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Director with Experience in the Voluntary Sector

Feach has recently registered with the CRO and this will be a brand new "start up" board. Prior to this, Feach was run for several years as a totally voluntary organisation made up of parents of blind & visually impaired children. Our focus is equality in access to education. We have a very active and engaged committee that meets on a bi-monthly basis during the school year. We are primarily a support group, however, as a result of shortcomings in the services available to our children, we have been involved in lobbying varying Government agencies on their behalf.

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

Feach is seeking a trustee with a background in the Social Sector. 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

• Advice on sourcing and applying for grants. 

Essential Skills/Qualities required for these roles:

• A deep appreciation and knowledge of the Community & Voluntary sector

• At least 2 years’ experience operating at a senior level

• An understanding of and commitment to our mission and values

• Commitment to highest levels of corporate governance

Note: Expertise in visual impairment is NOT a requirement for this role.

Board Meetings: There will be 4 board meetings annually. Meetings are held via Zoom. 

Director with Experience in the Voluntary Sector

Published on 08.09.2021

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