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Board Member

KARE provides support to people who have an intellectual disability and their families. We were founded in 1967 and work in the mid and south Kildare, East Offaly, West Wicklow and Northeast Carlow. We believe that people with an intellectual disability are important and should be a part of their community like everyone else. KARE works with each individual who uses the service to support them to develop their skills and abilities so that they can live the life of their choice.

KARE is an innovative organisation that strives for continuous improvement and best practice in all it does. The organisation is accredited at European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Recognised for Excellence 5-Star level and were the 2016 EFQM Ireland Excellence Award winners.

We are currently seeking new board members to join our board. We are seeking individuals with an interest in disability who are committed to continuous service improvement.

We are ideally seeking individuals who have specific experience in any of the following areas:

  • School Board of Managements
  • Special Education
  • Education Sector

As a registered charity our board members do not receive payment for their services.

Candidates must have sufficient time to fulfil the role which includes:

Monthly board meetings (evenings)
Annual General Meeting
Membership of sub committees - There are three sub-committees of the board; Finance & Audit, Quality Risk & Safety and Remunerations and Nominations.

Appointment to the Board will be contingent on satisfactory garda vetting and overseas police vetting where applicable.

Please contact Deirdre Murphy, CEO at 045-448700 for an initial discussion / interview or by email

Closing date for applications is; Friday November 6th 2020