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Legal & Governance

The Organisation:

We are a section 39 non for profit home care organization providing home help & home care services with funding provided by the HSE, in the Finglas, Blanchardstown, Castleknock, Clonsilla, Mulhuddart, Huntstown, Ongar, Navan road Cabra, Phibsborough, Smithfield & Stoneybatter areas. We provide a range of services including personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, shopping, housework and assistance with collecting prescriptions. We aim to provide high quality home care support for a variety of individuals, mainly older persons, living in their own homes to enable them to maintain their independence for as long as possible. most of our staff are local, highly trained and have been with the company a substantial length of time. We have a dedicated team of supervisors to assist in monitoring the staff and service users and ensure we maintain a high standard of care and a quality assurance office who monitors all elements of the company. Over the next 18 months to 2 years, the sector will be preparing for licensing and regulation & engagement with HIQA, setting the groundwork for how home care in Ireland will be delivered during the next decade and beyond. And so, it is an exciting time to become involved, as we prepare for a change in our funding model.

The Role:

Blanchardstown & Inner City Home Care Association are seeking a Trustee with a Legal & Governance background. If you have experience in this area and want to play a key role in helping us, we’re keen to hear from you.

 

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

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements, including the Charities Governance Code

  • Inputting to the strategic direction the organisation, contributing with insight, oversight, and experience of strategy formulation

  • Assisting on legal aspects of the organisation and advising in relation to best practice

  • Assist with the creation of strategic plans which will comply with current legislation and best practice

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister with at least 5 years’ experience. Expertise in 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 every six weeks and are held both online and in-person. Meetings are typically held mid-mornings on Tuesdays and last approximately two hours.