The Board of Saint John of God Community Services clg (“the Company”) is responsible for leading and governing an organisation providing a range of health and social care services to vulnerable young people and adults with intellectual disabilities, in the community and in congregated care settings. Services are also provided to young people and adults with mental health needs.
The Company is funded by the HSE under Section 38 of the Health Act, 2004, complies with the standards set out in the Code of Governance for State Bodies and is subject to regulatory oversight by HIQA.
The Company is part of the wider Saint John of God group. A number of changes to the group structure have been made to enable the Company to operate as an autonomous body with its own chief executive and management team accountable to the Board. These changes will provide greater clarity in our governance and accountability arrangements with the HSE whilst continuing to be accountable within the group for the provision of services in the manner of Saint John of God.
The Board Nominations, Performance and Governance Committee is responsible for planning for succession at director level. The number of directors has been increased from seven to eleven. This is the first occasion on which we have publicly advertised seeking expressions of interest in being a director of the Company. In order to complete this in a transparent way the selection panel will include our own representatives, an external person and two from the HSE.
Directors will be selected so as to create a diverse Board membership that includes men and woman of independent mind, that meet the criteria set out in the Board’s competency framework, which may be downloaded from this website.
Prior to their appointment, prospective Directors will receive a letter describing the role. They will receive a detailed briefing on the ethos and values of the Saint John of God Hospitaller Order as part of a structured induction to the Board of Directors which will also include specific training in performing the functions of a Company Director under the Companies Act 2014 and as a Trustee under the Charities Act 2009.