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Board Director - Educational/Clinical Psychologist

Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland is a registered charity and a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (CLG) with a head office based in Dublin and national support groups across Ireland. The organisation aims to increase awareness of Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland and support people with Dyspraxia/DCD and their families through our support groups, education and training activities, and national telephone helpline.  Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland has a strong partnership development ethos; we work closely with a number of Universities and schools in Ireland and the UK to build research and best practice. We are proud of our strong membership base and our volunteers who are committed to supporting the goals and vision of the organisation. Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland operates in an inclusive and transparent manner with a strong focus on good governance. This includes meeting the requirements of the Charities Governance Code and all relevant legislation.

Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland are currently undertaking a comprehensive review of our strategic plan and feel that the time is now right to broaden our current Board expertise as we continue to develop our public awareness, education, and partnership strategies nationally. We are seeking a new Board Director with experience in the following:

A Board Director with recognised qualifications in the fields of educational and or clinical psychology who will:

-  Share relevant knowledge and experience from their field of expertise to build and strengthen awareness and understanding at the Board and broader organisational level.

-  Guide the development of appropriate programmes and partnerships to develop awareness of Dyspraxia/DCD among key practice areas including occupational therapy.

- Assist in the development of training/education for volunteers and other groups to support the Organisation’s strategic objectives to drive awareness and understanding of Dyspraxia/DCD among key audiences.

The person we are seeking will have an appreciation of the role of a charity trustee/director and a commitment to establishing and maintaining the highest levels of corporate governance. Knowledge of the Not-For-Profit sector is helpful but not essential. 

General Trustee duties of a Charity Trustee

• Comply with the Charity’s governing document

• Ensuring charity is complying with its charitable purpose for the public benefit

• Acting in the best interest of the charity

• Act with Reasonable Care and Skill

• Manage the assets of your charity

Board Meetings:

Typically there are six (6) board meetings and approximately three to four (3 to 4) sub-committee meetings per year.  In person board meetings are held in Dublin City with the option to join via video call.  Board meetings are currently held via teleconference. Sub Committees may be arranged via video call or in person as appropriate.

Board Directors are not remunerated, but reasonable travel and subsistence allowances are paid.  Openness and transparency are key requirements so all potential conflicts of interest must be declared on application.

This role carries an all of Ireland remit.

Application Process:

If you feel you could make a difference to the lives of the many people we support, then we would love to hear from you.  

If you have any further queries about this role please submit them by email to the Dyspraxia/DCD Chairperson, Ann Marie Galvin.

To apply for this role please submit your CV to the application email below and you will be contacted in the strictest confidentiality by the Chairperson.

Board Director - Educational/Clinical Psychologist

Published on 21.12.2020