Regional Coordinator (South West) - Make-A-Wish Ireland

  • Make-A-Wish Ireland has one simple aim – to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to bring hope, strength and happiness. 

    All of our children are living with life-threatening medical conditions and their lives are turned upside down as the focus is on hospital visits, injections, treatment and the illness. Make-A-Wish believes that every child deserves to be happy and by taking their one true wish and transforming it into reality, happy memories are created for not only the wish child but their loved ones.

    Since 1992, Make-A-Wish has granted wishes for more than 2,250 brave children across Ireland, including 221 wishes granted in 2017 alone.

    Make-A-Wish are now seeking to recruit a dynamic, passionate Regional Coordinator for the South West (Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Clare).


    Reporting to the CEO, the Regional Coordinator will be responsible for growing Make-A-Wish’s donor and volunteer bases throughout the South West Region.  The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing, managing and building teams of fundraisers and volunteers, networking with local organisations, businesses and communities in order to identify fundraising opportunities within the region. They will also oversee and manage the roll-out of Wish Day, the charity’s national fundraising day.

    To succeed in this role, the ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

    • At least 2 years’ previous fundraising experience ideally with a focus on regional community fundraising
    • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
    • Previous experience in event planning and management
    • A proven track record in achieving financial and non-financial targets and good working knowledge of budgets
    • Experience recruiting, training and motivating community-based volunteers
    • A people-person, with a positive attitude and good interpersonal skills
    • An innovative, can-do attitude with willingness to work flexibly including out of hours
    • Positive, effective and collaborative working style
    • Passionate about the work of Make-A-Wish and the impact it makes on the lives of sick children and their families

    Please note this role is home based and will require you to travel so your own transport is essential. 

    To succeed in this role you will be keen to make the most of every opportunity that comes your way, showing initiative and creativity in all your fundraising efforts. If you’re an experienced fundraiser with the ability to develop and sustain effective relationships with a wide range of supporters and volunteers, this could be the role for you!


    The recruitment campaign for the role of Regional Coordinator is being managed exclusively on behalf of the Make-A-Wish by not-for-profit specialist recruitment consultancy Charity Careers Ireland.

    If you would like to find out more about this role, please email to request the full job description and information pack prior to making your application.

    Closing Date: 5pm on Friday, 3rd August

Animal Welfare Inspector (Midlands) - ISPCA

  • As a result of on-going development, the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is recruiting for the following position:


    This is an exciting opportunity to work at the cutting edge of proactive animal welfare in the Midlands region. The successful candidate will be operating predominantly in Counties Kildare, Offaly and Laois and will be required to be based locally.  The position will be initially offered on a two-year contract, based on 35 hours per week.

    Essential skills:

    • Good basic level of education, ideally a third level qualification in a related discipline
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Evaluation and assessment skills
    • Well-developed interpersonal skills
    • Tact and diplomacy skills
    • Knowledge of animal care
    • Ability to work independently on own initiative
    • Ability and willingness to represent the ISPCA in the media
    • Full, clean driving licence
    • Proof of ability to swim


    • Knowledge of animal welfare issues
    • Knowledge of legislation
    • Animal handling skills, particularly canine, equine and feline
    • Experience in conflict resolution

    Candidates should apply by emailing a current CV with a covering letter in confidence to quoting reference number INSPT0718.  Please outline how yours skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements for this role.

    A job description is available for download at

    Closing date for applications is 17th August 2018.

  • The ISPCA is registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA 20008734)

Operations & Relationships Manager - Ag Eisteacht


Ag Eisteacht is a charity that aims to improve health outcomes in Ireland for all at the point of their interaction with health, social or support services. We do this by training practitioners to incorporate a relational approach in their routine work. This involves addressing and acknowledging relationship well-being as a core component of health. Ag Eisteacht training equips these practitioners with the knowledge, skills and confidence to build and support relationships in their routine work, thus improving outcomes for their clients.

Ag Eisteacht are now seeking to recruit an ambitious Operations & Relationships Manager to join their small, dynamic team.


Reporting to the CEO, the Operations and Relationships Manager will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the organisation, implementing the strategic plan, and increasing impact and reach through effective marketing, networking and business development activities.

