Chairperson of Board of Directors

Employer FamiliBase Ballyfermot
Job Type Trustee/Board Member
Location Dublin and the East
Specific Location Ballyfermot
Salary Voluntary
Closing Date 31/03/2020


FamiliBase is a centre for children, young people and families based in Ballyfermot.


FamiliBase is seeking to recruit an experienced Chairperson of the Board of Directors.  The Chairperson’s role is a focal one, both for internal and external purposes.


FamiliBase is governed by a range of legal and regulatory requirements.  The governing body of FamiliBase is its Board of Directors.


FamiliBase’s Board of Directors is a group of professional individuals who volunteer their own time to sit on the Board.  The individuals are mainly identified for their professional skill-set, expertise and experience.  There may be funder representation at times also.


The ideal candidate will have the following qualities, skills and experience:


  • Passion for working in communities that are traditionally underserved
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to develop Board consensus and collective responsibility while ensuring decisions are taken and followed-up
  • Experience as a Board Chairperson of ensuring effective oversight and governance and working collaboratively with a CEO and a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Understanding of the community sector, of community development principles and of the roles/responsibilities of a governing body in the community and voluntary sector (including the Charity Regulators Governance Code).
  • Ability to adopt, promote and protect an innovative and radical model of practice while supporting the organisational and leadership approach it requires
  • Ability to support the organisation in managing calculated risks in an often risk adverse climate
  • Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Tact and diplomacy



For further information on the role and/or FamiliBase please contact Gordon Clark, Acting Chair @ [email protected]


For further information on the role and/or FamiliBase please contact Gordon Clark, Acting Chair  [email protected]

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