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Company Secretary

The requested commitment is approximately 3 hours per week. You are asked to stay on as Company Secretary for a minimum of 15 months.


A company secretary typically provides legal and administrative support and guidance to the board of trustees. If you have experience in this area and want to play a role in Shine A Light Suicide and Mental Health Awareness we’d be keen to hear from you.

The Board is particularly interested in speaking to individuals with a background in the health sector or relevant experience in one or more of the following:

•             Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) at the national level

•             Public Sector Organisation

•             The Governance or Legal sector

 Responsibilities will include the following:

•             Providing input to the strategic direction, contributing with insight, oversight, and experience in strategy formulation in other sectors.

•             Ensuring that the company complies with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements

•             Overseeing 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

•             Taking Minutes at Board meetings and making sure these are managed securely and circulated to other members of the Board as soon as possible after the meeting,

•             Ensuring membership records are up to date.


The ideal Candidate will

Have previous experience and knowledge on governance within charities

Have experience working as a company secretary of a non-profit for at least one year or working in a secretarial position for at least 2 years.

Fluent use of Microsoft Office including Excel and Word

Essential Skills/Qualities Required for this Role

•             An appreciation and knowledge of the Not-For-Profit sector

•             An understanding of and commitment to our mission and values

•             Commitment to all legal and fiduciary responsibilities, ensuring compliance with statutory obligations and ensuring best practice in corporate governance


There are 4 board meetings a year. Meetings are held in Cork City or online.  Committee meetings 10 per annum. Working sub-groups are scheduled as needed.

We are looking for a candidate that resides in the geographical area, as most of our meetings require physical attendance.