Details of Council activities, time commitment and remuneration

Successful appointees as Council members will serve a five year term of office and will be expected to attend 8 scheduled and approximately 4 extraordinary Council meetings per year, totalling approximately 14 meeting days per year.  In addition to this, Council members will be nominated to serve on a range of Council activities including Committees, Sub Committees, Working Groups and Medical School and Post Graduate Training Body inspections.

Council Members will be asked to devote as much time to the duties of Council as necessary for the proper and efficient discharge of their duties. This will include significant time to prepare for Council meetings, and to attend and prepare for other activities, such as, Committee meetings, stakeholder meetings, events and ad hoc meetings as required. By applying for the position it is assumed that the member understand this time commitment.

Council members are obliged to comply with the relevant provisions of the Code of Practice for the Government of State Bodies. This Code includes a description of the role and responsibilities of Council Members. Council members will be further expected to comply with the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Legislation as appropriate.

Fees are currently paid to Council Members who qualify subject to the One Person One Salary principle, which means that public servants acting as chairpersons or directors of state-sponsored bodies do not receive additional remuneration for undertaking such duties.

Travel & Subsistence expenses arising from Council business are payable in accordance with rates laid down by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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