To succeed in this role, the ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Significant management experience in an operations/business development/client relationship role with a genuine interest in the not-for-profit sector
  • Proven success in identifying and developing new strategic relationships and increasing client engagement
  • Proven success coaching and empowering people
  • A track record of effective project and programme management
  • Experience of managing multiple stakeholder relationships
  • Experience creating and implementing business development strategies
  • Excellent networking, communication and marketing skills.

This role is ideal for someone who loves a fast-paced environment, a wide and varied remit, constantly juggling priorities, and working on the front line to best serve existing and potential clients. You will have the confidence and enthusiasm to take on new responsibilities and manage a range of different internal and external relationships. Ideally, you will be able to demonstrate genuine engagement and compassion with the work of Ag Eisteacht.

If you’re a proactive, client focused individual with experience ensuring the smooth running of an organisation and excellent networking and relationship management skills, this could be the role for you.


The recruitment campaign for the role of Operations and Relationships Manager is being managed exclusively on behalf of Ag Eisteacht by not-for-profit specialist recruitment consultancy Charity Careers Ireland.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please email to request the full job description and information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 5pm on Monday, 6th August 2018

Head of Drugs, Homeless & Health Services - Merchants Quay Ireland


Merchants Quay Ireland

Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI) is a national voluntary organisation that helps people who are homeless and caught in addiction. The organisation provides a range of services including frontline services, practical supports, pathways towards recovery and innovative responses to the issues of drug use and homelessness in Ireland. MQI is currently based in 19 locations across 12 counties in Ireland and the organisation has ambitions to increase its scale and presence nationwide. In 2016 MQI’s total income was €10.9 million.  

MQI is approaching a period of change and growth. The organisation recognises the need to ensure its frontline services continue to provide a high-quality service for its clients. To support the development of its services, MQI is seeking to appoint a Head of Drugs, Homeless & Health Services.

Head of Drugs, Homeless & Health Services

Reporting to the CEO, the Head of Drugs, Homeless & Health Services will contribute to the overall strategy and management of MQI. The post-holder will work as part of the executive management team, providing leadership and direction to MQI’s frontline addiction and homeless service as well as ensuring MQI’s current activities are delivered to their expected quality. Additionally, the Head of Drugs, Homeless & Health Services will develop new opportunities to further MQI’s service offering.

MQI are seeking a strong leader who can coordinate services in line with MQI guidelines and ethos. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in the development and delivery of services, interventions and/or projects similar to the work done by MQI. The desired person will also be a skilled communicator; able to provide clear messages to teams across the organisation.

If you have gained these skills in a not-for-profit, public or private environment and are looking for an opportunity to make a positive contribution to the lives of MQI’s service users then contact Michael Walsh in strictest confidence at or call direct on +353-1-234-3131.

The closing date for applications is the 3rd August 2018.

For more information on MQI please visit

Equine Care Assistant - ISPCA

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA)

As a result of the ongoing development of our National Animal Centre at

Keenagh, Co. Longford, we are recruiting for the following position:

ISPCA Equine Care Assistant (6 month contract)

 Candidates must have:

  • An excellent knowledge of equine care & stable management
  • Experience caring for & rehabilitating sick, injured & traumatised equines
  • Excellent communication, organisational & administration skills
  • Good customer service skills & experience working with the public
  • Must be willing to work as part of a team, based on a seven day rostered system
  • A full clean driving licence, plus a licence to tow a horsebox
  • Good basic level of education, ideally a third level qualification in a related discipline
  • Experience operating a tractor/quad for on-going land & grass management
  • Experience working within an animal welfare environment & a keen interest in animal welfare

Download a copy of the full job description here

Candidates should apply by emailing a current CV with a covering letter in confidence to  Please quote reference number ECA0718 in the subject line of your email.  Please outline how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements for this role.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 25th July 2018

The ISPCA is registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA 2008723).

Head of Advocacy & Communications - Age Action


Age Action’s vision is to make Ireland the best country in which to grow older.  Their main aim is to achieve fundamental change in the lives of all ageing people and especially people in later life by empowering them to live full lives as independent and actively engaged citizens and to secure their right to comprehensive high quality services according to their changing needs.

