Appointment of a Chairperson and Members to the Board of the Health Products Regulatory Authority

The Minister for Health invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons in the areas listed below to sit on the Authority of the Health Products Regulatory Authority.

Chairperson

Essential skills/experience

Candidates must have a relevant professional qualification in Business, Law, Life Sciences, Engineering, Veterinary Sciences or an appropriate discipline to meet the needs of this position, and significant experience at an appropriately senior level with preference to where that experience has involved a public health related service or role.  Significant prior Board membership is essential to the position of Chairperson.

In addition, candidates must demonstrate evidence at an appropriately senior level, in a professional organisation or body, of

• Experience and knowledge of regulatory oversight and sectoral knowledge
• Experience of commercial decisions and financial oversight;
• Experience of corporate governance requirements
• Excellent strategic and facilitation skills and ability to influence and achieve consensus
• Excellent ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
• A demonstrated commitment to public service values and regulation in the public interest

Authority member - Technical and Scientific

Essential skills/experience

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

• Legislative/regulatory experience of medicines, medical devices or other health products including requirements for authorisation to access the market and on-going oversight

OR

• Experience in clinical, pre-clinical or other research studies of medicines, medical devices or other health products

• A professional qualification in any of the following:

• Medicine,
• Pharmacy,
• Life Sciences
• Another relevant scientific discipline.
• Significant post qualification experience in a professional organisation or body. 

Desirable

Desirable criteria for this role is outlined in the Information Booklet

Authority member – Organisational/Operational Development/Transformation

Essential skills/experience

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

• Significant leadership experience of change management, organisational transformation or reform programmes

OR

• Significant experience of enhancing organisational performance through operational excellence or technology and process development

• A professional qualification in any of the following:

• Business/Commerce
• Finance/Accounting
• Legal
• HR

• significant post qualification experience in a professional organisation or body

Desirable

Desirable criteria for this role is outlined in the Information Booklet

Closing Date:  3pm on Wednesday 4th November 2020.

Dublin

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