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 to get involved! 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.
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 Officer, Council Liaison, Journal Editorial Committee, Policy & Submissions Co-ordinator, Treasurer, Secretary, 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):
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.