Donor Marketing Executive – Barnardos

Location: Christchurch Square, Dublin 8

Employment Type: Full Time (37hrs) and Permanent Contract

Salary: €34,770 - €48,565 

Contact Person: Lorna Lee on 01 4530355

Name of Department: Fundraising

What does the Fundraising Department do?

Barnardos fundraising department is responsible for raising voluntary income to support Barnardos services in Ireland in the following ways:

  • Individuals

  • Campaigns and Events

  • Corporate Fundraising

  • Major Gift

  • Trust and Foundations

  • Legacies

What will the Donor Marketing Executive do?

This post focuses on managing Barnardos’ direct marketing fundraising appeals, Legacy strategy implementation and database activities while enhancing the donor communications experience with Barnardos.

The Direct Marketing Executive plays a key role in the development and implementation of the strategic fundraising plan to raise voluntary income to support Barnardos’ work with children and families. The role has a particular focus on new and existing cash donor acquisition with existing donor development and communications (through planned tests and analysis).

Core Job Requirements

  • Work with the Donor Marketing Lead to plan, develop, project-manage and implement direct marketing campaigns and appeals to the donor database and new donor acquisition in consultation with the Fundraising Manager to include postal and e-mail communications.

  • Work with the Donor Marketing Lead on implementing the Legacy giving strategy and planning appeals and events to support this area of giving.

  • Provide excellent verbal and written Donor Care to Barnardos supporters and assist in the implementation of the new Donor Care Programme and membership club.

  • To develop database reports to track and monitor key performance metrics including response rates, average gift etc.

  • To monitor and adapt donor recruitment and retention plans as trends and patterns emerge.

  • Work with the Donor Care Team to provide support and cover when and if required.

  • Evaluate campaigns and provision of Raisers Edge (CRM) reports to Head of Donor Marketing.

  • To conduct analysis and segmentation of data for each campaign / appeal to deliver optimum results.

  • Liaise with and represent Barnardos interests at Charity Direct Marketing group, as required.

  • Work with the Donor Marketing Lead in the planning and execution of the overall donor recruitment and retention management strategy.

  • Manage relationship with external agencies to ensure best practice donor communications, and to ensure delivery of the agreed work on time and within budget.

  • Liaise with Barnardos’ Children’s Services, Advocacy and Communications teams to acquire information and content for use in donor communication materials.

  • Work with the Direct Marketing Team in the planning and implementation of a Digital Marketing strategy to rollout to all donors.

  • Research and stay connected with activity and changes within the charity sector and circulate relevant information.

  • Work closely with the Data Executive to maximise marketing activity. Reconcile donor details to ensure records are kept clean and up to date.

  • Work with the Digital Executive to ensure the maintenance and update of the Individual Donor Fundraising web pages.

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of other fundraising activities, as assigned.

  • Work with the wider fundraising team and manager in achieving overall targets and goals.

  • Deliver activities to target and within budget.

  • General administration and dealing with enquires, requests, ad-hoc donations.

  • Supervise staff and volunteers as required.

Requirements of all Barnardos staff

  • Commitment to the purpose of Barnardos and to work within the values, policies and procedures of the organisation and in the context of current legislation and regulations.

  • To participate in regular supervision with your line manager.

  • To actively participate in team and staff meetings and service reviews/ evaluations and to contribute to the development of policy and practice with your area of work and within Barnardos as a whole.

  • To report any area of concern to your line manager in a timely manner.

  • To show reasonable flexibility in relation to hours of attendance to meet the needs of the work. Work during unsocial hours may be required.

  • Have a flexible approach to the work in response to organisational change, development and review of best practice.

  • Participate in and engage with a performance management programme.

  • Identify training needs with your line manager and participate in training opportunities appropriate to the role.

  • To be vigilant to any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the workplace and bring any concerns to the attention of your line manager or Health & Safety Officer.

  • To be vigilant to any concerns regarding the protection and welfare of children and to bring them to the attention of your designated person in a timely manner, in keeping with the Barnardos Child Protection policy.

  • To participate in the efficient flow of information within the organisation by sharing and seeking information as appropriate.

  • To undertake other duties as may be requested by the line manager from time to time.

  • To undertake your work in a manner that is friendly, flexible and informal.

Personal Attributes

  • Good database marketing knowledge

  • Good knowledge of marketing techniques – especially direct mail and digital communications.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, verbal, written and face to face.

  • Excellent project management and planning skills.

  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills.

  • Flexibility, innovation and initiative.

  • Excellent telephone manner.

  • The ability to juggle a wide range of activities, prioritise own workload and meet deadlines.


  • Min 3 years’ marketing experience, with fundraising or NFP experience a distinct advantage.

  • Direct marketing with customer / donor acquisition experience is desirable, with direct mail a key component an advantage.

  • Experience working with and managing external agencies and suppliers required.

  • Excellent computer skills and working experience in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and database packages (‘Raisers Edge’ preferable but not essential).


Relevant third level qualification required; business studies or marketing preferred; a strong digital marketing understanding a distinct advantage.

The postholder is initially assigned to work in the National Office, Dublin 8 but may be required in the future to work in other project(s) in the Dublin area in line with organisational needs.

  • Closing Date for Applications
    Friday 12th April, 12:00

Fundraising Executive – Arthritis Ireland

Arthritis Ireland is the national organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life of people living with arthritis. Arthritis affects almost one million people in Ireland, including 1,200 children and young people, damaging joints, causing severe pain, stiffness, immobility and deformity. Arthritis is the single biggest cause of disability in Ireland. Our vision is a better world for people living with arthritis today and a world without arthritis tomorrow. To this end, we are investing in research to find better treatments and ultimately a cure.

We are now seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated, self-starter to join our team.

The Role:

As the Fundraising Executive you will be responsible for implementing and managing our Fundraising events and campaigns.  Reporting to the CEO, you will have active working relationships and shared objectives with the Communications and Services teams , our volunteer network and board members from time to time.  This is a fantastic opportunity for someone eager to prove themselves in the fundraising arena.

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

  • Proven experience of developing and implementing fundraising plans through a variety of incomes streams and a proven track record at delivering desired results.

  • Demonstrable experience of managing events and campaigns similar to our own which include the Women’s Mini Marathon, Jasper Pins and our National Raffle.

  • Experience identifying, securing and nurturing corporate partnerships.

  • Strong relationship building and networking skills.

  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills in order to deliver pitches and presentations.

If you possess experience with event management, fundraising campaigns, building and nurturing corporate supporters and identifying new fundraising opportunities, then we want to hear from you.

Application details:

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

Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 18th April, 2019 

Fundraising Executive – Pieta House

Pieta House provide a range of counselling services for people who are suicidal, engage in self-harm or who are bereaved by suicide. Pieta House also operate a national 24 hour helpline (1800 247 247) and a dedicated Research, Education and Training office.  We are committed to delivering our services with care and professionalism and continue to strive to ensure that we provide the best service for our clients.

We are currently recruiting for the following position;

Fundraising Executive - Location: Pieta House Cork

Full Time – 40 Hours per week (1 Year Fixed Term Contract Initially)

Please note this role will entail some evening and weekend work, flexibility is key.

Salary: depends on experience

The ideal candidate will:

    • Have strong and proficient computer skills

    • Have the ability to build relationships and develop efficient work plans

    • Be an excellent communicator

    • Be flexible around working hours

    • Have ability to work as part of a team in a busy working environment

    • Full clean drivers licence with own car


    • Third level qualification in Marketing or Events Management

    • Knowledge of CRM database (Salesforce)

Note: Garda Vetting is required (of the successful candidates) for all positions.

