Trustee Vacancies

The Irish Chaplaincy is a leading social action charity, rooted in faith, providing high quality services and support to excluded, vulnerable and isolated Irish people in England and Wales.  As we reach out, we hope we’re contributing to a fairer, more just society, one person at a time.  The Irish Chaplaincy is the oldest Irish Catholic welfare charity in Britain and our aim remains to galvanise the whole Irish community to work together to improve the lives of those most vulnerable of Irish emigrants and ensure that no member of our community is forgotten.

There are three main strands to the work we do:

Prisoners: A prison visiting, information and advocacy service for Irish prisoners in Britain and their families.

Travellers: Research, advocacy and education to improve the situation of Travellers within the criminal justice system.

Seniors: Pastoral outreach and befriending to alleviate the social exclusion and loneliness of older Irish people, and to offer a knowledgeable, compassionate and comforting presence for end-of-life issues and funeral arrangements.

To help us navigate the next stage of our charity’s development, we are seeking to recruit two new trustees.  We welcome applications from those with experience in our sector and beyond. In particular it would be beneficial if applicants have particular expertise in fundraising or with strong connections in the Irish community in the UK.

Please send your CV and covering letter to our Chair of Trustees, Clare Coffey on [email protected] by Friday 31 May 2024


Assistant General Secretary

The Secretariat of Secondary Schools CLG (SSS) is now recruiting for an Assistant General Secretary.

The SSS is the management body for all Voluntary Secondary Schools in the Republic of Ireland. It exercises this function through its JMB/AMCSS divisions, the Joint Managerial Body, and the Association of Management of Catholic Secondary Schools.

JMB/AMCSS exercises a leadership role at national level in the formulation, development and implementation of policy and represents the voluntary secondary school sector in negotiations on issues which affect leadership and management in schools. JMB/AMCSS also provides support, advice, and professional learning opportunities across a wide range of operational and leadership areas of activity in our member schools.

The Role of the Assistant General Secretary

The Assistant General Secretary is a senior leadership position within the Joint Managerial Body (JMB). The successful candidate will play a crucial role in leading the development and implementation of the strategic plan, as well as representing, supporting and guiding the senior leaders and boards of management of voluntary secondary schools in Ireland. The role demands a comprehensive set of skills and attributes to effectively navigate the complexities of curriculum and policy development, school leadership and management advice, together with the strategic leadership of the JMB. The detailed role profile is available on

Location: The Assistant General Secretary will be based in the Secretariat of Secondary Schools at Emmet House, Milltown, Dublin 14 and he/she will have access to a hybrid working model subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.

Nature of the Post: This is a full-time/permanent position. It is not a seconded position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Hours of Work: The usual working week will be Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. However, the nature of the role may require attendance at meetings and other activities outside these times.


Applications will be accepted by the deadline of Friday, 24 May at 5.00pm.

The Secretariat of Secondary Schools CLG is an Equal Opportunities Employer

An Application Form is available from: JMB Secretariat of Secondary Schools,

2023-24 Bulletins can be found here on the JMB website.