Coventry, West Midlands
£0.00 - Voluntary
Job description

Become a trustee of The Coventry Irish Society and use your legal expertise to help our work with the most vulnerable members of the Irish Community in Coventry.  Your contribution will strengthen our governance and will help us in our aim to provide a culturally sensitive service that gets the necessary help, support and advice to as many Irish people as possible.

The Coventry Irish Society was set up in response to a need to provide health and welfare services to some of the most vulnerable members of the Irish community in Coventry.  Coventry Irish Society also acts as a ‘gateway’ that enables Coventry’s Irish community to access other mainstream services.

Responsibilities for the Legal Trustee

  • Undertaking a lead role for the Board of Trustees on all matters associated with the legal aspects of the organisation.
  • Using knowledge obtained through your career and legal work to help inform the organisation’s strategic plans.
  • Working with Senior Management and other trustees to foster a better understanding within the Board of the legal aspects of the organisation.
  • Acting as a critical friend to the organisation’s executive team when obtaining and acting on legal advice.

Skills and Qualities for the Legal Trustee


  • Legal experience from either the private or public sector.
  • Skills and ability to ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • Strategic vision and good, independent judgement.
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.


  • Knowledge and experience of the charity sector.

Time Commitment: To attend board meetings around 10 times per-year including our AGM. Also to attend our annual St. Patrick’s Day event and our Summer Ball, usually in June.

How to Apply

In order to apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter stating why you wish to join the organisation, what skills and experience you will bring to the board, directly addressing the person specification, and any other relevant information.

Applications should be made via TrusteeWorks in the first instance.

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Posted on: 05 July 2019
Closed date: 03 October 2019
Job ref: J62702
Tags: Legal, Governance