State Board Vacancies – Appointment to the Leopardstown Park Hospital Board – December 2012

Appointment to the Leopardstown Park Hospital Board – December 2012

Information Note

In accordance with the Government’s decision to widen the opportunity for board membership of State Bodies, the Minister for Health, James Reilly TD, invites expressions of interest from suitability qualified and experienced persons interested in being appointed to fill a casual vacancy that has arisen on the Board of Management at Leopardstown Park Hospital.

Leopardstown Park Hospital Board of Management

Background Information

Leopardstown Park Hospital (LPH) was established under a Deed of Trust in 1917 to provide residential care for officers and men disabled or invalided during service with the United Kingdom armed forces living in Ireland.

The administration of the hospital has substantially changed since then. In 1979 the LPH Board Establishment Order was signed. This provided for the establishment of a Board of Management which took over responsibility for the administration of the hospital under licence from the Trustees.

The functions of the Board are to conduct and manage the hospital; to provide such services and facilities at the hospital as may, from time to time, be approved by the Health Service Executive, after consultation with the Board and to provide for the maintenance of the hospital.

Skills, experience and other requirements of Board Members

Expressions of interest in serving as a member of the Board are sought from persons with relevant skills and knowledge in one or more of the following areas; corporate governance, quality assurance, legal expertise, financial expertise, business, human resources.

The term of office for the appointed Board member shall not exceed 4 September 2015.

Fees and Expenses

No fees are paid to Board members. Travel and subsistence expenses arising from the business of the Board are payable in accordance with rates laid down by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

How to apply

The application process will consist of the following steps:

Anyone interested in being considered for appointment as a Board member should submit an application form via the following link together with detailed Curriculum Vitae not exceeding 3 pages.

When you click on ‘Apply for this job’ you will be brought to the registration page. If you are already registered on you can log in using your username and password.

If you have not previously registered you will need to register your details, then you must go to “Choose a Job Category” on the left side of the screen. Click on “Membership of a State Board” and then click ‘Apply for this job’.

Step 1 -Download a PDF Application Form. This is an application form which you should complete and save to your PC.

Step 2 – Complete the Online Application Form. Most of this will be pre-filled from your registration profile. Then you will be asked to upload the PDF Application Form that you previously saved.

Step 3 – Attach a combined detailed CV not exceeding 3 pages and cover letter outlining why you wish to be considered for a position on the board.

By submitting an expression of interest the applicant accepts that appointments are made in the exercise of a statutory discretion, that the Minister is not obliged to consider the expressions of interest offered, that he is not confined to recommending an appointment from amongst those who have expressed an interest and is not bound by any statement set out in the notice.

Applications will be accepted up to Friday 11 January 2013.

We will treat all applications /expressions of interest confidentially and information will only be given to the appropriate personnel.

Further information

For further information on the Hospital please see