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Member of Board of Management with HR Experience

Swan Youth Service

About Swan Youth Service

SWAN work with young people 'at risk' in the North Strand Northwall areas in the north east inner city through programs concerning health and fitness, arts and creativity programs and much more.

What's Involved

We are seeking to expand the skillset of the SWAN Youth Service board to include human resource management. This new role on the board is embedded in our commitment to good governance and good practice. The new board member will work as part of our committed and dynamic team.

Purpose of the role
The Director will be required to attend monthly meetings, usually up to 2 hours long. Also on behalf of the board, occasionally the director would assist the organisation's management in recruitment processes when they arise from time to time by sitting on interview panels.
It is envisaged that the HR person would be able to give advice to the board and management staff on HR matters, employment contracts etc.

Potential areas of work include:
- Contributing to the direction of the youth service
- Participating on interview panels from time to time
- Assisting in the development of the organisations HR policies and procedures
- To work with the CEO and advise the organisation on HR matters
- Being proactive in offering insights and input

Support & Training
- Induction will be provided by the Chair
- The Chair and the CEO will be available for support in the role

Time Commitment:
2 hours a month. There may be occasional extra hours as special needs arise.

We would expect that all management committee members become legal directors of the company.

What's required for this position

Ability to work as part of a team (with the board of directors and management staff). Some knowledge of and interest in the voluntary sector. A good knowledge of HR matters and up to date knowledge of employment law. An interest in youth work, or a will to learn about the work of our youth service.

More about you
- Enthusiastic and committed
- Qualification in human resources management
- Experience working in a leadership role
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Some knowledge and experience of company governance
- Commitment to the on-going development of the SWAN Youth Service
- Experience of data protection / GDPR requirements would be beneficial

  • Business/ HR/ Management
  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 2 years

Hours required: 2hrs Monthly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
St. Agatha's Hall, Dunne St., Dublin 1.

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Learning Disability
  • Mental Health Difficulties

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Volunteer will gain experience, skills and knowledge through working on the board. Hopefully gain personal satisfaction through contributing to the development of young people, and development of opportunities for them.

Getting there

Bus:130,14,14C,15,27,27A,27B,39A,31A,31B,32,42,43,53 Connolly Dart, Train and Luas Stops

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
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