Appointments to the Board of Management of Oberstown Children Detention Campus

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs invites applications to fill three positions on the Board of Management of Oberstown Children Detention Campus.

All candidates must have a commitment to and understanding of the rights and interests of children, especially those who come into conflict with the law.

Candidates must demonstrate in their application evidence of significant professional experience in one or more of the following areas.


Candidates must have significant relevant professional experience at an appropriately senior level in accountancy and/or audit.  Candidates must also hold membership of a professional body and have previous audit committee experience.

Corporate Governance/Compliance/Risk

Candidates for this role must have considerable experience of corporate governance/compliance/risk management in the Public Sector.  This should include significant experience at a senior level in a relevant organisation such that this experience would support Oberstown to meet the highest of standards of governance, compliance and risk management.
A recognised qualification in corporate governance and/or management would be an asset, as would previous experience as a member of a risk committee or internal audit function.

Working with Young People

Candidates must have significant practical experience of working directly with young people in any of the following settings:

• Youth work or Youth Justice;
• Child protection, family support or residential care;
• Academic/Research;
• Mental health, substance misuse or homeless services.


• Previous experience of Board membership
• Familiarity with child protection issues and the Irish education system.

All appointments will be subject to obtaining satisfactory Garda Vetting.

The Minister shall have regard to the desirability for gender balance on the Board as the Minister considers appropriate and determines from time to time when making appointments.
In order to qualify for appointment a person must not have any conflicts of interest likely to interfere with his/her ability to assume the role of a member of the Board.  Please give careful consideration to the possibility of any potential conflict of interest that may exist and address this in your cover letter.  The Assessment Panel may decide, based on the perceived level of conflict, not to forward your name for consideration.

Closing Date:  15:00 on Wednesday 24th April 2019 


1959004_Oberstown Final Information Booklet3.pdf