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Governance

The Organisation:

Men’s Aid Ireland is the only dedicated national service supporting men and their families experiencing Domestic Violence including coercive control in Ireland. Our professional and qualified support team have years of experience in supporting men and families experiencing domestic abuse.

We provide:

  • National Confidential Helpline – 01 554 3811 Monday- Friday 9am -5pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am -2pm
  • Legal information clinic – Information about Safety Orders, Protection Orders, Barring Orders.
  • One to one practical support – Explaining Court Paperwork, Safety Planning, Care plans
  • Counselling – By Telephone
  • Counselling – Face to Face
  • Court Accompaniment – Dolphin House, Dublin & the North East
  • Outreach Clinics in Monaghan, Cavan, Louth and Meath
  • Certified Training – All areas of domestic abuse including coercive control.

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:

Men’s Aid are seeking an individual with expertise in corporate governance. If you have experience in this area and want to play a key role in helping us, we’re keen to hear from you.

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements, including the Charities Governance Code.
  • Inputting into the strategic direction the organisation, contributing with insight, oversight, and experience of strategy formulation.
  • Assist with the creation of strategic plans which will comply with current legislation and best practice.

Desirable skills

  • Have a Corporate Governance or Legal qualification. Knowledge of areas such as Company and Charity Law would be an advantage.
  • Have good knowledge of the Charities Governance Code.
  • Have the time and the commitment to fulfil the role.
  • Have a desire to implement the highest standards of governance.
  • Have good knowledge of Corporate Governance and Regulation.
  • Have excellent communication skills and be comfortable working as part of a team.

Board Meetings:

The Board meets monthly on the last Tuesday of every month. Meetings currently take place online. There may be additional sub-committee commitments for the Trustee.