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Director - Legal

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 lawyer with experience in commercial law. 

Responsibilities of a Legal Charity Trustee include the following:

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

• Act as Legal Counsel, assisting on legal aspects of the organisation and pertaining to best practice

• Assist with the creation of strategic plans which will comply with current legislation and practice

Desirable skills

• A Qualified Solicitor or Barrister with at least 5 years’ experience.

  • Expertise in Commercial Law would be an advantage.

Essential Skills/Qualities required for these roles:

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

• At least 5 years’ experience PQE

• 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 - Legal

Published on 09.09.2021

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