Paralympics Seeking Head of Commercial

Paralympics Ireland is looking to appoint a new Head of Commercial and Funding to take the organisation through the next cycles leading to Tokyo 2020, Paris 2024 and LA 2028.

The role will report directly to CEO Miriam Malone and will be of clear strategic importance to the organisation.

Paralympics Ireland has enjoyed remarkable success on the world stage over the Games at London 2012 and Rio 2016 and has also hosted its first major Championship when the Allianz Para Swimming European Championships were staged at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus in August 2018.

Irish Paralympians won 12 Gold, seven Silver and eight Bronze medals across the last two Paralympic Games with athletes like Jason Smyth and Ellen Keane becoming nationally renowned athletes. Both have been shortlisted again for this weekend’s RTÉ Sports Person of the Year.

Paralympics Ireland has also been successful in attracting commercial backing primarily from Allianz but also with long term deals in place with Toyota and Flogas.

The role, replacing Patrick Haslett who has moved on to become CEO of the One-Zero Conference, will be to manage existing commercial partnerships and also to grow the current portfolio.

The target set by the Board is to have as much as 40 per cent of the organisations revenue to be self generated by 2022.

A competitive search process is now underway with a closing date for applications of 5PM on Wednesday, 2nd January.

You can see the full job specification on the website here.


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