Saturday 21 April 2018

Deadline for GAA director-general job application pushed back over business qualification confusion

The outgoing Paraic Duffy
The outgoing Paraic Duffy
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

The GAA has extended the deadline for applications for the job of director-general because of confusion over the requirement of a business-related qualification.

In the initial advertisement for the post, a level 8 qualification relating to business was a requirement for any applicant.

However, the association has now outlined that applicants without such a qualification will be considered.

"In the job specification advertising the role, 12 attributes were listed as candidate qualities we are seeking. We note that one of these 12 attributes – a third-level business related qualification (min Level 8 NFQ) – has given rise to queries," a statement read.

"In response, we wish to clarify that while business experience is an important consideration and aspect of the role, applicants without a third-level business related qualification will be fully considered."

The deadline has now been pushed back to Friday, January 19 (5pm) to allow for those potential applicants who felt they were not suitably qualified for the role, because of the business element, to express their interest.

The process is being conducted by Dublin-based Lincoln Recruitment Specialists.

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