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 the development and implementation of an integrated strategic fundraising plan.
- Design a revenue development plan to diversify our income, focusing on fundraising, sponsorship and grant opportunities. Establish partnerships to cover at least 25% of our costs
- Forge and facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships between NiteLine and companies/bodies with an interest in Corporate Social Responsibility. Align with those who also have strong graduateship programs
- Mentor and develop the relevant committee members in the achievement of their tactical objectives on the ground in the running of their functions.
- Conduct a review our existing affiliation fee to ensure it is fair for colleges and offer support with a bench-marking exercise
- Develop management tools such as grant trackers and donor pipeline tracker
- Build donor intelligence:
- Research, identify, analyse, profile and monitor potential new donors
- On-going mapping relationships with current donors and potential donors to prospective activities, so as to identify potential avenues for future funding and partnership working.
- Attend relevant conferences and events, making first contact with potential donors and organising follow-up contacts
- The candidate must have suitable qualifications in Business/Sales or Marketing
- Minimum of 5 years post qualification experience
- A thorough and demonstrable knowledge and track record at a managerial level of significant sales (partnership) or fundraising & income responsibility
- Experience in the preparation of strong fundraising forecasting to be in line with organisation’s income plans (along-side the Director of Finance)
- Strong analytical ability, with a logical approach to problem-solving and sound judgement
- 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: Partnerships” 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.