Competition Information for Applicants

The National Disability Authority has been advised by the Mr Simon Coveney, TD, Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, that it is expected that there will be positions for ordinary members of An Bord Pleanála to be filled in the near future.  The statutory process for selecting candidates for appointment to fill the relevant vacancies is now being initiated by the Minister and appointments arising will be for a 5 year term.   The position of Ordinary Member is full-time will be be based in Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.

Ordinary members are appointed by the Minister in accordance with the Planning and Development Acts 2000, as amended, and by Part 7 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended.

The NDA is recognised as a prescribed body for the purposes of nominating 2 persons for consideration by the Minister and in this regard is now holding a competition for this purpose.


The NDA now invites applications from eligible candidates to be received as follows:

Address:       National Disability Authority

                   25 Clyde Road,


                   Dublin 4


Closing Time and Date: 4pm on Wednesday 8 February 2017

Applications can also be emailed to

Applications must include:

  • Letter indicating why should be considered for appointment and to demonstrate they have the required competencies and attributes for the role (see below and NDA requirements).
  • CV setting out education background, relevant qualifications and experience, career history and relevant information.
  • Letter of consent to being nominated if their application is successful.

Applications received before the closing time and date will be considered by the NDA and a shortlist selected for interview to take place in NDA offices on 13 February 2017.   Applicants are required to be available for interview on that date should their application be shortlisted.   Please note that applications received after the closing time and date cannot be considered.   Further to interviews the 2 successful nominees will be nominated to the Department for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government for consideration by the Minister as appropriate.

If you are interested in applying please ensure you read all relevant materials including the Post Profile which you can access at  Part VI of the Planning and Development Acts 2000 – 2010 and the Code of Conduct of An Bord Pleanála.

Please Note

The competencies and attributes required of the post holder as set out in the Role Profile will be considered by the NDA in identifying suitable candidates for nomination to the Department along with the ability of applicants to demonstrate that they understand in what ways planning and universal design of the built environment can affect the capacity of people with disabilities to live an independent life and to participate in employment, social and community life as equal citizens.  This includes an understanding of how universal design is achieved in the built environment in particular.   Details of the NDA’s work in the areas of disability and universal design can be accessed on our websites – see  and

Related Files: