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Trustee with Experience in Counselling/Psychology/Psychotherapy

Responsibilities of a Charity Trustee:

  • Comply with the Charity’s governing document
  • Ensure the Charity is complying with its charitable purpose for the public benefit
  • Act in the best interest of the Charity
  • Act with reasonable care and skill
  • Manage the assets of the Charity

Additional Responsibilities of a NiteLine Trustee:

  • Provide mentorship support to the NiteLine student committee
  • Provide input to the strategic direction of NiteLine and contribute with insight, oversight, and experience of strategy formulation
  • Maintain the ethos of NiteLine 
  • Drive to provide a high-quality service

Responsibilities Specific to this Role:

  • Use clinical expertise to advise NiteLine on how to continuously improve the quality and reach of their service to third level students
  • Ensure NiteLine’s policies and procedures are in line with the industry’s best practices, particularly in relation to call-taking, training and support for volunteers
  • Assist the development and implementation of a mechanism to ensure quality assurance in NiteLine’s service delivery 
  • Consult on other relevant matters; including the recruitment of suitable volunteers and the maintenance of positive working relationships in the affiliated college counselling departments 


  • A minimum Level 8 degree in Counselling, Psychology, or Psychotherapy is required. The successful applicant must be accredited by any of the following recognised accrediting bodies: IACP, IAHIP, FTAI, IFCAP, IFPP or the PSI.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a clinical setting and/or counselling service
  • Knowledge of child protection legislation and mandatory reporting
  • Experience and/or interest working with young adults and mental health charities
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to communicate and interact effectively with the committee and other stakeholders
  • Alignment with the ethos of NiteLine. An interest and passion for supporting the mental health of students across Ireland and a drive to provide high-quality services

Board Meetings:

  • Meetings will take place on a monthly basis. 


This is a voluntary position. In certain circumstances, travel expenses can be paid in line with NiteLine’s policy.

The Application Process:

To apply, please send a CV (max 2 pages) and cover letter (max 1 page) to with the subject line “Trustee: Clinical Consulting” no later than midnight on October 4th. Your cover letter should include: 

1. Your motivation for applying 

2. An outline of how your skills/experience meet those required for the role

3. Any relevant additional skills/experience that you could bring to the board (e.g. strategic planning, project management, IT, administrative, leadership, etc.). 

Interviews will take place remotely in October, with successful candidates appointed in November.



Trustee with Experience in Counselling/Psychology/Psychotherapy

Published on 25.09.2020