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Appointments to the Board of the Medical Council

The Minister for Health invites applications from suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the required knowledge and experience to fill 3 upcoming vacancies on the Medical Council in the following areas.

Business and Corporate Governance

Candidates must have extensive experience at an appropriately senior level in at least one but preferably two or more of the following:

  • Corporate Governance, of public interest bodies/healthcare institutions
  • Financial management of registrant/publicly funded organisations
  • Risk Management, in a public interest, patient advocate or health related field
  • Change management
  • Strategy development
  • Experience which is indicative of the ability to speak on behalf of others and/or to represent public interest and/or to evaluate professional performance

Regulation/Advocacy/Patient Safety/Training and Education

Candidates must have extensive experience at an appropriately senior level in at least one but preferably two or more of the following:

  • Sectoral Knowledge/Experience
  • Public Interest/Advocacy
  • Patient Safety Education & Lifelong training

Law/Complaint Handling

Candidates must have extensive experience at an appropriately senior level in at least one but preferably two or more of the following:

  • Regulation
  • Law
  • Complaint handling
  • Tribunals/quasi judicial decision making processes

It is also desirable that candidates demonstrate in their application evidence of:

  • A relevant qualification (if applicable)
  • Knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment which would be applicable to the Medical Council
  • An understanding of the environment that the Medical Council operates in, and its relationships with key stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the Irish Health System, regulatory environs and higher education system
  • Knowledge/experience of corporate governance
  • Previous board experience

Persons appointed must not be and never have been a medical practitioner in the State or in another jurisdiction

Due consideration will be given to Government policy on gender balance on State Boards

This campaign will close for applications at 3pm on 20th of April 2018

Apply here