Assistant Chief Executive – Occupational Health

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has overall responsibility for the administration and enforcement of health and safety at work in Ireland. The Authority is a multi-disciplinary, multi-functional organisation currently undergoing significant growth as it takes on new and expanding functions including the establishment of a new Occupational Health Division. We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Chief Executive (ACE) to join us as we transform and grow our organisation and to work with us to establish and lead this new Division.

Role Overview

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and based in Dublin, the ACE will provide leadership and direction in the area of Occupational Health and will be responsible for setting and interpreting policy and legislative requirements and translating these into strategy and action. The ACE will also have a key role in contributing to the overall strategic direction and management of the Authority as part of the Executive Team.

The Person

We are seeking an experienced executive with a proven track record of motivation and delivery in similar roles at senior level in a multi-functional professional organisation. Experience in establishing new organisational units and/or developing new strategies and programmes coupled with a background in occupational health and safety would be advantageous.

This experience may have been gained in either the public or private sectors. You should have strong innovative and people management skills, together with the experience and energy necessary to lead a dynamic multi- functional team in a regionally dispersed organisation. You will possess excellent communications skills and be capable of engaging with and influencing a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

Remuneration for this role will be in line with public sector policy and will reflect the seniority of the post. Further details on this exciting opportunity are available upon request.


To pursue your interest, please email a comprehensive CV and supporting letter to:

Seán McDonagh, Lansdowne Executive Search. Email: sean.mcdonagh@lansdownesearch.ie

For a confidential discussion, please contact Seán at +353 (0)87 796 1062.

Closing date for applications is Friday 12th November 2021.

The Health and Safety Authority is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourages applications under all 9 grounds of the Employment Equality Acts.

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