Chief Academic Officer, Children’s Health Ireland, and Head of Paediatric Health Affairs

Ref: 5886

Children's Health Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

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Role Managed by:

Sarah Silbert

Research Associate

t: +353 (0) 1 905 3706


Primary Practice Group: Academic Medicine and Health Sciences

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 07/10/2022

The Paediatric Academic Health Science Centre (PAHSC) will be a collaborative university hospital partnership between Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) and four Academic Partner Institutes (API) - University College Dublin (UCD), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Dublin City University (DCU). The CHI-API Partnership is at an advanced stage of establishing a world-class level academic healthcare status, and the strategic objectives of the PAHSC is to align, harness and integrate world-class research, excellence in health education, and excellence in patient care.

CHI-API are now looking to appoint an internationally renowned clinical academic to the role of Chief Academic Officer, Children’s Health Ireland, and Head of Paediatric Health Affairs (CAO/HPHA). Working with CHI-API, the successful candidate will lead the design, development, and establishment of a PAHSC model of academic healthcare. The post-holder will be a member of the senior management team of CHI and will actively engage with the senior management teams of the Academic Partners in pursuit of the PAHSC vision. In CHI, the CAO/HPHA will provide clinical academic leadership, ensure hospital strategy and policy is aligned to the academic vision of the CHI-API Partnership and drive future clinical academic developments. In the Universities, the CAO/HPHA will provide leadership and direction in relation to all aspects of relevant paediatric research and education, ensure synergy between the various paediatric disciplines and drive the optimal interaction and collaboration between university researchers and relevant clinical services in CHI.

The CAO / HPHA is a pivotal post in ensuring that the health, education, research and innovation, and associated faculties and pertinent services in CHI and the Universities work together in a fully coordinated way, leading to improved health and healthcare delivery for all children and young people in Ireland.

For further information including details on how to apply please click the link below quoting reference 5886. Please submit your application no later than Friday 7th October 2022. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Silbert or Dr Sinéad Gibney at Perrett Laver (;; +353 1 905 3537).

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