Dáil Éireann - Volume 633 - 20 March, 2007

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Mr. Sargent asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will report on gender balance at each grade in his Department and in agencies that come under the aegis of his Department. [9850/07]

  Mr. Martin: Information on the current gender balance at each grade in my Department (including Offices). The Offices of the Department are (i) Labour Relations Commission; (ii) Labour Court; (iii) Employment Appeals Tribunal; (iv) Office of the Director of Consumer Affairs; (v) Patents Office; (vi) Companies Registration Office; (v) Office of the Registrar of Friendly Societies; (vi) Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement.

The Agencies under the aegis of the D/ETE are (i) Forfás; (ii) Enterprise Ireland; (iii) IDA Ireland; (iv) National Standards Authority of Ireland; (v) Science Foundation Ireland; (vi) Shannon Free Airport Development Company; (vii) Crafts Council of Ireland; (viii) Intertrade Ireland; (ix) Personal Injuries Assessment Board; (x) Health and Safety Authority; (xi) Competition Authority; (xii) Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority (xiii) National Competitiveness Council; (xiv) Fas; (xv) County City and Enterprise Boards under the aegis of my Department is given in the tables.

Gender Balance Data as at 12 March, 2007 of Staff of Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, and its Offices. The Offices of the Department are (i) Labour Relations Commission; (ii) Labour Court; (iii) Employment [1550] Appeals Tribunal; (iv) Office of the Director of Consumer Affairs; (v) Patents Office; (vi) Companies Registration Office; (v) Office of the Registrar of Friendly Societies; (vi) Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement.

Grade

% male

% female

%

%

General Service Grades

Secretary General

100

0

Assistant Secretary

86

14

Principal Officer

82

18

Assistant Principal

67

33

Higher Executive Officer

45

55

Administrative Officer

40

60

Executive Officer

31

69

Staff Officer

30

70

Clerical Officer

30

70

Services Officer

93

7

Services Attendant

33

67

Cleaner

12

88

Telephonist

60

40

Other Grades33 It should be borne in mind when considering the gender balance of these posts that, in many instances, there is only a single post at that grade

Head of Financial Control

0

100

Controller (ESF financial control)

100

0

Accountant Grade 1

67

33

Auditor

100

0

Principal Solicitor

0

100

Solicitor

100

0

Legal Adviser

60

40

Employee Assistance Officer

0

100

Chief Executive (Labour Relations Commission)

100

0

Chairman (Labour Court)

100

0

Deputy Chairman (Labour Court)

50

50

Member (Labour Court)

83

17

Registrar (Labour Court)

100

0

Director (ODCE, NERA, ODCA)

67

33

Corporate Compliance Manager (ODCE)

100

0

Senior Examiner of Patents

100

0

Examiner of Patents

33

67

Ministerial Special Adviser

50

50

Ministerial Press Adviser

100

0

Ministerial Personal Assistant

33

67

Ministerial Personal Secretary

0

100

Ministerial Driver

100

0

Overall Gender Balance

42

58

[1551] Gender balance of staff of Agencies under the aegis of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

(i) Forfás

Grade

% male

% female

%

%

CEO

100

0

Executive Director

100

0

Grade 1

50

50

Principal Officer Equivalent

83

17

Assistant Principal Equivalent

47

53

Higher Executive Officer Equivalent

51

49

Executive Officer Equivalent

22

78

Clerical Officer Equivalent

6

94

Clerical Assistant Equivalent

44

56

Graduate Trainees

60

40

Overall Gender Balance

44

56

(ii) Enterprise Ireland

Grade

% male

% female

%

%

CEO

100

0

Executive Director

100

0

Grade 1/HOD

73

27

SPSO/PAT Dir

100

0

Level F/PSO

83

17

Level E

59

41

Level D

42

58

Level C

10

90

Level B

3

97

Level A

40

60

SSO

79

21

SRO

74

26

SO

50

50

RO

75

25

EO

100

0

T2

79

21

CRT2

100

0

CRT1

100

0

T1

60

40

TA

100

0

LA/GA

100

0

Graduates

45

55

LA1

0

100

Overall Gender Balance

49

51

[1552]

