Head of Fundraising - Irish Red Cross

Summary of role:

To provide strategic direction to, and maximize fundraising income for the society. To manage the Society’s marketing to key audiences. To manage, develop and protect the Irish Red Cross brand. To contribute to the overall work of the Irish Red Cross as a member of the senior management team.

Main tasks/responsibilities of the position:

  1. To work with the secretary general to achieve the mission of the Irish Red Cross

  2. To advise the Secretary-General and board of directors on fundraising, brand strategy and implement as agreed

  3. Responsible for maximizing income for the society in the form of unrestricted funds, earmarked funds, and emergency overseas appeals

  4. Responsible for meeting targets set for donor acquisition, donor retention, donor development, and donor reactivation

  5. Protect, maintain and develop the Irish Red Cross's brand profile, positioning, and attributes

  6. Manage and develop the fundraising team in line with agreed objectives in the areas of supporter care, telecommunications, community & events, direct marketing, major gifts, legacies, and regular giving

  7. Effectively manage the retail team in line with agreed objectives

  8. Explore new business income streams and other fundraising initiatives as agreed

  9. Assist in the preparation of reports for the secretary general and members of the board as required

  10. Implement and manage the budgets for fundraising as agreed

  11. Keep up to date with developments within the Red Cross and the wider sector, advising the secretary general and board as necessary

  12. Keep up to date with the legislative requirements and codes of practice for fundraising generally

  13. Maintain an active membership of the relevant fundraising institutions and networks

CV and cover letter can be sent to jobs@redcross.ie and applications will be accepted until close of business on the 10th of October. If you require more information about the position, please call 01-6424600 and ask for Liam O'Dwyer.

  • Closing Date for Applications
    10th of October

Fundraising Officer - RCSI

Department: Development, Alumni Relations, Fellows and Members

Tenure: Full-time, Permanent

Location: Ardilaun House, 111 St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2

Reporting to: Head of Corporate Fundraising

Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

About RCSI

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is a private, self-financing, not-for-profit medical and surgical college headquartered in Dublin (Ireland) with global reach through its overseas medical universities and healthcare centres in the Middle East, the Far East and Africa. Since its foundation in 1784, the College has played a leadership role in Irish surgical and medical education. Currently, RCSI operates the largest Medical School in Ireland and provides undergraduate education in Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, and Nursing. In addition to Surgery, the College also provides postgraduate training and education in Radiology, Dentistry, Nursing & Midwifery, Sports and Exercise Medicine, Healthcare Management and Leadership, and has an Institute of Research. RCSI is ranked in the top 250 institutions worldwide.

The Development Department is responsible for the College’s fundraising and manages engagement with Alumni, Fellows & Members; currently a team of 11. The Fundraising Officer is an important new role within the Fundraising Team, developed to support the success of our fundraising programmes and the increased work that success has generated across regular giving, reunion and class giving as well as corporate engagement. The role will report to the Head of Corporate Fundraising.

About the Development Department:

The Development Department plays an increasingly important role in delivering RCSI’s ambitions as outlined in RCSI_TOMORROW Campaign. The vision for the Campaign sees RCSI ranked amongst the great medical colleges of our time: internationally noteworthy for being at the forefront of surgical innovation and ground breaking research and for educating the brightest medical minds of tomorrow. Delivery of the Campaign goals will require a step change in income generation across all our fundraising programmes.

About the Role:

The overall purpose of the Fundraising Officer role is to support the Fundraising Team to achieve its annual income targets. This will be achieved by undertaking a range of duties and responsibilities related to the RCSI_TOMORROW Campaign in general as well as the regular giving, reunion and class giving, corporate fundraising and sponsorship activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will;

Fundraising:

 Provide support to the Fundraising Team in coordinating fundraising activities such as the annual appeal, reunion and class giving appeals, corporate fundraising and sponsorships, and campaign related fundraising

 Organise and manage specific fundraising initiatives such as corporate sponsorships for Charter Day, Research Summer School and Alumni events as well as sourcing advertising for key publications

 Perform account management duties for some of RCSI’s partners, including corporate partners and sponsorship activities

 Proactive involvement in donor engagement planning and execution

 Support the development and implementation of donor stewardship plans and communications

 Contribute to the drafting and development of fundraising proposals for campaign priorities

 Prepare reports on fundraising activity and progress

 Be proactive in pursuing income targets

 Assist in the development of fundraising initiatives e.g. legacy programme

 Build and maintain excellent relationships with alumni, Fellows, donors and partners that helps develop potential fundraising initiatives

Administration:

 Provide general administrative support to the Fundraising Team

 Provide administrative support to the Scholarships Awards Committee and Clinical Elective Committee (preparation of meeting docs etc)

 Provide administrative support to the Research Summer School Committee

 Liaise with students to provide stories and content for appeals/donor stewardship

 Provide assistance at major departmental events, such as the annual Alumni Gathering and Charter Day events

General Duties:

 Provide an excellent customer service to all stakeholders, internally and externally

 Ensure the efficient administration of the department by contributing to the development and implementation of work systems, processes and policies

 Carry out research and ad-hoc projects as directed

 Perform additional duties as expected in a developing team

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications:

 Qualified to a degree level; degrees in such areas as business, marketing or social science will be advantageous

Skills and Experience:

 Fundraising: Demonstrate experience of fundraising and/or marketing duties

 Communication: Clear, concise communication skills and an excellent telephone manner

 Project Management: Ability to ensure that project plans are communicated and that all timelines are met

 Customer Focus: Have strong customer service skills. Be able to communicate with a high level of initiative, tact, diplomacy and confidentiality

 Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills – friendly, polite and outgoing personality with ability to work on own initiative and manage high workflow

 Motivated: Display a ‘can-do’ attitude, be committed to RCSI, demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for the role

 Self-starter with the ability to work as part of a team: Ability to operate effectively as part of a team – is cordial, tolerant and willing to help others, is co-operative and patient; shares work and information; establishes rapport, can influence and develop effective networks

 IT skills: Competent IT skills, preferably with prior experience of MS Office suite and a customer relationship management (CRM) system (training will be provided)

 Conscientious: Have a pro-active approach to work, anticipating and resolving problems in advance; have keen attention to detail – from anticipating and addressing issues in advance to understanding requests and delivering quality work with minimal errors

 Flexibility: Can operate flexibly within a busy environment; can shift focus when required

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants can apply with a cover letter and CV through the RCSI Careers website (http://rcsi.ie/careers).

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 17 October 2018. Applications received after this will not be considered. Interviews will be held week commencing 29 October 2018.

For any informal enquiries relating to this position, please contact Gordon Jamieson, Head of Corporate Fundraising (gordonjamieson@rcsi.ie).

Note: This Job Description may be subject to change to reflect the evolving requirements of the Department and RCSI in developing healthcare leaders who make a difference worldwide.

RCSI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or race.

Similar vacancies that arise in the next 6 months may be filled from the pool of applicants that apply for this position.

