Chief Academic Officer, CHI & Head of Paediatric Health Affairs

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Ireland,
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 07 Oct 2022

Applications are invited for the post of Chief Academic Officer, CHI and Head of Paediatric Health Affairs

“The CAO/Head of Paediatric Health Affairs (HPHA) will lead on the further development of scholarly interest and focus in child health across the PAHSC Partnership. In CHI, the CAO/HPHA will provide clinical academic leadership, ensure hospital strategy and policy is aligned to the academic vision of the CHI-API Partnership and drive future clinical academic developments.

In the universities, the CAO/HPHA will provide leadership and direction in relation to all aspects of relevant paediatric research and education, ensure synergy between the various paediatric disciplines and drive the optimal interaction and collaboration between university researchers and relevant clinical services in CHI.

The CHI-API Partnership comprises one Hospital (CHI) and four University Partners (UCD/TCD/RCSI/DCU) with a mix of undergraduate programmes in key disciplines – including Nursing, Medicine, Dental, Midwifery, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy; and related postgraduate research and further education degree programmes.

The CAO/HPHA will be responsible for Education, Research, Innovation and advising on services and dedicated paediatric facilities within CHI-API Partnership. The post-holder will be a member of the senior management team of CHI and will actively engage with the senior management teams of the Academic Partners in pursuit of the PAHSC vision, facilitated by the senior link in each university.

The CAO/HPHA is a pivotal post in ensuring that the health, education, research and innovation, and associated faculties and pertinent services in CHI and the Universities work together in a fully coordinated way.”

Applicants should refer to the full job description and apply online at

Applications should consist of a full CV and a covering letter explaining your vision for the role.

Please submit your application no later than Friday 7th October 2022. For shortlisted candidates, the process will include at least one interview and a presentation. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Silbert or Dr. Sinead Gibney at Perrett Laver (+353 1 905 3537).

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 7th October 2022.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified.

Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

We are unable to accept late applications.

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