Expressions of Interest are sought for Appointments as Member of the Board of the South/South West Hospital Group

The Minister for Health invites applicants for membership on the Board of the South/South West Hospital Group.

In order to ensure the correct skill mix and competencies on the Board, the Minister invites applications from suitably qualified candidates who consider they have a career history which demonstrates at least one of the following competencies:

  • Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Legal Compliance and Due Diligence
  • Clinical Governance, Quality Assurance and Patient Safety
  • Strategic Planning and Change Management
  • Financial Planning and Management
  • Corporate or Public Sector Experience and Governance /Commercial Business Management Skills
  • Workforce Planning and Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Public Relations and/or Patient/Public Advocacy
  • Education, Research and Innovation
  • General Practitioner
  • Nursing Expertise
  • International Expertise

Desirable Skills/Experience 

  • Awareness of the Irish healthcare system which would demonstrate an understanding of the environment that the hospital group operates in, the relationship with key stakeholders,
  • Awareness of public service management and the environment within which the Board will function.
  • Previous Board experience
  • Relevant qualifications/registration with professional bodies (or entitlement to be registered).

In order to qualify for appointment a person must not have any conflicts of interest likely to interfere with his/her ability to assume the role of Board member.

Appointment to be made by: Minister for Health

Location of Board Meetings: Cork

Relevant Website:

Information Booklet

Date Board Vacancy Advertised: 14/07/2017

Closing Date for Submission of Expressions of Interest: 18/08/2017

Reference ID: 17138607

To Note: Campaigns for the appointment of a Chairperson of the UL Hospitals Board and for members to the Board of the Childrens’ Hospital Group will be advertised shortly.