Archways: Chairperson & Board Members

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Archways is seeking a new Chairperson and new Board members

Archways is a national organsiation, established in 2006 which provides services to children and families. We research issues impacting young people, families and communities to identify evidence based programmes and approaches to meet their needs. We currently deliver and support the roll out of three evidence based programmes: The Incredible Years® suite of programmes, the Mentoring for Achievement Programme, and Functional Family Therapy. We provide training and coaching to communities to enable them to deliver sustainable programmes that build on their existing strengths and resources.

Archways also delivers the Blue Skies Initiative which is the area based initiative for child poverty in the Clondalkin/Lucan area and leads the EU funded, Changing Lives Initiative which provides services to families with a child with ADHD. See  for further information on Archways

The Archways Board is a voluntary Board which performs key roles in relation to the direction, leadership and corporate governance of the organisation and is currently involved in a strategic planning process to plan for the next 3year period.

Archways is seeking new board members and a new Chairperson to lead the Board - the current chair is retiring from the role after 5 years membership of the Board.

The role of the Chairperson will include:

  • To provide strategic leadership to the board
  • To support the board in the effective governance of the organisation and in ensuring the appropriate policies and procedures are in place
  • To ensure new board members are supported and the succession planning and recruitment of new board members as required with the diversity of skills required
  • To chair the board and steering group meetings and facilitate participative discussion and informed decision making at the meetings with regular review of finances, HR and other strategic issues
  • To provide line management and support to the CEO including regular meetings/communications, annual appraisal, succession planning

The Board has some very experienced members but is now seeking some new members to join it as the organisation continues to develop and innovate in response to new and emerging needs. The incoming Chairperson and new members should have some of the following experiences and backgrounds

  • Management and/or practice experience in the statutory, voluntary or community sectors
  • Experience in any sector of finance, marketing or communications
  • Ability to support organisational planning, implementation and review
  • Open and willing to participate in Board discussions
  • Understanding of the requirements of corporate governance in the voluntary and community sector or a willingness to participate in relevant training

The Board meets 8/9 times a year for approximately 2 hours.

If you are interested in joining our Board, please contact Grainne Burke Chairperson by email at  or Aileen O Donoghue CEO at for an informal discussion.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
30th Oct, 2020
Expiry Date
27th Nov, 2020