Appointment as Members of the Board of the Health Service Executive HSE

The Minister for Health now invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the positions on the Board of the Health Service Executive.

Members of the Board will perform key roles in relation to the direction, leadership and corporate governance of the HSE.

Candidates should have a career history at a sufficiently senior level in a complex organisation of scale or equivalent business experience which would provide evidence of a mix of the following competencies/experience:

-  Board level experience, with the confidence and resilience to participate in a Board of a complex and high profile organisation

-  An ability to ensure that the Board guides, challenges and supports the CEO and executive team to deliver major reform

-  A capacity to quickly develop an understanding of the complex health and social care, patient safety, legal and regulatory and public policy environment in which the HSE operates

-  A proven track record of organisational management and organisational improvement, preferably in a distributed and highly complex organisation

-  Experience in transformational change and reconfiguration in complex environments and a track record in implementing major system-wide reform

-  Experience in performance management, and the presentation and interpretation of performance information, a capacity to quickly develop an understanding of the economics of health care and the budgets required to achieve the organisation's mission

-  Excellent communication skills and the ability to develop constructive relationships with all revlevant stakeholders.

Members of the Board would be expected to have experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas:

        i.  Corporate Governance

        ii. Clinical Governance, Quality Assurance and Patient Safety

        iii. Strategic Planning and Change Management/ Business Management Skills

        iv. Financial Planning and Management

        v.  Patient Advocacy

        vi. Strategic Human Resource Management

        vii. Public Communications


Desirable Skills/Experience

-   Board members will be committed to the delivery of the reform of the health service and the HSE and to successfully delivering in the critical area of public policy.

-   While previous healthcare experience is not a prerequisite, the candidate should be able to demonstrate successful leadership experience and success in a large scale organisation.

-   In order to qualify for appointment a person must not have any conflicts of interest likely to interfere with his/her ability to assume the role of a member of the Board.

Please see section 4 (Person Specification) of the Information Booklet for full details.

Please note this campaign will close at 3pm Tuesday 30th October 2018.


18222103_Final HSE Board Members Final information booklet.pdf