Irish College Leuven is seeking an additional board member with extensive experience in the hospitality sector.
Irish College Leuven
Established in Leuven, Belgium, in 1984, the mission of Irish College Leuven is to maximise the promotion, exposure and opportunities for the island of Ireland through the management of the historic Irish College Leuven as an international residential centre for education, training and research in European and international affairs.
This is achieved through the provision of high quality education and training programmes for all higher education institutions, business organisations, public sector bodies, and voluntary and community associations; through the hosting of lectures, colloquia, courses, seminars, conferences and workshops.
With capacity for 130 accommodated in 59 bedrooms, the campus is the ideal location for any organisation to host their programme, conference, meeting, event or reception. Here guests enjoy an authentic experience steeped in history with modern meeting facilities, catering arrangements and comfortable accommodation.
For more information see www.irishcollegeleuven.eu
Irish College Leuven is a not-for-profit organisation, governed by a board of voluntary members, drawn from Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Belgium. The board devises, directs, and supports the delivery of the mission to be a resource for the island of Ireland through the historic Irish College in Leuven.
We are now seeking an additional board member with extensive experience in the hospitality sector. The ideal candidate should have experience in the development of strategy in the hospitality industry – in particular in the MICE sector, experience in management of day-to-day operations such as food and beverage, accommodation etc, and an understanding the challenges of a hospitality/conference centre service.
Board candidates should demonstrate the following:
· Commitment to the mission of the Institute
· Recognise the strategic importance of the historic Irish College in Leuven
· Have an active interest in Ireland/Europe issues
· Critical thinking, good judgment, and independence
· Excellent communication skills
· Ability to work constructively with others
· Record of personal achievement and a good personal network
· Governance experience
Membership of the board is unremunerated
Members are reimbursed in respect of travel costs and vouched expenses
Meetings are held online, and in Leuven and Ireland
Members may be a member of either of the standing sub committees of the organisation, Audit and Risk, and Stakeholder Engagement
Irish College Leuven welcomes informal enquiries. A telephone call, without prejudice, can be request by contacting David Grant, Chief Executive, Irish College Leuven by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further. Otherwise applicants can submit their CV with a cover letter to the above email address. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 28th October 2022.