Expressions of Interest in Chairperson of the Gaisce Council

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth invites applications from suitably qualified candidates with relevant youth development expertise for an immediate vacancy arising on the Council.

Candidates must demonstrate in their application evidence of:


  • Successful track record of achievement through their career
  • Significant experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level within a results-oriented environment, having exposure to and involvement in a strategic planning process
  • Proven track record of leadership and consensus building
  • Experience of charity governance, working with or as part of a Board of Trustees, or other relevant experience chairing boards/committees
  • Experience of external representation, delivering presentations and managing stakeholders, making new contacts and developing relationships
  • Strong track record of corporate governance and compliance experience

For full criteria please see information booklet.

Having considered the general suitability criteria for membership of the Gaisce Council, you should consider carefully how your background and experience fits with the specific appointment criteria set out in the Person Specification section in this booklet.

Interested person should submit:

  • a Curriculum Vitae
  • a cover letter (to include the reasons for seeking a position on the Gaisce council)

Expressions of interest may be submitted via email to

Closing Date: 15:00 on Thursday 25th of April 2024

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