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Chair for Family Resource Centre in Cavan

Teach Oscail Family Resource Centre (TOFRC) is located in Cavan Town and provides a wide range of family support and community development services for the urban and rural communities across County Cavan.  

This is a great opportunity to join a new board, gain experience and give back to the local community. The FRC is rooted in the local community and all work is underpinned by community development principles and practices. A key feature of TOFRC work is the involvement of local people in identifying needs and developing needs-led responses. 

TOFRC is looking to recruit a Chair to guide the future growth and development of the centre and influence the strategic direction of the FRC to support positive change in all its supports and services.

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The ideal candidate will be a great communicator, will build strong relationships with the CEO and board members, will be objective and be an effective leader who will develop and support teams to achieve the long-term objectives of the FRC. Previous experience on a Board of Management and/or the Community Development Sector would be helpful. 

General duties of the Chair is to:

  • Effectively communicating the vision and purpose of the organisation, to ensure the Board functions well and that there is full participation at meetings
  • To plan and Chair meetings in accordance with the governing document
  • Input into the Agenda of meetings and ensure that board members can reach decisions 

  • To liaise with the CEO and to keep up to date on the affairs of the FRC
  • To take a lead in compliance responsibilities
  • Bring impartiality and objectivity to meetings and decision-making
  • Ensure that decisions made at meetings are implemented
  • Be aware of current issues that might affect the organisation
  • Advocate for and represent the organisation at external meetings and events if required 
  • Take the lead role in the appraisal of the work of the Chief Executive Officer and act as line management on behalf of the Board

  • Acting in the best interest of the charity  

Chair for Family Resource Centre in Cavan

Published on 07.06.2022

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