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Ordinary Trustee

Responsibilities of a Charity Trustee:

  • Comply with the Charity’s governing document
  • Ensure the Charity is complying with its charitable purpose for the public benefit
  • Act in the best interest of the Charity
  • Act with reasonable care and skill
  • Manage the assets of the Charity

Additional Responsibilities of a NiteLine Trustee:

  • Provide mentorship support to the NiteLine student committee
  • Provide input to the strategic direction of NiteLine and contribute with insight, oversight, and experience of strategy formulation
  • Maintain the ethos of NiteLine 
  • Drive to provide a high-quality service

Candidate:

We recognise that a range of backgrounds and skill-sets could contribute to the success of the board, but we are especially interested in people with experience or interest in the following areas:

  • Third level education 
  • Mental health
  • Listening services
  • Mentoring
  • Charity governance
  • Candidates must also possess strong leadership skills, with the ability to communicate and interact effectively with the committee and other stakeholders. A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an alignment with the ethos of NiteLine, and a passion for supporting the mental health of students across Ireland and a drive to provide high-quality services

Board Meetings:

  • Meetings will take place on a monthly basis. 

Remuneration:

This is a voluntary position. In certain circumstances, travel expenses can be paid in line with NiteLine’s policy.

The Application Process:

To apply, please send a CV (max 2 pages) and cover letter (max 1 page) to coordinator@niteline.org with the subject line “Trustee: Ordinary Member” no later than midnight on September 30th. Your cover letter should include: 

1. Your motivation for applying 

2. An outline of how your skills/experience meet those required for the role

3. Any relevant additional skills/experience that you could bring to the board (e.g. strategic planning, project management, IT, administrative, leadership, etc.). 

Interviews will take place remotely in October, with successful candidates appointed in November.