Special National Schools -Board of Management Chairpersons
St. Michael’s House Group are seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals for roles as Voluntary Chairpersons to the Board of Management in two of their Special National Schools, Ballymun and Foxfield [Kilbarrack]. located in the greater Dublin Area.
St. Michael’s House is one the largest providers of supports and services to children and adults with disabilities in the greater Dublin area. The organisation is multidenominational and this is reflected in the ethos of our schools.
The Governance structures for special national schools are, as for all National Schools, set out in the Department of Education and Skills Governance Manual for Primary Schools 2019 – 2023. The Board of Management manages the school on behalf of the Patron, is the employer of all school staff, and has overall responsibility for all School Policies. Each Board has 8 members representing the Patron, Teachers, Parents and Community. The Chairperson in collaboration with the Principal provides the oversight and direction to the School and Chairs the regular Board of Management meetings.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and collaborative skills, will build strong relationships and be an effective leader who will develop and support teams to achieve the long- term objectives of the school. Previous experience of Primary School Boards of Management and/or Education Sector would be helpful. General Management/ HR Experience or Legal Expertise would be an advantage. Saint Michael’s House offers support and training to successful candidates.
This is a very good opportunity to ‘make a difference’ by supporting the achievement of good educational and developmental outcomes for Children with disabilities.
Expressions of interest for these positions should be made by contacting Paula O’ Brien, Education Officer, 086 2574354, Paula.Obrien@smh.ie
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