Applications for all of the above posts should be made via email, attaching a cover letter (outlining your particular suitability to the role) with an updated Curriculum Vitae to The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 3rd March 2019.


  • Closing Date for Applications
    April 3rd 2019

Finance Manager (part-time) – ActionAid Ireland

The Finance Manager works closely with the CEO to provide strategic financial management, analysis, systems oversight and technical advice on ActionAid Ireland’s finances to help ensure the organisation is financially sustainable, and that all the required reporting and accountability objectives are met.

Specific areas of responsibility include (a) Reporting and Accountability (b) Plans, Budgets and Forecasts (c) Decision-making support (d) Audits.

Essential Experience

  • Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA or equivalent) with at least five years’ experience working in INGO finance, including two years at Financial Controller level.

  • Experienced in producing monthly management accounts and annual statutory accounts and managing year end processes (including liaising with auditors).

  • Excellent analytical skills and track record in producing meaningful analysis to support decision making.

  • Experience of managing audit processes.

 Find out more and apply:

  • Closing Date for Applications
    9 am, Monday 1st April.

Digital Fundraising Internship – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Digital Fundraising Internship

Terms and conditions of employment:
Paid at €11.90 per hour, minimum 35 hours per week, 9 months
Starting date: Mid May 2019

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) provides life-saving emergency relief and longer-term medical care to some of the most vulnerable and excluded communities around the world. As an independent medical humanitarian organisation, we deliver care based only on need,
regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religion or political affiliation.

MSF relies on donations from private individuals and organisations for the majority of its income. This private funding gives MSF the freedom to respond where the need is greatest and speaking out publicly when we witness acts of violence and unacceptable suffering, free from any political
interference. MSF has around 40,000 local and international staff working in over 70 countries, in some of the most challenging places in the world. Our medical humanitarian projects are supported by teams in 32 countries, including the UK and Ireland, spread across Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australasia. At MSF UK/IE, we support our projects by building relationships with our supporters, increasing awareness of our work, raising funds, providing specialist medical expertise, catalysing change on medical humanitarian issues, and recruiting staff for field operations. MSF UK/IE personnel are dynamic, hard-working, enthusiastic and committed to MSF’s values and aims.

MSF continues to build upon its presence in Ireland to become a widely recognised, accepted and respected humanitarian organisation among Irish audiences, and within the Irish humanitarian and political sector. This will enable the Irish office to continue contributing operationally to the MSF
movement through the following:

  • Providing financial support to MSF operations through private fundraising

  • Representing MSF to key stakeholders and decision makers in the Irish humanitarian and political sector

  • Supporting operational human resource needs through the recruitment of Irish field workers

The candidate will support and report to the Digital Fundraising & Marketing Coordinator

The right candidate will be passionate about all things digital, and will help with a range of digital campaigning tasks to help maximise income from online channels, including the recruitment of new supporters and the development of relationships with existing supporters. The intern will also
support with maintenance of the website.

He/she will gain a lot of experience in content production, digital fundraising and learn a variety of other skills. The Digital Fundraising Intern will assist the Digital Fundraising & Marketing Coordinator in the overall maintenance and improvement of best practice regarding the digital marketing channels.
The successful candidate will gain experience in all aspects of NGO digital fundraising work and will be treated as a full member of the team.

Reports To: Digital Fundraising & Marketing Coordinator
Works closely with:

  • Digital Fundraising & Marketing Coordinator

  • Senior Fundraising Manager, MSF Ireland

  • Communications Manager & Press Officer, MSF Ireland


  •  To help develop and implement an evolving digital marketing strategy in order to maximise all digital marketing channels and content, ensuring it is integrated with offline communications, fundraising initiatives and campaigns.

  • To research and identify opportunities to engage with online influencers.

  • To conduct analytical research into site visitors, user journeys and navigation.

  • To support the development of content for a monthly eNewsletter and agree on stories with the wider team in a timely manner.

  • To provide online support to fundraisers/events, challenges and third parties.

  • To support website maintenance, content audit and creation.

  • To help develop web advertising campaigns (Social and Display), from initial brief through copy and design development to final delivery and reporting.

  • To leverage paid search engine promotion to drive traffic and maximise the number and value of individual and regular donations made online.

  • To assist with day to day relationship with external actors (editors, developers, web and donation platform providers, tech support) relating to online channels

  • To produce a detailed monthly analysis on all digital fundraising and communications activity.

  • To keep up to date with industry innovation and development, testing new channels content and messaging where possible to ensure that the correct mix is implemented


  • Genuine interest in and commitment to the humanitarian principles of MSF

  • Demonstrable ability to support management of digital channels (PPC, Display, Google Analytics, SEO, etc.) and best practice of same

  • Fluent spoken and written English with strong writing and proofreading skills

  • Analytical and reporting skills

  • Knowledge of the web, online technologies and social media

  • Understanding of at least one content management system (CMS) and basic Photoshop skills

  • Ability to think creatively, identify and resolve problems

  • Attention to detail and the ability to effectively multi-task in a deadline driven team

  • Willingness and ability to manage administration

  • Strong organisational skills, reliable and self-motivated with the ability to work independently

  • Flexible team member ready to adapt to the needs of the wider team.

Candidates must already have the right to work in Ireland or hold a European passport.

Application Details

Deadline for applications: 8 April 2019
Interview dates: W/C 15 April 2019
Please submit all applications only by email to: stating “Digital Fundraising Internship” in the title.

Please submit your CV and cover letter and name the files with your family name.
Your covering letter is the most important part of your application. It should be used to tell us how you meet the selection criteria listed on the person specification. Please ensure your covering letter is no more than 2 pages long (2 sides of A4).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Closing Date for Applications
    8 April 2019

Facebook Fundraising Executive (part-time, temporary) – ActionAid Ireland

Facebook Fundraising Executive (part-time, temporary)

ActionAid Ireland is looking for an experienced fundraiser or direct marketer to thoroughly test and implement a new Facebook fundraising strategy to acquire regular and cash donors.

The role will involve sourcing and adapting creative assets, creating and managing Facebook promotions, managing media spend and adapting quickly to results. The successful candidate must show experience of working in a direct marketing role, particularly on donor or customer acquisition campaigns.

Existing Facebook-fundraising experience is not essential – intensive practical training will be provided.

The position is half-time for an initial 3 months. Full-time equivalent salary €30,000-€33,000 p.a., depending on experience.

Find out more and apply

Role Overview:
To systematically test, evaluate, adjust and roll out Facebook fundraising promotions to acquire regular and cash donors. Specific targets will be set and reviewed on a weekly basis.

