Trustee With Legal Experience
Dignity4Patients is seeking volunteer board members.
Trustee with Legal Experience
(Criminal/Civil or Human Rights law)
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.
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.
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.
Via email with a Cover Letter outlining your reasons of interest in serving on Dignity4Patients board and a current CV highlighting your qualifications, skills or experience relevant to the role to: firstname.lastname@example.org