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Recruitment of Head of Estates

The Organisation
Engaging over one million visitors annually with a national collection of outstanding significance globally, the National Museum of Ireland is Ireland’s largest national cultural institution consisting of four museums situated in Dublin and Mayo – NMI- Decorative Arts and History at Collins Barracks, NMI - Archaeology at Kildare Street, NMI - Natural History Museum on Merrion Street and NMI - Country Life in Turlough Park.

NMI operates under the aegis of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media. The Vision of the museum is to be a museum of international quality, preserving and presenting the stories of Ireland and its place in the world. Its current strategic plan, Building Capacity, Driving Change 2019 - 2021 seeks to mobilise the museum to make that vision a reality. The Estates function is key to delivering on this vision.

The Role
The role of Head of Estates is a key role within the NMI and is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Estate function, its day-to-day operations and the facilities department team members, which includes 70 staff. They will also contribute to the strategic development and leadership of NMI through membership of NMI’s Management Committee and contribute to the long-term development of the NMI estate, planning for the future development.
In addition, the role will have responsibility for developing the required internal and external relationships and oversee the development and leadership of the front of house role of the facilities staff and core teams of Visitor Security Officer’s to provide a world class visitor experience.
The Person
An enthusiastic and proactive individual with proven leadership and management skills, including people management skills, interpersonal and communication skills and team-working and collaboration ability. The successful candidate will also possess a working knowledge and experience of safety management principles, systems and standards and strong ICT proficiency. The role will also require a person with experience of devising and implementing business plans.

Application and Further Information
For further information and to apply for this role visit National Museum of Ireland Head of Estates - Mazars - Ireland
All enquiries relating to this role should be directed to the Executive Recruitment Team by email to or by telephone on +353 (1) 449 4400.

Mazars will be managing all aspects of this recruitment project on behalf of NMI

No enquiries or canvassing should be made directly to NMI

Deadline for applications: Monday 9th October 2023 at 12noon.

NMI is an equal opportunities employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality at all levels of the organisation.

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