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Board Member

The Citizens Information Phone Service

Citizens Information Phone Service (CIPS) is a busy, dynamic, national phone service, based in Blackrock, Cork, providing free, confidential and impartial information and advice to the public. CIPS is a company limited by guarantee and is fully funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board.

CIPS mission is to provide all people with confidential, impartial, high quality information on their civil and social rights, responsibilities and entitlements, as well as information on the social services that exist to support them.

Functions of the Citizens Information Phone Service Board 

The overall function of the Board

  • to oversee the delivery of Citizen Information Phone Service in accordance with a Service Level Agreement with the funder, the Citizens Information Board (CIB).  
  • Comply with the governing document
  • Ensure  highest  standards of corporate governance

Members of the Board will be appointed to oversee and support the provision of services to the public who require information and advice in relation to their rights and entitlements.

Each Director of the Board shall be appointed by the funder, Citizens Information Board to serve for a term of up to three years.

They must serve the interests of service users, the taxpayer, pursue value for money in their endeavors (including managing risk appropriately), and act transparently. In line with the obligations of entities in receipt of public funding the CIPS Board must adhere to the principles of:

  • Clarity
  • Governance
  • Value for Money
  • Fairness

Board members should act on a fully informed basis, in good faith, with due diligence and care, and in the best interest of the organisation, subject to the objectives of the company.

We are interested in hearing from individuals with Corporate Governance experience and/or knowledge of the community and voluntary sector.

This is a voluntary Board and while no fees will be paid to Board members, travel and subsistence expenses will be paid when applicable.