(iii) IDA Ireland

Grade

% male

% female

%

%

CEO

100

0

Executive Director

100

0

Grade 1

67

33

Level F

67

33

Level E

77

23

Level D

45

55

Level C

10

90

Level B

0

100

Overseas Secretaries

0

100

Level A

0

100

Overall Gender Balance

47

53

(iv) National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI)

Grade

% male

% female

%

%

CEO

100

0

SPSO

100

0

PSO

77

23

SSO

71

29

SO

100

0

EO

100

0

T2

94

6

T1

100

0

TA

100

0

Level F

100

0

Level E

75

25

Level D

38

62

Level C

14

86

Level B

10

90

Overall Gender Balance

60

40

(v) Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

Grade

% male

% female

%

%

Director

100

0

Level F

42

58

Level E

40

60

Level D

17

83

Level C

0

100

Overall Gender Balance

35

65

[1553]

(vi) Shannon Free Airport Development Company (SFADCO)

Grade

% male

% female

%

%

CEO

100

0

E1

75

25

E3B

91

9

E3A

80

20

E3

69

31

E4

43

57

E5

9

91

C1 1A

20

80

C1

0

100

Graduate

29

71

Overall Gender Balance

48

52

(vii) Crafts Council of Ireland

Grade

% male

% female

%

%

Assistant Principal

0

100

Higher Executive Officer

0

100

Executive Officer

0

100

Clerical Officer

0

100

Overall Gender Balance

0

100

(viii) Intertrade Ireland

Grade

% male

% female

%

%

Chief Executive

100

0

Director

67

33

Manager

43

57

Deputy Manager

50

50

Executive staff

0

100

Administrative staff

0

100

Overall Gender Balance

31

69

(ix) Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB)

Grade

% male

% female

%

%

Deputy Secretary Equivalent

0

100

Accelerated Director

50

50

Principal Officer (Higher)

100

0

Principal Officer

100

0

Assistant Principal (Higher)

86

14

Assistant Principal

64

36

[1554] Higher Executive Officer

27

73

Executive Officer

19

81

Clerical Officer

35

65

Overall Gender Balance

43

57

(x) Health and Safety Authority (HAS)

Grade

% male

% female

%

%

Assistant Chief Executive

50

50

Programme Manager

100

0

Assistant Principal

67

33

Inspector Grade 1

55

45

Inspector Grade 2

75

25

Inspector Grade 3

52

48

Higher Executive Officer

25

75

Executive Officer

15

85

Clerical Officer

20

80

Service Officer

100

0

Overall Gender Balance

49

51

(xi) Competition Authority

Grade

% male

% female

%

%

Chairperson

100

0

Member

75

25

Principal Officer Equivalent

63

37

Assistant Principal Equivalent

57

43

Higher Executive Officer Equivalent

100

0

Executive Officer Equivalent

67

33

Clerical Officer Equivalent

33

67

Overall Gender Balance

60

40

(xii) Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority (IAASA)

Grade

% male

% female

%

%

CEO

100

0

Principal Officer Heads of Function

33

67

Professional Accountant Grade 1 Project Manager

0

100

Finance Manager

100

0

Administrative Executive

0

100

Overall Gender Balance

38

62

[1555] (xiii) National Competitiveness Council

The NCC was established by the Government in May 1997 as part of the Partnership 2000 Agreement. As per the NCC’s Terms of Reference, Forfás, the national policy and advisory board for enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation, provides the Council’s secretariat. The gender balance of staff of Forfás is given above.

(xiv) Fás

Grade

% male

% female

%

%

Management Grade 1

100

0

Management Grade 3

86

14

Management Grade 4

73

27

Management Grade 5

100

0

Management Grade 6

84

16

Management Grade 7

67

33

Operational Grade 8

68

32

Operational Grade 9

46

54

Operational Grade 10

38

62

Clerical Grade 11

9

91

Operative Grade 13

66

34

Overall Gender Balance

47

53

(xv) County and City Enterprise Boards

The number, pay and conditions of the staff of the thirty-five County and City Enterprise Boards (CEBs) is determined by the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment with the consent of the Minister for Finance. However staff of the Boards are recruited directly by the individual Boards and the Department does not ordinarily collect individual Personnel records in respect of staff of the Boards and does not ordinarily seek information on the gender balance of staff within Boards.