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Legal Trustee

Fighting Blindness is seeking a Charity trustee with a Legal background for their Board. If you have experience in this area and want to play a key role in supporting people living with sight loss and empowering patients, 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:

  • Inputting to the strategic direction, contributing with insight, oversight, and experience of strategy formulation in other sectors.
  • Assisting on legal aspects of the organisation and pertaining to best practice
  • Assist with the creation of strategic plans which comply with current legislation and practice

Essential skills

  • A Qualified Solicitor or Barrister with at least 5 years’ experience.
  • Knowledge of Charity law and expertise in areas such as mergers, charity governance, licensing, HR would be an advantage

Board Meetings:

There will be approximately six board meetings per year. Meetings are held from 4pm – 6pm on Tuesday evenings. There will be an alternate approach going forward (every other meeting in person).

In person meeting taking place at the premises of Fighting Blindness, 7 Ely Place, Dublin 2. The incoming Trustee will also be expected to join a subcommittee, subcommittees meetings are scheduled two weeks prior to board meetings.