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
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
- 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
- Meetings will take place on a monthly basis.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.