Assistant Chief Executive – Corporate Services

Dublin, Leinster
Reflect the seniority of the position
31 May 2019
14 June 2019
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time

The Health and Safety Authority is a statutory body, reporting to the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, with responsibility for ensuring the health and safety of the 2.1 million people currently at work in Ireland. It is also the national competent and market surveillance authority for chemicals and industrial products and provides the national accreditation service through the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB).

The Authority employs over 170 multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff whose role is to regulate and enforce the relevant legislation, and to promote education, training and research into areas under its mandate. It also offers expert advice to employers, employees, businesses and enterprises and brings forward proposals to Government for implementing best health & safety work practices as well as ensuring safe products and services for the public.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Assistant Chief Executive (ACE) - Corporate Services will direct the Authority’s corporate functions. Based in Dublin, this role requires a high level of leadership, independence and agility. The ACE will provide leadership and direction to the HSA in the areas of finance management, human resource management, information technology, accreditation, corporate governance and communications. As a member of the Executive Team, the ACE will also ensure that the HSA achieves its business objectives internally and externally, building the organisation’s impact and reputation and ensuring its future success.

This is a senior leadership post which requires an outstanding individual with a proven track record of motivation and delivery in similar roles at senior level in a multi-functional professional organisation. This experience may have been gained in either the public or private sectors. You should have strong innovative and change management skills, together with the experience and energy necessary to lead a multi-functional team in a large geographically dispersed organisation. Your excellent communications skills will mean you are capable of engaging with and influencing a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

Remuneration for this role will be in line with public sector policy and will reflect the seniority of the post.

Further details on this significant opportunity are available upon request.

To pursue your interest, please email a comprehensive CV and supporting letter to: Seán McDonagh, Lansdowne Executive Search. Email:

For a confidential discussion, please contact Seán at +353 (0)87 796 1062.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 14th June 2019

Candidates for this role will be sourced through both advertising and executive search processes.

The Health and Safety Authority is an equal opportunities employer



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