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    05 Aug 2020

    Appointment of a Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and Member to the Board of the Adoption Authority of Ireland

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    The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs  invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill 3 vacancies on the Board of the Adoption Authority of Ireland. 

    Please refer to the Information Booklet for the statutory requirements for these positions

    Full details are available at: http://www.stateboards.ie/stateboards/campaignAdvert/122720.htm

    Appointment to be made by the Minister of Children and Youth Affairs. 

    Closing Date:  15:00 on Friday 28th August 2020

    Chairperson

    Essential: 

    • In depth knowledge and experience in Irish and International Adoption and Child Law
    • Strong communications and interpersonal skills, with an ability to work with key stakeholders and develop and maintain a strong relationship between the board and the executive
    • Independence of thought, possessing sound judgement
    • A strong commitment to public service
    • Proven strategic leadership capability and change management experience
    • Experience of Chairing a Board or previous Board Membership.

    Desirable:

    • Corporate Governance experience and expertise
    • Relevant management experience
    • Experience in a relevant regulatory environment
    • Media skills/experience
    • Risk management experience.

    Deputy Chairperson

    Essential:

    • In depth knowledge/experience in Irish and International Adoption and Child Law
    • Demonstrable experience of challenging opinion where appropriate/necessary
    • A strong commitment to public service
    • Experience of Board Membership

    Desirable:

    • Corporate Governance experience and expertise
    • Relevant management experience
    • Experience in a relevant regulatory environment
    • Media skills/experience
    • Risk management

    Ordinary Member

    Essential:

    • Appropriate training in psychology
    • Knowledge and experience of child protection and child welfare issues
    • Relevant management/professional experience.

    Desirable:

    • Knowledge/experience of Irish and intercountry adoption
    • Corporate governance
    • Experience of board membership
    • Experience in a relevant regulatory environment
    • Risk management
    • Experience of psychology in practice

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    Mission Statement

    " To ensure the provision of the highest possible standards of adoption related services, throughout the lifelong adoption process, with the best interests of children as the first and paramount objective."

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