Minister Burton invites expressions of interest for appointment to the Citizens Information Board

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​The Minister for Social Protection, Ms Joan Burton TD, has invited expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced persons for two positions on the Board of the Citizens Information Board. The appointment will be for a period not exceeding five years.

The Citizens Information Board operates under the aegis of the Department of Social Protection and is responsible for supporting the provision of information, advice and advocacy on a wide range of social services and for the Money Advice and Budgeting Service.

The Board of the Citizens Information Board is charged with providing the Minister for Social Protection with advice, information and assistance in relation to the development of social policy, as well as to develop and implement services to address needs identified by the Minister.

Full details of the Board and the requirements for the positions are available on . All appointments will be made in accordance with the legislation governing appointments to each body. The Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies includes a description of the roles and responsibilities of Directors of State Bodies.

In submitting an expression of interest, a person should state their relevant experience and qualifications, skills and competencies. In considering applications, due regard will be given to Government policy on gender balance on State Boards. The Minister may appoint persons from outside the expressions of interest received in response to this invitation.

Interested parties should submit an application via together with a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter by 22 March 2013.

Further information on the application process is available on the website


Issued by the Department of Social Protection

Last modified:06/03/2013