Deputy Head of Lifelong Learning appointed to the Board of Pobal
Lindsay Malone, Deputy Head of the Faculty of Lifelong Learning at Institute of Technology Carlow, has been appointed to the Board of Pobal by Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring, TD.
Pobal works on behalf of Government to support communities and local agencies toward achieving social inclusion and development. It was established in 1992 by the Irish Government in agreement with the European Commission to manage an EU grant for local development.
Today, its role is to provide management and support services to some 25 programmes in the areas of social inclusion, early childhood care and education, community development, peace and reconciliation, equality, labour market supports and education and training.
The programmes are administered on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development, Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, as well as the Department of Health/HSE and a number of EU bodies.
€695 million was allocated by Pobal to local and national community organisations in 2018.
Ms. Malone becomes one of four new appointees to the board of Pobal by the Minister. She will assume her role with effect from 21st October when the 2019 AGM takes place.
Lindsay, who is from Tramore, Co. Waterford and lives in Glenbrien, Co. Wexford, was first a student of Institute of Technology Carlow’s Faculty of Lifelong Learning. She graduated in 2011 with a BA (hons) Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) and was awarded AIB Student of the Year. Lindsay returned to Institute of Technology Carlow in 2014 as an Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Lifelong Learning and taught across three programmes: the BA (hons) Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care); the BA (hons) Early Childhood Education and Care and the Masters in Child, Youth and Family Studies.
She was appointed Deputy Head of Lifelong Learning in 2018 and is responsible for developing the appropriate service, quality and performance models to enable the consolidation of the Institute’s strength in Lifelong Learning. She plays a key role in the development, operations and management of the Faculty of Lifelong Learning.
Following the announcement, Chairperson of Pobal Dr. Deiric O’Broin said, “I am delighted to welcome Lindsay Malone to the Board of Pobal. I look forward to working alongside her as she takes on her new role and works on behalf of Government to enhance social inclusion and quality for those individuals, groups and communities that are most marginalised”.