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Trustee with Experience at NiteLine

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

Responsibilities Specific to this Role:

  • Review and contribute to policy 
  • Support fundraising objectives and activities

This role is reserved for alumni of NiteLine Dublin. 


  • A previous NiteLine volunteer, having shown commitment to the values of the organisation over at least 2 years 
  • Knowledge of the NiteLine’s policies, mission and the specific challenges/rewards of volunteering with a student-led organisation
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work and engage creatively and actively with fellow board members and volunteers
  • Project management skills and experience in volunteer management are desirable 
  • Previous Board experience, especially in charities, considered an asset
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to communicate and interact effectively with the committee and other stakeholders
  • Alignment with the ethos of NiteLine. An interest and 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. 


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 with the subject line “Trustee: Alumni” 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.


Trustee with Experience at NiteLine

Published on 25.09.2020