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Trustee with Business Ownership/ Entrepreneur Experience

The Organisation: The Creative Learning Centre CLG – trading as Blue Box Creative Arts Therapy Centre (CATC)

Our Mission: The mission of Blue Box CATC is to provide psychotherapy services to vulnerable children, young people, and their families to realise their full potential through research-based, innovative, professional, accredited Creative Arts Therapies. Priority is given to the most socially & economically disadvantaged children in Limerick.

Through the medium of Creative Arts Psychotherapy, we work with traumatised children and their families to create a healthier, more pro-active participation in their own lives, schools, communities, and society. Blue Box is the only charity that provides free support and Therapy services to disadvantaged and impoverished children/youth in Limerick. Referrals come from schools, social workers, HSE, CAMHS, TUSLA, community organisations and local families. We provide services to 12 Deis Schools (secondary and primary) with on-site services at Blue Box to community organisations and local families.

The Role:

Blue Box CATC are seeking to recruit a trustee with a background in business administration (business owner).

The Board are particularly interested in individuals with recent and relevant experience in working with community or charity organisations.

Charities Regulator’s General Duties of a Charity Trustee

  • Comply with the Charity’s governing document
  • Ensuring charity is complying with its charitable purpose for the public benefit
  • Acting in the best interest of the charity
  • Act with Reasonable Care and Skill
  • Manage the assets of your charity

By being a trustee of Blue Box, your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Providing input to the strategic direction of the organisation and contributing with insight, oversight, and experience at board meetings and any additional commitments
  • Policy development and implementation as required
  • Provide expertise and knowledge to the Board and Executive of Blue Box in the area of business administration

Essential/Desired Skills/Qualities required for these roles:

  • A business administration or business ownership background
  • A deep appreciation and knowledge of the Not-For-Profit sector
  • An understanding of and commitment to our mission and values
  • Commitment to highest levels of corporate governance 

Board Meetings:

There will be 10 board meetings and 5 sub-committee meetings a year. Meetings are held in Blue Box CATC.

 

Trustee with Business Ownership/ Entrepreneur Experience

Published on 02.04.2024

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