Role Responsibilities:
• To source and, where necessary, write/edit engaging content (video, stills, stories) as collateral for digital fundraising, primarily Facebook
• To set up Facebook pixel, campaign sets, etc and all tools necessary to effectively target potential donors and report on the results of each promotion within each campaign
• To manage the media spend within agreed budget and dependent on results
• Closely coordinate with the Communications Coordinator to ensure that the website is aligned with Facebook campaigns to facilitate optimum click-through to and completion of donation pages
• Work with Donor Care team to ensure optimum capture and utilisation of donor data and fulfilment of donor expectations
• Meet agreed targets and KPIs

Essential Experience
• Diploma or higher qualification in fundraising, marketing or related discipline
• Demonstrable experience of working in fundraising or in a direct marketing role at executive or higher level for at least two years
• Experience in project management of paid campaigns to generate leads and convert them to donors/customers
• Ability to interpret data, measure and appraise KPIs, including paid media metrics and focus on results

Other Experience, Skills and Attitude:
• Experience of digital marketing preferable but not essential – intensive practical training will be provided
• Ability to operate with a commercial perspective, appreciating the importance of using data and insight to support business
• Sound communications skills and the ability to interact with supporters and fellow staff in a friendly and personable manner
• Willingness to learn new skills
• An innovative and creative person, willing to contribute new ideas to the organisation’s work
• Excellent attention to detail
• Self-starter – demonstrated ability to work on own initiative and intuition
• Builds productive working relationships with co-workers and external parties, whilst valuing diversity (gender, race, culture).
• Expresses ideas clearly and concisely; disseminates information about decisions and plans proactively.
• Acts in accordance with stated values; has strong commitment to develop, promote and practice AA Ireland’s values.

The contract is for part-time work, 2.5 days per week for an initial three months, half time, which can be worked between the hours of 8am and 7pm Mon-Fri.

The salary range for this role is full-time equivalent of €30,000-€33,000 p.a, depending on experience. Annual leave 25 days per calendar year pro rata.

This is an executive-level position that would suit someone keen to take a lead in fundraising innovation. The main purpose of this role is to test that Facebook can work for ActionAid to cost-effectively acquire new donors. If the three-month trial is successful, further work may be offered, but there is no guarantee of this.

Interviews will be held in Dublin in early April. This is a new post and the successful candidate will be asked to start as soon as possible.

If you have questions in advance, please email

Closing date: 9am, Monday, 1st April 2019

  • Closing Date for Applications
    9 am, Monday, 1st April

Volunteer Coordinator – 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 2,350 brave children across Ireland, including 211 wishes granted in 2018 alone.

Make-A-Wish are now seeking to recruit a Volunteer Coordinator to join their passionate and enthusiastic team!


The Volunteer Coordinator will play a pivotal role within the organisation where they will be responsible for managing all volunteer activities and supporting Make-A-Wish Ireland’s projects by coordinating events nationwide. This is an excellent opportunity to join a team at an exciting point of the organisation where the successful candidate will be making a huge and varied contribution to their work.

To succeed in this role, you will have previous experience working in the not-for-profit sector or events industry ideally involving volunteer coordination. You will be an exceptional communicator who thrives on working collaboratively with diverse individuals and teams. You will share your passion for volunteering and engage with volunteers, inspiring them to achieve the best results in their work. You will also have demonstrable experience in successfully managing multiple projects and demands. Fundraising, social media management or marketing experience would be an advantage for this role.

If you are a highly effective relationship builder with a strong track record in delivering high quality volunteering activities across varied projects, this could be the role for you!


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

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 for Applications
    Closing Date: 5pm on Friday, 22nd March

HR Generalist – Galway Simon Community

Job Title:

HR Generalist

Reports to:

HR Manager  

Job Location:

Galway Simon Community Head Office:
18 Tuam Road Centre, Tuam Road, Galway

Contract Details:

12 month fixed term contract, 37 hours per week

Job Purpose:

In conjunction with the HR Manager, manage and coordinate the HR and training function for Galway Simon Community, dealing with and responding to HR issues, including responsibility for the recruitment, welfare and development of staff, and ensuring that policy and procedures are implemented, adhered to and maintained. 

Main duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage and coordinate the recruitment, selection and appointment of staff, including sourcing candidates, advertising of all roles, short-listing applications, interviewing candidates, reference checking and compiling contracts

  • Coordinate and conduct induction training for new staff ensuring all necessary information is gathered and recorded appropriately

  • Deal with day to day HR queries from employees and managers

  • Research, write and implement new employee policies and procedures.  Review existing policies and procedures

  • Provide a proactive advisory service on all HR issues and practices to both staff and management in line with the organisation’s Policies and Procedures and employment legislation

  • Assist with employee relations issues and disciplinary proceedings, providing advice and guidance where necessary and conducting investigations where necessary

  • Manage and coordinate the HR System and production of statistical reports from the system

  • Responsibility for the accuracy of data on the time and attendance system

  • Responsible for processing weekly and monthly payroll and submitting reports to the finance department

  • Coordinate and manage all aspects of the training program. This will include the scheduling of training, booking of rooms, tracking of invoices and budgets for training and the follow up of training assessment and future training needs analysis

  • Maintain the training administration system with course attendance information and individual training records

  • Establish and maintain a database of trainers used by the organisation

  • Liaise with and support trainers/presenters

  • Coordinate all benefit programs including bike to work scheme and  pension scheme

  • Responsible for the administration of the training, driving for work, Garda Vetting and file auditing processes in conjunction with the HR administrator

  • General administrative support across all key areas of the HR and training function

  • Coordinate the Health and Safety function for the organisation

  • To undertake any other such duties commensurate with the role that may be assigned by the HR Manager.

Person Specification:

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:


  • Appropriate 3rd level degree in Human Resources or equivalent

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant  experience in a progressive HR Department

  • Ability to work with confidential matters and retain confidentiality at all times

  • Strong working knowledge of Irish Employment Law and HR best practice

  • Strong communication and interpersonal  skills

  • Extremely organised with excellent problem solving skills

  • Experience of prioritising workload and effective time management skills

  • Previous experience working with a HR system

  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft packages

  • Excellent administrative skills

  • Previous experience conducting investigations

  • Recruitment experience


  • CIPD accreditation

  • Strong team player

  • Ability to adapt and be flexible

  • Health + Safety coordination experience/qualification

Closing Date for Applications
Interested applicants should complete and submit the job application form available on to by 5pm on closing date Wednesday 3rd April 2019. If you have any questions in relation to this position please contact the HR department in Galway Simon Community by emailing or calling 091381828.

Galway Simon Community provides accommodation and support services to those who are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness in Galway. Visit for more information on their services. Galway Simon Community is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

HR Manager – Galway Simon Community

Job Title:

HR Manager

Reports to:


Job Location:

18 Tuam Road Centre, Tuam Road, Galway

Contract Details:

Permanent role, subject to 6 month probation period, 37 hours per week

Salary Details:

TBC, commensurate with experience

 Job Purpose:

Implement the organisation's human resource strategy so that the organisation attracts, manages, develops and retains the employees and volunteers it needs to achieve its current and future business objectives.

As a key member of the Senior Management Team the HR Manager will be responsible for overseeing and implementing all aspects of HR practice and processes through the organisation.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the development and implementation of the organisation’s HR strategy, to ensure Galway Simon is seen as an employer of choice and a ‘great place to work’ for all employees.

  • Successfully managing the recruitment and selection process by liaising effectively with line managers to ensure adequate resourcing at all times. Ensuring the organisation is adequately prepared to resource future development.

  • Nurturing a positive and inclusive working environment throughout the organisation, ensuring the employee voice is heard at all times

  • Management of the Annual Training and Development plans to ensure the organisation is meeting its obligations as an employer while allowing staff opportunities to develop and enhance their skills and professional expertise.

  • Development and implementation of all HR policies and procedures

  • Coaching and advising Managers on the implementation of all GSC policies and procedures.

  • Coaching managers regarding employee relations and the management of any staffing issues that may arise.

  • Management and resolution of employee relations matters - exploring the difficulties and identifying underlying causes and the appropriate solutions for employees and the organisation.

  • Ensuring Galway Simon Community are complying with all relevant legislation and providing a ‘best in class’ environment for employees

  • Data Protection – lead responsibility for ensuring the HR department is complying with procedures outlined in the organisation’s data protection policies and that all staff are educated on and complying with individual requirements across the organisation.

