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NiteLine Advisory Board Member (Legal & Accounting)

NiteLine Dublin is a student-run listening and information service which has been operational in several colleges in the greater Dublin area since 1993. NiteLine was established to provide an anonymous, confidential peer-support service to students over the phone. It has since changed to accommodate online listening, as well as engaging a wider volunteer body and involving ourselves more on college campuses, raising awareness of student support and the importance of seeking help.

NiteLine Dublin has recognised the many benefits of becoming a charity. In preparation for this transition, an intermediate Advisory Board has been formed to offer guidance to NiteLine's committee in becoming compliant and incorporating as a charity by the end of 2020. The successful candidates will join the six other members of this Advisory Board, taking responsibility of specific legal and financial tasks that need to be undertaken. Members of the Advisory Board will have the opportunity to join NiteLine's Board of Trustees when that time comes. 

We are recruting for two individuals who can provide the following expertise:

Finance/Accounting:

  • This individual will be able to evaluate and monitor the adequacy of NiteLine’s financial controls and procedures and ensure the organisation is compliant with best practice principles. They will need to have an overview of the finances to advise the Advisory Board on financial implications of proposals and make recommendations for changes. As NiteLine moves towards charity status a new finance infrastructure and process needs to be established to ensure we are we are not only compliant, but leading with best practices.  Experience preparing accounts, P&Ls, balance sheets, cash flow statements, preparing relevant returns and dealing with company and charity regulators is required.

Legal:

  • This role will assist Niteline in establishing the right legal structure as Niteline moves towards charity status. If you have experience in this area and want to play a key role acting as legal counsel, assisting on legal aspects of the organisation and pertaining to best practice. Review the three legal status options available to NiteLine (CLG, Trust, Unincorporated Association) and ensure we are compliant with the Charities’s Act. This individual will also support with the appointment of new board of directors (where existing directors are no longer assigned) and proceed with steps towards adherence to Charities's Act (including a review of the Constitution and adding any additionally required clauses).

The Advisory Board meets every 5 weeks in Dublin's city centre, with the option to join remotely if necessary. Candidates must be available immediately. 

To be considered, all applicants must send their CV/LinkedIn, to nitelineadvisory@gmail.com

NiteLine Advisory Board Member (Legal & Accounting)

Published on 10.01.2020