Closing Date for Applications
5:00pm, 17th October, 2018

Cold Weather Response Project Worker(s) - COPE Galway

COPE Galway is a registered charity, which provides a range of services to the people of Galway City and County, concentrating on specific responses to the needs of senior citizens, those experiencing homelessness and victims of domestic violence.

We are currently seeking applications for the following positions:

Project Worker(s) – Cold Weather Response

The Cold Weather Response (CWR) is a short term winter time response with the aim of providing night time sleeping accommodation for adults who sleep rough in Galway City over the winter period between November and April.  The overall objectives of this project is to try to minimise the risk of harm to people who are rough sleeping due to the cold and inclement weather conditions over the winter period and to work with people in identifying and progressing routes out of rough sleeping and homelessness.  The service will operate on the site of the COPE Galway Day Centre for Homeless in Galway City.

This is a fixed term opportunity for a six month period between November 19th 2018 and April 28th 2018 (including induction training and project set up in the first week).  The role will involve working evening and waking/live night shifts over the seven days/nights per week and potentially over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

The ideal candidates will have:

 Education - A good standard of education, preferably in the social care or a related field

  • Experience of working in the area of homelessness and/or working with other marginalised groups

  • Knowledge about and understanding of why people become homeless and the related health, welfare and housing support needs they have

  • Understanding of a broad range of issues including mental health, addictions, relationship and family breakdown, poverty and social exclusion

  • An up to date working knowledge of the social welfare system and the housing assessments and application process

Desirable Requirements:

  • A 3rd level qualification in a Social Care Setting or related filed.

  • Previous experience of working in a hostel for the homeless

Rate of Pay: €16.13 per hour excluding premiums (premiums include time plus a half midnight to 8am, double time Sunday, and Saturday premium).

Garda Clearance is a requirement for this position.

Applicants can email hradmin@copegalway.ie for full job description/person spec and application form.

Please forward completed application forms to hradmin@copegalway.ie by the closing date of 9am on October the 11th with interviews taking place on October 16th and 17th.

For those candidates moving to Galway for these roles we may be able to offer assistance if seeking accommodation in Galway for the duration of the project.

COPE Galway, 2-5 Calbro House, Tuam Road, Galway

COPE Galway are an equal opportunities employer

www.copegalway.ie                                                                                                                                       

Closing Date for Applications
9am, 11th October 2018

Member Services Coordinator - Charities Institute Ireland

Charities Institute Ireland (Cii), the representative body dedicated to supporting Ireland’s leading charities maximise their positive social impact is hiring a Member Services Coordinator. A brand new role in the organisation’s growth, the Member Services Coordinator will support the roll out of our ambitious membership programme in 2019.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic team player with strong customer service aptitude to work in the heart of the charity sector in Ireland. If you have a passion to play your part to enable positive social impact and have the skills required in this job spec we want to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities:

You will work as part of the Charities Institute Ireland team with responsibility to provide support and service to member organisations. Much of your time will be spent interacting with members in-person, over the phone, and, on email.

The role includes but is not limited to the following activities:

  • Provide professional, quality and timely administrative services and support, primarily to the Head of Membership and Communications and other senior managers, to ensure the effective and efficient day to day operations of Charities Institute Ireland.

  • Respond to requests and queries from member organisations.

  • Responsibility for sales and processing bookings for events.

  • Provide information on the organisation and our services to current and perspective members.

Core Member Service Representative Duties and Responsibilities 

1Interaction with Cii members

Take calls or greet members’ in-person and respond to their needs. Deliver high-quality customer service, listening to members’ requests and working to find the appropriate solution. Answer incoming calls, respond to enquiries or transfer to the appropriate member of staff for resolution. Be present at all Cii events to greet members and manage registrations.

2. Communications

Provide ongoing information about the benefits of membership and alert members of upcoming events of interest to them and their staff.

3. Process Transactions

  • Process sales for events, training courses & membership renewals.

  • Follow up invoices and bookings.

4. Sales: 

Recommend and cross-sell services to meet member needs. The candidate must have thorough knowledge of Cii products and services available, as well as competitor products and services.

5. Administration & Office Support:

  • Responsible for coordinating print and design of Cii marketing materials.

  • Assisting with research & presentations.

  • Good knowledge of using Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint) as well as mail merge and database management.

Required /Preferred Skills

General: Required

Patient and friendly and excellent people skills. Enjoys solving problems. Positive, composed, and, work well under pressure.

Core: Required

Strong interpersonal skills. Active listening skills to accurately respond to enquiries and requests. Computer skills. Must be detail oriented and well organised. Ability to work a flexible schedule 

Advanced: (not necessary but preferred)        

Previous sales experience. Competency in CRM Management, Survey Monkey, Mail Chimp, Word, Excel and Outlook, PowerPoint & Mail Merge

Salary: €25k - €30k DOE
Contract Term: 2 years

How to apply:
Please forward a copy of your CV and cover letter outlining why you would like to join Charities Institute Ireland. Applications should be made before close of business on Friday 12th October to mark@charitiesinstituteireland.ie

Charities Institute Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Fundraising Manager - Asthma Society of Ireland

The Asthma Society of Ireland (ASI) is the national charity dedicated to empowering Ireland's 470,000 people with asthma. During the 40 years since the Asthma Society was founded there have been significant developments in the fight against asthma, however, there is still much to be achieved in a country with the 4th highest prevalence of asthma in the world and where we still see 1 person die every week from this condition.

Our vision is that every person in Ireland will have access to the best possible asthma services, and will have the best support and information available to help empower them in managing their asthma. Our goals are focused around fighting asthma.

We are now seeking an experienced, innovative Fundraising Manager to join our team.

The Role:

The Fundraising Manager will work closely with the CEO to develop and deliver an effective fundraising strategy and plans in line with the aspirations of the Society. The successful candidate will be the prime driver for all fundraising activity will be responsible for driving growth across corporate income streams in particular and developing new fundraising initiatives.

In order to succeed in this role, you will possess the following:

  • Proven experience of developing fundraising plans through a number of income streams with a track record of delivering results

  • Experience of developing and nurturing new donor relationships

  • Experience of using a contact management/ Supporter database

  • Strong networking, relationship building and diplomacy skills

  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills to deliver fundraising pitches, information and project updates to a range of audiences in a clear, inspiring and confident way

  • Ability to identify opportunities and successfully negotiate with external parties to develop relationships in order to achieve results within a fundraising, marketing or sales environment

If you have a track record of successful fundraising, identifying and researching potential funding opportunities, and cultivating donors, we want to hear from you!

Application details:

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

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

Closing Date: 5pm on Monday, 8th October

  • Closing Date for Applications
    08/10/2018

Head of Development - National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland is the country’s most popular free visitor attraction housing the nation’s collection of European and Irish art from about 1300 to the present day, and an extensive Library & Archive. Nominated for European Museum of the Year (2018), and winner of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland Culture-Public Building award (2018), the Gallery continues its mission of serving our visitors in their enrichment and enjoyment of visual art. Entry to the collection is free for all to enjoy, learn and be inspired.

