MHCEX05 - Executive Officer Campaign - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Project
  • 16th May 2024
  • -
  • Ref ID: #41284

Job Description

  • Location: Dublin 4, Dublin
  • Type: Project
  • Job #41284

Executive Officer – Permanent – Mental Health Commission

Osborne are delighted to be partnering with the Mental Health Commission in the recruitment of an Executive Officer for a full time, permanent position. For details of this position and information on how to apply please see details below:

How to apply:
To apply for this role candidates must submit the relevant, signed and completed application form to [email protected]
You can find the information booklet and application form at

**CV’s will not be accepted as an application**

The Organisation

The MHC is an independent statutory body established in April 2002 under the provisions of the Mental Health Act 2001 (“the 2001 Act”). The principal functions of the MHC, as specified in the 2001 Act, are to promote, encourage and foster the establishment and maintenance of high standards and good practices in the delivery of mental health services and to take all reasonable steps to protect the interests of persons detained in approved centres. The MHC is also empowered to undertake such activities, as it deems appropriate to foster and promote these standards and practices.

The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 (“the 2015 Act”) provides for the establishment of the Decision Support Service (“the DSS”) within the MHC to support decision-making by and for adults with capacity difficulties and to regulate individuals who are providing support to people with capacity difficulties. The 2015 Act reforms Ireland’s capacity legislation which has been in place since the 19th century. It establishes a modern statutory framework to support decision-making by adults who have difficulty in making decisions without help.

The Role
Executive Officers support the manager of the division they are assigned to in achieving the overall objectives of the MHC. Their primary role is to contribute to the delivery of an efficient and effective service to the public and to colleagues in the Commission.

The successful candidate will be required to engage and communicate effectively with various internal and external stakeholders including staff, officials from government departments and public bodies, private sector bodies, disability organisations and others.

The duties of the Executive Officer are varied and can involve assignment to different parts of the organisation or different areas of work. The performance of the entire range of duties is not necessarily confined to any one individual within a division as the work requires that employees in the role function in a flexible manner and work effectively together as a team to deliver required outcomes or outputs.

As an Executive Officer, the holder of the post will be expected to actively contribute to and participate in the overall development of the MHC and to promote its policies and values at all times.

Key Responsibilities
Under the overall direction of the relevant line manager, the Executive Officer’s key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Planning and organising people and resources to meet goals, targets and objectives.
  • Carrying out detailed research on matters relevant to the work of the MHC and analysing results.
  • Taking ownership of assigned tasks and prioritising competing tasks in order to ensure that they are completed on time and to a high standard.
  • Presenting material (written and oral) in a clear, concise, comprehensive and convincing manner.
  • Analysing and preparing responses to non-routine issues, queries, correspondence etc.
  • Providing Clerical Officers with on-the-job training and support to deliver objectives.
  • Sharing information, knowledge and experience with colleagues with the purpose of assisting the team/organisation to meet its objectives.
  • Contributing to and carrying out project work as and when required.
  • Keeping up-to-date with the practices and procedures of the MHC and developing and maintaining the technical skills and knowledge required to perform effectively in the role.
  • Contributing to new and more effective ways of work and implementing changes to improve efficiency and effectiveness as directed.
  • Any other duties that are deemed appropriate by the line manager.

Essential Requirements

The candidate must possess, by the closing date, the following:

  • 2 years’ relevant work experience.
  • Level 6 or higher on the National Framework of Qualifications or 2+ years’ experience in a related role within the Public Sector.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office packages.
  • The requisite competencies to carry out the role as outlined in the candidate information booklet.

Please find the information booklet pertaining to the position and a link to the relevant application form at

All interested parties must complete the relevant application form and submit to [email protected]. Only candidates who complete the application forms will be considered within the remit of this competition.

Closing Date/Deadline
Executive Officer Deadline for application: Please note latest receipt for applications is strictly on or before 9th June 2024. Incomplete applications, postal applications or CV’s will not be accepted. Any applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.

An acknowledgement email will be issued for all applications received. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your application within two working days of submission, please contact Osborne Recruitment at [email protected] to ensure your application has been received.


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    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456