They are now seeking an experienced Head of Advocacy & Communications to join their Senior Management Team.


Reporting directly to the CEO and line managing a team of four, the Head of Advocacy & Communications will be responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating the communications and advocacy strategy for Age Action.

The successful candidate will be highly literate, an able networker and communicator, and team player with an ability to work with and build trusted relationships with a variety of stakeholders and partners. In addition you will be able to work independently, taking a lead on key items of work using your own initiative. You will also have an understanding of traditional and online media, and ideally knowledge of ageing issues and older people.

This role requires a professional with the following skills and experience:

  • At least 5 years’ demonstrable experience of working at a strategic, senior level in communications and advocacy dealing with PR, branding, marketing, and digital transformation
  • A seasoned track record in advancing issues through advocacy, policy, and partnership building
  • A proven ability to develop and deliver high impact messages and content
  • Strong ability to think strategically and execute tactically
  • Creativity and an ability to generate engaging campaign messages
  • Experience acting as the public face of an organisation and managing and supporting relevant staff in interactions with the media and other public avenues
  • Ability to identify and pursue strategic opportunities to advance policy and advocacy initiatives
  • Excellent communication skills and a passion for quality
  • Proven ability to effectively lead and motivate a small, dynamic team

If you have ambitious, out-of-the-box ideas, know how to build and motivate teams to bring them to fruition, and you’re seeking an exciting new opportunity to inspire and drive change, we’d love to hear from you!


The recruitment campaign for the role of Head of Advocacy & Communications is being managed exclusively on behalf of Age Action by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy Charity Careers Ireland.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please email to request the full job description and information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 5pm on Monday, 6th August 2018

Fundraising Officer - Spinal Injuries Ireland


Role: Fundraising Officer

Location: Dun Laoghaire

Reporting to: Fundraising Manager


In Ireland, three people each week in Ireland sustain a spinal cord injury. For most, this is a devastating and life-changing prognosis both for themselves and their families and the start of a long and arduous journey. Unfortunately, 76% of people with spinal cord injury are unemployed and 40% are living below the poverty line.

Spinal Injuries Ireland (SII) is Ireland's only support and service agency dedicated to people who have sustained spinal cord injury and their families. Our mission is to provide a pathway of support from injury through to inclusion in society.  We work with over 12,000 people from all over Ireland including service users and their families.

Description of the role

The Fundraising Officer will be an integral part of a team whose purpose is to raise funds to support Spinal Injuries Ireland’s work. As part of the fundraising team, the Fundraising Officer will work with internal and external stakeholders including our service users. The person will work well as part of a team, have a can-do attitude and have creative project & event management skills.

Key Duties


  • Be an integral member of the fundraising team, delivering key events such as the National Raffle, Colour Me Friday, third party events and new campaign development
  • Increase engagement and build relationships with external organisations such as schools and corporates
  • Lead on the annual city centre fundraising collection
  • Support the development of fundraising and donor stewardship plans
  • Volunteer recruitment for key events
  • Be the first point of contact for the fundraising department
  • Research potential partnerships with corporates and community events
  • Telemarketing to existing & potential supporters


  • Maintain excellent records on the Salesforce database
  • Manage and update project plans and budgets
  • Ensure that supporters are communicated in a regular and effective manner
  • Ensure that records are GDPR compliant 


  • Provide excellent customer service to our supporters
  • Represent Spinal Injuries Ireland when required
  • Carry out research and ad-hoc projects are directed
  • Undertake any other duties consistent with the position that may arise

Person Specification

            Qualifications & Experience

  • Educated to third level; qualification in Marketing, Business, Communications or Digital would be an advantage
  • 3 years’ experience in a fundraising or marketing environment

            Competencies & Qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm
  • Flexibility
  • Target Driven
  • Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise tasks
  • Strong IT skills
  • Empathetic

The following is not an exhaustive list of the duties associated with the post but is intended for the guidance of the person assigned to the job

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Ciara Mealy on 087 609 8869.

