Organic job opportunity with IOA – General Manager

Organic job opportunity with IOA – General Manager

General Manager for IOA (Irish Organic Association )

Due to continued growth in the organic sector IOA wish to recruit a General Manager, whose main responsibility will be to strategically plan, manage and organise all aspects of the work of IOFGA.

Key areas of responsibility are:

  • Policy and Strategy implementation as agreed with the Board of Directors
  • Organic Certification Management
  • Members Services
  • PR and Communication
  • Financial Management
  • Day to day organisation and management of the office functions
  • People Management

Suitable candidates will have the following skills and experience:


  • Five or more years of management experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the organic sector including the organic certification system
  • Excellent strategic planning and organisational skills
  • Experience of managing people and of appraisal systems
  • Excellent leadership, decision making, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of and ability to manage a budget


  • Experience and detailed knowledge of EN45011
  • Experience of project and/or event management
  • Third level qualification

This position will be based in the new IOA offices in Athlone and will attract a competitive salary based on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Please click on the links below for a detailed job description, person specification and an application form.

 Closing date for the return of application forms:-

Friday 16th September at 5pm

IOA GM Job Des

IOA GM Person Spec

IOA GM Application form