Appointment of Chair to the Governing Body of WIT


Applications are now invited, via the State Boards Website (see details below), from suitably qualified applicants with a demonstrable interest in Higher Education, for the position of Chairperson of the Governing Body of WIT.


Applicants must have:

  • Significant senior management level experience in corporate governance (including strategy, governance and change management) in a large/complex organisation.
  • Previous Board experience


It is also a requirement that applicants satisfy the criteria in either or both of the categories set out below:


  • Strategic Management and Organisational Development:


Significant senior level practical experience in developing and implementing strategy in a large public or private sector organisation and/or programme and project management.


  • Finance and Budgeting:


Significant senior level practical experience in finance and audit in an organisation with a large annual budget or turnover.


Conflicts of Interest:

No current employee of any of the Institutions and no current employee of any Higher Education Institution in Ireland will be considered for this position. This is to avoid, as far as possible, any appearance of a conflict of interest that could arise by a member of staff of a higher education institution holding a particular class, description or grade of position and, at the same time, being a chairperson of the Governing Body of an Institute of Technology.


Appointment to be made by: Minister for Education and Skills

Location of Board Meetings: Waterford

Relevant Website:

Information Booklet: 1731603_Final Information Booklet WIT Chair.pdf

Date Vacancy Advertised: 22/02/2017

Closing Date: 3.00pm on 24/03/2017

Reference ID: 1731603

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