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Company Secretary

Company Secretary

The Organisation:

Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI)  is a charity organisation that works around the clock to rescue, rehabilitate and release native seals found sick, injured or orphaned from across the coast of Ireland. As the only seal rescue centre within the Republic of Ireland, we respond to reports nationwide and aim to rehabilitate the pups back to full health so that they can be returned to the wild. 

SRI strives to promote ocean conservation and sustainability through proactive education, community engagement and research programmes, in order to protect our marine environment and all life within.

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 your charity

The Role:

Seal Rescue Ireland are seeking a Company Secretary. The company secretary provides comprehensive administrative support and guidance to the board of trustees. If you have experience in this area and want to play a role in Seal Rescue Ireland, we’re keen to hear from you.

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Inputting to the strategic direction, contributing with insight, oversight and experience of strategy formulation in other sectors.
  • Responsibility to ensure that the company complies with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Oversee administrative duties, such as taking agenda items and preparing and circulating the agenda and any other papers
  • Follow up on decisions taken at meetings in consultation with the chairperson
  • Ensure the taking of Minutes at Board meetings and make sure these are kept in a Minutes Book and circulated to other members of the Board as soon as possible after the meeting,
  • Ensure membership records are up to date.

Board Meetings:

There will be 8 board meetings and 6 sub-committee meetings a year. Meetings are held in Seal Rescue Ireland, Courtown, Wexford (Or via Conference Call pending current restrictions nationally).