The Gallery wishes to recruit a Head of Development within the Development Department on a permanent basis. The purpose of this role is to work to, and help devise a strategic plan to raise funds and the profile of the Gallery. Reporting to the Director or his / her nominated deputy the Head of Development will:

  • Prepare annual plans and budgets for the recruitment, retention and development of individual donors to the Gallery, from single gifts, regular gifts, mid and major level giving and legacies

  • Review the Gallery’s individual giving propositions and develop opportunities for new giving levels, in particular leading the Corporate Partner Scheme

  • Develop mid- and major level gift propositions and a legacy strategy, ensuring a range of individual giving levels are offered and a clear transition plan identified to upgrade friends and patrons

  • Recommend and implement donor care policies in line with new data protection legislation

  • Lead the review and manage the database,  making recommendations on classification of data and data management

  • Develop database protocols and a classification system and introduce these into E-tapestry

  • Identify new partner leads, individual or corporate and deliver a donor- focused service to all supporters

  • Complete other duties as and when required

The successful candidate will have:

  • A third level qualification in business, marketing, fundraising and / or sales

  • Experience in developing and implementing individual giving programmes of activity and business plans to recruit, engage, inspire and retain individual donors

  • A proven ability to work on collaborative projects to deliver results on target on own initiative and as part of an effective team

  • Good knowledge of budgets and experience of reporting financial performance against targets

  • Strong experience of working with fundraising databases (preferably e-tapestry), audience segmentation and use of data analytics

  • Good knowledge of the regulatory environment for fundraising from individuals including data protection, tax incentives and fundraising codes of practice and regulation

  • Excellent people management skills with a proven ability to lead and motivate a team to achieve results to a consistent high standard.

  • A positive attitude and proactive approach to work and an enthusiasm and interest for working in an art and heritage cultural institution and a willingness to contribute to a positive working environment

  • A willingness to partake in and enhance own professional and development

 

Note: This job description is a guide to broad areas of responsibility and accountability and should not be regarded as a comprehensive listing. The job description may be subject to review in the view of new structures and / or the changing needs of the Gallery. All employees are required to be compliant with NGI screening, security and Garda vetting procedures.

Grade and Salary: Salary is in accordance with the 1st point of the Assistant Principal PPC Scale, currently €65,837 per annum. Candidates should note the National Gallery of Ireland complies with Department of Public Expenditure and Reform regulations and guidelines on Public Service pay and conditions of employment.

Duration: Permanent

Working hours: Full time, 5 days a week - 37 hours per week. The successful candidate must be flexible and available to work occasional early mornings, evenings and weekends (as required).

Closing date for receipt of applications: 5th October 2018

Interviews will be held week commencing: 22nd October 2018

Office Executive - Social Entrepreneurs Ireland

Support the smooth running of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s office and core activities,
helping the organisation to run smoothly and effectively.

Background to role: 

At Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) we believe that Ireland’s social problems are not being solved quickly enough and that we need to develop new ideas to tackle our biggest challenges. To achieve this, we support social entrepreneurs from start-up to scale-up. We provide them with mentoring, funding and access to a network of support to help them to significantly increase their impact in Ireland.

We are now looking to strengthen our operational activities so that we can deepen our impact as an organisation in the short term and manage our growth sustainably in the years to come.

Purpose of the role
The primary purpose of this role is to support the smooth running of the organisation’s office and to provide general support across all aspects of our core activities. Ultimately,  this role is about supporting the work of the SEI team to effectively support social entrepreneurs to change Ireland now, and play a part in setting the organisation up for further growth in the years to come. This role offers a great opportunity to join a visionary, impact driven and entrepreneurial team at an exciting time in our development.

Key Elements of Role:

  • Day-to-day office administration: Ensure the office is maintained to a high standard and fit for purpose e.g. general up-keep, dealing with any issues as they arise and co-ordination with key suppliers.

  • Managing and processing incoming communications:  Delivering a positive and professional experience for those who reach out to SEI. You would be the first point of contact within the organisation for all incoming communication e.g. calls, general mails etc

  • Team administration support: Help the team to work as effectively as possible by providing key supports to them throughout the year e.g. meeting coordination and general project assistance.

All of the above elements relate to supporting one thing:  operational excellence to enable
the effective delivery of SEI’s vision and mission.

Candidate Profile:

  • A high degree of enthusiasm, reliability, and adaptability 

  • Team player who collaborates and shares ideas 

  • Self-starter, taking ownership and responsibility for tasks and time management

  • A people person, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills (both written and verbal)

  • Comfortable dealing with the unknown and unexpected

  • Experience with office assistance with social change actors and/or businesses (desirable)

Are you the right person for the role?

  • Do you have a deeply held passion for Ireland, and a strong desire to see positive change come about more rapidly in society?

  • Are you inspired and energised by the work of social entrepreneurs?

  • Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment in collaboration with a team?

  • Are you fun to work with and do you act with authenticity and integrity in everything you do?

Location: 11-12 Warrington Place, Dublin 2 
Reporting to: Director of Operations
Start date: November 2018  (flexible for the right candidate)
Salary: Commensurate with experience

How to apply:
If you are interested in applying please send your CV and cover letter detailing why you believe you are the right person for this role. Candidates are also asked to state their salary expectations in their cover letter. Applications should be made before close of business on Monday 1st of October to jointheteam@socialentrepreneurs.ie.


Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.  

 

  • Closing Date for Applications
    Monday 1st October

Operations Manager - Social Entrepreneurs Ireland

Manage the delivery and development of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s key operational
activities, to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of the support we provide to Ireland’s high-potential social entrepreneurs.

At Social Entrepreneurs Ireland we believe that Ireland’s social problems are not being solved quickly enough and that we need to develop new ideas to tackle our biggest challenges. To achieve this, we support social entrepreneurs from start-up to scale-up. We provide them with mentoring, funding and access to a network of support to help them to significantly increase their impact in Ireland.

Purpose of the Role:
The primary purpose of this role is to manage the delivery and development of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s governance and support key operational activities, to enable the team to deliver effective and impactful programmes for Ireland’s high-potential social entrepreneurs. Ultimately, this role is about providing organizational support to Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, the ‘oil’ of the machine, working closely with the Director of Operations to ensure we are achieving best practice across all areas of the organisation.

This role offers a great opportunity to join a visionary, impact driven and entrepreneurial team at an exciting time in the organisation’s development.

Key Elements of Role:

  • Governance: Implement, evaluate and continuously develop the organisation’s governance and reporting requirements in consultation with relevant team members e.g. co-ordination of board meetings and memos, the delivery of our audit, annual report and budgets.

  • Human Resources: Be a key support in developing the SEI team to ensure that we are effectively set-up for our current delivery and future organisational growth e.g. capacity planning and recruitment.

  • Systems: Be a key support in developing our internal systems to keep the organisation running smoothly e.g. CRM, internal and external reporting, project management, and financial management processes.

  • Other operational tasks as required.

All of the above elements relate to driving one thing: operational excellence to enable the effective delivery of SEI’s vision and mission.

