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Trustee with Legal experience (Criminal/Civil or Human Rights law)

The Organisation:
Dignity4Patients is a patient support and advocacy organisation. We work with people who have suffered sexual abuse or inappropriate sexual behaviour whilst a patient in a medical or therapeutic setting.

The Role:
Dignity4Patients are seeking an enthusiastic trustee for their board with legal experience in criminal and civil law and possible knowledge of human rights law, on Commissions of Investigations and so-called historical sexual abuse. We are also interested in academic board members for this role too. If you wish to play a key role in advising and advancing services of Dignity4Patients for the benefit of victim-survivors, we are keen to hear from you.

Responsibilities will include the following:
*Providing input to the strategic direction of Dignity4Patients services and contributing with legal expertise and oversight of our client services to assist our advocacy department.

*Assist with our client services policy formation and implementation

*Provide advice and direction on best practise in the area of law for the best interests of both the organisation and our clients

Essential Skills/Qualities required for these roles:

  • A deep appreciation of the Not-For-Profit sector and its workings
  • At least 3 years’ experience operating at a senior level
  • An understanding of and commitment to our mission and values
  • Commitment to highest levels of charity governance 
  • Previous Board of Management desirable but not essential

There will be approx. 8 board meetings a year held at our offices in Drogheda, Co. Louth or via Zoom. Board members are expected to commit 4 hours each month to board work for research, development, correspondence and  meeting attendance etc.

Candidates Location:
To facilitate occasional face to face board, committee and funder meetings candidates should ideally be located in Dublin, Meath, Louth areas or be willing to travel to Drogheda.

Trustee with Legal experience (Criminal/Civil or Human Rights law)

Published on 19.02.2024

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