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Non Executive Director

The Organisation

HUGG’s mission is to provide reactive grief support to suicide bereaved adults in the Republic of Ireland. This is achieved through the provision of peer support groups led by trained volunteers with lived experience, telephone support, and information on suicide bereavement. Suicide bereavement training is provided for all volunteer facilitators. HUGG also aims to improve public awareness, support research in Postvention, and build contacts with other statutory and voluntary organisations.

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The Role: Non-Executive Director (Voluntary Role)

HUGG is seeking to recruit a new Director to join the Board. The company is particularly interested in speaking to individuals with a background in the legal sector or with relevant experience in one or more of the following:

  • Working for a Charity or NGO at a national level
  • Actively working for reform in the legal sector

Leadership, Governance, and Oversight

  • Serving as a Trusted Advisor to the executive director and Board members
  • Providing input to the strategic direction of HUGG and contributing to strategy and policy formulation
  • Approving budget, audit, and strategic decisions
  • Serving on Board committees and working groups, if required
  • Contributing to the evaluation, impact, and performance of HUGG

Essential Skills/Qualities required for this role

  • An appreciation and knowledge of the Not-For-Profit sector
  • An understanding of and commitment to our mission and values
  • Commitment to all legal and fiduciary responsibilities, ensuring compliance with statutory obligations and ensuring best practice in corporate governance

Board Terms/Meetings

Directors will serve a three-year term from the date of their appointment and can be eligible for one additional term of three years. There are eight board meetings a year. Meetings are held in Dublin or online.  Committee meetings or working groups are scheduled as needed.

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Non Executive Director

Published on 13.01.2021