Candidate Profile:

  • A high degree of enthusiasm, reliability, and adaptability

  • Team player who collaborates and shares ideas

  • Self-starter, taking ownership and responsibility for tasks

  • Comfortable dealing with the unknown and unexpected and an excellent problem solver.

  • Experienced project coordinator with a track record in developing and managing multiple projects simultaneously, prioritising effectively for timely delivery

  • Excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills

  • Experience in an operations role desirable, especially with governance and compliance responsibilities.

  • Strong technological capabilities and comfortable using a wide range of platforms.

Are you the right person for the role?

  • Do you have a deeply held passion for Ireland, and a strong desire to see positive change come about more rapidly in society?

  • Are you inspired and energised by the work of social entrepreneurs?

  • Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment in collaboration with a team?

  • Are you fun to work with and do you act with authenticity and integrity in everything you do?

Location: 11-12 Warrington Place, Dublin 2
Reporting to: Director of Operations
Start date: November 2018 (flexible for the right candidate)
Salary: Commensurate with experience

How to apply:
If you are interested in applying please send your CV and cover letter detailing why you believe you are the right person for this role. Candidates are also asked to state their salary expectations in their cover letter. Applications should be made before close of business on Monday 1st of October to jointheteam@socialentrepreneurs.ie.


Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is an equal opportunities employer

  • Closing Date for Applications
    Monday 1st October

Governance & Administration Officer - Gaisce, The President's Award

Position:                     Governance and Administration Officer

Reporting to:             The Office Manager

Contract:                    Initial 12-month contract with opportunity to extend to

                                    permanent position

Location:                    Phoenix Park, Dublin

Salary:                        €30-35K (DOE)

 

Gaisce – The President’s Award is seeking to recruit an organised and enthusiastic administrator to support, manage and report on governance compliance; to manage (in a non-technical capacity) the organisation’s data systems; and to assist in day-to-day financial administration. The role is an opportunity for an ambitious administrator to take on a more senior role and make a significant contribution to the effective and efficient day-to-day operation of Gaisce-The President’s Award.

 

The Role

The role of the Governance and Administration Officer will be to ensure Gaisce is compliant to a high standard with all aspects of governance obligations and to administer the organisation’s data systems (currently, Salesforce CRM and a bespoke online system), furnishing senior members of staff with appropriate reports as required. The Governance and Administration Officer will also be responsible for financial administration. Line managed by the Office Manager working within the administration team, some direct reporting responsibilities will be to the CEO and members of the senior management team. For the correct candidate, consideration may be given pro rata for lesser hour working week than envisaged full time role.

 

About Gaisce - The President's Award

Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme for young people which enhances confidence and wellbeing through participation in personal, physical and community challenges. Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people aged 15-25 to dream big and realise their potential. Gaisce is non-competitive and self-directed. Participants choose their own activities and goals with the support of a trained adult mentor, their President’s Award Leader (or PAL). The Gaisce programme is delivered by over 1,200 PALs working and volunteering in a variety of organisations across Ireland (Gaisce Award Partners). There are three levels of Gaisce – Bronze, Silver and Gold. The more time and energy participants give, the greater their reward. For more information about Gaisce, please visit www.gaisce.ie.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Governance

  • Ensure Gaisce remains compliant with the Governance Code through regular review and by scheduling updating/renewing of policies and procedures as required;

  • Ensure Gaisce honours all deadlines in relation to CRO, CRA and other regulatory or legislative responsibilities;

  • Provide all necessary support to Gaisce’s Data Protection Officer to ensure the organisation complies fully with GDPR responsibilities and that all GDPR-related policies and procedures are implemented and remain current;

  • Undertake board secretary functions to include: supporting the CEO in preparation of Council reports and papers; circulation of agenda, minute and papers; preparing annual schedule of Council meetings; attendance at Council meeting and minute taking; supporting Council sub-committees and organising additional Council meetings as necessary.

 

Data Systems Administration

  • Collating data from Salesforce and other systems and generating quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports for the senior management team, ensuring data is reliable and robust;

  • Support the organisation in maximising the use of CRM and internal systems, in time supporting/training new staff in application;

  • Liaise with staff and external IT support companies to ensure systems are functioning appropriately.

 

Financial Administration

  • Co-ordinate e-tenders and procurement quotations;

  • Manage all administration related to registration income (weekly reconciliation of income against invoices; following up on invoices; confirming payments etc.)

  • Lodging cheques and postal orders monthly;

  • Raising POs for approval by relevant line managers;

  • Preparing monthly payments for approval by CEO (ensuring all invoices are matched with appropriate PO and signed by relevant budget manager; creating payments on online banking system for payment etc.)

  • Supporting external bookkeeper in preparation of monthly management accounts, revenue obligations etc;

  • Supporting Auditor in preparation of annual audit.

 

Other

  • Undertake other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time, commensurate with the nature of the post.

  • To act in the best interest of Gaisce and in line with the vision and mission of the organisation.

 

Person Specification

Skills / Experience (Essential)

  • Professional qualification and min. 2 years’ experience in administration or a similar role.

  • Experience using a CRM (preferably Salesforce).

  • Familiarity with the Governance Code for C&V organisations.

  • Minute taking and/or providing high-level administrative support to CEO/manager or senior executive.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in English) with good attention to detail.

  • Excellent organisational and planning skills.

  • Good IT skills.

 

Skills / Experience (Desirable)

  • Governance / HR policy development and implementation.

  • Experience in implementing the Governance Code for C&V organisations.

  • Project Management.

 

Personal Attributes

  • Attention to detail.

  • Self-starter.

  • Positive outlook.


Key Relationships

Reporting to the Office Manager, the successful candidate will be a member of the administration team and work, on occasion, with and report to the CEO and other members of the senior management team.


Terms

This is a 1-year fixed term appointment with an opportunity to convert to a permanent position. There will be a 3-month probationary period. Salary will be in the region of €30-35K (DOE). The appointment is covered by the Single Public Service Pension Scheme and membership of the scheme will be compulsory for the successful candidate. There is a holiday entitlement of 25 days, excluding public holidays.

Application

Applications for the post are by application form only. Completed application forms should be sent either by email to recruitment@gaisce.ie or by post (marked ‘Private & Confidential’ and 'Ref: Governance & Administration’) to: Gaisce - The President's Award, Ratra House, North Road, Phoenix Park, Dublin D08 YD62. Queries can be addressed to the same email address.

Closing dates for applications is 5pm, Monday 15th October 2018 with a view to interviews being held week commencing 29thOctober, 2018.

All applications received within the deadline will be screened against the role requirements and the person specification.

Closing Date for Applications
15/10/2018

Head of Finance - Co-operative Housing Ireland (CHI)

Co-operative Housing Ireland (CHI) is the national federation for the co-operative housing movement. Founded in 1973, CHI has supported the provision of homes across the country and promoted the development of affiliated local co-operative societies across Ireland. CHI is currently responsible for the management of more than 2,300 homes and has ambitious expansion plans for the years to 2020. Growth is a key strategic priority for Co-operative Housing Ireland over the next five years with a targeted 20% year-on-year growth.