To apply for this role please forward a cover letter and CV to Ciara Mealy –

Fundraising Manager - Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The SVP is a large, national, voluntary organisation with extensive experience of working with a diverse range of people who experience poverty and exclusion. Through its network of over 12,000 volunteers and 800 staff, it is strongly committed to working for social justice and advocates the creation of a more just and caring society. SVP employs people to support volunteers in a variety of settings including housing and hostels, community care, shops, administration and other specialist areas.

The East Region which encompasses Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow is the largest of the Society’s  eight Regions and has approximately 3500 voluntary members in more than 320 local conferences committed to providing direct personal service to individuals and families in need.

SVP now seeks to recruit an experience Fundraising Manager for the East region (Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow).


Reporting to the Regional Coordinator, the Fundraising Manager will be responsible for growing SVP’s donor base in the East from private individuals, corporates, and trusts and foundations, as well as through community fundraising initiatives, events and effective direct marketing and legacy campaigns. They will also manage relationships with existing donors and supporters, ensuring a high level of donor retention through great donor stewardship.

To succeed in this role, the ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience in a fundraising/business development role with a genuine interest in the not-for-profit sector demonstrated through either professional or voluntary involvement
  • Proven success in identifying and developing new strategic relationships and increasing supporter engagement.
  • A creative approach, with the ability to generate new ideas and initiatives, and to follow these through to completion.
  • A track record in achieving results and working to targets within a busy, fast paced environment.
  • Excellent networking, interpersonal, influencing, and negotiating skills
  • Strong proposal and grant application writing skills.

This role requires a proactive, ideas person with excellent relationship management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects. If you are a fundraiser with experience across a range of income streams who is ready to take the next step in your career, this could be the role for you!


The recruitment campaign for the role of Fundraising Manager is being managed exclusively on behalf of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul by not-for-profit specialist recruitment consultancy Charity Careers Ireland.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please email to request the full job description and information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 5pm on Monday, 23rd July 2018

Head of Communications - Irish Hospice Foundation

80 people die every day in Ireland, and another 800 are bereaved every day. 
The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) is the only national organisation dedicated to dying, death and bereavement. 

From campaigning for better end-of-life and bereavement supports, our programmes and services strive to bring the best care to hospitals, residential facilities and family homes. We upskill hospital and healthcare staff to provide the best quality care in life, death and bereavement. We encourage the public to talk about death and loss and to plan for end of life. 

Help Ireland live well, die well and grieve well. 
Join our team as Head of Communications.

Help us innovate and collaborate across health and social sectors to ensure everyone’s

end-of-life and bereavement needs are met, regardless of diagnosis, age or location.

Reporting to the CEO, the Head of Communications will have a strong track record in maximising communications and marketing impact across all traditional and digital channels. A dynamic communicator, this leader will manage communications, marketing and PR, as well as overseeing a broad programme of information and public engagement.

To apply please email with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position along with your CV by 5 p.m. on Friday 27th July.

A job description is available

General Manager - Haven

Haven is seeking a General Manager for its team in Dublin, playing an important role in its organisational growth and development. Haven is an Irish NGO working solely in Haiti to empower local people to build sustainable livelihoods and communities.

The successful candidate will lead the creation and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising strategy, oversight of external and internal communications, building of donor relationships, development of organisational strategies, and provision of leadership and governance across the team.

The role would particularly suit an engaged, motivated individual with good experience in the fundraising and NGO sector.  Relevant post-graduate qualifications, professional experience, and a proven track record of delivering fundraising targets and programme objectives are all an advantage.



  • Create and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy to grow income.
  • Plan and manage existing annual events (such as the Haiti Ball, Rugby Lunch, Golf Classic, and Cork Lunch) and introduce new fundraising events, monitoring progress on budgets and performance.
  • Develop and capitalise on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) opportunities in line with Haven’s strategy.
    Investigate and implement new fundraising channels, assessing supporter motivation and using this to plan new initiatives.
  • Work closely with the Financial Controller to ensure the charity’s financial
    position is secure and all programmes are adequately financed.


  • Oversee all external and internal communications for Haven, developing and implementing a communications strategy to increase public awareness of and engagement with Haven’s programmes.
  • Act as media liaison and spokesperson. write, edit, coordinate and publish
    content across various channels, including the Havenwebsite, social media, and print and online marketing materials.

