Appointments to the Board of the Western Development Commission

The Minister for Rural and Community Development is seeking to appoint up to 8 suitably qualified candidates to sit on the Board of the Western Development Commission.

Candidates must demonstrate in their application evidence of experience, at an appropriately senior level, under at least one of the areas below.

Chairperson Role

The Minister also intends to appoint, from among the ordinary members, a Chairperson of the Board.  Applicants are invited to express an interest in this specific role and detail in their covering letter the skills, knowledge and experience they would bring to the role of Chairperson.

In addition to meeting the requirements for selection as an ordinary member of the Board under one or more of the profiles below, candidates for the position of Chair should have:

- Previous experience of Board membership
- An understanding of the main issues facing the Western Development Commission and the context under which it operates, demonstrated by senior-level professional experience in sectors relevant to the WDC Strategic Plan - WDC Strategy 2019-2024
- A focus on the strategic development of the region is also desirable.

Ordinary Member Roles
1. Corporate Governance and Compliance
Candidates must demonstrate evidence of relevant experience, at an appropriately senior level, that clearly demonstrates knowledge of, and experience in dealing with, corporate governance issues.

2. Financial Expertise (Accountancy, Audit, Corporate Finance)
Candidates must demonstrate evidence of proven experience at a sufficiently senior level in finance and risk management.  Experience on an audit committee would also be desirable, though not essential.

3. Investment Management
Candidates must demonstrate evidence of proven experience at a sufficiently senior level in investment management, investment appraisal and risk management, particularly in relation to enterprise investment.

4. Entrepreneurship
Candidates must demonstrate evidence of proven experience at a sufficiently senior level as founder, or start-up/scale up experience in bringing ideas to market.

5. Legal Experience
Candidates must demonstrate evidence of recognised experience at an appropriately senior level that clearly demonstrates knowledge and experience of legal and regulatory affairs relevant to the work of the WDC.

6. Communications, Marketing and Media/PR
Candidates must demonstrate evidence of relevant experience in Communications, Marketing and PR at a sufficiently senior level to utilise that experience in the development of the WDC. 

7. Community Engagement
Candidates must be active in the community or voluntary sector and demonstrate evidence of experience in community engagement at local level and/or voluntary experience in a relevant community setting.

Closing Date: 15:00 on Friday 12th June 2020

Roscommon

20107409_WDC Final Information booklet.pdf

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