LGBT Ireland is a national support service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
people and their families and friends.

The service was established in 2010 by seven local LGBT helplines, who share a vision to create
an infrastructure to enable them to offer support and information nationally through their network
of trained volunteers. Today LGBT Ireland offers a comprehensive range of services which
provide support and information on issues relating to sexuality and gender identity, they include:

• Non-judgmental, confidential listening and support, is provided seven days a week
through the telephone helpline 1890 929 539 and through our online instant messaging
service. This dedicated website provides a gateway to information and support
throughout the country.
• The peer support service, established in 2014, offers opportunities for people to come
together on a monthly basis, to provide emotional and practical support to each other
around a common experience or situation.
• LGBT Ireland also delivers LGBT awareness training to other services and community
groups, to enhance the support received by LGBT people accessing these services and
groups.
• LGBT Ireland works with partner organisations to expand the support available to LGBT
people and their family members, including with Samaritans Ireland through their Direct
Dial and Connect programmes.
• In partnership with TENI, LGBT Ireland manages the Transgender Family Support
Line, providing confidential listening support to family members of Trans people.
• While our dedicated website www.lgbt.ie provides a host of information on LGBT+
topics, local services and supports.

LGBT Ireland wishes to expand the membership of its Board, and seeks to
appoint 3 new members to enhance and strengthen the Board’s expertise. We
are currently particularly interested in hearing from people with skills in:

o Social Research and Policy and an affiliation with an Academic institution
o Clinical / Medical Experience, including Best Practice with Mental Health Supports
o Human Resources with experience in Employment Law, Health and Safety, Risk
Management and Continuity Planning

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.

While the organisation works with a diverse range of communities and individuals with different
lived experience, we are conscious that the make-up of our Board, as the strategic decision
maker, should represent our value of diversity. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool for
these positions and encourage candidates of all backgrounds and from all over Ireland to apply.

To apply please send a resume or CV along with a brief cover letter by email to:
stephenb@lgbt.ie before 5pm February 26th 2021.

LGBT Ireland is a registered charity.