Donor and Relationship Management

  • Manage and nurture strong relationships with a wide range of existing and potential corporate, individual and major donors, grant-making organisations, and
    other stakeholders to secure support.
  • Represent Haven and its interests with all stakeholders.
  • Foster a wide range of relationships and networks with the international NGO community to position Haven as a well-known and respected organisation throughout the sector.

Staff and Leadership

  • Provide clear leadership to the Haven team, promoting and building a strong team culture consistent with Haven’s values.
  • Liaise regularly with the Field Office and Haven US teams to coordinate plans and oversee project implementation.
  • Ensure the recruitment of suitable staff to team positions, establishing suitable remuneration levels, appropriate performance targets, and strong working conditions within the framework agreed by the Board.

Strategy Development, Planning and Reporting

  • Take a proactive role in the formulation of future strategic objectives, presenting these to the Board for input, discussion and ratification.
  • Establish strong strategic and annual planning processes to produce effective programming decisions for approval by the Board.
  • Ensure that all financial and non-financial reporting requirements are met on a timely and regular basis, and that effective Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and other reporting
    mechanisms are put in place across the charity’s activities.
  • Ensure that reporting to the Board is always transparent and accountable.


  • Take responsibility for implementing good governance procedures at all levels of the
    charity, overseeing team performance, updating and implementing appropriate policies, reporting to the Chairman and Board, and supporting all aspects of reporting and oversight.

Resource Management

  • Oversee office administration and ensure all resources - human, material, capital, and reputational – are developed and maintained.


Fundraising and Event Management

  • Experience in developing and implementing fundraising strategies which meet established
    targets and grow income in line with an organisation’s strategy
  • Proven track record in successful event planning and management, including the organisation of numerous events simultaneously
  • Ability to engage companies in CSR partnerships events packages
  • Innovative approach to identifying and introducing new fundraising channels to an organisation.

Communication Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and proven ability to develop communication strategies to connect with diverse audiences
  • Confidence in developing and presenting proposals and presentations to a wide range of donors and stakeholders
  • Understanding of brand development and ability to provide creative, editorial and operational support for communications projects across the organisation.

Experience in NGO sector

  • In-depth knowledge of and experience in NGO operations, particularly in the international
    development setting
  • Sensitivity and understanding in communicating and addressing the challenges faced by those supported by the organisation
  • Willingness to travel to visit projects and meet stakeholders.

Leadership and Interpersonal Style

  • Demonstrable passion and enthusiasm for the organisation’s vision, with an ability to inspire, lead and empower others to achieve high performance and organisational goals
  • Professional leadership style which fosters strong team bonds and supports the generation of new initiatives which can be followed through to completion
  • Ability to work well under pressure and motivate teams in times of emergency
  • A personal commitment to organisational excellence honesty, integrity, and a strong sense of ethics in all decisions and actions.

Relationship Management

  • Creative approach to establishing and maintaining positive and fruitful relationships with key donors and stakeholders
  • Interest in seeking information, actively listening and asking questions to ensure the
    understanding of underlying concerns of others.
  • Demonstrable success in identifying and developing opportunities to increase donor and
    supporter engagement.

Problem Solving and Analysis

  • Experience in analysing complex policy issues and articulating clear and focused policy to
    diverse audiences.
  • Ability to understand issues and make systematic, rational judgments based on the relevant

Strategy Formulation

  • Skilled in formulating strong, effective strategies and policies, creating new approaches and
    taking a broad-based view of issues and events to understand their long-term impact
  • Ability to translate various strategies and policies into successful operational activities


  • Experience in working with Boards of Directors, presenting accurate and transparent reports, providing strategic advice, and implementing decisions and policies made by Boards of Directors
  • Understanding and prioritisation of NGO responsibilities, and reporting and governance
    requirements within the sector
  • Understanding of and commitment to being an equal opportunities employer.

This is a full-time position, based in Dublin with occasional travel to Haiti required.

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter, outlining your salary expectations and availability to begin role, to by Friday, 20 July 2018. Please direct any informal queries to

Note: This job description is not exhaustive and other duties may be required to fulfil the role. Salary is dependent on experience. Haven is an equal opportunities employer. Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting. 

Closing Date for Applications
Friday, 20 July 2018