Chief Executive

Dublin, Leinster
27 August 2020
18 September 2020
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time


Recruitment of a Chief Executive

QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is seeking to appoint an experienced and dynamic Chief Executive to effectively lead, drive, and shape the organisation through the current and upcoming challenges and opportunities across the tertiary education sector.

QQI is responsible for the external quality assurance of further and higher education and training in Ireland. As part of its role, QQI: validates programmes, makes awards and is responsible for the promotion, maintenance, development and review of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

As the Chief Executive, you will lead QQI during a 5 year tenure, as it undertakes a strengthened regulatory role to deliver quality enhancements and improvement across the education sector. Reporting to the Board, you will have the overall responsibility for the development, implementation, and on-going review of the Organisation’s strategy.

Your career to date will demonstrate a confident, innovative leader and an experienced senior manager with a strong knowledge of the further and higher education and training sectors. You must possess excellent communication skills, be a strategic actor and influencer, with a talent for building and maintaining effective relationships and be capable of delivering ongoing change.

For your experience, you will be rewarded with a competitive Public Sector Grade remuneration and benefits package.

Further information can be requested, and applications made by contacting Arlene Sheridan at Hays Executive through and quoting reference QQI20.

Closing Date: 6.00pm on Friday, 18th September 2020

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