Belfast Charitable Society, founded in 1752 is Northern Ireland’s oldest charity.

Between 1752 and the 1880s, this involved building and managing Belfast’s first poorhouse and hospital, delivering many of the municipal services for the town and providing funds to support its poor.

From 1880s to 2018, our focus moved to caring for older people given they were the most vulnerable and, in recent years, we have gone back to wider philanthropic roots: supporting activity that tackles grassroots poverty and delivers innovative solutions to help those
who tackle such disadvantage.

Based in the old Poor House, now Clifton House Heritage Centre, Belfast Charitable Society is seeking to recruit voluntary Board Members for the organisation.

The role involves attending regular Board meetings and working with staff through specialised committees to support, develop and grow the strategic management of the Charity. The Charity would particularly welcome applications from persons with skills in at least one of
the following areas:
– practical finance
– strategic community, voluntary charity sector knowledge
– strategic PR / communications and marketing

Given our ongoing desire to be truly inclusive, applications are particularly welcome from the female and Catholic population here.

There is no remuneration for these positions and successful applicants must become members of the Society.

Please forward short CV (max 3 pages) by 12noon on 7th July 2023 to

Belfast Charitable Society
Clifton House
2 North Queen Street
Belfast BT15 1ES
Tel 028 9099 7022