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Charity Trustee/Board Director

Finglas Community Playgroups Association Limited has been serving the Finglas community since November 1974. There are currently five well established playgroups, in the Finglas and Glasnevin area. We are community-based service and a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with charitable status.

General Trustee duties of a Charity Trustee

  • Comply with the Charity’s governing document.
  • Ensuring charity is complying with its charitable purpose for the public benefit.
  • Acting in the best interest of the charity
  • Act with Reasonable Care and Skill
  • Manage the assets of the charity.

The Role:

Finglas Community Playgroups Association are seeking to add Board Director/Charity Trustees. The Board are particularly interested in individuals with recent and relevant experience in/or knowledge of community-based organisations.

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Providing input to the strategic direction of the organisation and contributing with insight, oversight, and experience of strategy formulation in the social sector.
  • Policy formation and implementation as required.
  • To oversee the management of the early year’s coordinator
  • To oversee the Management\HR of the playgroups
  • Advocate on behalf of the playgroups

Essential Skills/Qualities required for these roles:

  • A deep appreciation and knowledge of the Community & Voluntary sector
  • Experience in operating at a senior level.
  • An understanding of and commitment to our mission and values
  • Commitment to highest levels of corporate governance

Experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Understanding, knowledge, and experience of the community and voluntary sector.
  • Understanding knowledge and experience of financial management (ideally a recognised financial qualification)
  • Understanding, knowledge, and experience of HR, including performance management.

Board Meetings:

The Board meet monthly on a Monday evening. If you are interested in giving back to the Early Childcare sector at a strategic level, we are keen to hear from you.  

Charity Trustee/Board Director

Published on 13.10.2021

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