First Fortnight seeks an experienced and dynamic CEO to lead the organisation, furthering the charity’s core objective in challenging mental health stigma and promoting mental health wellbeing nationally through art and culture. 

First Fortnight operates in Ireland benefiting the general public and artists who participate in its annual festival of arts events. In addition, the organisation provides creative therapies to homeless and vulnerable communities experiencing mental health difficulties in Ireland.

Founded in 2009 by David Keegan and JP Swaine, First Fortnight celebrated its 10th mental health arts festival in 2021. Over the last 12 years First Fortnight has made the first two weeks of each year synonymous with challenging mental health stigma and has achieved a significant public profile. The organisation is in receipt of core funding from the HSE’s National Office of Suicide Prevention and benefits from a broad suite of funding from across arts and mental health agencies.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will work with the Board of Directors to further the charity’s core objective in challenging mental health stigma and will assist the Board in leading the organisation through the next phase of its development. The CEO is responsible for both the strategic and operational management of the company. The CEO will ensure that the organisation’s activities are focused on its mission and objectives and that activities are focused on delivering First Fortnight’s strategic plan as set out by the Board.

Application Deadline
Monday 12 April at 12 noon

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