The appointments process for non-executive members of the Low Pay Commission has now opened via the Public Appointments Service on www.stateboards.ie.
This is a public application process open to all suitably qualified members of the public. Please consult the relevant information booklet for more details on the appointments process.
Separately, the Board of Chambers Ireland resolved to nominate one candidate to enter the application process on behalf of and with the support of the Chamber Network. (Although please note Chambers Ireland/Chambers Network have no automatic entitlement to a position on the Commission.)
Potential candidates nominated by Chambers must be suitably qualified. No Chamber should nominate more than one candidate and any applications with more than one will invalidate the entire application. Nominating Chambers should be in good standing with Chambers Ireland.
Nominated candidates should submit a CV and cover letter/personal statement outlining their suitability to represent the Network as a candidate. All applications will be reviewed by the Nominations Committee of the Board of Chambers Ireland. Applications without CV and cover letter will not be considered.
The deadline for receipt of applications is close of business on Wednesday 7th January.
In summary, Chambers may wish to
11. Identify candidates who will nominate themselves directly to the Low Pay Commission through the Public Appointment Process within that deadline (Midnight 12 January) and/or
12. Identify a candidate to nominate to Chambers Ireland whose Board Nomination Sub-Committee will select a candidate to nominate on behalf of the network (Close of Business on 7 January to allow Nominations sub-committee to consider all nominations received and select one)
13. Candidates who apply to be nominated under 2 above are free to apply separately under 1 above as well.