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Lapwd would like to thank everyone who attended our Disable inequality information morning at our Action Ability Center, Mohill. We had a great attendance from all local candidates of the 2016 general election including Gerry Reynolds, Leslie O'Hora, Bernie O'Hara, Martin Kenny, Paddy O Rourke and apologies form Des Guckin.

Kevin McGill Chairperson and director of lapwd, Rosaleen Kielty manager and Leslie o Hora Green Party Candidate.

We would like to thank our Director Joe McGivern for facilitating the meeting Laura English from Disability Federation Of Ireland and Threase Foy for attending our event.

Back Row: Paschal Mooney, Bernie O hara, Imelda Gaffney and Jeanette Berne of IWA. Front: Seamus Ready, Martin Kenny, Teresa Brigdale Dean and Paddy O Rourke
Back row Bernie O Hara, Gerry Reynolds, Paddy o Rourke, Leslie o Hora, Laura English And Martin Kenny, Front: Kevin McGill and Katie Bourke


Leitrim Association of People With Disabilities are glad to announce that we have a  Board of Director Vacancy

Role: This is a very rewarding role as you are involved in making a significant difference to the lives of people with disabilities in County Leitrim. This role is voluntary [expenses will be covered?] and of a 3 year duration?

Director responsibilities

  • Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis (typically board meetings are every 8 weeks
  • Attend and participate in any special events as require
  • Participate in sub committees as agreed
  • Help communicate and promote LAPWD to the wider community
  • Provide advice and support to the LAPWD Manager, either by telephone, email or in person, if required
  • Become familiar with the finances, budget and financial / resource need of LAPWD
  • Understand the policies and procedures of LAPWD
  • Take leadership on particular area(s) as required
  • Assist with the running of the Board in accordance with the rules of Good Governance

Person Specification

  • Knowledge of the Community and Voluntary Sector
  • Understanding of the running of  a Voluntary organisation with special emphasis on  Governance, Financial  planning and organisational development
  • A particular interest in Disability matters   and the promotion of same
  • Ability to work in a small team and a willingness to state personal convictions
  • The ability to accept a majority decision and be tolerant of the views of other people
  • A willingness to deal openly with staff and colleague Board Members whatever the issue
  • Be prepared to offer personal and business skills and experience to support the work of staff when required
  • A willingness to act as a champion for the organisation
  • The ability to treat sensitive information confidentially
  • Observe good practice for open and consistent communication
  • Commitment to attend meetings every 8 weeks, be part of subcommittees as agreed and attend other events as required



For further information

If this role is of interest to you please email or call Rosaleen at 071 9651000

A full induction will be given and the successful person would have to become an LAPWD member and approved by the Board of Directors.

Charity Number: 12005

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