  • Overall responsibility for the implementation and direction of all Health and Safety related activities.

  • Ensuring the organisation’s compliance with Health and Safety legislation and best practice.

  • Management of all Galway Simon Community Volunteering programs

  • To undertake any other such duties commensurate with the role that may be assigned by the CEO.

Person specification:


  • Degree in HR Management or related discipline

  • Must be an experienced HR professional with 7 years+ experience, 4 years of which at HR Manager/Business Partner level in a progressive HR department.

  • Extensive experience working at senior management level with the ability to oversee and drive change

  • Expert knowledge of Irish employment law


  • TMS experience

  • CIPD qualified

  • Previous experience working within the voluntary sector

  • Health + Safety management experience/qualification

Closing Date for Applications
Interested applicants should complete and submit the job application form available on to by 5pm on closing date Wednesday 3rd April 2019. If you have any questions in relation to this position please contact the HR department in Galway Simon Community by emailing or calling 091381828.

Galway Simon Community provides accommodation and support services to those who are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness in Galway. Visit for more information on their services. Galway Simon Community is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Head of Development, College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) and Library – University College Cork

Head of Development, College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) and Library. Specified Purpose Whole Time Post (anticipated duration of 5 Years)

A new era of commitment to Alumni Relations and Development at University College Cork is underway. Be part of a growing and dynamic team at one of Ireland’s premier universities. We are seeking a dynamic and creative major gift fundraiser to oversee the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Library. 

The successful candidates will assume responsibility and direction for major giving efforts across these key areas. S\he will partner with the Director of Development to design and implement fundraising campaigns to enable the University’s exciting vision for the future.

The incumbents will work collaboratively and strategically with their Head of College, faculty members, the Librarian, and other colleagues to pursue a highly targeted approach toward identifying, cultivating, soliciting and providing stewardship to prospects and donors intended to secure financial support at the major gift level.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Appointment may be made on Admin I (Grade 7) Salary Scale: €68,858 - €89,899 (Scale B) / €66,531 - €85,530 (Scale A) Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Mr. Rob Donelson, Executive Director, Development & Alumni Relations, T: +353 21 490 3395, E: 

Further information on the office is available at: 
Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal
Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday, 9th April 2019. No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

Contact Person : Mr Rob Donelson Contact Email : 
Job ID : 034351 Contact Number : +353 21 490 3395
Close Date : 09-Apr-2019 12:00

To apply, please visit

  • Closing Date for Applications
    09 - Apr -2019 12:00

Fundraising Events Assistant - CRC

The CRC delivers a range of services to children and adults with disabilities both nationally and locally through our centres in Dublin, Limerick and Waterford and our Outreach Services. The mission of the CRC is that by working together we make a positive difference to the lives of people with disabilities, their families and carers. Our vision is that people with disabilities achieve their potential and live full lives as equal and valued citizens. 

Fundraising Events Assistant – CRC Fundraising 

One year fixed term contract, part-time 28hrs per week – Monday to Friday. Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends is essential. Clerical Officer Grade, appointment will be made at first point of scale €17,847 per annum.

The CRC receives funding from the HSE to provide its services as well as receiving support generated by the Fundraising Department. The Fundraising Department was re-activated in late 2016 and has since successfully re-engaged with the local community, business and corporate supporters and partners. We are a small yet experienced team with very ambitious plans to develop and increase giving programmes in line with the CRC strategic plan. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, confident and self-driven person to develop the reach of CRC Events Programmes. Working directly with the Fundraising Events & Community Co-ordinator and closely with the wider Fundraising Team, the post holder will foster, encourage and support the team and volunteers within the CRC services and engage with employees, clients, families, local community and business to become actively involved in the delivery of CRC events. 

Applicants for this position should have the following essential criteria: 

  • A professional qualification and/or relevant degree

  • A minimum of two years relevant experience

  • Knowledge and experience organising fundraising events is desirable

  • Knowledge of and passion for the charity sector

  • Demonstrable ability to build and maintain relationships with a diverse range of people

  • Flexibility to work occasionally evenings and weekends in line with events

  • Excellent organisational, planning and IT skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly both written and oral

  • Excellent IT skills to include MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint

 Applicants must demonstrate in their CV and supporting documentation how they meet the above criteria as short-listing will apply. Informal enquiries to Ziva Newman, Head of Philanthropy, Fundraising & Partnerships, 01-8224432. Full job specification available upon request. Please forward a letter of application reference CRC29/19 with a full CV to; Human Resources Department, Central Remedial Clinic, Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3. Telephone 8542200, Fax 8542358 or email Applications must be received on or before 5pm, Monday, 25th of March 2019.

  • Closing Date for Applications
    5pm 25th of March 2019

Fundraiser (Western Region) - Oxfam Ireland

Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty.

Oxfam works in three ways: we respond to emergencies, saving lives and helping survivors recover; we provide people with the skills and resources to lift themselves out of poverty; and we campaign to change the unjust policies that keep people in poverty.

Joining the Oxfamily is an opportunity for you to develop a career within the third sector, not only here in Ireland, but with our sister organisations all over the world, from Australia, to New Zealand, Brazil to America. Will you join us?

Rate of pay: €11.11 per hour for first 20 training shifts, €13.13 - €15.15 per hour after first 20 training shifts and in addition, performance related pay.
The role will entail our fundraisers informing, inspiring and recruiting members of the public on their doorstep to establish regular gift donations.

Job purpose: Direct Dialogue fundraising is currently playing a very important role in enabling Oxfam Ireland to achieve our fundraising targets, and allowing us to maximise the benefits for those most in need.
The post will involve

• Recruiting donors door to door to support Oxfam Ireland through direct debit regular gifts.
• Informing, inspiring and engaging the Irish public about the crucial work Oxfam Ireland is carrying out.
• Representing Oxfam Ireland always in a friendly, courteous and professional manner at all times, and abiding by the fundraising code of conduct and established protocols.

The successful candidate will have

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to engage and inspire, and very strong spoken English.
• A passion for Oxfam Ireland's work, knowledge of emergency/developmental aid issues is beneficial also though non essential.
• An outgoing personality, enjoy interacting with members of the public and working outdoors within a team dynamic.
• Experience within direct dialogue is a definite advantage, though non essential as full training is provided.
• Access to an Internet enabled phone for new SEPA banking compliance procedures which are now mandatory.

(A full clean driving licence is advantageous though non essential for successful applicants)

To apply please email cover letter and CV to:

Closing Date for Applications
April 15th

Major Gifts Intern - Medecins Sans Frontieres

Hours: 35 hours per week

Reports to: Major Gifts Manager, MSF Ireland

Location: Baggot Street, Dublin

Salary: €11.90 per hour (35-hour week)

Duration: Nine-month fixed term

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a leading international independent humanitarian aid organisation dedicated to providing expert medical relief to vulnerable populations at times of conflict or disaster. Working on more than 70 countries worldwide, MSF provides both life-saving emergency relief and longer-term assistance to make basic healthcare services available to the most vulnerable or excluded communities. 

