Institute of Public Administration - Director General

Mazars are recruiting on behalf of the IPA for a Director General, working with the Institute’s Board, will be responsible for setting direction for the Institute, and leading a multi-disciplinary team in successful pursuit of the goals identified in a highly competitive, challenging and rapidly changing environment.

The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) is Ireland’s leading public sector learning and development agency and is the premier provider of training and education to the Irish public service. It plays a key role in fostering the development of best practice in public service management and provides an informed forum for discussion and debate on public service issues. It also provides the public service with innovative thinking and analysis through its research, conference and publications capacity. The IPA is a provider of accredited education as a recognised college of the National University of Ireland.

The Role

The Director General, working with the Institute’s Board, will be responsible for setting direction for the Institute, and leading a multi-disciplinary team in successful pursuit of the goals identified in a highly competitive, challenging and rapidly changing environment.   

The person

The individual appointed will provide the leadership, vision and strategic direction required to meet the challenges of developing best practice in public administration and public management. In particular, the individual will lead a substantial transformation agenda within the Institute to ensure that it is best placed to support the new and evolving skills needs of the civil and public service.

Application and further information

For further information, please see the detailed application booklet below. All enquiries relating to this role should be directed to the executive recruitment team by email to execrecruit@mazars.ie or by telephone on +353 (1) 449 4400.

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

  1. A cover letter (max. two A4 pages) outlining why you wish to be considered for the role and where you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role;
  2. 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 the IPA

No enquiries or canvassing should be made directly to IPA

Deadline for applications: Monday 18th July 2022 at 12pm noon.

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

Document

IPA Director General candidate information booklet
IPA Director General candidate information booklet