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Do you live in North County Dublin,  have recent high level management experience, are passionate about community development and have the ability to operate at a strategic level? 


If so, we would like to hear from you. The North Dublin Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force is seeking applications for the role of voluntary Chairperson. The Task Force plays a vital role in implementing a coordinated health led approach to reducing harm and supporting recovery in relation to drug and alcohol use in North Dublin in line with the current National Drug Strategy (


The Task Force is funded via the Department of Health, Drugs Initiative. It provides a range of services, supports and initiatives delivered through an incredible staff team along with other services across our three hubs in Community Health Networks (Balbriggan, Swords and Malahide).  The Task Force has led on a number of national, regional and local innovations in the last decade.  Our work is built on partnership and participation recognising that no one agency or individual has the answer and that any efforts to reduce drug and alcohol harm must involve those most impacted


The ideal Chairperson brings a variety of skills and experience gained at senior level within the private, statutory, community or voluntary sector to support the Task Force goals.  Responsibilities are considerable but the value of contributing to the work of the Task Force in responding to drug and alcohol harm in the communities of North Dublin is immense. Applications from individuals with leadership, human resource,  financial governance,  knowledge of collaborative working in the sector and an understanding of substance use challenges are particularly welcome.


The Chairperson role is central to the success the Task Force goals.  It is a voluntary unpaid position focussed on facilitating a collaborative process aligned to community development principles. More information below:


  • Candidates will live in the North Dublin RDATF area and have connections with the community
  • Candidates will commit to 2/3 days a month  for a 3 year period ideally
  • Candidates will have excellent facilitation and communication skills
  • Candidates will be energetic and have a history of inspiring others to collaborate towards a collective goal.
  • Candidates will reinforce value based shared decision making and collective action.  
  • Candidates will collaborate closely and support the  Task Force Coordinator to fulfil their role as operational lead for the Task Force
  • Candidates will collaborate closely and support members of the Task Force to fulfil their role as equal partners in the decision making process to assess need, develop and monitor the Task Force work


For more information about the work of the Task Force please see


Requests for further information by email:

Interested candidates should submit an email with a CV and cover letter outlining their interest in the role to by Closing Date: 26th January 2024