The Board of Saint John of God Housing Association clg (“the Company”) is responsible for leading and governing an organisation providing social housing rental accommodation. The Company is a recognised provider with approved status under Section 6 (6) Section 6 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1992. The company specialises in providing accommodation to individuals with specific needs including intellectual disabilities, mental and physical health difficulties.
The company works in partnership with care providers to ensure a holistic approach to the sustainability of tenure for vulnerable individuals. The Company benefits from Capital funding from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and generates revenue through the collection of rents. The Board is responsible for planning for succession at director level. This is the first occasion on which the Company has advertised for expressions of interest from suitably experienced people to join its Board of Directors. To ensure that the Company has the capacity and skills to oversee the next phase of its work, 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. As part of a structured induction to the Board of Directors, they will receive a detailed briefing on the ethos and values of the Saint John of God Hospitaller Order and specific training in performing the functions of a Company Director under the Companies Act 2014 and as a Trustee under the Charities Act 2009.
The roles are unpaid voluntary positions although reasonable expenses are paid.
Board members are expected to attend six board meetings per year, and to occasionally participate in the life of the organisation between board meetings.
Board meetings are currently held weekday afternoons in Dublin.
Positions are advertised for a period of 4 years (term may be renewed) and Directors should serve no more than two 4-year terms.