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Member of the Board of Directors

Membership on the Board of County Roscommon Disability Support Group CLG (RSG) is an exciting opportunity to help govern the long-established reputable organisation providing physical and sensory disability services in County Roscommon and Home Care Support Services for older persons in the greater CHO2 area via the Care Group West Consortium.  RSG’s Flexible Learning College provides person centred training and flexible learning for people with mixed abilities and since 2010 is a QQI accredited training provider delivering Healthcare Support Modules.

Summary of Role

RSG is seeking to recruit a new member of the Board of Management. The role involves playing an active role in the organisation’s governance and strategic direction, while taking a leading role on corporate governance matters.


Role Description

Every board member has the following responsibilities:

  • Commitment to the support RSG’s vision, mission, values, and objectives.
  • Shaping the strategy of RSG including inputting to the strategic direction, contributing with insight, oversight, and experience of strategy formulation in other sectors.
  • Acting in the interests of RSG at all time in relation to assets, property, statutory obligations, and management requirements.
  • Where necessary deciding on strategic actions required to achieve RSG’s objectives, ensuring that all activities are consistent with the organisation’s vision and core values.
  • Ensuring RSG complies with relevant legal requirements.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Charity Regulator's Governance Code.
  • Ensuring RSG is complying with its charitable purpose for the public benefit.
  • Promoting prudent and effective management of organisational resources (financial and human).
  • Developing and monitoring effective risk management strategies for RSG.
  • Developing and monitoring internal systems that are transparent and accountable to stakeholders.
  • Formally registering conflicts of interest or loyalty with the board.
  • Not accepting gifts or gifts in kind in the capacity of board member.
  • At all times, acting with integrity and upholding the interests of the organisation.
  • Promoting the reputation of RSG and not bringing the reputation of the organisation into disrepute. 

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have professional experience and a successful track record of strategic leadership and finance.

Essential Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities:

  • Minimum five years’ professional experience in a similar role, e.g., as /Director in the private, non-profit, or public sector. 
  • Strong financial and business acumen and the ability to understand complex financial issues and risk.
  • Understanding of the community and voluntary sector landscape.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and listening skills.
  • Commitment to the vision and mission of RSG.

Desirable Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities:

  • Experience as a volunteer or volunteer manager.
  • Board level experience in the non-profit sector.
  • Experience establishing a non-profit organisation in Ireland.
  • Knowledge and experience of the Charity SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice).
  • Knowledge of the 2014 Companies Act and the 2009 Charities Act.

Time requirement

The time requirement of this role will be agreed by the board once it is established. Based on the experience of current board membership, it is estimated at about 6/8 meetings board meetings per year plus involvement in subcommittees and advisory roles.


RSG has a budget for board trustee training and encourage all board members to undertake training as part of their role. Training needs will be identified on an ad hoc basis, and through a board review process.

Application process

To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for applying, addressed to The deadline for applications is 31st March 2022