Appointments to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for 7 positions on the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

For further information and the information booklet, please see

Having regard to section 13(13) of the Act, the appointments made will reflect the need to ensure that members of the Commission broadly reflect the nature of Irish society and that such persons possess knowledge of, or experience in the following areas:

  • human rights matters;
  • the promotion of equality in employment and service provision;
  • specific equality grounds as follows:

(i) gender;
(ii) civil status;
(iii) family status;
(iv) sexual orientation;
(v) religious belief;
(vi) age;
(vii) disability;
(viii) race, including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin;
(ix) membership of the Traveller community

Having regard to the role envisaged for the Commission once the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is ratified, one or more of the persons to be appointed in this selection process will have lived experience of disability.

In addition to the specific requirements set out in the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014, as listed above, it is essential that candidates demonstrate significant experience at an appropriately senior level of at least one of the following:

  • Corporate Governance and Risk Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Strategic Change
  • Sectoral Knowledge/Experience
  • Previous Experience of Board Membership