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Finance Trustee


Finance Role Specification

 The Organisation:

We’re a charity, a social enterprise, an all-island of Ireland business – with a mission. To create a world-class community finance system that works tirelessly towards ensuring that positive social impact is felt – not just dreamt.

And we’re getting there.

Ever since we first opened our doors, in 1995,  we’ve worked with capital providers & clients to help see the change and make the change, across the Voluntary, Community and  Social Enterprise sector.

Today we’re the most progressive social finance provider on the island of Ireland, with a footprint in every community on the island.

But there’s still more to be done.

Dreamers Welcome

Our clients can see what’s missing in their communities and they can dream of the change needed. But making that dream a reality takes finding someone equally invested in social change. Us. Every loan we approve must have a convincing social impact attendant in it.

Collectively and through our unique partnership approach we can and do create social change and improve lives.

We’ve enabled all sorts of organisations and projects to successfully draw down the loans they needed to help make their vision become a reality.

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

The Role:

Community Finance Ireland are seeking a Finance Executive with demonstrable knowledge in financial management or accountancy in Commercial Credit or Credit Lending.

Responsibilities will include the following: 

  • Oversight of compliance and risk management
  • Evaluate and monitor the adequacy of financial controls and procedures to ensure the organisation is compliant with best practice principles of the charitable sector across both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Setting the company's strategic goals and policies and then monitoring progress to achieving them.

Desirable Criteria

  • Not for profit, charitable or community development experience professionally or on a board. 
  • Experience of Credit Unions or other Community Lending institutions. (Note that CFI is not a Bank, and therefore not subject to the regulatory standards imposed by Central Banks).
  • Understanding of social impact ethos advantageous.
  • Familiarity with new and social media channels advantageous.
  • Preference will be given to those with voluntary experience with a substantial professional network and ability and willingness to act in an ambassadorial capacity for CFI.

    Board Meetings:

Currently there will be 6 board meetings per year. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month (10.30 – 12.30), every two months.  AGM usually held after June Board meeting.

Member expected to join 2 Subcommittees matched to specific skills and requirements.

Meetings are conducted in a Hybrid model, virtually, and in physical locations in both Northern Ireland (Belfast) and the Republic of Ireland.

Board meetings generally last 1.5 hr but scheduled for 2 hours.