Edenmore Early Education Centre: Chairperson

The Organisation:

Edenmore Early Education Centre is a not-for-profit early education and family support organisation. We provide early education to children from ages 2 - 6 years, and provide a range of services including family support, parenting programmes, baby and toddler playgroups and work closely with local agencies and organisations. Our Centre is part funded by Tusla Child and Family Agency and The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. We are a registered with the Charities regulator as a charity organisation.

The voluntary board consists of 6 members, including the Manager of the Early Education Centre and a staff representative. The Board is responsible for ensuring that the organisation is operating in line with governance requirements, to provide guidance and leadership to the staff at Edenmore EEC to achieve their goals and objectives. We are seeking a Chairperson to join our Board of Management committee.

General Trustee duties of a Charity Trustee

  • Comply with the Charity’s governing document
  • Ensuring charity is complying with its charitable purpose for the public benefit
  • Acting in the best interest of the charity

The responsibilities of the Chair are as follows:

  • The Chairperson ensures that the Board meetings function well, facilitates effective discussion, ensures the agenda is suitable and manageable during the meetings timeframe
  • To chair each meeting.
  • To bring impartiality and objectivity to meetings and decision making
  • To ensure that decisions made at meetings are implemented
  • To be aware of current issues that might affect the organisation
  • To advocate for and represent the organisation at external meetings and events if required
  • To liaise with CEO and to keep up to date on the affairs of the organisation

Qualities and skills required

  • Good leadership skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences
  • Ability to ensure decisions are taken and followed-up
  • Good timekeeping
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Understanding of the roles/responsibilities of a governing body
  • Background in [Inset preferred skill example Legal, HR etc]

Board Meetings:

There will be 4 board meetings per school term (September – June). Meetings are currently being held via Zoom, but previously held on site at Edenmore EEC in Dublin 5.

If you are interested in joining our long established Board or would like to discuss the role further, please send an email of interest for the attention of our current Chairperson, Lyndsey Anderson, to info.edenmore@gmail.com

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
1st Dec, 2021
Dublin 5
Expiry Date
1st Feb, 2022