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Trustee with Legal expertise

CEIST (Catholic Education in Irish Schools’ Trust) is the Trustee body for 107 Voluntary Catholic Secondary Schools in Ireland. Our vision is to provide a holistic education in the Catholic tradition.

The Role:

CEIST are seeking a Charity trustee with a Legal background. If you have experience in this area and want to play a key role in the Education sector, we are keen to hear from you.

General Trustee 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

Responsibilities of a Legal Charity Trustee include the following:

  • Inputting to the strategic direction, contributing with insight, oversight, and experience of strategy formulation in other sectors.
  • Act as Legal Counsel, assisting on legal aspects of the organisation and pertaining to best practice
  • Assist with the creation of strategic plans which will comply with current legislation and practice

Desirable skills

  • A Qualified Solicitor or Barrister. Expertise in areas such as Employment and Commercial Law would be an advantage.

Board Meetings:

There will be on average 9-10 board meetings per year. The successful candidate will also be asked to join a sub-committee. Meetings are held in Kill, Co. Kildare. At present Board meetings are online given current circumstances.


Trustee with Legal expertise

Published on 31.05.2021

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