Chief Executive Officer

07 April 2017
27 April 2017
Position / level
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Full Time



5-year contract, salary is at Assistant Secretary level

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (the Authority), was established under the Legal Services Regulation Act, 2015 (the Act) by Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD, on 1st October 2016. Under the Act, the Authority is taking on the responsibility for the regulation of the provision of legal services by legal practitioners and for ensuring the maintenance and improvement of standards in the provision of such services in the State.

The Authority is seeking to hire its first Chief Executive Officer who will have the ability to deliver the vision of the Authority as a high performing regulatory and reforming organisation. It is essential that you have the experience of, or the ability to, lead an effective start-up organisation and deliver the new statutory public complaints facility. Superb management of relationships with stakeholders, including professional organisations and government will be central to success in this role.

The high profile nature of the role requires a strong individual who can bring confidence and resilience to the role. You will be bringing positive and historic change to this vital sector of the Irish economy. You will need to demonstrate a record of achievement working in complex environments and the motivation and flexibility to work with a diverse range of organisations and individuals on complex, important and delicate legal and policy areas. Finally, you will need to have the stamina and motivation to create conditions for demonstrable change for consumers, business and barristers and solicitors as regards the conduct of legal business and transactions, developing public confidence in the new body and achieving the challenging reform agenda. Ref: 1045401

Applications, by way of a CV and cover letter, need to be sent to Mike McDonagh, Director of Hays, - click APPLY.

Closing date is 27th April 2017 but may be subject to change