Appointment of a Chairperson to the Citizens Information Board

The Minister for Social Protection invites expressions of interest from applicants who consider they possess the skills and experience necessary to chair the board of CIB and contribute to the governance and development of CIB.


Candidates applying for the role of Chairperson must is role must demonstrate in their application, evidence of

• High achievement in the public or private sector at an appropriately senior level.
• A demonstrable understanding of the public sector environment and corporate governance in the public sector.
• Demonstrated commitment to public service values.
• A demonstrable understanding and knowledge of the areas relevant to CIB’s legislative remit.
• A proven ability demonstrated by significant relevant experience in Corporate Governance and Compliance.
• A demonstrable understanding and knowledge of the community and voluntary sector in which CIB and its service delivery companies operate, demonstrated by senior level professional experience which will enable them to meet the objectives of the CIB Strategic Plan 2019 - 2021.
• Evidence of leadership experience which demonstrates the ability to Chair a Board which is engaged in delivery of information, advice and advocacy services to citizens, to ensure that the Board guides, challenges and supports the CEO and Executive to deliver services to citizens whilst holding them to account in doing so.
• Significant Board membership experience.


• Evidence of highly developed oral, written, presentation and leadership skills, with the ability to develop, communicate and gain ownership for a clear vision and direction.
• Effective communicator, capable of constructively challenging the opinions of others, while working to achieve a shared consensus and collective responsibility.

Closing Date:  15:00 on Thursday 10th December 2020


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