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East Coast Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: Independent Chairperson

Applications are invited for the Position of Independent Chairperson of the East Coast Regional Drugs and

Alcohol Task Force

The Chairperson is a key figure and the success of the Task Force will very much depend on the level of experience, commitment, skills and energy s/he can bring to the role. The Chairperson’s role is to lead the Task Force and to facilitate its meetings. S/he should be independent of any funded projects, and preferably have no direct links with any of the Task Force partner agencies.

It is desirable that the successful candidate has:

  • Experience of the role of Chairperson

  • An interest and understanding of drugs and alcohol misuse

  • A strong background in business planning and Action Plan implementation

  • A knowledge and experience of social inclusion issues

  • An ability to bring together organisations and individuals from different sectors to work as a team

The position of Chairperson is a non-salaried post. Out of pocket expenses will be paid. The term of office is three years. It is estimated a time commitment of 10-12 hours per month at most will be required for Chairperson duties.

Applicants should send a letter expressing interest in the position and Curriculum Vitae to Maeve Shanley, Co-ordinator, East Coast Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force, HSE Offices, Civic Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow. It is desirable that the candidate include in their application, details of their strengths and experience in line with the job specification associated with the position.

For further enquiries contact Maeve Shanley at 01-2744132 or

Closing date for receipt of applications: 22/02/2023 at noon

“Funded by the Drug Policy and Programme Unit of the Department of Health”

Please see full role description attached.

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