Appointment of President, IT Sligo

IT Sligo is one of Ireland’s leading third level educational institutions, driving growth and innovation in the North West.

It is future-orientated and student-centred, promoting creativity in every field, enhancing its profile through world class research, offering real choice and opportunity and providing the skills and education for rewarding careers.

With close links to industry, and a champion of access to education, the Institute’s 465 academic and support staff offer 6,000 students a broad range of educational programmes from certificate through to PhD level. IT Sligo provides a flexible environment of academic excellence and career focussed learning and is the leading provider of online courses in Ireland with 1,800 students from 23 countries around the world.

The Governing Body of IT Sligo now seeks to appoint a President who will provide the strategic leadership and management expertise to ensure the Institute’s continuing development in the changing landscape of education provision.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader with drive and determination to shape the future direction of IT Sligo and lead it to the establishment of a Technological University. The President will strengthen the Institute’s position as a creative, collaborative, entrepreneurial and inclusive force in the region, and will enrich all aspects of the student experience.

As the ideal candidate you will:

  • Be an inspiring leader with the ability to create and communicate a compelling vision and strategy
  • Engage with and influence a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, and be an outstanding ambassador for the Institute
  • Have a proven track record of achievement at a senior level in higher education, research, industry, business or public sector 
  • Have a strong academic reputation, holding a PhD.

Download the IT Sligo President Candidate Briefing Document here.

The Institute has commissioned the services of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to manage the appointment process. For more information, please contact Ellen Roche, Director,Executive Search on +353 1 792 6703 or Adrienne Harten, Senior Manager, Executive Search on +353 1 792 7737.

Applications can be submitted by email to itsligo.president@nullie.pwc.com. Please enclose your curriculum vitae and cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements detailed in the Candidate Briefing Document.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 30th June 2016.

IT Sligo an equal opportunities employer.

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