Are you passionate about the value of volunteering and have a successful track record of strategic leadership and community involvement? Membership on the board of the new Laois Volunteer Centre is an exciting opportunity to help establish and govern the first Volunteer Centre in the county.
The first step in the establishment of the new Volunteer Centre is the formation of a board of directors. Volunteer Ireland will then support the board to complete the registration process and to recruit staff to manage the Centre.
The Purpose of this Role
Laois Volunteer Centre is looking for a member of the new board of directors with experience of community involvement to play an active role in the organisation’s establishment as well as its governance and strategic direction.
Support & Training
Laois Volunteer Centre has a budget set aside for board director training, and all board members are encouraged to undertake training as part of their new role. Training needs will be identified on an ad hoc basis, and also through a board review process.
The time requirement of this role will be agreed by the board once it is established. Based on the experience of existing Volunteer Centres, it is estimated at about 10 hours per year for board meetings with additional time required to read papers and prepare in advance of each meeting, plus involvement in sub-committees and advisory roles.
What's in it for You?
The role offers an opportunity for you to engage with and contribute to a new group of board members, with varied backgrounds and perspectives, to collectively set direction for the Volunteer Centre in Laois. This is an exciting start-up opportunity for someone who shares our belief in the value of volunteering and the benefits of volunteering for all: the individual, the volunteer involving organisation and the wider society.
Essential Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities
- Experience as a volunteer or volunteer manager
- Creativity and ability to come up with fresh ideas and solutions to challenges
- Experience of strategic planning and service development
- An enquiring mind, with the confidence to challenge constructively
- Understanding of the community and voluntary sector landscape in County Laois
Desirable Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities
The ideal candidate will have experience as a volunteer or volunteer manager, board level experience in the non-profit sector, or experience establishing a non-profit organisation in Ireland.
- Closing date for applications: 8th December