Appointments to the Board of An tSeirbhĂ­s Oideachais LeanĂșnaigh agus Scileanna (SOLAS), the Further Education and Training Authority

The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for consideration for appointment to the Board of SOLAS.


Candidates must demonstrate evidence of strategic thinking in areas relevant to the functions of the Board. They must also demonstrate evidence of significant experience at an appropriately senior level in one or more of the following areas:

Corporate Governance and Compliance
Knowledge of and experience in dealing with corporate governance, including compliance, accountability and legal issues within the Public Sector

Financial Expertise (Accountancy, Audit, Corporate Finance) 
• Finance and risk management. 
• Capacity to understand complex and tiered funding mechanisms to multiple recipients (or of another relevant specialist field)
• Budgets associated with the Further Education and Training Sector.

Sectoral Experience
Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following:
• Employer perspective on skills requirements and skills development
• Government policy and priorities on job creation and tackling unemployment
• Further Education and Training sector in Ireland 
• Engagement with employers in meeting skills needs

A relevant qualification and or membership in a relevant professional body (where appropriate)
Previous Board Member experience
Previous experience in the area of Further Education and Training

Closing Date:  15:00 on Thursday 3rd of February 2022


2210103_SOLAS Information booklet Final.pdf