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The Organisation:

Clann Credo, established in 1996,  is a community development and social lending organisation with a national remit.

Our purpose is to work and lend social finance to communities focused on developing sustainable community projects and services for the benefit of all.

We do this by lending social finance and providing advice and support to community groups, social enterprises and charities throughout Ireland.  Since 1996, we have invested over €150m in community projects throughout Ireland.  Our loan book is approximately €48m and we have over 600 customers/borrowers.

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

Clann Credo is seeking to add expertise to our existing voluntary Board of Directors.  The Board takes an overview of policy and strategic direction rather than getting involved in day to day operations. The Clann Credo Board of Directors responsibilities include;

  • Providing strategic direction and ensuring the strategy of Clann Credo is aligned with our purpose to generate a social dividend for the public benefit,
  • Complying with Clann Credo’s constitution and other governing policies,
  • Understanding and complying with all legal and regulatory obligations,
  • Proactively participating at Board meetings,
  • Working collaboratively and acting in the best interest of Clann Credo at all times,
  • Upholding and promoting the good name of Clann Credo,
  • Acting with reasonable diligence, care and skill,
  • Having an annual financial audit and managing the assets of Clann Credo.

Criteria for this Recruitment Process 

In making its decision, Clann Credo will look for evidence of an existing interest, or preparedness to develop one, for the aims of the organisation; a demonstrated ability to constructively contribute to discussion and decision making at board level and a background/competency at a senior level in one or more of the following areas;

  1. Community Development/Social Justice
  2. Banking/Finance
  3. Human Resource Management
  4. Strategy
  5. Communications and Marketing


As part of the induction, new members are invited to attend meetings in an observer capacity prior to appointment. This allows everyone to get to know each other, and the prospective appointee to become comfortable with the organisation before final decisions are made.

What you might gain.

Sharing your skills and expertise to contribute in an organisation that is committed to using social finance as an instrument to deliver sustainable community development and social good throughout Ireland.

Criteria for this Recruitment Process 

In making its decision, the board will look for evidence of an existing interest, or preparedness to develop one, for the aims of the organisation, experience of contributing to discussion at senior/board room level and evidence of competency in the discipline(s) of Community Development/Social Justice, Banking, Strategy, Human Resource Management and/or Marketing and Communications.

Current Directors:

Jim Rourke                             Timothy Hoban                       John O'Callaghan

Gervaise Mcateer                   Rose Gargan                          Gerard Marshall

Michael White                         Jim Rourke                             Noel Lourdes

Mona Baker                            Derek McGrath                       Sr Grace Redmond

Board Meetings:

The Board of Directors meet approximately 6-8 times per year, typically afternoon time and lasting for up to two hours.  Board meetings take place in Dublin (at present Board meetings take place on-line).   Board members are required to take a seat on one of the board subgroups (Audit, Risk Advisory or Evaluation Committees).  The Directors term of office is 3 years with the option of reappointment at the Annual General Meeting.


Published on 10.04.2024

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