Appointment of a Chairperson and Ordinary Members to the Railway Safety Advisory Council

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport invites applications from candidates who consider they possess the skills and experience necessary to fill four positions on the Railway Safety Advisory Council.

Chairperson

Candidates for this role must demonstrate in their application evidence of at least one or more of the following at an appropriately senior level.

Experience of facilitating agreement between diverse stakeholders
Experience of public sector regulation
Experience of the transport sector and/or rail sector
Expertise with safety legislation and safety issues
A career history which would demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how public services impact on the community and business interests

Desirable

Knowledge of or expertise in the technological trends influencing the railway sector.
Knowledge of the railway industry and/or the wider public transport sector.
ensuring effective and informed decision making, full participation, evaluation, open discussion with diverse stakeholders;
leading communications with senior stakeholders and ensuring there is appropriate and timely communication based on mutual understanding of objectives;
empowering all members to challenge issues openly while preventing unnecessary or acrimonious conflict; and
encouraging and managing vigorous debate while achieving closure on issues.

Statutory Requirements/excluded groups

In accordance with Section 82(3) of the Railway Safety Act 2005 the Minister shall appoint a person who has appropriate experience and expertise and is sufficiently independent from railway organisations and from persons representing the staff of railway undertakings and the Commission for Railway Regulation to be the chairperson of the Advisory Council.
 

Ordinary Member

(i) Public Interest

Candidates must demonstrate evidence at an appropriately senior level in the area of advocacy in relation to consumer protection and public interest issues and possesses a broad knowledge of public transport and rail, including the needs of public transport users.

(ii) Mobility-impaired persons’ organisation

Candidate must currently be involved, or have experience of involvement, in an organisation representing the interests of mobility-impaired persons. Candidates must demonstrate evidence at an appropriately senior level of advocacy, particularly in relation to the interests of mobility-impaired persons and public interest issues.

(iii) Special interest or expertise

Candidates must demonstrate in their application evidence at an appropriately senior level of their knowledge or expertise in the emerging trends and technological innovations influencing the railway safety sector particularly in at least one the areas listed below:

Railway technology and operations.
Railway regulation, including safety regulation

Desirable for all roles

Knowledge of or expertise in the technological trends influencing the railway sector.
Knowledge of the railway industry and/or the wider public transport sector.

Closing Date:  15:00 on Tuesday 30th July 2019

Dublin

19152907_RSAC Final information booklet.pdf

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