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The Organisation:

Brain Tumour Ireland was founded in 2012 by a small group of people caring for a family member, Ronnie Fehily, who was sadly lost to a brain tumour in early 2012.

As a national organisation, we aim to continue to fight the battle against the disease in her honour. Through Brain Tumour Ireland (The Ronnie Fehily Foundation) we hope to create a place where people can come for information, guidance and comfort. A place to learn what to expect and a community to provide support.

The charity over the last three years has doubled its revenue and has ambitious plans on the research and support services side. The CEO has driven the strategic plan effectively that will run out in 2025 and we expect the charity to continue to go from strength to strength.



Brain Tumour Ireland envisions a society where all people affected by brain tumours are treated with dignity and respect, and have access to effective treatment, quality services, and up-to-date information.



Brain Tumour Ireland’s mission is to provide information and support to people with brain tumours, their carers/family/friends, as well as to medical and other relevant professionals. We aim to raise awareness of brain tumours, and advocate for Ireland to be a world leader in in brain tumour research diagnosis, treatment, and care.


Our Values

  • Inclusive and non-discriminatory
  • Open and Transparent
  • Ambitious and forward-thinking
  • Client Focused
  • Peer-led
  • Partnership- focused


General duties of the Trustee

  • Comply with Brain Tumour Ireland’s governing document
  • Ensuring the organisation is complying with its purpose
  • Acting in the best interest of the organisation
  • Act with reasonable care and skill


The Role:

The Board is led by Chair Peter Cosgrove and is a Board of eight professionals. The role of the Board is to support the two full-time members of staff of Brain Tumour Community in Ireland and to progress the objectives of the strategic plan of the organisation.  

Brain Tumour Ireland is now seeking suitably qualified candidates to support the growth of the charity and one who would be interested in the possibility of taking the lead on the charity as Chair of the Board in time.


Experience Required:  

  • Previous experience on a charitable Board.
  • Previous experience in a leadership role. 
  • Well-networked in the Irish market. 
  • An interest and understanding of the work of the charity.  
  • Experience in governance matters with a level of comfort with financial matters.
  • Ability to devote time to working on a sub-committee of the Board. 
  • Ability to collaborate and work to deadlines. 
  • Good leadership skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences.


Responsibilities of the Chair will include the following:

  • Assist with the delivery of the strategic priorities as set out in the Brain Tumour Ireland Strategy 2022-2025.
  • Support Brain Tumour Ireland’s fundraising targets and sit on the fundraising sub-committee.
  • To plan and Chair meetings in accordance with the governing document.
  • To ensure that decisions made at meetings are implemented.
  • To be aware of current issues that might affect the organisation.
  • To advocate for and represent the organisation at external meetings and events if required.


Board Meetings:

There will be four Board meetings a year. Meetings are held in person generally in March, June, September and December at 6.30pm.