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Board Member - Financial/Business Sector

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 areas of Ireland.  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.

Expressions of Interest are invited for the position of Board Member who will bring significant knowledge of the financial or business sectors to the board.

We are seeking individuals with an interest in disability who are committed to continuous service improvement.

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

There are three sub-committees of the board:

  • Finance & Audit
  • Quality/Risk & Safety
  • Remunerations and Nominations.

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

  • Monthly board meetings (minimum of 8 evening meetings)
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Membership of any of the sub committees as detailed above.

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 or by email  

 Closing date for applications is Friday March 31st.

Board Member - Financial/Business Sector

Published on 15.03.2023

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