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Trustee with Legal Experience

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

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: 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.




Trustee with Legal Experience

Published on 25.09.2020