The Veterinary Council of Ireland (the VCI) is the statutory body set up under the Veterinary Practice Act 2005 and it is under the aegis of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The principal function of the VCI is to regulate the practice of veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing in the Republic of Ireland, in the public interest and in the interest of animal welfare and veterinary public health. The statutory function of the VCI is to ensure that all registered persons meet the necessary standards in terms of professional conduct, competence, education and skills to perform their duties properly and professionally, in accordance with prescribed codes of professional conduct and ethics and in accordance with legislative requirements. The Council has nineteen members who are appointed by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine of which nine are elected veterinary practitioners, one is an elected veterinary nurse and nine are nominees.
To support its continued development, the VCI wishes to appoint a Registration Manager who will have responsibility for the administration and maintenance of the registers of Veterinary Practitioners, Veterinary Nurses and registered Veterinary premises. This role will also oversee the Premises Accreditation Scheme which is the process of awarding Certificates of Suitability for practice premises, to ensure the required standards in Veterinary Practices are maintained. In addition, the Registration Manager will oversee the accreditation of training courses approved for registered Veterinary Practitioners and Veterinary Nurses in their continuing professional development.
Reporting to the Registrar / CEO, the ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced leader with a strong track record of operational excellence in a regulated environment.
This role requires strong leadership and communication skills, at all levels. A dynamic and self-motivated working style is essential, in addition to exemplary project management abilities.
A relevant qualification, to degree level or equivalent, is required.
A competitive remuneration package will be offered which reflects the responsibilities of this position.
The Veterinary Council of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.
JOB LOCATION: Dublin.
To apply, please email a CV and supporting letter to: Caroline.Devlin@lansdownesearch.ie
Closing Date for receipt of applications is Friday, 16th August, 2019.
For telephone enquiries, please contact Lansdowne Executive Search: +353 1 549 0066
Candidates for this post will be sourced through both advertising and executive search processes.