• Donegal Airport
  • Donegal Airport
  • Donegal Airport
  • Donegal Airport
  • Donegal Airport
  • Donegal Airport
  • Donegal Airport
  • Donegal Airport

Chief Executive Officer – Donegal Airport

The role:Donegal Airport wish to recruit a Chief Executive Officer for their award-winning organisation. Having been voted the world's most scenic approach for the second year running, this is a fantastic opportunity to move into a senior leadership role within the aviation industry in the North West of Ireland.

Ensure Safety Management Systems are developed and maintained through active participation in the airport’s SMS and MOR (Mandatory Occurrence Reporting) reviews.

Identify and develop talented personnel as key Managers to develop operational standards and procedures and support the implementation as per aviation regulation.

Oversee the implementation of HR policies and staff recruitment.

Negotiate with airlines and other providers to develop and maintain services at the airport. Provide joint marketing initiatives and support the Marketing Manager to implement the Company Marketing Plan.

Ensure the development and implementation of the Company’s 5 Year Business Plan.

Identify and implement Capital Programmes to ensure navigation and ground equipment and airport facilities are procured and provided at a high quality and standard.

Make funding applications under the Regional Airports Programme to the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport for capital and revenue grants. Maintain regular communication with the DTT&S to ensure approvals and grant drawdowns are obtained.

Regular communications with Údaras na Gaeltachta and Donegal Co. Council to maintain strong historical and ongoing support of the airport to demonstrate the value of the facility for social and economic development of the region.

Interact with Tourism and Business agencies and product providers to maximise their use of the airport services.

Keep the Board and Shareholders of the Company informed of airport activity and corporate issues in an ongoing basis through regular interaction with the Chairman and through the Board and Annual General meetings.

Support the implementation of accounting procedures including creditors, debtors, cashflow, banking, payroll, management accounts, budgets, etc.

Interact with the Company Auditor and Accountant to provide timely annual financial accounts and certification of grant claims.

Act as Company Secretary and deal with all legal matters including land acquisition, leases and local community relations.

The ideal candidate will have:

A relevant third level qualification

Minimum 5 years’ senior leadership experience with proven aviation, financial, analytical and ICT skills.

A thorough understanding of the aviation industry; regulations, safety standards and best practice in this area.

Proven commercial experience with ability to identify and develop new income opportunities.

Excellent interpersonal, communications, human resources and change management skills.

Strong corporate governance skills.

Strong Irish language skills and being able to communicate (verbally and written) through Irish.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 23rd July 2020. Application is by CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aideen Cummins on +353 71 9140252 or email aideen.cummins@collinsmcnicholas.ie


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Iarthuaisceart – a roghnaíodh ar an tuirlingt aerfoirt is

deise ar dhroim an domhain don dara bliain as a chéile ag


Príomhoifigeach Feidhmiúcháin

Beidh an taithí / na scileanna / na cáilíochtaí a leanas ag

an té a roghnófar don phost:

 Taithí cúig bliana, ar a laghad, mar cheannaire

sinsearach a bheith aige / aici le scileanna

cruthaithe i gcúrsaí eitlíochta, airgeadais,

anailíseach agus scileanna TFC.

 Tuigbheáil dhomhain ar earnáil na heitlíochta; ar

rialacháin, ar chaighdeáin shábháilteachta agus ar

dhea-chleachtais san earnáil seo.

 Taithí tráchtála léirithe a bheith aige/aici le cumas

deiseanna úra giniúna ioncaim a aithint and a


 Cáilíocht tríú leibhéal ábhartha

 Ardchumas Gaeilge / ábalta cumarsáid a

dhéanamh trí mheán na Gaeilge (i scríbhinn agus

i gcumarsáid labhartha)

Déan teagmháil, le do thoil, Aideen Cummins ar 071

9140252 nó ríomhphost

aideen.cummins@collinsmcnicholas.ie le tuilleadh

eolais a fháil agus / nó le plé rúnda a dhéanamh maidir

leis an phost seo. Tá sonra poist ar fáil ar


Spriocdáta d’iarratais: Déardaoin 23 Iúil 2020