20/04/2016

Minister Seeks Applications For Student Grants Appeals Board

The Minister for Education and Skills is seeking applications for vacancies on the independent Student Grants Appeals Board for September 2016 to September 2021.

The Student Grants Appeals Board is a statutory independent Board established under Section 25 of the Student Support Act 2011. The main function of the Student Grants Appeals Board is to hear appeals from student grant applicants aggrieved by determinations of appeals officers in Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) or other awarding authorities.

The Minister will be appointing a Chairperson and 10 ordinary members to the Student Grant Appeals Board. The process is being managed by the Public Appointments Service (PAS) under the revised procedures put in place in late 2014 for the appointment of persons to positions on State Boards.

PAS will convene an Assessment Panel to consider and assess the expressions of interest it receives. The Panel will arrive at a shortlist of suitable candidates to be sent forward for consideration by the Minister.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 09 May 2016.

(MH)

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