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Chief Executive Officer

Dóchas, the association of Irish Non-Governmental Development Organisations, is seeking a new CEO to continue to deliver its role as a meeting place and leading voice for organisations that want Ireland to be a world leader in efforts to bring about global justice.
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Jeans for Genes

Chair of Board

Jeans for Genes®, the UK’s largest fund-raising campaign to benefit those affected by rare genetic disorders, is seeking a Chair to lead a board of trustees for a new charity, Jeans for Genes Campaign and to support the CEO to ensure good governance and help plan and fulfil the strategic aims of the organisation.
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ActionAid Ireland


ActionAid Ireland, the international, human-rights based development charity and a member of the ActionAid International Federation, is seeking a CEO to lead the charity’s operations in the country and help deliver international momentum for social, economic and environmental justice, driven by people living in poverty and exclusion.
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Why register with Astarita, Aldrich and Ward?

We work with a wide range of charities and socially concerned businesses from the largest to the niche to help them find talented people for senior leadership roles.

Our years of working in leadership roles in fundraising and marketing in the voluntary sector means we understand both the needs of our clients and our candidates. Our extensive network of contacts and the fact that we are so well-known and well-respected in the sector makes AAW the first choice for leading charities and not for profits, and we have recruited for some of the best and most exciting jobs in the field. Not all our clients advertise publicly the roles they have available.

AAW support our candidates by offering a full interview coaching service. This service incorporates a face to face/webcam/telephone (whichever is most convenient) mock interview. In our coaching sessions we develop a strategy, specifically tailored to the candidate, their unique needs and to the post being applied for. Candidates are allocated their own, personal coach – our in-house Search Lead Anton Packheiser to discuss real interview questions, how to avoid cliché and to really make the desired impact when handling standard and intricate questions.

This is available to candidates at both first and second interview stage. Feedback from candidates that have utilised this service has been exceptionally positive.

Note that AAW also run an additional Coaching Programme for any professionals looking for support in their career for CV and interview techniques at a reduced cost of £400+VAT. If you are looking for guidance on your career or advice for a specific role, more details can be found here.

AAW support the aims of the #NonGraduatesWelcome campaign for charities to be clear about the skills, abilities, knowledge and experience required to be successful in a role, looking beyond formal qualifications, to help jobs within the charity sector become more accessible and inclusive. You can read our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity statement here.

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Candidate Testimonials

AAW were amazing! The team provided detailed background and context to the role, enabling me to make an informed decision on whether it met my motivators as a next move and kept me informed throughout the recruitment process. If you looking for your next senior leadership role, I would recommend contacting AAW.

Michael Dent, recently placed as Executive Director of Supporter Income & Impact | WWF

AAW’s search consultant Anton Packheiser was fantastic. I met him face to face for a mock interview where he gave me practice questions and then gave me pointers on my answers on how to improve and cover what the charity were looking for and what the job involved. I have been in contact with several recruitment agencies and this was by far the best. AAW are very personal and supportive, with Anton ringing me to check in just before the interview and to review my interview presentation.

Sarah Woods, now Director of Fundraising at Starlight