Appointment as a Member of the National Competitiveness Council

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation invites expressions of interest for consideration for appointment as a Member of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC).

Essential

Expressions of interest are now being sought from suitably qualified persons, (for example, economists, or individuals who have a direct experience of competitiveness and productivity issues from a business perspective), at an appropriately senior level, for consideration for appointment as a Member of the NCC for a period not exceeding 6 years.

Members are drawn from civil society (e.g. union representatives, business representatives, businesses, and academia) and must have an interest in, and understanding, of the factors that affect the competitiveness of the Irish economy and of the polices that can influence productivity levels in the economy.  As evident from the work programme of the Council and its publications (see Section B above), this involves the Council and its members considering and commenting on a wide range of important national and sectoral policy issues.

Desirable attributes include but are not limited to:
• Demonstrated understanding of the factors that affect the competitiveness of the Irish economy and the policies that can influence productivity levels in the economy
• Experience of effective leadership at a senior level in an applicant’s area of expertise
• Demonstrated understanding of the policy development process
• Critical thinking skills with a proven ability to grasp the detail of a wide range of issues
• Experience of participation on similar committees or groups.

Expressions of interest should be submitted by email to nccnewmembers@dbei.gov.ie

An expression of interest should include:
1. a cover letter expressing interest and outlining suitability and relevant experience for the role; and
2. a detailed CV.

Closing Date
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 7 June 2019 at 3pm.

19110004_NCC Information Booklet Final.pdf

10/05/2019

07/06/2019

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