Coventry, West Midlands
£0.00 - Voluntary
Job description

Become a trustee of Coventry Irish Society and use your fundraising 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.

Skills and Qualities for the Fundraising Trustee


  • A commitment to the vision and aims of Coventry Irish Society.
  • Significant fundraising/income-generation experience.
  • An understanding of the UK charity sector, good governance, Charity Commission, Companies House requirements, relevant legislations and statutory requirements.
  • Excellent networking, influencing and communication skills.
  • 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.


  • An understanding of the challenges facing small to medium UK charities in maximising income streams & donor cultivation.
  • Experience of diverse fundraising practices, including statutory funds and corporate & philanthropic giving.

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: 04 October 2019
Closed date: 02 January 2020
Job ref: J62700
Tags: Fundraising, Governance