Executive Opportunities

Leonard Cheshire International, Ireland - Founding Chair and a Trustee


Northern Ireland

CLOSING DATE: 20-03-2018

Applications are now invited for the role of Founding Chair, and a Trustee who will work with LCD's International Director in this brand new organisation.

Chair & Trustee (non-remunerated)

Leonard Cheshire International, Ireland


Leonard Cheshire’s drive and ambition have helped to improve the lives of disabled people across the world through the founding of Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) in 1948. The sheer scope of his legacy is remarkable: the 200 members of our Global Alliance support over 30,000 disabled people in more than 54 countries. In 2018, our new strategy articulates our aim ‘to support journeys toward independence’, and we continue to strive to radically improve the life choices of people with disabilities around the world.


In order to support this, we have taken the exciting step of establishing a new independent charity in Ireland, called Leonard Cheshire International. Our international work will be led through this new venture in the future, including delivery of our education, livelihoods and youth leadership programmes.  Through this new entity, we will also continue to campaign globally for the rights of people with disabilities. We also intend to make a difference closer to home, collaborating with LCD Northern Ireland to expand our specialist service provision across Ireland and Northern Ireland.


Applications are now invited for the role of Founding Chair, and a Trustee who will work with our International Director (serving as the third Trustee) to provide strategic oversight and leadership to this brand new organisation. These roles will be absolutely integral to the establishment, strategic planning and success of our new venture; so in addition to the highest calibre of non-executive skills, we’re keen to hear from those with experience in international development, NGOs and/or the humanitarian sector at senior/executive level.


In either role, strong candidates will have experience in fundraising, brand and marketing; partnership development; financial management and leadership; or operational experience of a complex, multi-country organisation. For the Chair role, you must additionally be able to demonstrate extensive understanding of the Irish charity sector, including a clear understanding of the role of the Charities Regulator.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to disability equality, ideally having had a meaningful experience of life with a disability – whether personally, through family or friends, or as a professional – and be resident in Ireland and able to commit the requisite time.

For a confidential, informal conversation, or to request a Candidate Information Pack, please contact our advisers at Cadence Partners on +44 207 947 4960. Closing date: Tuesday 9.00am 20th March 2018.

Contact Details

Shani Newbold
Tel: 00442079474960

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