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Director of Learning & Development, Construction Industry Federation (CIF)

We recently managed the appointment of Director of Learning & Development to the leadership team of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). Please go to Current Opportunities to discover our latest assignments.

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The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is the voice of the construction sector in Ireland. It represents 1,350 employers and comprises 33 constituent Associations, representing various sectors of the industry. It operates 13 Branches around the country and provides a wide range of advisory and advocacy services through a team of dedicated professionals. The CIF supports the growth and development of large, small and medium sized construction companies through understanding its members’ challenges and opportunities and responding proactively to their needs. The CIF now wishes to recruit a Director of Learning & Development who will work closely with the relevant committees and stakeholders to drive best practice from an advisory and advocacy perspective across the education, training and development areas of the industry. In addition, the Director of Learning & Development will work with other Directorates to ensure compliance with regulatory objectives including CIRI across all relevant service offerings.


Based in Dublin, reporting to the Director General (DG) of the CIF, The Director of Learning & Development will lead a dedicated team of professionals to enhance the interests of the members of the industry across, Government, national and international best practice, the media, and all relevant industry participants. The person will take responsibility for day-to-day leadership and management of all activities associated with the Learning & Development group. These issues will range from policy, best practice, legislation, digital, modern methods of construction, health & safety, employment, training, and others to ensure that the sector continues as a vital part of the country’s economic infrastructure. As a member of the Executive Team, the Director of Learning & Development will participate across the leadership team to ensure that the CIF achieves its business objectives both internally and externally, building the organisation’s impact and reputation and ensuring its future success.


This is a senior post which requires an outstanding individual with a proven track record of people, commercial and stakeholder leadership in a similar industry, member based or professional services organisation.

The appointed person will:

• Have a third level qualification in management, learning & development, strategic leadership and/or change management.

• Demonstrate the capability to develop and deliver clearly defined plans and initiatives.

• Demonstrate a track record of achievement in a similar multidisciplinary role.

• Be an effective leader across all stakeholder groups.

• Demonstrate and effective communication and relationship building style across internal and external stakeholder groups.

This is an exciting opportunity to take on a pivotal leadership role in this evolving and nationally important organisation and to contribute to the ongoing strategic development of the organisation, its members, and the industry.

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Tom Keane, Partner
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