Chair to the Board of The Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland

The Heritage Council is now seeking to appoint a Chairperson for the Board of the Discovery Programme. In order to ensure a mix of complementary skills and experience, the Heritage Council may choose to appoint from any or all of the two profiles set out below. The Heritage Council is committed to equality principles in making such appointments. In the interest of gender balance applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Profile 1: Senior professional or academic

The candidate must have experience in one or more of the following

• Archaeology
• Digital heritage
• Cultural heritage

Experience of more than one of the above is desirable, as is experience of corporate governance, fundraising, financial management or PR and marketing.


Profile 2: Corporate governance / financial and risk management

While it is desirable that the candidate have some knowledge of the cultural heritage sector, to qualify under this profile the candidate may have qualifying experience from another sector. Candidates must have

• professional experience in corporate governance including in HR, procurement and compliance and/or change management and/or
• experience in finance and risk management preferably including experience on an audit, finance and risk committee and/or
• experience of fundraising / philanthropy / PR and marketing

Applications from candidates who qualify under both profiles are welcome. Please indicate this in your cover letter if you feel this is the case. All candidates must be capable of establishing good working relationships with the Board and staff of the Discovery Programme and other stakeholders

Submitting your expression of interest

If you are interested consider carefully how your background and experience fits with the specific appointment criteria set out in this document. If you decide that you wish to be considered for appointment, we welcome you submitting your expression of interest via a cover letter with your detailed Curriculum Vitae.

Completed applications must be emailed to by 3pm Monday 7th of December 2020. The subject line must state EOI DISCOVERY PROGRAMME. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is received by the Heritage Council by this deadline.