Career Coach and Recruitment Specialist

Full time role
Permanent Contract
Role based in Chartered Accountants Ireland, Dublin

This role sits within the Member Experience team with Chartered Accountants Ireland’s. The team provides professional development supports to members in areas such as CPD and training, specialist qualifications as well as providing a career coaching and recruitment service.

The Career Coach and Recruitment Specialist will provide a best in class, member centric recruitment and career coaching service as well as facilitating other career development supports to members such as access to a mentor services, webinars, events and workshops.   

The Career Coach and Recruitment Specialist will act as a key engagement point for members at all career stages in Ireland and abroad.

The Expectations:

By providing a professional career coaching and recruitment service that fully integrates with the other elements of the Chartered Accountants Ireland professional development offering, the overall aim of this role is to facilitate the provision of career coaching supports to members.

The Career Coach and Recruitment Specialist will be expected to achieve agreed revenue targets associated with the recruitment service.

Overall responsibilities may vary from time to time, but will include:

Providing a ‘full service’ recruitment resource for members of Chartered Accountants Ireland, including:

  • Ensuring that the service provides members with a comprehensive range of job opportunities for which they can apply by developing key relationships with employers across all sectors
  • Sourcing new clients and roles and actively promote the service to potential clients
  • Reach out to members who are registered with the service and provide them with details of potential opportunities
  • Support members with the preparation of their curriculum vitae and on-line profile
  • Conduct mock interviews and provide interview coaching support
  • Interview and assess members suitability for job opportunities and provide constructive feedback
  • Provide members with market information and insight into recent trends and developments

Providing a comprehensive recruitment resource for employers, including:

  • Liaison with employers in relation to job opportunities and potential candidates
  • Guiding employers in relation to conducting a professional recruitment process
  • Drafting of relevant advertisements and social media marketing initiatives
  • Relationship management and key account management – Acting as the main point of contact for clients
  • Coordination of interviews and act as the liaison between members and clients
  • Making offers to candidates on behalf of clients and conducting reference checks.

Providing a best in class as first point of contact for career coaching services to members of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

  • Using recognized professional coaching methodologies and techniques help members to identify, pursue and achieve career goals including career fulfilment, career transition and progression to reach their full career potential.
  • Work with members to identify career and personal values, talents & transferable skills and areas for professional development.
  • Working collaboratively with other Departments within Chartered Accountants Ireland and build long term relationships with key external stakeholders.
  • Providing career planning and development advice and support to members in collaboration with the Professional Development Team including attendance at Admission to Membership Ceremonies and open evenings.

The candidate:


  • This role requires an individual who can establish proactive and trusting relationships with members and employers based upon credible experience and expertise.
  • Candidates should have a third level qualification, a minimum of two years relevant recruitment experience, excellent organisational, communication and influencing skills
  • A proven track record in initiating, developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships combined with the ability to communicate and influence credibly and effectively at all levels, including at c-suite level.
  • Candidates should be committed to contributing fully to a team of professionals who operate at the very centre of development of the accountancy profession
  • The position will interest those who enjoy a challenge and working in a busy and dynamic role.
  • Ultimately, they should have the dynamism and enthusiasm to ensure that our vision for a value-added career development and recruitment service for our members is fulfilled.
  • Flexibility is essential as attendance at occasional evening events will be required.
  • Previous experience in a revenue generating role required.


  • A recognised coaching qualification and experience is desirable
  • Experience in the educational, membership or professional services sector is desirable.
  • Relevant professional qualification and membership is desirable.

How to apply:

Applications, including curriculum vitae, should be sent directly via email to or alternatively be sent via post to:

Human Resources
Chartered Accountants Ireland,
47 Pearse Street,
Dublin 2

Chartered Accountants Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

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