Cheshire Ireland: Board Director with Professional Communication / PR Skills

Cheshire Ireland

Board Director with Professional Communication/PR Skills

Cheshire Ireland provides individualised, person-centred supports to adults with physical disabilities and neurological conditions in Ireland. These services are provided to people in a variety of settings including residential services, respite services and in the homes of people living in the community. The organisation is primarily funded by the HSE through section 39 of the Health Act 2004.

Cheshire Ireland is seeking to fill board vacancies with volunteer board members with specific expertise who will lead and implement the vision that all people using Cheshire Ireland services are supported to live their best possible life.

The Role

Cheshire Ireland is recruiting for a Board Director with a background in Professional Communication and/or Public Relations. If you have experience in this area and would like to use your skills and knowledge to benefit Cheshire Ireland and the people it supports we want to hear from you.

Your role will be central to the successful operation of the board as Cheshire Ireland is one of the largest providers of residential supports for adults with disabilities in Ireland, and wishes to become recognised as a leader in excellence in this field, and a strong voice for the persons we support.

Required Skills

A person with a background in Professional Communication/Public Relations work on behalf of organisations. At least 3 years’ experience is required.

Desired Expertise

A background and/or particular understanding of one or more of the following areas would be desirable:

  • Public promotion of an organisation - developing good relationships with media outlets
  • Development of public statements to be issued by an organisation
  • Development of Communication strategies within an organisation
  • Advocacy - Supporting people to speak on their own behalf in ways that help them to be heard

General Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Comply with the Organisation’s governing document
  • Committing to the highest levels of corporate governance
  • Providing input to the strategic direction of the organisation
  • Attend occasional events, training, and seminars

Board Meetings:

Board Meetings are held every six weeks. There will also be a commitment to serve on one or more Sub –Committees which will add 4/5 meetings a year.

Meetings are generally held in the head office of Cheshire Ireland, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18.

To Apply or Get More Information:

Should you require any further information in relation to this role or Cheshire Ireland please contact Theresa Anderson, Acting CEO on or 01-2974100.

Should you wish to apply please submit your application via the Boardmatch website or by sending your CV and a covering note to

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
17th Sep, 2020
Dublin 18
Expiry Date
17th Nov, 2020