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Director (Chief Executive Officer), RTB

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The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) is a public body that was established under the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 (as amended). Its role is to support and help develop a well-functioning rental housing sector in Ireland. Its remit extends to the private rental, Approved Housing Body (AHB) and Student Specific Accommodation sectors. The RTB’s role is to regulate the rental sector, maintain a national register of tenancies, resolve disputes between tenants and landlords, initiate an investigation into certain alleged breaches of rental law by landlords, and provide information and research to inform policy and to make landlords and tenants aware of their rights and responsibilities. As the organisation continues to grow and transform, the Board of the RTB are seeking a dynamic, committed and experienced person to be its next Director. As Director of the RTB, the person appointed will work with the Board and staff to lead and manage the delivery of its strategic priorities and goals in addition to its varied legislative mandate.


The Director will provide strategic leadership to the RTB and will ensure that it delivers effectively in all areas of its mandate including statutory, operational, financial, and governance matters. Reporting to the Board of RTB, the Director will work to further improve all aspects of the work of the organisation and will build on a clear vision for the RTB to ensure that strong and effective working relationships are maintained with all its stakeholders. As the public face of the organisation, the Director will be responsible for promoting and increasing awareness of the RTB and its work.


The successful candidate will possess demonstrable visionary leadership and project management skills and will have significant networking and stakeholder management abilities in addition to excellent communication skills. They will have delivered significant results in terms of operational performance, organisational development, digital transformation and policy development. A solid understanding of the legislative environment in the public sector (or evidence of the ability to quickly grasp complex legislative issues) is also necessary.

The successful candidate will ideally possess a third-level qualification to post-graduate degree level in a relevant discipline(s) and a leadership/management qualification will be an advantage.

In addition, they will have the ability to acquire a good working knowledge of all aspects of the work of the RTB and a clear understanding of the challenges currently facing the Irish residential tenancies sector.

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