Appointment as Chairperson to the Board of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Chairperson to the Board of the Workplace Relations Commission.


Candidates must demonstrate in their application evidence of the following at an appropriately senior level:

• Experience in leading Boards and ensuring that it is fulfilling its mandate:
• Be open-minded strategic thinkers, able to bring their own experience to bear on issues under discussion;
• Have a commitment to an evidence-based approach, and the capacity to appreciate the implications of complex and multi-faceted evidence;
• Have the ability to make important and difficult objective decisions within fixed timeframes, whilst maintaining independence of mind;
• Be able to challenge constructively the opinions of others, work to achieve a shared consensus and accept collective responsibility;
• Have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and be able to express themselves clearly and succinctly; and
• Be able to work as part of a team and have a proven track record of collaborative working.


• Experience in dispute resolution in the employment rights industrial relations fields.

Closing Date:  15:00 on Friday 2nd October 2020


20189904_Chair WRC Final Information Booklet.pdf