Call for Nominations to the Voluntary KLESN Board of Directors

Chief Operations Officer Clodagh Judge meets Fiona O’loughlin and Micheal Martin during site visits to South Kildare
March 27, 2019
May 30, 2019

Currently the KLESN Board has vacancies for ‘Voluntary Board Members’


County Kildare Local Employment Service Network Ltd (KLESN) is now accepting nominations for its voluntary Board of Directors. We currently have a group of representatives from a variety of Industry/Education/Governance and government agencies on our Board. We are particularly seeking interest from those in Directorships locally with Legal, Tendering/Public Procurement or HR backgrounds.

KLESN has now completed almost 23 years of service and operates throughout the County of Kildare while providing outreach services to parts of Carlow, Wicklow, Laois and Meath, it is managed by a voluntary Board of Directors representing the various target groups and agencies.

KLESN was established in 1996 by the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment in conjunction with FAS, and is currently contracted by Department of Social Protection since 2013.

KLESN is a non-profit Charity and Limited by Guarantee.

The Board and Executive Board meet approx. 6 times per year. Our Executive Board comprises of:-

  1. Chairperson
  2. Vice Chairperson
  3. Treasurer/Chq Signatory
  4. Secretary

Our Board comprises of other Members who come from local community and voluntary sectors.

General Qualities for KLESN Board Member Service:

  1. Good understanding of Government Agencies
  2. High ethical standards and integrity
  3. Strong communication skills
  4. Someone who will bring passion and energy to the role

All KLESN voluntary Board members commit to the following guidelines:

  1. Establish as a high priority my attendance at all meetings of the Board and committee meetings on which I serve.
  2. Be prepared to contribute to the discussion of issues and business to be addressed, having read the agenda and all background support material relevant to the meeting, remaining confidential in all matters as may arise.
  3. Represent the Organisation in a positive and supportive manner at all times and in all places.
  4. Avoid conflicts of interest between my position as a board member and my personal and professional life.
  5. To promote the Organisation.
  6. To provide my expertise, (as indicated on my application), to the best of my ability at all times.

Please follow the link to complete a nomination form


Please complete the details of your application below, complete with CV or details regarding the qualities you can bring to our Network:- 

First Name                                                                 Last Name                                              

 Company                                                                   Title                                                         

 Address                                                                      Telephone No.                                       

 E-mail Address                                                                       

 Area of Expertise:                                                                                                                                      


I’m currently a member of another Board (Circle one)     Yes                   No

 Name of Board you are a member of currently:                                                                    


I consent to being considered a candidate for County Kildare Local Employment Service Board of Directors. Panel & Decisions for same to take place at the next KLESN Board Meeting.


Signature                                                                                Date                                                   



Please sign and post / scan your Nomination Form to the Chief Operations Officer, complete with detailed CV or outline of relevant experience to date, to: County Kildare Local Employment Service:

via email to: or

via post to: Chief Operations Officer,

County Kildare Local Employment Service Network, Unit 5, Rathasker Square,

Kilcullen Road, Naas,

Co. Kildare.

Closing date for nominations 30th May 2019

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