In 2017 CHI had a turnover of €15.3 million. As the organisation continues to grow in scale, it is important to maintain its financial stability. CHI is seeking to appoint a new Head of Finance.

Head of Finance

The Head of Finance will support the delivery of co-operative housing and community services by providing strategic direction, leadership and management to CHI in the areas of financial control and strategic business planning. The successful candidate will lead and manage the Finance Department, report to the CEO and be a key member of the Executive Management Team. The role will provide innovative and forward looking financial and business advice to the CHI’s Executive Management Team. The role will focus on the day-to-day management of the finance department and will identify and manage areas of financial and business risk, ensuring that at all times, CHI is compliant, efficient, commercial and member-oriented. 

CHI is seeking a determined and motivated leader to direct financial operations within the organisation. Applicants must be qualified accountants possessing ACCA, CIMA, or ACA certification. Finance professionals with experience acquired in the not-for-profit, private or public sector are welcome. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the organisation’s purpose and will continually act in the best interests of CHI.

 

If you are a driven individual looking for an exciting and challenging opportunity that will help to make a difference to the lives of CHI’s members, then contact Michael Walsh in strictest confidence at michael.walsh@2into3.com or call direct on +353-1-234-3131.

The closing date for applications is 5th October 2018.   

For more information on CHI please see www.cooperativehousing.ie

  • Closing Date for Applications
    5th October 2018

Legacy Manager - Concern Worldwide

Job Title: Legacy Manager  

Reports to: Head of Supporter Marketing (AKA Head of Direct Marketing) 

Direct Reports: Supporter Marketing Officer

Liaises with: Internal:
• Supporter Marketing Team
• Direct Dialogue Team
• Corporate & Major Donor Team
• CRM Team
• Active Citizenship Team
• Communications Dept
• Finance Dept
• International Programmes Dept
• Strategy Advocacy Learning Dept
• Concern Worldwide UK
• Concern Worldwide US
• Concern South Korea
 

External: 
• Direct Marketing suppliers
• Media Buying suppliers
• Marketing Analysis agency
• Charity Institute Ireland
• Irish Direct Marketing Association
• Dochas

Job location:  Dublin

Pay Band: Grade 5 €44,669 to €52,552 

Contract: Permanent  

Job Purpose: To successfully develop and implement Concern Worldwide ROI Legacy Strategy & pipeline stewardship programme, in order to grow income from individual supporters.

Key Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the development of and delivery of the Legacy Strategy & collectors stewardship programme, within key performance indicator targets, that contribute to the development of the annual fundraising operational plan. Consistently analyze results, interpret trends, and provide recommendations on the strategies.

• Line management of Supporter Marketing Officer; including training and coaching, day to day task delegation, supervision and performance monitoring and appraisals, in order to deliver a collector stewardship programme.

• Management of activity for the recruitment of legacy pledgers to include – direct mail, email, telemarketing, press, digital, DRTV, radio, Face to Face.

• Manage legacy journey mapping, & in particular the stewardship & relationship management of legacy enquirers, considerers & pledgers, to improve supporter retention and giving levels of new & current cash and regular giving supporters, using techniques such as face to face meetings, direct mail, telemarketing, emails, mobile marketing, and social networking.

• To work closely with the Data Analyst & Data Analysis agency, to review campaigns and ensure that information is used to maximize income for future campaigns.

• Lead full campaign management and execution in line with prescribed deadlines. To include, where necessary, briefing of agencies, sourcing/development of materials, managing data selection criteria, copy development, managing the approvals process, proofing, briefing Donor Care Team, campaign analysis and reporting, managing costs and invoice processing.

• Monitor and report on budgets and lead on building future expenditure and income targets.  Work as part of the Fundraising Team to reach strategic targets.

• To ensure that legacy campaigns & collections are, where possible, integrated or co-ordinated by target audience in above and below the line marketing activities, to maximise impact.

• Work closely with & influence Corporate Major Donors, Donor Care – in particular the Legacy Administrator, Communications, Web, Active Citizenship, and other units to ensure integrated working and consistent messaging around Legacy giving & collections.

• To work with the Fundraising Teams to implement, and where necessary review, the Emergency Fundraising Strategy, in particular for collections.

• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current legislation, best practice and industry standards around the promotion of legacies & collections and adhere to all relevant regulatory procedures.

• Travel to meetings overseas and in country where necessary & participate in sector consortia, My Legacy and other where necessary.


Skills and Experience Required:
Essential: 
• Degree or equivalent qualification (i.e. marketing qualification).
• At least three years experience in a direct marketing environment.
• Experience of working in a fundraising department, with particular knowledge and experience in legacy giving.
• Line management of at least 1 person.
• Demonstrable analytical skills and highly numerate with experience of keeping and monitoring financial & budgeting reports.
• Experience and knowledge of direct marketing recruitment and development techniques including direct mail, email, press, radio, DRTV, digital, face to face, newsletters.
• Experience of using a fundraising database for effective analysis of direct marketing campaigns and trend giving patterns.
• Experience of working with external suppliers to deliver successful direct marketing campaigns.
• Strong planning and project management skills.
• Ability to work on own initiative.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills. 
• Excellent written skills including experience of writing and commenting on fundraising copy.
• Excellent organisation skills and experience of managing a varied workload.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Excellent understanding of delivering excellent customer service/donor care.


Desirable:
• Experience of working in a marketing context across different regions
• Knowledge of data protection legislation


To apply:  CVs should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date:  27th September 2018

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ireland at the time of application.


Concern is an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all section of the community.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

Your Personal Data 
During this job application, you will provide Concern with your personal data. Concern takes its responsibilities towards this personal data very seriously and is committed to complying with all relevant data protection legislation.

Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year.  Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on ensuring that the name of any employee or volunteer (existing or new), does not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List).  
Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will only be made following a successful clearance check being conducted on the applicant and such checks may be updated periodically during the course of the period of employment.

By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists

In certain circumstances, donors may request that personal data relating to employees to work on the activities that they fund be provided directly to them - so that they can perform their own counter terrorism checks. This may involve transferring some basic personal data outside the EEA. It will be a condition of your employment contract that Concern be allowed to share this information with institutional donors for these purposes. 
For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.

You have certain rights under data protection legislation. For more information on how to exercise those rights please visit www.concern.net/about/privacy

Please only apply for this position if you are satisfied with the proposed processing of your personal data as outlined above.

 

  • Closing Date for Applications
    27th September 2018

Supporter Marketing Officer - Concern Worldwide

Job Title: Supporter Marketing Officer

Reports to:  Legacy Marketing Manager

Liaises with:  Supporter Marketing Team, Web Team, Corporate & Major Donor Team, Communications Team, Active Citizenship Team, Donor Care Team

Job location:  Dublin

Pay Band: Grade 3 (29,776 to 35,031)

Contract:  Permanent
 
Job Purpose:  The Supporter Marketing Officer will be responsible for managing and supporting community fundraising campaigns across a variety of online and offline channels, primarily for Concern Challenges and Collections. The primary objective of the role is to maximise income from individuals in Ireland by engaging, recruiting and retaining supporters.