The MSF Ireland office contributes operationally to the MSF movement through the following:

  • Providing financial support to MSF operations through private fundraising

  • Representing MSF to key stakeholders and decision makers in the Irish humanitarian and political sector

  • Supporting operational human resource needs through the recruitment of Irish field workers

As part of the fundraising team, the Major Gifts function manages relationships with major donors, corporates and trusts, in addition to promoting legacy giving.This internship is a great opportunity to be part of an experienced fundraising team and gain insights into relationship fundraising, the work of MSF and current topics in the humanitarian sector. During your internship with MSF you will have access to relevant in-house training and development opportunities. Most importantly, as a member of the fundraising team, your work will contribute to the achievement of MSF’s objectives in Ireland, and support MSF’s work around the world.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Administration of the Major Gifts Programme

  • Assist with the administrative management of MSF Ireland’s major gifts programme to ensure its smooth and efficient running

  • Take responsibility for the prompt and appropriate acknowledgement of major gifts received at MSF, asking for advice when needed.

  • Under the guidance of the Major Gifts Manager, support the process of gathering and analysing information about current and prospective donors, including corporate and trusts, in line with data protection regulation

  • Support the process of sending mailings to our donors, including event invitations, emergency appeals and other annual mailings

  • Assist with the planning and delivery of the MSF events programme, including the administration of MG-specific events in Dublin and around the country.

  • Assist with the maintenance of a spreadsheet with deadlines to ensure donors receive reports and other correspondence, as required.

 Content Production

  • Assist with the writing and editing of documents for donors, presenting complex ideas and adapting written style to meet donors’ needs/specific audiences


  • Abide at all times by Irish and international codes of best practice in fundraising.

  • Support the fundraising team with the handling telephone calls from donors and assisting with fundraising projects or campaigns, as and when required.

  • To maintain commitment to the aims and values of MSF through proactive involvement in and attendance at ongoing MSF Ireland and wider movement operational activities

Please note that this list is indicative of the key responsibilities of this role but is by no means exhaustive. MSF is an emergency organisation and a ‘Can do’ attitude and flexibility to take on other related tasks is essential. This role description does not form part of the contract of employment.

Person Specification

Knowledge, skills and expertise


  • Strong organisational skills, reliable and self-motivated with the ability to work independently

  • Fluency in written and spoken English with excellent communication skills

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Computer literate and confident in using Microsoft Office programmes

  • Strong desire to learn about the fundraising sector

  • Commitment to the aims and values of MSF

  • Flexible team member ready to adapt to the needs of the wider team.


  • Some experience of working in an office environment, maintaining effective administrative systems and procedures

  • Work or volunteer experience in fundraising, marketing and/or event management

  • Experience using a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database

  • Knowledge and understanding of Irish charity fundraising market in general and in particular of humanitarian and development charity fundraising


Full details and how to apply can be found on our website at
Deadline for applications: 5pm, 29 March 2019. Interviews will be held during week commencing April 8, 2019.

Closing Date for Applications
March 29, 2019

Operations Manager (Maternity Cover) - Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) is looking for an Operations Manager on a maternity cover basis to join our great organisation and lead this core aspect of our work. This is a varied role, overseeing key operational areas within SBHI.

The position is offered on a full-time basis, working from our head office in the National Resource Centre, Clondalkin.

We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced, and flexible professional who will work closely with the CEO and the wider organisation in respect of the day-to-day running and the future development of SBHI.

You will be fully supported by a very hands-on CEO and your SBHI colleagues who combine to facilitate life-changing work on behalf of everyone affected.

You will need your own car, a clean driving licence, and business insurance cover in order to fulfil this position. Mileage costs are reimbursed for all work-related travel expenses.

SBHI provides equal opportunities to all job applicants and employees in accordance with and subject to the provisions of the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2012 irrespective of their: Gender, Civil StatusFamily Status, Sexual Orientation, Age, Disability, Race, Religion, Membership of the Traveller Community.

Please apply with current CV, application form (typed, not hand-written), and covering letter via email to: Note: Applications without a covering letter and application form will not be considered.

Applications will be considered on receipt and applicants will be informed as soon as possible if they have been shortlisted for interview. The role will commence on 3rd May 2019.       

Contact:                  Tom Scott, CEO


Telephone:              087 1121500 / 01 457 2329

Principle duties

Administration Team

  • To effectively manage the administration staff both within the National Resource Centre (NRC) including:

    • the effective delegation of relevant tasks to ensure the smooth running of the organisation

    • the implementation of efficient processes and procedures to ensure consistency of tasks

    • ensuring excellent communication skills and customer support skills

    • having the ability to work efficiently, professionally and with integrity, with the greater good of SBHI always at the core.

    • To support all areas within SBHI with administration as requested.

  • To oversee:

    • all SBHI general and motor insurance needs,

    • all additional documentation for SBHI’s motor fleet,

    • preparations for Board and NEC meetings,

    • the maintenance of SBHI’s CRM system including overseeing SBHI’s membership process,

    • reception and office maintenance,

    • IT supports.


  • To update all relevant staff files in respect of contractual and confidential information, acting with integrity at all times.

  • To advise and support staff with HR issues as they arise.


  • To oversee and coordinate:

    • the payment and recording of all invoices and expenses,

    • the wages paperwork,

    • the reporting of bank balances and other relevant management information to the CEO,

    • the regular sourcing of price comparisons, securing better prices for products/services

    • the regulation of Petty Cash at the National Resource Centre

    • lodgements to the SBHI bank accounts

    • Post Usage Logs

    • ensuring that SBHI Branch bank statements are forwarded accordingly.


  • Church Gate Collections:

To co-ordinate the allocation, recording, and distribution of permits and equipment required for Church Gate Collection.

  • Golf Classic

    • To play a pivotal role in the planning, communication, administration, and delivery of the Annual Golf Classic


  • Annual Conference/AGM:

    • To play a pivotal role in the planning, communication, administration, and delivery of the Annual Conference/AGM

  • Family Weekend:

    • To assist in the organisation of the event, to include: bookings, attendance at FSW planning meetings, prepare relevant paperwork, and attend the weekend.


  • Mailshots:

    • With support from relevant administrative staff, to oversee all aspects of all mailshots sent from SBHI, including planning of when mailshots will be sent, co-ordination of materials, print, and delivery

Skills, experience, and personal qualities


  • A relevant third-level qualification, or demonstration of exceptional relevant experience

  • Excellent time management and communication skills

  • Excellent leadership and supervision skills

  • Ability to motivate others

  • Ability to understand and implement strategic planning

  • Ability to work within professional boundaries

  • An extensive knowledge of policies and procedures relevant to the role

  • Excellent interpersonal skills required to build and maintain strong collaborative relationships

  • Highly competent use of IT (Microsoft Office Applications; Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)

  • Good financial knowledge of budgeting and managing expenditure

  • Ability to communicate effectively and develop rapport with a wide range of people at various levels

  • Able to stay calm in a crisis and be measured when responding to difficult situations

  • Good organisational and time management skills

  • Willing to learn and develop as a professional in the role


  • A proven commitment to working in the charity/not-for-profit sector

  • Experience of providing formal induction and staff training, staff supervision, and staff appraisals

  • Experience of working with people with disabilities in particular those with spina bifida and hydrocephalus

  • Highly experienced in managing multiple tasks simultaneously and efficiently

  • Highly efficient project management skills, taking ownership of projects and tasks and seeing them through to fruition

  • The ability to positively and effectively delegate the workload always ensuring deadlines are met and colleagues are motivated

  • The ability to document and implement efficient processes and procedures that enable the scalability of the workload

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with sponsors and contacts

  • Excellent problem solving skills and a positive can do attitude.

