Appointments to the Board of Léargas (The Exchange Bureau)

The Minister for Education and Skills invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill 4 vacancies on the Board of Léargas.

Candidates must demonstrate evidence of experience and expertise at an appropriately senior level in one or more of the following areas;

Corporate Governance and Compliance

Candidates must demonstrate relevant experience, at an appropriately senior level, that clearly demonstrates knowledge of and experience in dealing with corporate governance issues.


• A relevant qualification
• Previous Board Experience

Financial Expertise (Accountancy, Audit)

Candidates must be able to demonstrate proven experience at a sufficiently senior level in finance and risk management.  He/she must demonstrate a capacity to understand EU funding regulations and rules relating to grant-in-aid from government departments and the budgets required to achieve the organisation’s mission.


• A relevant qualification and membership of a relevant professional body
• Previous Board experience

Experience of relevance to Léargas

Experience at an appropriately senior level in organisation responsible for supporting the delivery of national policy in and knowledge of, at least one of the fields in which Léargas operates i.e. Vocational Education and Training, Further Education and Training, Adult Education, School and pre-school education, and Youth Work.


• Experience of internationalisation of education/training would be advantageous
• The capacity and willingness to advocate on behalf of Léargas and the programmes it manages with particular reference to bodies charged with delivering policy objectives in any of the fields outlined above.

For all the above roles it would be desirable that candidates would demonstrate evidence of at least one of the following:

• Experience in strategic planning
• Experience and knowledge of any of the following: The 2016 Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies,  the Companies Acts 2014 or The Charities Act 2009 would be advantageous
• Experience in strategy development would be advantageous
• As the NCGE was established under the aegis of Léargas, some competence in the field of guidance in the education sector is also desirable.

Closing Date:  15:00 on Friday 3rd January 2020


19282403_Léargas Final information booklet.pdf