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Helium Arts is Seeking Two New Board Members

Helium is seeking a finance expert and a legal expert to join our board of directors. Select a role below to see the role description and further details.

Finance Expertise Board Member

Summary of role

Helium Arts is seeking a new voluntary member of the board of directors with a focus on finance expertise. The role involves playing an active role in the organisation’s governance and strategic direction and providing leadership in terms of expertise on matters relating to finance matters.

Role description

General responsibilities of all board members:

  • Providing efficient and effective strategic leadership of Helium Arts. 
  • Upholding and working towards the vision, mission, values and objectives of Helium Arts and ensuring the organisation continues to work towards these. 
  • Leveraging of networks to support fundraising, organisational and business development 
  • Acting in the interests of Helium Arts at all time in relation to assets, property, statutory obligations and management requirements as outlined in the Board Handbook. 
  • Agreeing a schedule of matters specifically reserved for major decision-making by the Board (including the strategic plan, annual workplan and budget, new services, policy changes, etc.). 
  • Ensuring Helium Arts complies with relevant legal requirements. 
  • Promoting prudent and effective management of organisational resources (financial and human). 
  • Ensuring there are strategies and policies in place that will support the objectives of Helium Arts. 
  • Developing and monitoring effective risk management strategies for Helium Arts. 
  • Developing and monitoring internal systems that are transparent and accountable to stakeholders. 
  • Formally registering conflicts of interest or loyalty with the Board. 
  • Not accepting gifts or gifts in kind in the capacity of Board member. 
  • At all times, acting with integrity and upholding the interests of the organisation.
  • Championing Helium Arts. 
  • Promoting the reputation of Helium Arts and not bringing the reputation of the organisation into disrepute.

Additional duties specific to the finance expertise role: 

  • Providing general expertise and advice on all matters relating to finance matters, in particular mitigating financial risk and surpassing charity governance code standards 
  • Acting as a mentor and sounding board for Helium’s core team in relation to finance matters
  • Challenging Helium Arts to develop and improve our operations in line with government policies and procedures
  • Acting as Board spokesperson for Helium Arts, where relevant

Person specification 

The successful candidate will have professional experience and a successful track record of strategic leadership in the area of finance. 

 

Essential Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities: 

  • Minimum five years’ professional experience in finance, either with a non-profit organisation, as a consultant with an agency, and/or in house with a for-profit company. 
  • Ability to provide finance solutions within the resources of the organisation 
  • Governance skills and the ability to understand complex organisational issues and risk quickly. 
  • Political astuteness – ability to grasp relevant issues underpinned by an understanding of developing partnerships and building relationships with other organisations. 
  • An enquiring mind, with the confidence to challenge constructively. 
  • Recognition of the importance of supporting collective decisions. 
  • Strong communication and listening skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Calm under pressure. 
  • Able to manage a wide variety of situations in a meeting and ensure that the outcomes are in the best interest of the organisation. 
  • Commitment to the vision and mission of Helium Arts. 

 

Desirable experience, skills and personal qualities: 

  • A belief in the transformative nature and importance of the arts in society. 
  • Knowledge of the community and voluntary sector. 
  • Board level experience in the non-profit sector. 
  • Experience of achieving change management and transformation in an organisation.

Time requirement 

The time requirement of these roles is estimated at about 6 working days per year. This includes five 2-hour board meetings per year, usually at (with additional time required to read papers and prepare in advance of each meeting), plus involvement in sub-committees (where relevant) and advisory roles. 

Application process
To apply, please email lauren@helium.ie to receive a brief application form to be accompanied with your C.V.

Summary of role

Helium Arts is seeking a new voluntary member of the board of directors with a focus on legal expertise. The role involves playing an active role in the organisation’s governance and strategic direction and providing leadership in terms of expertise on matters relating to legal matters..

Role description

General responsibilities of all board member:

  • Providing efficient and effective strategic leadership of Helium Arts. 
  • Upholding and working towards the vision, mission, values and objectives of Helium Arts and ensuring the organisation continues to work towards these. 
  • Leveraging of networks to support fundraising, organisational and business development 
  • Acting in the interests of Helium Arts at all time in relation to assets, property, statutory obligations and management requirements as outlined in the Board Handbook. 
  • Agreeing a schedule of matters specifically reserved for major decision-making by the Board (including the strategic plan, annual workplan and budget, new services, policy changes, etc.). 
  • Ensuring Helium Arts complies with relevant legal requirements. 
  • Promoting prudent and effective management of organisational resources (financial and human). 
  • Ensuring there are strategies and policies in place that will support the objectives of Helium Arts. 
  • Developing and monitoring effective risk management strategies for Helium Arts. 
  • Developing and monitoring internal systems that are transparent and accountable to stakeholders. 
  • Formally registering conflicts of interest or loyalty with the Board. 
  • Not accepting gifts or gifts in kind in the capacity of Board member. 
  • At all times, acting with integrity and upholding the interests of the organisation.
  • Championing Helium Arts. 
  • Promoting the reputation of Helium Arts and not bringing the reputation of the organisation into disrepute.

Additional duties specific to the legal expertise role: 

  • Providing general expertise and advice on all matters relating to legal matters, in particular mitigating risk and surpassing charity governance code standards 
  • Acting as a mentor and sounding board for Helium’s core team in relation to legal matters
  • Challenging Helium Arts to develop and improve our operations in line with government policies and procedures
  • Acting as Board spokesperson for Helium Arts, where relevant.

Person specification 

The successful candidate will have professional experience and a successful track record of strategic leadership in the area of law. 

 

Essential Experience, Skills and Personal Qualities: 

  • Minimum five years’ professional experience in law, either with a non-profit organisation, as a consultant with an agency, and/or in house with a for-profit company. 
  • Ability to provide legal solutions within the resources of the organisation 
  • Governance skills and the ability to understand complex organisational issues and risk quickly. 
  • Political astuteness – ability to grasp relevant issues underpinned by an understanding of developing partnerships and building relationships with other organisations. 
  • An enquiring mind, with the confidence to challenge constructively. 
  • Recognition of the importance of supporting collective decisions. 
  • Strong communication and listening skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Calm under pressure. 
  • Able to manage a wide variety of situations in a meeting and ensure that the outcomes are in the best interest of the organisation. 
  • Commitment to the vision and mission of Helium Arts. 

 

Desirable experience, skills and personal qualities: 

  • A belief in the transformative nature and importance of the arts in society. 
  • Knowledge of the community and voluntary sector. 
  • Board level experience in the non-profit sector. 
  • Experience of achieving change management and transformation in an organisation.

Time requirement 

The time requirement of these roles is estimated at about 6 working days per year. This includes five 2-hour board meetings per year, usually at (with additional time required to read papers and prepare in advance of each meeting), plus involvement in sub-committees (where relevant) and advisory roles. 

Application process
To apply, please email lauren@helium.ie to receive a brief application form to be accompanied with your C.V.

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Helium Arts is a registered charity and compliant with the requirements of the Charities Regulator, the national regulatory authority for charities in Ireland

 

CHY Number: 19236
CRA Number: 20075200
Companies Registration Office: 486621

 

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