CEO - HFA - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Dublin
  • Permanent
  • 17th April 2024
  • €159,993
  • Ref ID: #40679

Job Description

  • Location: Dublin, Dublin
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #40679
  • Salary: €159,993

Chief Executive Officer

Osborne Executive Search is delighted to announce an exclusive partnership with the Housing Financing Agency, as they embark on the search for their next CEO.

The Housing Finance Agency plc (HFA) is a public body under the aegis of the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage. The HFA’s board is appointed by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. There are twelve board members, including the CEO. The HFA has a staff complement equivalent to 21 full time staff members.
The HFA is the main provider of long-term debt for social and affordable homes in Ireland. Its main remit is to lend to local authorities (LAs), approved housing bodies (AHBs) and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) for housing and related purposes, and to borrow or raise funds to enable such lending. The HFA currently has a loan book of €7.5 billion.
The HFA employs 21 staff and has four teams – HFA Corporate Services, HFA Finance,  HFA Lending and HFA Risk and Compliance.

The Role:
Accountable to the Chairperson and to the Board of the HFA, the CEO is responsible for the management, leadership and strategic direction of the agency, maintaining relationships with external stakeholders and setting high standards for executive colleagues. The performance of the CEO will be reviewed annually in accordance with the process determined by the Board.
The CEO will lead all aspects of the organisation and be responsible for implementing the HFA’s Strategy 2026, which sets out ambitious lending targets for the Agency. They will also oversee development of the next strategic plan, mapping out the aims and the direction of the organisation as it continues to contribute to the Government’s housing delivery plans.
Qualifications and Relevant Experience:

  • A good level of relevant educational attainment.
  • A minimum of six years of management experience at a senior level in areas to include
  • Finance/resource management.
  • Strategic management
  • Managing change
  • Managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Corporate governance
  • Procurement
  • A proven track record of strong leadership
  • Experience in developing and implementing corporate strategies and plans
  • A strong understanding of corporate finance and governance
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a track record of effective interactions in stakeholder environments
  • A good knowledge and understanding of both the public and private housing markets in Ireland.
  • A good knowledge of Government Housing Policy

For more information and a confidential discussion on this CEO role, please apply using the link below, where a full candidate booklet is available and a link where to upload your cv and cover letter.  

Link to apply:
Deadline for applications is strictly 3 pm on the 2nd of May 2024.

All applications must demonstrate previous experience in a similar role in a busy accounting environment and proven ability.
All applicants must have permission to work in Ireland.


For further information please contact or Aine Wallace, Executive Recruitment & Business Manager at  [email protected]  or submit your CV through the link provided. All applications and enquiries will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
For a more  comprehensive position guide and further information on the opportunity please forward your current CV in Word format and/or contact Aine Wallace in absolute confidence at   [email protected] .
If you are interested in finding out more about the above role and would like to be considered for this or other suitable roles that we may have available for your skill set – please attach your CV via the link provided. Please submit your updated CV in Word Format
If you are living in Ireland and hold a VALID WORK PERMIT, we would love to hear from you, if however, you do not hold a valid work permit unfortunately we will not be in a position to assist you with your job search. 
Osborne are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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    Job Summary
    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456