Director of Corporate Services

Oranmore, Galway
01 February 2019
22 February 2019
Position / level
Director, Professional
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Full Time


Director of Corporate Services

The Marine Institute is the national agency responsible for Marine Research, Technology, Development and Innovation (RTDI). The Marine Institute seeks to assess and realise the economic potential of Ireland’s 220-million-acre marine resource; promote the sustainable development of marine industry through strategic funding programmes and scientific services; and safeguard the marine environment through research and environmental monitoring.

The Institute works in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) and a network of other Government Departments, Semi-State Agencies, national and international marine partners. As part of its continued development, the Marine Institute now seeks to appoint a dynamic individual to the role of Director of Corporate Services to help oversee its future direction.

Role Overview

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Director of Corporate Services is a key member of the senior management team and is charged with a lead role on behalf of the Institute in safeguarding the Corporate Governance, Procurement, Compliance, Contract and Risk Management for the Organisation.

The Director represents the organisation on the Audit and Risk Committee and works closely with the Board to provide assurances for best practice with Governance and Compliance as well as taking responsibility for the annual delivery of the statutory financial statements.

In parallel, the Director is engaged at a senior level balancing organisation strategy with the operational needs of Corporate Services to ensure that a highly skilled and experienced team delivers key strategic programmes, outputs and advice – both internally and externally to our clients and stakeholders.

The Person

This is a senior leadership post which requires an outstanding individual with a proven track record of motivation and delivery at senior level in a multi-functional professional organisation. This experience may have been gained in either the public or private sectors. 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, 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. Email:

For a confidential discussion, please contact Seán at

+353 (0)87 796 1062.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 22nd February 2019.

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

The Marine Institute is an equal opportunities employer.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs