Chronic Pain Ireland: Trustee with Fundraising Expertise

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Role : Trustee with Fundraising expertise

The Organisation:

Established in 1992, Chronic Pain Ireland CLG. is the national organisation providing information and support services to those living with chronic pain. We are a registered charity (no: 20028022), and we work with all stakeholders including those living with chronic pain, their families and carers, health professionals, students, researchers and others interested in chronic pain.

Chronic Pain Ireland has demonstrated professional leadership in Ireland and Europe by raising awareness of chronic pain, educating in methods of dealing with the condition, and advocating for the needs of people living in chronic pain.

We advocate for multi-disciplinary treatment centres, improved health services and changes to the educational curriculum so that healthcare providers are more aware of the condition and the challenges of diagnosing, treating and managing chronic pain.

We adhere to the principles of good corporate governance. We are transparent and compliant with all regulatory requirements.

Vision Chronic Pain Ireland (CPI) is the national charity providing information, education and support services to people living with Chronic Pain, their families, friends, caregivers and other interested parties. We advocate on their behalf and work closely with all stakeholders.

Our Vision is an inclusive society where people living with chronic pain are believed, understood and supported.

Mission Our mission is to create a greater understanding of those suffering from Chronic Pain in Ireland. We aim to support our members and nurture those living with the condition and their families through guidance and information provision and to advocate within the wider community.

The Role:

CPI are seeking a trustee with expertise in fundraising & grant applications. If you have experience in this area and want to play a role in assisting us to achieve our strategic plan, we’re keen to hear from you.

General Trustee duties of a Charity Trustee

  • Comply with the Charity’s governing document
  • Ensuring charity is complying with its charitable purpose for the public benefit
  • Acting in the best interest of the charity
  • Act with Reasonable Care and Skill
  • Manage the assets of your charity

General Responsibilities of a Fundraising Trustee will include the following:

  • To oversee fundraising campaigns and events
  • Development and Implementation of an integrated strategic fundraising plan to advance brand identity of the organisation and its major donors
  • To assist with grant applications and explore opportunities for funding
  • To provide expertise and guidance in community fundraising activities
  • To build and enhance donor relationships, engage with external stakeholders, and to form partnerships with the objective of developing sources of sustainable funding for the charity
  • To be a member of the fundraising sub-committee

The Board

CPI’s Board of Directors consists of a group of committed and experienced volunteers from the voluntary, community and private sector. We encourage collaborative, open communication and all directors have the opportunity to contribute to the leadership and direction of the charity in fulfilling its purpose.

Time Commitment

The Board typically meets about eight times per year, with meetings currently being held remotely. Board meetings are approximately two hours’ duration. Additional meetings of sub committees are arranged, as required, by the members involved and approximately 1 hour in duration.

Support & Training

  • The Fundraising Trustee will be offered a formal induction and provided with access to all relevant policies, procedures, financial data and board handbook.
  • The chair of the board and other board members will be available for support and advice.
  • All directors have the opportunity to avail of required training including governance training to meet the requirements of the role through our charity partner network.

Next steps

  • Please submit your CV and cover letter outlining why you think you would be suitable for this role to our Chair; Martina Phelan at

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
4th Nov, 2022
Expiry Date
30th Nov, 2022