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Legal & Governance Trustee

The Organisation:

CRY (Ireland) was incorporated on 5 October 2001. The CRY Mission is to provide access for families in Ireland, north and south, bereaved by the sudden cardiac death of a young person, to free screening and emotional support services, in an empathetic environment and to support research into the prevention of sudden cardiac death.

All services provided by CRY are free. CRY is a self-supporting registered charity and the bulk of funds come from various fundraising events.

The current Board of Directors are:

  • Noelle Condon  (Chairperson of the Board)
  • Michael Greene
  • Marie Greene
  • Don O’Brien 
  • Dr. Deirdre Ward
  • Brendan Mulligan
  • David Greene
  • Deirdre Hanley
  • Liam Herlihy
  • Jonathan Ireland
  • Catherine Fegan
  • Dr. Maria Morrissey
  • Margaret Andrews

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 the charity

The Role:

CRY (Ireland) 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.

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Establishing and maintaining close contact and a good relationship with other members of the Board especially the chairperson
  • 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 Risk Management
  • Have excellent communication skills and be comfortable working as part of a team

Board Meetings:

There will be quarterly board meetings and a number of sub-committee meetings a year. Meetings are held in the Dublin area.

Legal & Governance Trustee

Published on 16.06.2022

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