Recruitment of Board Members for LGBT Ireland

LGBT Ireland is a national charitable organisation providing support services to people who are lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, queer, or intersex (LGBTQI+) and their family members. The organisation was established in 2010 when seven regional LGBT helplines joined efforts to coordinate the provision of high-quality support and information throughout Ireland.

Informed by the issues and experiences raised through our frontline services, we also undertake extensive training and advocacy work to enhance the visibility, inclusion, and rights of LGBTQI+ people living in Ireland.

Our ambition is an Ireland where LGBTQI+ people, in all their diversity, can live full, safe, authentic, and celebrated lives.

Our purpose is to support and empower LGBTQI+ people to be visible, safe and to have their voices heard in the policy and practices that affect their lives.

Our values, of compassion, collaboration, intersectionality, and being solution focused inform everything we do. Ensuring our work reflects a shared purpose that can reach communities across the country.

The LGBT Ireland Board is made up of representatives from the regional helplines, from LGBTQI+ community organisations and people independent of both.  We are seeking to recruit one new member of the Board representing each of the three areas.  

Board members are appointed on a voluntary basis and the term will be for a minimum of a two-year period.

As an equality organisation, LGBT Ireland embraces diversity and understands it as both the driving force of our success (how we work) and as a key component of our vision.  We approach diversity holistically within the organisation and work to see it encapsulated into our decision-making structures, our partnerships, activities and our messaging. The Board composition strives to reflect this, and we actively seek a diverse applicant pool for these positions and encourage candidates of all backgrounds and from all over Ireland to apply.

If you think you can make a difference and you want to help our mission, we want to hear from you.  Areas of experience (that are of particular interest, but not essential) that would strengthen the Board’s range of expertise include Strategic Communications, Political Strategy and Engagement, Finance, Risk and Crisis Management, Advocacy and Activism.

To apply please send your CV along with a brief cover letter by email to:  before June 30th 2023.