Voluntary Board Members

Derry Healthy Cities are in the process of changing our name and are seeking to invite new Voluntary Board Members to support our work. Closes 31st January 2018.



In this process we are looking for individuals with a background in the private, public, academic, community/voluntary or business sectors with skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Business Development
  • Marketing, Communications & Public relations
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Research
  • Planning
  • Social Enterprise
  • Health
  • Law
  • Public Sector

 Role Description and Expectations

Purpose: To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of DHC so as to support the organisation’s mission, aims and charitable objectives.

Major responsibilities of the Board of Directors:

  • Organisational leadership and advisement
  • Formulating strategic direction of the organisation
  • Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures
  • Ensure legal, ethical and financial integrity and maintain accountability
  • Financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget
  • Oversight of programme planning and evaluation
  • Personnel evaluation and staff development
  • Review of organisational reports
  • Promotion of the organisation
  • Fundraising

(A full summary of roles and responsibilities available on request)

Meetings and time commitment:

  • The Board of Directors meet up to four times per year, dependent on their respective work agenda.
  • Attendance at Annual General Meetings
  • Occasional special events may be held to which Board members will be asked to attend.
  • Occasional task and finish groups formed to address a specific issue.

Expectations of Board members:

  • Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis, and special events as able.
  • Participate on committees of the board as necessary.
  • Represent DHC vision, values, strategy and policies when performing your responsibilities in the organisation.
  • Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by DHC mission, objectives, and programmes.
  • Carry out any tasks you agree to take on.
  • Offer to lead if you have special skills.
  • Be supportive of the Board and respect confidentiality.
  • Act as an external ambassador for DHC when required
  • Help communicate and promote DHC mission and programmes to stakeholder and the community.
  • Become familiar with DHC finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.
  • Understand the policies and procedures of DHC.

In return for your time:

  • Opportunity to expand your professional network
  • Gain leadership experience
  • Develop new skills
  • Receive support and training

Contact info@dhcni.com  for a copy of the application pack.