    Closing Date for Applications

    5th April 2019

Executive Director – Irish Haemochromatosis Association


Hereditary Haemochromatosis (HH) is an inherited, life-threatening condition which affects approximately 1 in 83 Irish people. Untreated, the condition leads to a large range of serious complications resulting in significantly decreased quality of life and life expectancy. Treatment and early diagnosis often preserves life expectancy and quality of life and diagnosis can save lives.

The Irish Haemochromatosis Association was originally founded in 2002 as a patient support organisation, and has since developed into a patient advocacy group and a source of high quality information about HH. 

The Role: 

The IHA is now seeking a highly motivated, results-driven Executive Director to join the organisation take it to the next level in terms of awareness, strategic planning, advocacy and fundraising.

Reporting to the Board, the Executive Director will maintain and enhance the reputation, profile and efficacy of the IHA through relationship management and effective marketing and communications activities.

We are seeking a confident, competent and experienced professional with experience of working with volunteers and members, and an understanding of the charity sector. Proven experience growing income through fundraising and membership would be a distinct advantage.

You will feel passionate about the IHA’s important work and will have a natural talent for building relationships and inspiring action.

If you are a dynamic professional with outstanding communication and project management skills as well as an interest in the work of the IHA and a demonstrable flair for building and maintaining relationships with a variety of stakeholders, we’d love to hear from you! 


The recruitment campaign for the role of Executive Director is being managed exclusively on behalf of the Irish Haemochromatosis Association 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 Friday, 29th March

Role type: Part-time (3 days per week); 2 year contract initially

Location: Home-based

Salary: €30,000 based on a 3 day week

  • Closing Date for Applications
    5pm on Friday, 29th March

Galway Simon Community – Night Worker

Job Title:

Night Worker

Reports to:

Team Leader


Galway Simon Community Cold Weather Response

Contract Details:

Specific Purpose Contract, 34hrs per week working on a roster basis and will include live nights

Job Purpose:

To provide practical supports to the clients of the Cold Weather Response

Main duties & Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of a Night Worker is to meet the needs of clients on a nightly basis, respond to crisis, and engage clients in service activities and support plans. 


  • Assist clients to follow through on actions identified with their key worker in line with their support plan and a harm reduction ethos.

  • Approach clients at all times with dignity and respect and ensure they are provided with choices around the services they receive 

  • Adhere to the protocol prescribed by Abbey House at all times.

  • Supervise the behaviour of the clients at all time;

  • When required, engage in advocacy and referral to community services

  • Liaise with the appropriate staff in accessing move-on accommodation for clients

  • Assist with the planning of recreational and/or group activities.

  • Communicate with the wider staff team of Galway Simon Community where relevant

  • Maintain up to date case notes and complete relevant reports as required and input into the systems used by Galway Simon Community

  • Ensure that clients are fully informed about all entitlements

  • Assist the Service to collect, record and account for accommodation charges and control arrears.

  • To instruct clients in the safe, efficient and cost effective use of electrical and other equipment.

  • Ensure that essential domestic duties e.g. cooking, cleaning, laundry, maintenance are carried out.

  • Maintain good relationships with neighbours and relevant community groups.

Health and Safety

  • Adhere to Galway Simon  Community health, safety and security policies and procedures

  • Ensure the environment is maintained to a high standard at all times

  • Report maintenance repairs and call out emergency contractors when required

  • Assign routine tasks and domestic duties to clients when and where appropriate

  • Ensure regular health & safety checks are completed and documented

  • Act as appointed First Aid person as required.

  • Carry out all duties with reasonable care.

  • To be vigilant in relation to health and safety and welfare risks in the workplace and bring concerns to the attention of the line manager or health and safety representative.

  • Ensure the Health, Safety and Welfare of clients is prioritised at all times within services.

  • Participate in routine maintenance, cleaning, and health and safety inspections, in line with operational procedures and standards.

  • Manage disputes and encourage co-operation.

Service Delivery

  • Work in an organised and efficient manner in order to effectively meet the needs of clients

  • Be part of a Team that has a clear commitment to the delivery of a high quality service, and accords with recognised best practice

  • Act in a professional manner in all circumstances when engaging with clients as well as other support agencies.

  • Work in a culturally appropriate way with people from a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds

  • Demonstrate a  commitment to regular updating of changes in practices and external systems that may have implications for clients

  • Have a willingness to adopt and adjust as needed to maintain effective working relationships with clients that are focused on ensuring their support needs are most effectively met.

  • Maintain confidentiality on all matters relating to staff, volunteers, clients and general Simon Community Business.

  • Be aware of and adhere to all Simon Community Policies and Procedures currently in operation

  • Attend staff and other meetings as appropriate

  • Provide up to date information and support to other Services within Galway Simon Community as necessary.

  • Undertake any other duties as designated by the Manager/Team


  • Systematically log and record all interventions with and on behalf of clients, utilising the Tools identified by GSC such as PASS, & Xyea etc.

  • Maintain clients’ details and documentation with adherence to data protection and best practice guidelines

  • Actively participate in staff meetings

  • Provide written reports where necessary

  • Be aware of and adhere to all relevant financial procedures and regulations of the organisation and to report any discrepancies to your manager immediately.

  • Complete assigned daily/weekly admin tasks


  • Attend and participate in training courses as required.

  • Identify areas of future training need

Person Specification:


  • Candidates must have a relevant qualification to a minimum of FETAC level 5 e.g. Care Assistant/Care of the elderly etc.

  • 1 year experience working in a similar role within a social care setting

  • Experience of record keeping and report writing

  • Subscribe fully to Galway Simon Community values and mission


  • Candidates with one or more of the following will have a distinct advantage

  • Health and safety training

  • Previous experience of Lone Working 
    Experience of working with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups

  • Full clean driving licence

Development Management Support - Philanthropy Ireland

Philanthropy Ireland (PI) is an independent member organisation providing voice and support to donors, private and institutional. Our mission is to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge, understanding and practice of philanthropy. We do this by engaging in three core pillars of activity:

1. Promotion of Philanthropy We deepen understanding and engagement among key audiences and stakeholders
2. Policy on Philanthropy We proactively support the development of an enabling environment for philanthropy
3. Practice of Philanthropy We build capability through knowledge sharing, information exchange, peer support

Following a strong period of consolidation, the organisation is now poised to move forward, building on achievements and creating opportunities for growth and development. Guided by their ‘Philanthropy Supporting Society: Philanthropy Ireland Strategic Intent 2019-2021’ the organisation has ambition for the development of a vibrant philanthropic sector, development that needs to be resourced.

With this strongly held ambition and a belief that the timing for development is now, the organisation is investing in additional resources to realise their aims and objectives. The support now needed is for the development and implementation of a sustainability plan for PI.

PI is open to considering engaging this support on contract based in the offices of PI or through direct employment part-time in the organisation. Either option will operate within an agreed timeframe of support, not exceeding 12 months in the first instance.

Key Responsibilities

Working with and alongside our small but highly committed team of staff, and our dedicated Board of Directors, the person will undertake to:

• Define and develop the service mix of PI in context of income generation opportunities
• Research and identify pipelines of support against services, such pipelines likely to include trusts and foundations, donors/patrons/private giving, partnership working, service provision, social enterprise, earned income, other
• Develop proposals for engagement with agreed target pipelines of support
• Support the capacity development of PI team on presentations/pitches process
• Lead, with support of PI team, on preparation of funding applications
• Undertake presentations on behalf of PI as agreed with CEO
• Secure funding for the delivery of PI programme of activity
• Contribute to development of a 3-5 year business continuity plan

This is a unique opportunity for the right person to contribute to our organisation at an exciting and important time for the development of philanthropy in Ireland. While time bounded for phase one, there may be potential for further development and engagement with the right candidate. Note, the role may involve some travel from time to time.

