Christian Aid Ireland Board: Trustee role profile

Board of Trustees role profile

Christian Aid Ireland is seeking to appoint new Directors to its Board of Trustees, commencing October 2019.

Christian Aid Ireland is an independent legal entity within Christian Aid and is part of a global movement of individuals and organisations passionately committed to ending poverty and social injustice. Our work is inspired by Christian values and a belief that everyone, regardless of faith, race, ethnicity, age, gender or other identity is entitled to live a full life, free from poverty and injustice. An essential part of these values is the obligation and responsibility on us all to tackle injustice whenever and wherever we find it.

This is an exciting time for Christian Aid Ireland; within the last two years we have developed our own Programme Strategy and taken the global lead for ‘From Violence to Peace’, one of Christian Aid’s Strategic Change Objectives. 

Our work is underpinned by a Christian conviction of the humanitarian obligation to work with people of all faiths and none.  We are seeking to recruit Board members who share our values and ambition to end poverty, and who will bring leadership experience, international perspective and faith to the role, providing support and guidance to staff and ensuring best practice in governance across all aspects of Christian Aid’s work in keeping with the Christian values that shape our vision.

Terms of Appointment

  • Trustees are appointed for a 4-year term and are eligible for one further 4-year term after that.
  • The role is unpaid/voluntary but reasonable expenses incurred whilst fulfilling the duties of the role will be reimbursed.
  • There are 4 board meetings per year, plus attendance at the AGM and an annual 2-day residential meeting.

Further information and how to apply

For a comprehensive role profile and further information including the latest Annual Report, Christian Aid Ireland Programme Strategy and From Violence to Peace Strategy, please visit our website or if you would like to speak with the Chair of the Nominations & Procedures Committee, please contact: Jdonaldson@christian-aid.org.

Expressions of interest from those with experience in the following areas would be particularly welcome: international development programmes; fundraising; human resources; theology.

In the first instance, please express your interest in the role by sending a full CV and covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role, to Dr Nicola Brady, Chair of the Nominations & Procedures Committee, c/o jdonaldson@christian-aid.org  by Friday 14 June 2019.