Assistant Chief Executive

12 January 2018
26 January 2018
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 authority for Chemicals under REACH and provides the national accreditation service.

The Authority employs over 170 multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff whose role is to monitor and enforce the relevant legislation, and to promote education, training & research into health and safety matters. It also offers expert advice to employers and employees and brings forward proposals to Government for implementing best health & safety practices. It is Ireland’s representative for Occupational Safety & Health, Chemicals and Accreditation at European level.


The Board of the Health and Safety Authority is now seeking to recruit an Assistant Chief Executive to take up this position with effect from April 2018. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the person appointed will have  responsibility for the overall management of the Compliance and Prevention Division. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing Authority Policies and delivering an Operational Programme of Work for
the division.

This is a senior management post which requires an individual with an extensive track record of leading and motivating a large multi-functional team. This experience may have been gained in either the public or private
sector. The position requires specialist knowledge and experience of regulatory compliance and enforcement up to and including prosecution.

The appointed person will possess highly developed change management and communication skills together with the personal energy and commitment to the importance of occupational health and safety.

Further details on this significant opportunity, including remuneration, duties and responsibilities, are available upon request.

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


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

Closing date for applications is Friday, 26th January 2018

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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