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Board Recruitment Opportunities

CO3's recruitment service, Engage Executive Talent, offers a full range of bespoke executive recruitment solutions. 

Current Board Opportunities

The Parent Rooms

About your organisation

The Parent Rooms is a perinatal mental health charity in Northern Ireland. We are a circle of support for parents and their families as they emerge beyond personal struggles to lead full and healthy lives.

We do this through peer support, wellness education and awareness raising in the community.

Our Vision: 

A regional circle of support that every parent across Northern Ireland can access to improve their mental and emotional well-being and move into fulfilling and healthy lives.


Role Title (ie Chair, Treasurer, Trustee)

4 x roles

Trustee (Business & Finance)
Trustee (Risk & Governance)
Trustee (Fundraising)
Trustee (Parent Engagement)



Description of duties

We are currently looking for skills and experiences around fundraising, governance, and business management to help us grow sustainably. 

We are also looking for a trustee to lead our Parent Engagement initiative. As trusted partners and stakeholders, our experts-by-experience provide vital insight into how we develop and grow our organisation and the services we provide. We are particularly encouraging any parent who is an expert-by-experience to consider applying for this role where they feel they have the skills, potential, time, and interest.

Profile of candidates sought

  • Business management
  • Charity finance
  • Fundraising
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Governance
  • Risk management
  • Board experience

Approx. Time Commitment (ie Board meetings held quarterly with the option of Sub Committee membership)

12 board meetings per year (1-1h30 in length) with sub-committee membership of 2 hours per month

How to apply or to seek further info 

Name: Michelle Bradley

Tel: 07875 843 027

Email: michelle@theparentrooms.co.uk

Closing Date: 22 October 2021

Southern Area Hospice Services (SAHS)

About your organisation

Southern Area Hospice Services (SAHS) is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. It is a well-established, respected, award winning, local charity providing a comprehensive range of specialist palliative care services for patients and their families across the Southern Trust.  Established in 1989 the SAHS cares for 1000 patients annually.  It employs approximately 100 staff and has support from over 400 Volunteers. 
SAHS has operational costs of approximately £4.2m each year, less than 30% of its income is received from the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB); meaning it must raise over £3m each year to continue to deliver specialist palliative care to local patients and their families. 

Role Title

Board Member


Southern Area Hospice Services, Courtney Hill, Newry, Co Down, BT34 2EB

Job Description

  • Primarily you will utilise your skills for the furtherance of the Hospice to meet the palliative and end of life care needs of the people living in this area

  • Work collectively to ensure that the charity is being run effectively and efficiently

  • Responsible for the oversight of the general control and management of the administration of the charity

  • Responsibility for directing the Charities affairs and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up

  • You will be using your talents to give back to your local community, by helping patients and families from across the Southern Trust

Person Specification

SAHS are looking people who are committed to their local Hospice and who are willing to contribute their knowledge and skills. We particularly welcome candidates with experience in the following areas: 

  • Knowledge of health and care services

  • Legal expertise

  • Revenue generation

  • Digitalisation 

  • Marketing 

  • Estates / property management / infrastructure development

  • Capital programme management

Approx. Time Commitment (ie Board meetings held quarterly with the option of Sub Committee membership)

The time commitment is approximately on average 6 hours per month. This will include:

  • Attending and participating in Board meetings. These are currently held virtually via the Teams platform, but we hope to be able to resume face-to-face meetings when it is possible to do so.

  • Attending and participating in at least 1 Committee of the Board.

  • Attend the AGMs.

  • Attending internal and external events.

  • Staying informed and up to date on current matters and challenges across the organisation so you can work collaboratively within the Board to sustain and grow the charity.

Meeting schedules are agreed in advance although they may change to deal with emergent business.

The tenure of a Board member is under review though best practice suggests this should be no longer than 9 years, served in 3 x 3-year periods to enable the Board to continuously check it has all the expertise it needs within its Board.

URL to Apply/Find out more/ Download application pack

If you wish to apply, please visit our website www.southernareahospiceservices.org  and complete and return the short expression of interest in strict confidence to our CEO, Liz Cuddy cuddyl@southernareahospiceservices.org  

Alternatively, if you would like further information before applying, please also contact Liz Cuddy, CEO – either by email or by telephone at 028 302 67711



Closing Date - Friday 29 October 2021

Advice Space (Previously Citizens Advice Bureau - Belfast)

About your organisation

Advice Space (previously Citizens Advice Bureau – Belfast) provides free advice that our clients need.  We work with a number of partners including Belfast City Council, MacMillian Cancer Support, Chest Heart and Stroke, Belfast Trust, Praxis, Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Cedar.

Role Title (ie Chair, Treasurer, Trustee)



Belfast / Remote

Description of duties

The role of the treasurer is to ensure that all the finances and the supporting financial control systems are kept in order. The treasurer is not the bookkeeper. She or he does not hold or maintain the financial records nor is she or he the sole custodian of the cheque book. The treasurer must delegate day-to-day financial management to the Finance Team

Profile of candidates sought

• financial qualifications or experience 

• some experience or knowledge of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes 

• the skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences 

• preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the board 

• willingness to be available to staff to provide advice and guidance on financial matters

Approx. Time Commitment (ie Board meetings held quarterly with the option of Sub Committee membership)

Board meeting monthly, Sub Committee meetings quarterly, weekly approval of online banking payment.

How to apply or to seek further info - TBC

Closing Date - Friday 12 November 2021

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