Expressions of Interest are sought for Appointments to the Mental Health Commission

The Minister for Health invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for 2 positions on the Mental Health Commission under one of these areas:

  1. A person who has not less than ten years’ experience as a practising barrister or solicitor in the State ending immediately before his or her appointment to the Commission
  2. A person who must be representative of the interest of the general public

In addition to the specific professional/organisational requirements as set out in the Mental Health Act 2001, candidates must also demonstrate significant experience at an appropriately senior level of two or more of the following:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial management
  • Risk Management
  • Change management
  • Strategy development
  • Regulation
  • Mental Health services knowledge/experience


  • Previous experience of Board Membership
  • Evidence of an ability to work with others and build consensus with a broad range of stakeholders

Appointment to be made by: Minister for Health

Location of Board Meetings: Dublin

Mental Health Commission website

Information Booklet

Date Board Vacancy Advertised: 10/05/2017

Closing Date for Submission of Expressions of Interest: 31/05/2017

Reference ID: 1790302