Dundalk Institute of Technology - Recruitment of President

Mazars people consulting team is recruiting on behalf of the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) for a new President.


Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) is the leading higher education (HE) provider on the Dublin-Belfast corridor serving the North East region. It is regionally embedded with a role in addressing national priorities and providing an international outlook. In May 2021, DkIT celebrated its 50th anniversary and is now ready to focus on its bright and exciting future. That future includes DkIT achieving its ambition to become a Technological University (TU) campus and elevating its role in the region

Delivered and supported by a staffing establishment of 575 WTE’s, teaching and learning is accessible, dynamic, research-informed and employer-relevant. Students are its most important asset and their success is vital to the continued economic, social and cultural development and growth of DkIT. DkIT hosts over 5,000 students with more than 600 international students. It aims to provide learners, families, employers, enterprise and communities access to HE within their own region.

DkIT is a green state-of-the-art campus with infrastructure valued at €300m with future capital investment of over €40m. DkIT has developed a robust infrastructure of smart investment, financial controls and positive revenue streams to support future strategic planning with an annual budget / turnover of €48.5m.

Role Summary

The President is the Chief Officer and responsible to the Governing Body and will provide strong and focussed leadership during significant change and development within the Irish HE landscape. Knowledge and understanding of the landscape and its future is essential in order to chart a clear path for DkIT to thrive, including the achievement of TU status for DkIT. The President will play a critical role in leading DkIT’s vision and guiding the Institute to greater regional and national prominence, with responsibility for planning, implementation and delivery of DkIT’s strategic ambition, whilst also leading and managing DkIT’s teaching, research, and service missions.

Application and Further Information

For further information, a detailed candidate information booklet is available to download HERE. An Irish version of the candidate information booklet is available HERE

Please contact the Executive Recruitment Team by email at execrecruit@mazars.ie or by telephone on +353 (1) 449 4400 with any other queries.

Applications are to be submitted via the online portal available here (filter results by ‘Executive Search’ category”) and must include:

  1. A cover letter (max. one A4 page)
  2. A 500-word suitability statement outlining why you are suitable and what competencies you believe meet the requirements of the role of President, DkIT.
  3. A comprehensive CV clearly showing your relevant achievements and experience in your career to date.

Mazars will be managing all aspects of this recruitment project on behalf of DkIT.

No enquiries or canvassing should be made directly to DkIT.

Deadline for applications: Monday 15th August 2022 at 12pm noon.

DkIT is an equal opportunities employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality at all levels of the organisation.


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