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Trustee with legal experience.

The Role:

Cappagh Hospital Foundation are seeking a Trustee with a Legal background. If you have experience in this area and want to play a key role in helping us we would like to hear from you.

The Charities Regulator launched a Charities Governance Code in late 2018. This Code sets out a mandatory standard for governance in Irish charities. The Code identifies 6 principles on which good governance is based. By looking at these principles we can identify some of the key responsibilities for charity trustees.

The six principles are:

  1. Advancing Charitable Purpose
  2. Behaving with Integrity
  3. Leading People
  4. Exercising Control
  5. Working Effectively
  6. Being Accountable & Transparent

Responsibilities for board members (trustees) will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Assisting on best practice on all aspects of the organisation but specifically on legal issues.
  • Assist with the creation of strategic plans which will comply with current legislation and practice
  • Participate in Board meetings, committee meeting and Fundraising activities as required.


Required skills

A Qualified Solicitor or Barrister with at least 5 years’ experience. Expertise in areas such as Contracts; Employment Law, Disability, or commercial.


Board Meetings:

There will be 4/5 board meetings and a  number of  sub-committee meetings a year.

Meetings are held in Cappagh Hospital Foundation office, Finglas, Dublin 11. AGM may be held in Dublin city centre.

For an initial conversation and further information, please email Chair: Eleanor Garvey <>.