Candidate Specifications

Skills and Experiences

• Proven experience of progressing & implementing development plans through several income streams with a track record of delivering results
• Demonstrable experience of development of cases for support
• Experience of delivering cases for support and the processes therein
• Experience of the process of developing and nurturing relationships
• Strong networking, with exceptional relationship building and diplomacy skills
• Track record of partnership building
• Demonstrated ability to analyse material and summarise, distil and synthesise quickly – both verbally and in writing
• Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
• Skilled in the arts of negotiation and persuasion.
• Experience within a marketing, sales or business development role, preferably within the not for profit sector Page 3 of 3
• Experience or nuanced understanding of working with representative/influencing organisations as opposed to service provider organisation
• Coaching and motivational skills to support a team in maximising development potential
• Direct or indirect experience and understanding of the not for profit sector in Ireland.

Personal Characteristics
• Fully understands and respects the importance of stakeholder relationships & confidentiality
• Committed to excellence and highest standards of integrity
• Dynamic and creative person who can work autonomously but also within a small team
• Positive, ‘can do’ attitude, solutions focused, results driven
• Adaptable and flexible in outlook
• An ‘influencer’ and a ‘finisher’ - prepared to drive projects from start to finish.

Remuneration will be competitive for the right person. If this challenge piques your interest, you believe you have what we are looking for and you believe you are the person for us, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Contract Proposal:
We would like you to submit via email:
• A resume outlining your skills and experiences
• Examples of previous and current projects (top line details only)
• Estimated costs for provision of in-house support 3 days per week
• Confirmation of tax clearance
• An indication of earliest start date.

Employment Proposal:
We would like you to submit via email:
• A cover letter outlining reason for interest and basis of belief in suitability
• CV
• Salary expectation based on this being a part-time role 3 days per week
• An indication of earliest start date.

Closing Date for Submissions: 19th March @ 5pm. Interviews will take place 26th/27th March.

Submission Point: please state ‘Development Management’ in the subject line. Please direct any queries to

Donor Care Co-ordinator - Peter McVerry Trust

Vision: An Ireland that supports all those on the margins and upholds their rights to full inclusion in society”

Mission: Peter McVerry Trust (PMVT) is committed to reducing homelessness and the harm caused by drug misuse and social disadvantage through the principal of a Housing First model. Peter McVerry Trust provides low-threshold entry services, primarily to younger persons with complex needs, which offer pathways out of homelessness within a framework of equal opportunities, dignity and respect.

An excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and committed individual to join the Peter McVerry Trust fundraising team.

The role will primarily be responsible for donor development including the recruitment and retention of donors, in line with the Fundraising & Marketing Strategy.  Reporting to the Head of Fundraising & Marketing, you will co-ordinate donor communications including direct marketing campaigns, regular donation and tax reclaim appeals and fundraising merchandise.

The successful candidate will be expected to meet key objectives and targets to ensure the organisation’s funding needs and development plans are met, whilst ensuring the highest level of donor care and management.

Key tasks:

- To develop the annual donor care and development plan with the Head of Fundraising & Marketing to maximise income from existing and new donors.

- Meet agreed income targets and quarterly KPIs.

- To ensure excellent donor care at all times through co-ordination of donor communications, donor profiling and database management.

- To work closely with the fundraising administration team to ensure high standards of income processing and reporting are upheld and in line with GDPR, the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations Fundraising from the Public, and PMVT’s financial policies and procedures.

- To support other colleagues on key events and appeals to ensure optimum success and develop new fundraising initiatives.

- To undertake any other duties consistent with the position as may be assigned by the Head of Fundraising & Marketing.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in relevant area.

  • Minimum 3 years experience in fundraising/communications, business development, or customer service management with proven track record of meeting KPIs, financial targets and delivering significant income growth.

  • Fundraising/CRM database experience.

  • Experience of managing direct marketing campaigns, liasing with designers, printers & other agencies where required.

  • Staff and volunteer supervision/management experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a strong donor/customer orientation.

  • Knowledge and understanding of GDPR in relation to the charity sector, and requirements to ensure adherence.

  • Experience of managing multiple tasks to deadlines and prioritising workload; ability to work under pressure.

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Data analysis and reporting skills.


  • Knowledge of voluntary sector and charity legislation desirable.

  • Commitment to the mission and objectives of Peter McVerry Trust.

To apply, please download the PMVT application form from Completed application forms should be sent to or to the HR Department, 29 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1

Closing Date for applications is 29th of March

Peter McVerry Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Peter McVerry Trust Operations Ltd
Registration Number 412953 Charity Number CHY7256

Associate Director of Development - Trinity Development & Alumni (TDA)

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Since 1592 the brightest minds have come to Trinity College Dublin to study, teach and explore. Their achievements have changed the world: one made possible our journey to the moon, another took a giant leap forward in the fight against cancer and others transformed the course of world literature and drama.

Trinity has been home to three Nobel laureates and has inspired generations of our students to go out into the world to create, innovate and succeed.

Across Trinity today, exciting work is being done to benefit humankind and to protect our planet. Now, Trinity is embarking on the most ambitious philanthropic campaign ever undertaken on the island of Ireland. The Trinity Campaign will raise support for transformative projects that will ensure the University continues its positive contribution to Ireland and the world.

Trinity College Dublin is currently seeking to recruit a suitably qualified Associate Director to join their expanding Development team. Balmer Executive Search has been retained by TDA (Trinity Development & Alumni) to source and select the successful candidate. TDA is an independent charitable trust that supports the mission of Trinity College Dublin through raising philanthropic funds.

Reporting to the Director of Campaigns, the successful candidate will be responsible for securing philanthropic support for the University’s strategic priorities by developing fundraising plans and building relationships with alumni, individuals, corporate entities, foundations and government bodies capable of supporting the University at the €100,000 plus level.

There will be a requirement to engage skillfully and proactively with a wide range of stakeholders including College personnel - senior administrative staff, academics and administrators - and external stakeholders such as donors, alumni and friends.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research and cultivate relationships and personally initiate a range of significant solicitations with prospects.

  • Build strong relationships with colleagues in the Development team and academics across Trinity.

  • Work with Senior College Academics, develop and implement strategic fundraising plans for priorities set by College leadership. Ensure plans are ambitious, achievable and measurable.

  • Be responsible for all aspects of the fundraising process: – Identify and research potential funding sources; – Build relationships with individual, corporate and foundation prospects; – Manage an efficient and timely asking process, including submission of proposals; – Ensure effective stewardship.

  • Take responsibility for specific philanthropic projects, ensuring the relevant goals are met.

  • Collaborate with the development team to deliver fundraising plans and prospect strategies, helping other colleagues with their cultivation strategies and actively seeking help in return.

  • Work with the TDA teams in delivering the respective goals of the College.

  • Plan, record, measure and report on activity (monthly, quarterly and annually).

  • Undertake other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the line manager.

Person Specification

  • Relevant professional fundraising experience with proven track record of success in delivering high five and six figure philanthropic gifts or private sector sales, or significant donor development experience at a similar scale.

  • Experience of working within a results-orientated environment, with a successful record of achieving personal KPIs and targets.

  • Excellent networker with proven experience of working with key stakeholder audiences

  • Enterprising mind-set with the ability to innovate and be opportunistic.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Motivated, flexible and able to use own initiative in a busy working environment.

  • Applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent.

