Director (Chief Executive Officer)

Dublin, Ireland
02 Jul 2021
23 Jul 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Other Organisation Type

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 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. Following the regrading of the Director role to Assistant Secretary level, the Board of the RTB is now seeking an outstanding individual who will lead the organisation into the next stage of its development.


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 executive management skills and will have excellent networking and stakeholder management abilities. They will have delivered significant results in terms of organisation performance, 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.

Lansdowne Executive Search has been retained by the RTB to manage this recruitment process.

Further details on this significant opportunity, including remuneration, duties and responsibilities, are available upon request.

To apply, please email a comprehensive CV, Cover Letter and Key Achievements Form to:

Seán McDonagh, Partner, Lansdowne Executive Search, Email:

For a confidential discussion, please contact Seán at +353 (0) 87 7961062

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday,23rd July 2021.

Candidates for this role will be sourced through both advertising and executive search processes.

The Residential Tenancies Board is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourages applications under all 9 grounds of the Employment Equality Acts.