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:
- Oversee NiteLine’s legal and regulatory policies, and ensuring they are kept up to date with any changing legislation
- Advise the board on a variety of legal issues as they arise
- Advise the board in relation to regulatory compliance with the CRO and the Charities Regulator
- Liaise with NiteLine’s Director of Finance
- Liaise with and advise NiteLine’s student-run committee
- A qualified Solicitor or Barrister
- Have experience in or an interest in Charities Law
- Have experience in or an interest in Corporate Governance
- 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
- 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 email@example.com with the subject line “Trustee: Legal” no later than midnight on September 30th. 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.