for the ongoing delivery of services across the Centre’s Section 39 funded services in accordance with HSE Service Arrangements and the strategic objectives of the Board.  This will also apply in the case of Milford Nursing Home and as such S/he will ensure that all statutory financial and clinical regulatory standards are complied with and position the organisation to continue to grow, as well as participating at national level with peers in other similar organisations.


Suitable applicants will have a minimum of a primary degree qualification in relevant managerial discipline.  They will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience at senior management level with significant and demonstrable experience in clinical and corporate governance.  They will also have a track record in managing a comparably large and complex organisation, ideally in a healthcare setting, where they have shown leadership in researching, evaluating, and delivering strategic change.


The role requires a highly motivated person with a drive to manage a well-recognised patient centred and community-focused organisation and who possesses excellent analytical, evaluative and relationship management skills.  S/he must have the ability to lead a large organisation with multiple stakeholders and clearly be able to demonstrate an empathy with Milford Care Centre’s ethos and philosophy of care.


For a confidential, detailed discussion, please contact Conor Harty at 061-414533 / 086-2406651


Applicants should send a complete and current Currlculum Vitae to Conor Harty at conor@hartysearch.ie no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday 21st August 2020.