Scope of role
Dóchas is seeking an external Director to join our Board. We currently have eight Directors drawn from the Dóchas membership, and three external directors, each of whom have been elected by the membership at our Annual General Meeting.
At this year’s AGM, there will be two Director positions available for election by the members. We are looking for one Director drawn from our membership, and one external Director.
We are seeking an External Director who has experience in either of the following:
- An appreciation of good governance practice in the charity or other non-profit sector acquired as a Director or as a senior staff member responsible for the adoption of new governance and /or compliance standards and/or implementation of governance initiative
- Good working knowledge of the Charities Governance Code and related legislation
- Working knowledge of company law especially at it relates to the duties and responsibilities of the directors of a company limited by guarantee.
- Demonstrable leadership experience with an ability to contribute constructively to Dóchas’ strategic direction
- Ability to formulate strategy, understand priorities and consider strategic alternatives to established patterns and assumptions
- Experience at stakeholder management, networking and influencing
- Diplomatic, UN or other international relations experience and/or a strong understanding of policy issues for the international development and humanitarian sector
- Previous Director experience would be a distinct advantage along with knowledge of the charity sector
Dóchas’ board of directors is legally and ethically responsible for all activities of the organisation. To that end it:
- Determines how the organisation will carry out its mission through long and short-range planning
- Adopts an annual budget and provides fiscal oversight
- Recruits, orients, and develops board members
- Recruits and evaluates the performance of the CEO
- Evaluates its performance and overall performance of the organisation in achieving the mission
- Establishes policies for the effective management of the organisation.
Submit a CV and short letter outlining your interest and applicability for the role by 5pm on 12th April 2023 to anna(at)dochas.ie.