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Join our organisation working to protect the basic rights of those in need, while tackling the critical questions as to why people are living with poverty and injustice.

At Trócaire, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of performance and integrity in line with our organisational values. All recruitment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs. Trócaire is committed to creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect, recruiting and employing staff from diverse backgrounds and with diverse identities, at all levels in the organisation. We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disability. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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By working for Trócaire, you will be contributing to a better, safer and more sustainable world.

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From our staff and volunteers to our partners and the communities we support, you will meet amazing people.

  • Diversity and Equality of Opportunity Statement

    Trócaire is committed to enabling a diverse workforce and creating equality of opportunity. Trócaire’s commitment extends to eliminating all forms of discrimination, ensuring that the principles of employment equality are applied to recruitment, promotion, training and work experience and to all terms and conditions of employment.

  • Safeguarding Policy

    Trócaire is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Global Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organisational representatives. 

    Any candidate offered a job with Trócaire will be expected to sign Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policies and Global Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. Specific roles may require police/garda vetting.

    Read more about Trócaire’s commitment to safeguarding.

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Expressions of Interest Sought for Board of Directors Trócaire (Northern Ireland)

Trócaire is seeking to appoint two candidates to join the Board of Directors for Trócaire (Northern Ireland) across a number of skills areas.

Trócaire is an international non-governmental organisation. We work with local partners in the world’s most at risk communities and with people across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and injustice and respond to the crises they create. Together we bring about positive and permanent change. Trócaire was established by the Irish Episcopal Conference in 1973 and is the Irish member of Caritas Internationalis.

Trócaire (Northern Ireland) is a subsidiary of Trócaire. Trócaire, the parent body, is accountable to the Irish Episcopal Conference. The Board of Trócaire appoints the Board of Directors of Trócaire Northern Ireland and these Directors must be ratified by Trócaire’s Company Directors and Company Members.

Trócaire was established with a dual mandate; to provide development and humanitarian assistance where it is most needed overseas and to raise awareness of the underlying causes of this inequality in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. For further information please refer to www.trocaire.org

Trócaire (Northern Ireland) Board of Directors

The function of the Board of Directors is to govern Trócaire Northern Ireland and to provide oversight and direction for Trócaire’s operations in Northern Ireland. The Board of Directors of Trócaire Northern Ireland will also advise the Board of Trócaire on matters related to Northern Ireland. In performing its work, the Board of Trócaire Northern Ireland will have regard and give effect to the directions of the Trócaire’s Company Directors and Company Members. The Board meet 5 times a year, including the AGM. Meetings are a mix of in-person, hybrid and online, and last approximately 2 hours.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Provide strategic direction as required and ensure Annual Plans are aligned and integrated with the Ireland and Organisational Strategies.
  • Review the financial performance of Trócaire Northern Ireland with reference to the Trócaire Northern Ireland budget.
  • Ensure Trócaire (Northern Ireland) complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure Trócaire’s (Northern Ireland’s) governance is of the highest possible standard.
  • Ensure adequate provision is made for safeguarding the assets of Trócaire in Northern Ireland.
  • Ensure Trócaire (Northern Ireland) has appropriate policies and systems in place to ensure compliance to legislation in Northern Ireland in relation to the preventing and reporting of abuse to children and vulnerable adults (that takes place in Northern Ireland) to the relevant authorities.
  • Ensure that systems are in place for the timely reporting of safeguarding complaints to the Charity Commission Northern Ireland.
  • Ensure compliance to all statutory obligations of a Company Director and registered charity Director.

The Board of Directors is supported by Trócaire’s Committees and the Trócaire HQ Board of Directors.


We are now seeking applications for additional members to join the NI Board for a term of three years (with the option of a second 3-year term). There are up to 5 positions on the NI Board. In January of 2023 we will have 1 vacancy and another in June of 2023 due to term limits. Following a skills-assessment by the Board, we are seeking to recruit individuals with experience in any of the following:

  • Income Generation and/or Marketing Professional
  • Development Education and/or Academic Professional 

The roles

We are seeking candidates with a background and expertise in the following areas:

  1. Income Generation and/or Marketing Professional

Skills & Experience

  • Experience influencing and collaborating with diverse stakeholders
  • Experience of major donor and/or institutional funding programmes and identification of new prospects/funders
  • Experience of digital marketing
  • A strong commitment to social justice and human rights, including gender equality.
  • Understanding of the ethos of Trócaire as an agency inspired by Catholic Social Teaching. 
  1. Development Education and/or Education Professional

Skills & Experience

  • Experience of the NI Education system and curriculum
  • Knowledge of relevant networks and organisations to support Trócaire’s work
  • Knowledge of relevant networks and organisations that could support Trócaire’s Development Education programme
  • Experience or knowledge of the youth sector in Northern Ireland is desirable
  • A strong commitment to social justice and human rights, including gender equality.
  • Understanding of the ethos of Trócaire as an agency inspired by Catholic Social Teaching.

Expression of Interest

Expressions of interest are requested from individuals who are willing to contribute their knowledge and skills to the Board.

Directors are appointed on a voluntary basis. In line with our diversity policy and our localisation agenda, the Board of Directors are particularly interested in applications from individuals whose background and/or ethnicity reflects the diversity of the communities that Trócaire serves.

Candidates who wish to be considered should submit a short note to [email protected]

indicating why they are interested in serving on the Northern Ireland Board of Directors and what skills they can bring. A CV should be attached. Deadline is by 5pm Friday 28th October.


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