Department of Finance State Board Vacancies February 2012
In accordance with the Government's recent decision, the Minister for Finance, Mr. Michael Noonan TD, invites expressions of interest from persons interested in being appointed to the boards of State Bodies and Agencies operating under the Department's aegis.
In making any board appointments, the Minister will not necessarily be confined to those who make such expressions of interest but will ensure that all of those appointed have the relevant qualifications for the positions. In that respect, the Minister will have regard to the body or agency in question and its particular area of responsibility etc. as well as ensuring that the board members have an appropriate mix of skills and experience in such areas as corporate governance, legal expertise, financial expertise (with particular reference to audit capability and/or project assessment). The Minister may, from time to time, also decide not to fill all existing vacancies.
Persons being proposed for appointment as chairpersons of State Bodies/Agencies may be required to make themselves available to the appropriate Oireachtas committee to discuss the approach which they will take to their role as chairperson and their views about the future contribution of the body or Board in question and, following that discussion, decisions will be taken by the Minister or the Government, as appropriate, to confirm the nominee as chairperson.
The Department is currently updating the list of State Bodies/Agencies where vacancies may arise and when the completed list has been compiled it will be posted on to this page.
In the meantime, expressions of interests from persons interested in being appointed to any such vacancy should be sent by e-mail to VacanciesonStateBoards-Bodies@finance.gov.ie and should be accompanied by a short note or CV outlining the person's qualification for appointment to any such vacancies. This will allow the Minister to create a talent bank of all CVs received.
When a vacancy arises on any of the State Bodies/Boards all CVs from the talent bank will be examined with a view of ensuring that the most qualified/suitable persons may be considered for the vacancies.