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Trustee with Finance Experience

General Duties of a Charity Trustee:

  • Comply with the charity’s governing document
  • Ensuring the 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 the charity

Additional Responsibilities of a NiteLine Trustee:

  • Provide mentorship support to NiteLine’s third-level 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:

  • Oversee and ensure compliance with NiteLine’s financial policies and procedures 
  • Ensure that NiteLine’s financial practices are in line with regulations and legislation
  • Provide guidance on the development and enhancement of the internal financial control framework
  • Assist in the identifying and mitigating risk
  • Safeguard NiteLine’s assets and ensure overall financial stability
  • Coordinate the completion of the annual financial statements 
  • Advise the board in relation to regulatory compliance with the CRO and the Charities Regulator 
  • Act as a mentor and provide guidance to NiteLine’s Finance Officer


  • ACA or ACCA qualified
  • Minimum of 3 years post qualification experience

Board meetings:

Meetings will take place in Dublin on a monthly basis in line with COVID-19 guidelines.


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

The Application Process:

Please apply via BoardMatch with a CV (max 2 pages) and cover letter (max 1 page). Alternatively, send that information to with the subject line “Trustee: Finance”. The application deadline is no later than midnight on January 9th. 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, administrative, leadership, etc.). 

Interviews will take place remotely the week of January 16th. 

Useful Documents:

NiteLine's  Strategic Plan 2021-2025 can be found here. Our 2020/21 Annual Report can be found here.


Trustee with Finance Experience

Published on 22.11.2021

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