Key Responsibilities: 
1. Manage the implementation of community fundraising campaigns to include collections and challenges as well as other community fundraising activity.
2. Organising the various challenges and collections by liaising with the relevant guides, organisations, churches, shopping centres and the Gardai (for permits); developing and delivering the direct marketing activities to recruit as many participants as possible; nurturing and managing the relationships of all participants to give them a great experience with Concern, motivating all participants to raise as much income as possible for Concern, and inspiring them to take part in another challenge / collection; chasing down all outstanding funds.
3. Working in conjunction with other members of the Supporter Marketing Team, deliver innovative solutions to engage volunteers to fundraise for Concern. 
4. Proactively participate in community events and challenges. This requires both the physical ability to take part in various activities and the social skills to engage with all participants during the challenge to ensure they are well looked after and enjoying the activity.
5. Manage relationships with supporters via phone, email and mail, including event participants, groups and volunteers.
6. Liaise with external suppliers (direct marketing agencies, media buyers, digital agencies, data agencies, telemarketing agencies and printers) to deliver fundraising materials and campaigns.
7. Review of marketing campaigns to provide insights and recommendations to improve campaigns performance.
8. Management of campaign budgets including monitoring of expenditure and targets.
9. Attend conferences, relevant events and training as opportunities arise.

Skills and Experience Required:
Essential
• Third level qualification in marketing, business or related discipline 
• At least one years’ experience in a marketing environment with experience in managing direct marketing campaigns or community fundraising initiatives from start to finish
• Strong project management skills
• Excellent social skills as well as excellent telephone and face to face communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
• Strong analytical skills
• Result oriented attitude
• Excellent written skills including experience of writing and/or commenting on fundraising copy
• Excellent organisation skills and experience of managing a varied workload
• Ability to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative
• Excellent problem solving attitude

Desirable:
• Previous experience working in a fundraising environment
• Previous experience of digital marketing
• Experience working with groups or volunteers
• Knowledge of and interest in development issues and a commitment to Concern’s work with people in the developing world.

To apply:  CVs should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net   by closing date: 26th September 2018

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ireland at the time of application.

Concern is an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all section of the community.

Concern has a Programme Participant Protection Policy and an organisational Code of Conduct which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them.  In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents.

Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year.  Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on Concern ensuring that the names of any new employee or volunteer do not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List). 
Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will only be made following a successful clearance check being conducted on the applicant.  For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.

By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists

 

  • Closing Date for Applications
    26th September 2018

Donor Development Administrator - Irish Cancer Society

TITLE:   Donor Development Administrator

REPORTS TO:   Donor Development & Legacy Manager

DIRECT REPORTS:   None

LOCATION:   Based in Dublin

HOURS:   Full Time (35 Hours/Week)  Some evenings and weekend work may be required.

CONTRACT:   Permanent

 

 

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY: 

  • To assist the Donor Development Team in delivery of the Irish Cancer Society’s Direct Marketing strategy.

  • To manage, resolve and record all donor enquiries at the front line and in all formats in a timely manner and to agreed standards.

  • To help build lasting relationships with our donors, encourage continued engagement and support. To administer the Society’s regular giving and direct mail programme.

  • To process, track and ensure accurate recording and processing of all new donor information.

 

MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Communication with donors:

  • Manage donor queries and relationships at the frontline. Be responsive to enquires in a timely manner and to donor satisfaction.

  • Demonstrate strong empathy and listening skills across all interactions with donors. Encourage continued engagement and support to the Society.

  • Ensure donor support is acknowledged and thanked at every opportunity updating and informing of the impact their gifts are helping the Society achieve.

  • Support the Donor Development Team with the development of Donor and Regular Giving campaigns

  • Contact donors to validate, clarify and update donor files.

 

Administration:

  • Liaise with donor recruitment and fulfilment agencies regarding new donor information on a day to day basis.

  • Clean and prepare new donor data information for importing into the Society Donor Database.

  • Liaise/work with Finance and Fundraising teams in receipting direct marketing campaigns.

  • Provide administration and assisting the Donor Development team with the administration of the Donor Development campaigns.

  • Assist the Donor Development team with production of regular giving and direct mail sales and attrition reports.

  • Liaise with external suppliers as required.

 

Database:

  • Liaise with Society Database & Finance teams to monitor importing of new donor information into the Society’s database.

  • Maintain the donor database.

  • Maintain the fundraising communications traffic plan including preparation and cleaning of mailing lists for fundraising campaigns.

 

Developing and Managing Key Relationships within the Society:

  • Build relationships across the Society to facilitate the delivery of excellent donor care.

  • Work closely with the Supporters Services team and the Database Administrator to ensure that Society database is up to date and to supply the relevant information and data that is needed for data selections, reporting and financial reconciliations.

  • Work closely with the Campaigns team, Corporate Fundraising and Community Fundraising team to implement and maintain a fundraising communication traffic plan.

  • Work closely with all fundraising teams and other relevant departments to implement and maintain acknowledgement materials and processes.

 

General:

  • Ensure that all donors and prospects receive the highest standard of care and stewardship through effective and timely communication, in person, phone, email and mail.

  • Cash handling, banking, acknowledging and receipting income in accordance with Society policies and procedures.

  • Keep up-to-date with the current issues and developments in the fundraising arena. Establish memberships and liaise with professional bodies, agencies and other associations to ensure industry best practice. Undertake training as necessary.

  • Keep abreast of customer relationship management developments in the corporate and voluntary sectors and apply where appropriate to Society.

  • Maintain confidentiality regarding supporter information at all times, and to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act.

  • Provide occasional support in the event that another team in the department has an urgent need.

  • Assist with special projects as required or self-determined to enhance the Society’s fundraising capacity and/or programmatic objectives.

  • The Society operates a no-smoking policy and the post holder must not smoke in the office or when on Society business outside the office.

  • All employees are required to be aware of their responsibilities towards health and safety and to adhere to fire regulations.

  • This job description is not exhaustive. It merely acts as a guide and may be amended to meet the changing requirements of the Society at any time after discussion with the post holder.

  • Provide reception cover as required (on rota basis)

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Third level qualification desired but not essential, or relevant experience gained in the corporate, not for profit sector or a customer service environment.

  • Customer service and telesales experience.

  • 2 years administrative experience.

  • Highly computer literate, experience of customer/ donor databases and excel is essential.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION: 

  • Strong empathy with compassion for the Society.

  • Ability to input data quickly and accurately.

  • Professional telephone manner essential. Ability to handle enquiries and complaints appropriately and sensitively.

  • Ability to make decisions using good judgement and reasoning.

  • Excellent writing and editing skills, ability to draft and edit letters, acknowledgements and a range of fundraising materials.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Strong organisational skills.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Ability to deliver to multiple deadlines.

