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Board Director with a Clinical Background

Cheshire Ireland provides individualised, person-centred supports to adults with physical disabilities and neurological conditions in Ireland. These services are provided to people in a variety of settings including residential services, respite services and in the homes of people living in the community.  The organisation is primarily funded by the HSE through section 39 of the Health Act 2004.

Cheshire Ireland is seeking to fill board vacancies with volunteer board members with specific expertise who will lead and implement the vision that all people using Cheshire Ireland services are supported to live their best possible life.

The Role

Cheshire Ireland is recruiting for a board director with a clinical background. Cheshire Ireland is fully committed to ensuring that the people using its services are supported in relation to their health and wellbeing more generally. The clinical nursing structure therefore plays an important role in the overall holistic approach to the work of Cheshire Ireland.

If you have a clinical background and would like to use your skills, knowledge and experience to the benefit of the people Cheshire Ireland serves we want to hear from you.

Your role will be central to the successful operation of the board as Cheshire Ireland is one of the largest providers of residential supports for adults with disabilities in Ireland, and wishes to become recognised as a leader in excellence in this field, and a strong voice for the persons we support.

Required Skills:

The candidate will have a recognised accreditation and professional medical or nursing registration (consultant, doctor or director of nursing) and proven knowledge and experience in the provision and management of clinical care with a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience.

Desirable Skills/Expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Experience working with or on behalf of people with physical disabilities and/or neurological conditions
  • Expertise in the areas of neurology and/or orthopaedics and/or elderly care
  • Expertise in clinical governance

General Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Comply with the Organisation’s governing document
  • Committing to the highest levels of corporate governance
  • Providing input to the strategic direction of the organisation
  • Attend occasional events, training, and seminars

Board Meetings:

Board Meetings are held every six weeks.  There will also be a commitment to serve on one or more Sub –Committees which will add 4/5 meetings a year. Meetings are generally held in the head office of Cheshire Ireland, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18

To Apply or Get More Information:

Should you require any further information in relation to this role or Cheshire Ireland please contact Theresa Anderson, Acting CEO on or 01-2974100.

Should you wish to apply please submit your application via the Boardmatch website or by sending your CV and a covering note to


Board Director with a Clinical Background

Published on 10.09.2020