  • Strong computer skills – MS Office packages and experience with customer relationship management databases

  • Understanding of, and passion for, the role and value of a university in society.


  • Basic Salary: Competitive

  • Annual leave entitlement is 24 days

  • Defined contribution pension with 7% employer contribution, employees’ standard contribution is 5%

  • Relocation package available if required.

Application Process

Please submit the following documents by email to for review prior to the closing date of Friday 5th April at 5pm

Applications should include:

  1. A comprehensive CV giving details of relevant achievements in recent posts as well as your education and professional qualifications.

  2. A covering letter that summarises your interest in this post, providing evidence of your ability to match the criteria outlined in the Person Specification.

  3. Details of your latest salary, notice period and names of 2 referees, together with a brief statement of the capacity in which they have known you and an indication of when in the process they can be contacted (please note we will not contact your referees without your express permission).

  4. Telephone contact numbers which will be used with discretion.

Background Information

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin plays a pivotal role in helping Ireland to be the most creative and productive place to invent, work, and learn, and the most civilised place to live and contribute to local and global society.

Since 1592, Trinity has educated a community of alumni that have shaped our world. The single constituent college of the University of Dublin, Trinity is Ireland’s top ranked university, and the only Irish university in the world top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2015/16). In November 2016, Trinity joined the prestigious ranks of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) as the first and only university on the island of Ireland to become a member of Europe’s leading network of research-intensive universities.

With a student population of 12,500 undergraduates and 4,500 postgraduates, Trinity offers an exceptional educational experience centred on a research-inspired curriculum. Trinity employs almost 3,000 staff and has over 100,000 alumni in over 130 countries worldwide.

Trinity’s scientists are at the forefront of the battle to cure illnesses such as cancer, dementia and arthritis. It was a Trinity scientist in the 1930s who found the cure to leprosy – and then gave the patent to mankind.

Trinity also gave the world the nicotine patch and in 2015, another Trinity scientist, William Campbell, received the Nobel Prize in Medicine, for helping to cure river blindness – a cure that was also made available to the world.

Mary Robinson was another Trinity student and professor who refused to accept the constraints of her time to become an advocate for change and the first woman president of Ireland.

One of Trinity’s main goals is to provide access to third level education based on merit and since 1994 almost 1000 students have passed through Trinity’s Access Programmes. In 2016, Oxford University adopted this ground-breaking access model as a pilot study.

The University’s goals in public and community engagement, innovation and entrepreneurship, interdisciplinary research, and international partnerships are ambitious plan and will require an estimated €600m of new investment. A substantial portion of this investment will be secured through a university-wide philanthropic campaign that is currently in its planning phase.

Trinity Development & Alumni (TDA)

For Trinity to achieve its exciting and compelling mission, significant funding is required. The University cannot rely on state funding alone; securing private support is essential to Trinity’s future.

Trinity Development & Alumni (TDA) is an independent charitable trust that supports the mission of the University through raising philanthropic funds. Administered from the offices of Trinity Foundation, it is responsible for supporting Trinity’s ambitious educational, research and outreach programmes and maintaining a connection between the College and its alumni & friends. It plays a vital role in ensuring that the College has the financial resources to remain a leading, internationally recognised university, through the extraordinary support of donors, alumni and friends.

Independent assessment of TDA’s fundraising performance has shown it to be one of the top performing development offices in the UK and Ireland. In 2018, Trinity received the single largest private philanthropic donation in the history of the state. The College is in the advanced stages of planning its first university wide fundraising campaign which will be one of the most ambitious in Europe. Currently with 42 fulltime staff, this newly-created post is being established to further strengthen a high performing and dedicated development team.

Day Services Manager – Merchants Quay Ireland

MQI are currently seeking to recruit a Day Service Manager

Please see details below:

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree in relevant disciplines (e.g. addictions, health and social care)

  • Qualification in any field relating to Management, or Business

Previous Experience:


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience at management level working in the substance misuse field

  • Demonstrable track record in operational management including managing and monitoring activities to agree service levels

  • Demonstrable experience of managing projects as project lead, proactive management and problem solving

  • Managing a multi-disciplinary team

  • Strategic development – contributing to and experience of writing local policy and protocols

  • Experience and understanding of what constitutes high quality services in a day services with relevant experience of using quality measures and tools to action improvements and change as required.

  • Experience of implementing organisational policy and procedure, including the ability to contribute to the development of local procedures and protocols

  • Previous experience of collating and analysing data to evidence outcomes and inform service improvement

  • Experience of writing detailed reports and proposals

  • Experience of supervising and motivating teams to deliver to agreed target levels.

  • Experience of developing and delivering high quality, professional services at management level.

  • Experience of developing operational plans and producing monitoring systems for outputs, outcomes and impact.

  • A successful track record of effective partnership working.


  • Experience and/or detailed understanding of working with a multi-disciplinary team to deliver quality services including prescribing

  • Demonstrate experience of developing, presenting and implementing service related operational plans with the ability to develop new or existing services

  • Experience of writing successful tenders for the delivery of substance misuse services

  • Involvement of service users and carers in service planning, monitoring and delivery.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


  • Knowledge and understanding of current substance misuse policy, legislation and evidence based practices including recovery oriented services

  • Ability to build and develop teams of people and provide strong leadership to a diverse workforce, using both motivational and performance management tools.

  • Ability to use initiative and creativity in problem solving

  • Knowledge of Health and Safety and Risk Management

  • Ability to communicate both written and verbally with a wide variety of stakeholders both internally and externally

  • Ability to manage pressure and conflicting priorities effectively

  • Able to demonstrate excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to manage pressure and carry a diverse workload with competing demands.

  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills and the ability to manage differences constructively.

  • Ability to work closely with a range of stakeholders and other providers in helping plan the future of service provision

  • Ability to manage with minimum supervision from line manager

  • Understanding and ability to manage health & safety in the workplace

  • Ability to work within evidence based practice and with due regard to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

  • Excellent IT skills using Microsoft Office, in particular Word, Excel, Outlook etc.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal to be able to communicate with a wide variety of groups e.g. clients, funders, community both internally and externally.

  • Strong team skills and a proactive, supportive way of closely working with colleagues to achieve results.


  • Knowledge of  Commissioning structures

  • Demonstrate experience of/or knowledge of project management.

Attitudes/ Personal:


  • Ability to treat services users with respect and dignity at all times

  • An ability to make sound and timely decisions and initiate actions to solve problems

  • To be outcome and solution focussed

  • To hold a belief that people can and do make changes and be prepared to challenge other’s views on this if these views may lead to ongoing social exclusion of our clients or present an obstacle to them successfully rebuilding their lives.

  • Able to build constructive relationships with warmth and empathy, using good communication skills

  • Ability to demonstrate empathy for the issues faced by people affected by substance misuse and homelessness and the ability to learn about their information and support needs.

  • A supportive people manager committed to the development and wellbeing of their teams.



  • Willing and able to work over and above contracted hours when necessary

  • Be part of the on call rota for open access services

  • Willing to travel/work at other MQI locations

  • Hold a current driving licence, have access to a roadworthy vehicle and have appropriate car insurance for the purpose of the job role.

Salary:                  €48,500 - €59,212 per annum

Hours:                  39 Hours per week

Contract:             Contract of Indefinite Duration

Location:             Riverbank Centre, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form attached and send to with a copy of your up to date CV attached by 5pm Monday, 18th March 2019. Please ensure to include this subject line in your email 'Application for Day Service Manager'.


  • Closing Date for Applications
    18th March 2019