Expression of Interest in Joining LEO Dublin City EVAC

Public Call for Expression of Interest from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to serve on the Evaluation and Approvals Committee of the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dublin City


Recognising the importance of micro and small businesses to the Irish economy, the Government has a network of Local Enterprise Offices around the country. The 31 LEOs are the first-stop-shop for all entrepreneurs and existing micro and small businesses, delivering an enhanced and integrated support service.


The LEOs provide support services to all local micro and small businesses including start-up companies and micro enterprise companies seeking to expand. Qualifying businesses being considered for financial support will be evaluated by an Evaluation and Approvals Committee. 


Dublin City Council is now inviting expressions of interest from persons interested in being appointed to the Evaluation and Approvals Committee. The LEO Dublin City Evaluation Committee will consist of Brendan Kenny, Assistant Chief Executive, as Chair; a representative from Enterprise Ireland; and five individuals with specific areas of business expertise. There is no remuneration attached to the positions.


In considering the composition of the Committee, Dublin City Council will give due consideration to principles of broad equality and gender balance. In making any appointments to this Committee, Dublin City Council will not necessarily be confined to those who make such expressions of interest but will ensure that all of those appointed have the relevant mix of knowledge and expertise to contribute to the Committee.


Prospective members should have:


  • experience in assessing financial proposals and an ability to challenge company submissions
  • broad business experience and a clear ability to empathise with challenges facing  micro and small enterprises 
  • the ability to demonstrate their understanding and experience in the micro and small enterprise sectors.

The specific skill sets the candidate would bring to the assessment of investment proposals would be of particular interest.  The candidates should set out clearly their expertise in the following:


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Debt/banking and/or cash-flow management expertise
  • Equity and / or investment expertise
  • Financial and / or business qualifications
  • Business development
  • Marketing / sales / sectors
  • Technology

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Closing Date : Monday 4th April 2016, 12.00 noon

Application Form of Expressions of interest and CV should be sent by e-mail to by Monday 4th April 2016, 12.00 noon, and should, based on the above, provide a brief outline of skills, competencies and qualifications and a short statement outlining why s/he wishes to be considered for a position on this Committee.  
Dublin City Council will acknowledge receipt of such applications and inform applicants in due course of their decision in relation to the appointments.
Dublin City Council will appoint members for a maximum period of three years in accordance with the provisions of the agreed Service Level Agreement between the Local Authority and Enterprise Ireland.  
All expressions of interest lapse at the end of three calendar years.
Related Information:
Model Framework Service Level Agreement for information on LEO Dublin City Activities.
Composition Model of Evaluation Approvals Committee