  • Computer literate including use of databases and Microsoft Office suite. Experience with CARE fundraising software an advantage.

  • Flexibility to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.

 

HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in applying for this position, please send curriculum vitae and cover letter including current remuneration package to:  Nicola Cosgrove, HR department, Irish Cancer Society, 43/45 Northumberland Rd., Dublin 4. Email: recruitment@irishcancer.ie

The closing date for applications is 25th September 2018. 

The Irish Cancer Society is an equal opportunities employer.  

WE DO NOT REQUIRE THE ASSISTANCE OF AGENCIES

  • Closing Date for Applications
    25th September 2018

Development Officer - Gaisce The President's Award

  • Position: Development Officer

    Reporting to: Operations and Development Manager

    Contract: Fixed-term position for 3 years

    Office Location: Dublin

     

    Position Summary

    Gaisce – The President’s Award is seeking an enthusiastic, confident and self-driven person to engage and support organisations who wish to deliver the Gaisce programme. The position holder will work within the Operations Team with a number of other Development Officers. Whilst this position primarily liaises with organisations, their staff and volunteers, a clear understanding and experience in youth work and/or youth services would be an advantage. This position requires a youth centred person with strong people, facilitation and organisational skills. 

     

    About Gaisce - The President's Award

    Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme for young people which enhances confidence and wellbeing through participation in personal, physical and community challenges. Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people aged 15-25 to dream big and realise their potential. Gaisce is non-competitive and self-directed. Participants choose their own activities and goals with the support of a trained adult mentor, their President’s Award Leader (or PAL). The Gaisce programme is delivered by over 1,200 PALs working and volunteering in a variety of organisations across Ireland (Gaisce Award Partners). There are three levels of Gaisce – Bronze, Silver and Gold. The more time and energy participants give, the greater their reward. For more information about Gaisce, please visit www.gaisce.ie.

     

    The Role

    Reporting to the Operations and Development Manager and working within the Operations Team, the role of the Development Officer is to support current Gaisce Award Partners and PALs, and to grow the reach of the programme through creating and supporting new relationships.

     

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    Working primarily within an assigned geographic area, and across different sectors, the main duties are:

    • Be the point of contact and support for Gaisce Award Partners and PALs within the assigned area;
    • Support newly-trained PALs as they recruit Gaisce participants and mentor them through their Gaisce journey;
    • Deliver PAL training;
    • Write reports and updates for Line Manager, funders and other stakeholders as directed;
    • Work closely with the Operations Team to ensure broader systematic and strategic support for all Gaisce Award Partners and PALs;
    • Work with colleagues to identify trends in the support needs of Gaisce Award Partners and PALs and develop innovative and creative solutions;
    • Grow the reach of the Gaisce programme through creating and supporting new relationships with organisations that can deliver the programme;
    • Promote and present on the Gaisce programme to third-parties;
    • Take an active role in Gaisce events and award ceremonies;
    • Undertake other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time, commensurate with the nature of the post;
    • Act in the best interest of Gaisce and in line with the vision and mission of the organisation.

     

    Person Specification

    Skills / Experience (Essential)

    • Professional qualification / relevant degree and min. 3 years’ experience in a similar role. (In line with Gaisce’s current strategic priorities, we are especially interested to hear from individuals with knowledge and experience in youth work and community development. Note: the role, in general, will not involve working directly with young people).
    • Broad knowledge of the education sector [schools, Youthreach, CTCs, third level etc].
    • Familiarity with the wider community and voluntary sector.
    • Demonstrable ability to build and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills (in English).
    • Excellent organisational, presentation and planning skills.
    • Strong IT skills (familiarity with Salesforce or similar CRM an advantage).
    • Strong strategic, analytical and evaluation skills.
    • A full driver’s licence and access to a car.

     

    Skills / Experience (Desirable)

    • Familiarity/understanding of the National Standards Quality Framework (NQSF).
    • Volunteer management training.
    • Familiarity with the Gaisce programme.
    • People management (volunteers).
    • Competency in the Irish language.
    • Train the trainer qualification (ability to facilitate, present to and train groups. If no qualification, willingness to undertake training).

     

    Personal Attributes

    • Commitment to empowering young people to fulfil their potential.
    • Self-starter and team-player.
    • Positive outlook.


    Key Relationships

    Reporting to the Operations and Development Manager, the successful candidate will work closely with other members of the Gaisce team, especially the Operations Team.


    Terms

    This is a 3-year fixed term appointment with a 6-month probationary period.

    The salary will commensurate with experience. 

    The appointment is covered by the Single Public Service Pension Scheme and membership of the scheme will be compulsory for the successful candidate (PRD/’pension levy’ is applicable). There is a holiday entitlement of 25 days in the first twelve months, excluding public holidays. Some travel and activities on evenings and at weekends will be necessary from time to time.

     

    Application

    Applications for the post are by application form only which should be sent either by email to recruitment@gaisce.ie with the subject line ‘Ref: Development Officer Application’ or by post in an envelope (marked ‘Private & Confidential & Ref: Development Officer Application’) to: The Operations and Development Manager, Gaisce - The President's Award, Ratra House, North Road, Phoenix Park, Dublin D08 YD62. Queries can be addressed to the same email address.

    Closing dates for applications is strictly 5pm Monday 1st October 2018 with a view to interviews being held on the 12th October. If invited, Candidates are expected to make themselves available on the interview date scheduled by Gaisce.

    All applications received within the deadline will be screened against the role requirements and the person specification.  As the work involves contact with young people, candidates under consideration for the role will be subject to Garda vetting. The successful candidate will undergo 2 reference checks before commencing employment.

    Gaisce, Gradam an Uachtaráin – the President’s Award is committed to best practice and operates on the basis of equal opportunities. Applications are therefore invited from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates. Appointment will be based solely on merit and canvassing will disqualify.

     

  • Closing Date for Applications
    1st October 2018

Finance Manager - Asthma Society of Ireland

  • The Asthma Society of Ireland (ASI) is the national charity dedicated to empowering Ireland's 470,000 people with asthma. During the 40 years since the Asthma Society was founded there have been significant developments in the fight against asthma, however, there is still much to be achieved in a country with the 4th highest prevalence of asthma in the world and where we still see 1 person die every week from this condition.

    Our vision is that every person in Ireland will have access to the best possible asthma services, and will have the best support and information available to help empower them in managing their asthma. Our goals are focused around fighting asthma.

    We are now seeking an experienced, driven Finance Manager to join our team.

    The Role:

    The Finance Manager is an integral part of our team, responsible for the day to day accounting and financial management, budgeting, and reporting on financial performance. In addition, the Finance Manager will partner with the CEO, and Board, to develop and strengthen strategies relating to finance across the organisation. The Finance Manager will use judgement, initiative and experience to ensure that the Society can achieve its objectives effectively and efficiently.

    The ideal candidate will be an ambitious, qualified or part-qualified accountant with experience managing finances and accounting systems. Although an established position you’ll have the option to shape the role and really make it your own.

