The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment plays a key strategic role in Ireland’s long term economic and social development by creating and implementing policies to protect and manage Ireland’s energy supply, natural resources, communications, broadcasting and postal services. It has responsibility for charting the future development of key elements of Ireland’s strategic economic infrastructure as well as oversight of essential utilities and ensuring the appropriate harnessing of the country’s natural resources.
Reporting to the Secretary General, the Head of Telecommunications and Digital Strategy is a senior management position with responsibility for leading on the development and implementation of policy in the digital sector, including the development of a new National Digital Strategy, the delivery of the National Broadband Plan and management and delivery of the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy. It affords the successful candidate a major opportunity to contribute to wider Government priorities in relation to the digital economy, the Action Plan for Jobs and the Action Plan for Rural Development.
The successful candidate will have:
• Excellent leadership, management and organisational skills with a proven capacity for effective delivery, working with multidisciplinary teams;
• A proven high level of strategy analysis and development skills and a demonstrated ability to lead the transition from policy to active delivery of change;
• A track record of experience and achievement in programme management, regulation, stakeholder engagement, procurement and financial management roles which demonstrates the capacity to lead across several functions;
• Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to build effective relationships internally and externally at a senior level with key stakeholders.
Please note this campaign will close at 3pm on Thursday the 30th of March 2017
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