OPEN ROLES

 

NCI delivers its work through independent contractors in cooperation with the Secretariat, voluntary Steering Committee and voluntary Board. Current opportunities to work with NCI are listed below.

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Chairperson

About the role

 

NCI is recruiting a voluntary chairperson with demonstrated governance and leadership experience and significant achievements in areas of natural capital, ecosystem services, biodiversity, sustainable development or other relevant subjects. The role will chair an existing four-person voluntary board that is supported by a voluntary Finance Officer and advised by a voluntary Steering Committee. NCI will seek to add further board members under the chair’s direction and as is appropriate to support NCI’s transition from not for profit to charity. The board provides NCI’s Secretariat with guidance and support to deliver on the organisation’s vision and mission.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with national experts in biodiversity and sustainable development and support a rapidly growing organisation. NCI’s work includes Ireland’s first project to develop natural capital accounts for Irish sites (INCASE), Peatlands Gathering 2021 (represented at COP26), drafting of the new National Biodiversity Action Plan and Ireland’s first Business and Biodiversity Platform. 

Responsibilities

 

Responsibilities of the chairperson include:

  • Chair each meeting of the board, held quarterly at a minimum in central Dublin or online

  • Set a high standard for meetings, to include appropriate agendas, attendees and timekeeping

  • Ensure impartiality and objectivity

  • Focus the board and Secretariat on actions, deliverables and decision making

  • Liaise with NCI’s Steering Committee and Secretariat and stay informed of the organisation’s current activities and resourcing

  • Represent the board at each meeting of the Steering Committee, held quarterly in central Dublin or online

  • Consider, manage and accept risk on behalf of the organisation

  • Advocate for and represent the organisation

 

Desired skills

  • Prior board experience

  • Understanding of governance best practices

  • Strategic thinking

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Familiarity with the charity sector

 

Time commitment

 

The role is expected to take between 6-10 hours per month, including quarterly board meetings, and requires an appropriate investment of time, interest and energy.

How to apply

 

Please send a cover letter and CV to coordinator@naturalcapitalireland.com by Sunday 16th January, 2022.

Board member​

About the role

 

NCI is recruiting a voluntary board member with leadership experience and significant experience in areas of natural capital, ecosystem services, biodiversity, sustainable development or other relevant subjects. Experience with corporate and not for profit governance is helpful but not required.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with national experts in biodiversity and sustainable development and support a growing organisation. They will join an existing five-person voluntary board that is supported by a voluntary Finance Officer and advised by a voluntary Steering Committee. The board provides NCI’s Secretariat with guidance and support to deliver on the organisation’s vision and mission.

NCI’s work includes Ireland’s first project to develop natural capital accounts for Irish sites (INCASE), Peatlands Gathering 2021 (represented at COP26), drafting of the new National Biodiversity Action Plan and Ireland’s first Business and Biodiversity Platform. 

Responsibilities

 

Responsibilities of the board member include:

  • Attend quarterly 2-hour board meetings in central Dublin or online

  • Support NCI in maintaining and adhering to its strategic plan, governing structures and policies

  • Oversee appropriate resourcing and financial management

  • Consider, manage and accept risk on behalf of the organisation

  • Advocate for and represent the organisation

 

Desired skills

  • Understanding of governance best practices

  • Strategic thinking

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Familiarity with the charity sector

 

Time commitment

 

The role is expected to take between 3-6 hours per month, including quarterly board meetings, and requires an appropriate investment of time, interest and energy.

How to apply

 

Please send a cover letter and CV to coordinator@naturalcapitalireland.com by Sunday 16th January, 2022.