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All students graduating in any given year will automatically move to ANNUAL (one payment) First Year Post Qualify membership in March of the following year (regardless of when they joined or when they paid the last student fee). To pay your fee in monthly instalments, the member must contact the Office Administrator before 1st March.
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How to Get Involved

Would you like to get involved, keep informed, receive support and influence the future of social work in Ireland?! The IASW Board of Directors is open to ALL! Members of IASW have an opportunity to vote at the Association's Annual General Meeting as well as to become involved in the organisation itself all of which are opportunities for valuable CPD!!

The Board of Directors is charged with providing vision and direction for the Association.  Through the work of the Association and the SIGs, the Board engages with the membership to maximize the IASW role in advancing social work.

Board members are elected by the membership, have fiduciary responsibility for the organization, and play a key role in decision-making to advance IASW initiatives. 

The Board is made up of volunteers, it is a ‘working’ board and needs board members to share in the work of the organisation. This works best when each board member has a specific responsibility for particular area of work e.g. Membership, Finance & Audit, HR & Governance, Elections & Nominations, Irish Social Work Journal, etc. A role description can be provided.

In addition, Board Members are ambassadors for the IASW and they should actively promote the work of the organisation in any appropriate form and at any appropriate opportunity.

Eligibility & Time Commitment:

Candidates will be a social worker, and should also have a good understanding of broader social work, policy, business and/or economic issues relevant to the Association and its work.

The following qualifications are also highly desirable (but not essential):

  • Previous special interest group or organisational leadership experience
  • Skills in business management and leadership
  • Not-for-profit experience and fund raising
  • The ability to identify relevant IASW projects
  • Vision for the role of the IASW

Board Members are expected to commit the time necessary to perform regular Board business. All board members have a general responsibility to prepare for meetings, read any board papers in advance and take an active part in board discussions.

  • Board Meetings: 6 virtual meetings and 1 in-person meeting per year; that are two hours in length. Board members must prepare and present at each meeting a written report on their work on behalf of IASW.
  • Strategic Planning Meeting: generally two per year over 1 day plus travel time
  • Email correspondence: while the bulk of the board work is conducted primarily at board meetings, there will be occasions whereby issues will be discussed via email with input encouraged by all board members.
If you or colleague need further information on the role of the Director, you can reach us at: E: or T: 086 024 1055
Thank you in advance for whatever help you might be able to lend!