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Trustee with Experience in Corporate/Charity Partnerships

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

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: 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.


Trustee with Experience in Corporate/Charity Partnerships

Published on 01.10.2020