    In order to succeed in this role, you will possess the following:

    • Experience driving and ensuring the quality of all financial practices for the organisation
    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well within a small team; flexible, with a support orientated approach
    • Self-sufficient, able to undertake the role with minimal supervision
    • Goal orientated, able to meet deadlines on both the monthly accounting cycle and the project lifecycle
    • Proven organisational skills and ability to identify and manage priorities within the workload
    • Experience of charity finance reporting and practices (SORP) would be highly beneficial

    If this sounds appealing and you have the skills, knowledge and experience required for the role, we’d love to hear from you!

    Application details:

    The recruitment campaign for the role of Finance Manager is being managed exclusively on behalf of the Asthma Society by not-for-profit specialist recruitment consultancy Charity Careers Ireland.

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

    Closing Date for Applications

  • 5pm on Friday, 21st September

Fundraising Admininstration Intern/Volunteer - Irish Cancer Society

  • TITLE:   Fundraising Administration Intern/Volunteer

    REPORTS TO:    Supporter Services Officer

    LOCATION:   Head Office, Dublin 4

    Requirement:   2-4 Days per week

     

    This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in some of our major fundraising drives including Cups against Breast Cancer, Daffodil Day and Shave or Dye, where you’ll make a real difference to lives of people affected by cancer.

    We are looking for a fundraising intern who can provide a minimum three month commitment, who would like to support the work of the Society and gain valuable work experience while doing so.

     

    Main Duties: 

    • Deliver the highest standard of customer service to supporters through effective handling of telephone and email queries/requests.
    • Ensure service levels for Campaign fulfilment are achieved by compiling and issuing Fundraising Packs in a timely and accurate fashion.
    • Fulfil tribute gift requests within agreed service timelines
    • Assist in online and offline donor acknowledgments.
    • Filing and archiving of hardcopy records.
    • Help with special projects as required or self-determined to enhance the Society’s fundraising capacity and/or programmatic objectives. 
    • The successful candidate will possess the following:

    Person Specification:

    • Excellent telephone manner
    • Excellent database experience
    • Exceptional attention to detail
    • Excellent organisation skills
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
    • Excellent people skills, display empathy and sensitivity as appropriate

     

    BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH US

    • The successful candidate will gain an insight into how a leading fundraising department works and will receive valuable work experience in administrative and office duties and working with our supporters. You will also get to meet new people, gain valuable experience and enhance your CV

    Full training will be provided.

    If you are interested in this role please send a cover letter and CV to Nicola Cosgrove, Irish Cancer Society, 43/45Northumberland Road, Dublin 4 or by email at recruitment@irishcancer.ie.

    Please note this is a volunteering role and as such will be unpaid.

  • Closing Date for Applications
    27th September 2018

Fundraising Assistant - UCD Foundation

  • UCD Foundation engages in fundraising activities to support University College Dublin in its pursuit of world-class education, teaching, research and innovation.

    To support the work of the Development office, and to contribute to its ongoing success, the Foundation is seeking to recruit a Fundraising Assistant. This is a great opportunity for a hard-working and diligent individual to join a highly regarded and successful team. 

    The Fundraising Assistant’s role in the development team will be to assist in the execution of fundraising and stewardship plans.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist with the drafting and production of clear and visually compelling donor reports, funding proposals and presentations
    • Administrative support for all existing and upcoming campaigns including database and online support
    • Support the preparation of events such as breakfast briefings, receptions and dinners to cultivate and steward donors
    • Prepare content for the UCD Foundation website and other communication channels to raise the profile of philanthropic giving across the university
    • Liaise with colleagues in Alumni Relations to maximise PR and acknowledgement opportunities via social media
    • Attend internal planning meetings and contribute ideas and suggestions
    • Support the preparation process for meetings with donors and prospective donors e.g. by drafting briefing notes, making appointment, organizing logistics, research etc
    • Identify and research a portfolio of prospects
    • Prepare prospect profiles
    • Input and maintain comprehensive and accurate records on Raiser’s Edge in a timely manner
    • Provide administrative support to the team

     Suitable candidates will possess the following experience and professional characteristics:

    • A Degree
    • Knowledge of the Third-Level Sector
    • 2 - 3 years’ customer service, communications, marketing, sales or fundraising experience of working in a similar role ideally in a University or Charity
    • A strong work ethic with excellent attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
    • Excellent written skills
    • Highly developed interpersonal and influencing communicative skills
    • Ability to build rapport
    • Ability to build collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
    • Empathy with the interests and aspirations of the university
    •  High level of administrative and organisational ability, including the ability to manage competing priorities
    • Ability to prioritise and track work programmes
    • A high level of experience in using Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database software (preferably knowledge of Raiser’s Edge)
    • Ability to work on own initiative but also as part of a team
    • Experience of dealing with sensitive information in a discreet manner
    • Flexibility and adaptability and a willingness to take on additional duties
    • Event management experience desirable
    • Excellent time management skills
    • A quick learner who has a passion for educational advancement
    • Flexible approach to working hours in response to varying demands of the office

     

    Interested applicants should apply with CV and cover letter to sylvia.roddie@ucdfoundation.ie 

     

    Final closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 21 September 2018.

     

  • Closing Date for Applications
    21 September 2018

Chief Executive - Brothers of Charity Services Ireland

The Brothers of Charity is an international, religious voluntary organisation which opened its first services in Ireland in 1883 to provide support to persons with mental health needs. In 1938 the Congregation opened its first services in Ireland for people with an intellectual disability, and their families. These services grew steadily over the years, so that today the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland CLG (BOCSI) is the largest provider of services for people with an intellectual disability in Ireland, providing service supports to more than 6,000 people and employing approximately 4,000 staff. Services are provided through four BOCSI regions located throughout the West, Mid-West, South and South-East of Ireland.

The Role

Reporting to the Board, the Chief Executive, with overall responsibility for BOCSI, will be tasked by the Board with the planning, communicating and execution of the organisational strategy and operations of the services in a manner consistent with its mission, vision and values of BOCSI. In addition, the appointee will lead, manage, support and inspire personnel, volunteers and other stakeholders in the fulfilment of their responsibilities and will ensure that all activity complies with the policies and procedures of BOCSI with a very clear focus on the persons supported by the services and their families.

Further Information

Further information on this role is available at www.mazars.ie (Search Ref. BCS0118).

All enquiries relating to this role should be directed to the Mazars Executive Recruitment Team by email to execrecruit@mazars.ie or by telephone on +353 (0)1 449 4400.

Your Application

Applications to be submitted online at www.mazars.ie/Consulting/HRServices and must include:

Mazars will manage all aspects of this recruitment on behalf of Brothers of Charity Services Ireland.

No enquiries or canvassing should be made directly to BOCSI.

Deadline for applications: Friday, 21st September at 5pm GMT.

Brothers of Charity Services Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

  1. A cover letter outlining why you wish to be considered for the post and where you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements of the position of Chief Executive.
  2. A comprehensive CV clearly showing your relevant achievements and experience in your career to date.

Closing Date for Applications
Friday, 21st September at 5pm GMT.