Director of the Decision Support Service

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


The Director of the Decision Support Service is a new post established under the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act, 2015. This position is a senior management function in the Mental Health Commission which is of critical legal, social, financial and regulatory importance. This position requires high levels of public accountability and responsibility, and involves a range of diverse statutory functions.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish the new Decision Support Service within the Mental Health Commission and position it to make a significant contribution to the regulation of assisted decision making
arrangements. The Director will also be required to raise public awareness of
the new legal framework on decision-making capacity. S/he must have a strong commitment to making a positive contribution to supporting the participation, autonomy and dignity of individuals whose decision-making capacity is in question or maybe in question in the future.

Further information in relation to the criteria for the post is contained in the
Candidate Information Booklet along with how to apply for the position.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3.00pm on Thursday 27th April 2017

For more information and how to apply, click APPLY.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.

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