Marine Institute

Director of Policy, Innovation and Research Support Services Group

Vacancy Area: 
Director / Senior Management

The Marine Institute (M.I.) is recruiting a senior leadership role; seeking an innovative and collaborative leader with the foresight to stimulate Irish marine research and inform policy development across the marine sector.

As part of Ireland’s Strategy to Harness Our Ocean Wealth in support of the government’s integrated marine strategy to realise Ireland’s marine potential; we are keen to meet an outstanding achiever to join our senior management team as Director of Policy, Innovation and Research Support Services (PIRS). The Director plays a key role in developing both PIRS’ and overall Marine Institute strategic direction and focus. The role provides advice and support to key stakeholders, including government departments and national agencies, in particular in the areas of marine research policy, innovation and promoting sectoral development.

Leading an experienced team with responsibility for maintaining independence of the Marine Institute’s role as a research funder; while ensuring that researchers, both internal and external to the Marine Institute receive support in the targeting of national and international funding opportunities.

To be considered for this pivotal role; you will have demonstrated experience in the proactive management of programmes, people and resources at a senior and strategic level. Successful candidates will be innovative and highly motivated; clearly meeting all of the relevant experience and qualifications, detailed in the job specification. This will include a primary degree complemented by at least seven years post qualification relevant work experience.

A detailed Job Description can be downloaded from our website here.

We would welcome applications from individuals who meet the profile for this senior role.  To be considered, please send a detailed letter of application and a current CV to Catherine Johnston, Human Resources Manager, Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway or email to catherine [dot] johnston [at] marine [dot] ie. No application is valid until you have received confirmation of receipt.

All applications for this post should be received by the Marine Institute in advance of 12:00 noon on Wednesday April 5th, 2017. Please note that late applications will not be accepted

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 5 April, 2017