Human Resource Manager – COPE Galway

COPE Galway is a local organisation providing supports & services for people affected by Homelessness, women & children experiencing Domestic Violence, and for Older People.

We are currently recruiting for a 

Human Resource Manager

The Human Resource Manager in COPE Galway is a busy, varied, yet fulfilling position, which provides the opportunity to support management and staff working in COPE Galway to deliver and develop vital services across Galway City & County.

Full job description is available but main responsibilities include;

  • Ensure that the strategy of COPE Galway is supported throughout the HR function

  • Lead and Manage the HR team

  • Manage the Recruitment function of COPE Galway in cooperation with relevant service managers

  • Maintain responsibility and oversight of the Payroll function including the TMS system

  • Design and delivery of Learning and Development

  • Monitor and maintain Performance Management systems

  • Lead the Health and Wellbeing Initiative, partnering with external providers as necessary

  • Promote Health and Safety across COPE Galway in conjunction with management

The ideal candidate will have at least five years’ experience in a busy multi-functional HR environment, with management and leadership level responsibility for general day to day practices and operations of the Human Resources Function

Further details and job description are available from hr@copegalway.ie.

Applicants are requested to submit CV with cover letter by 9am June 10th 2019 to hr@copegalway.ie.

Successful Garda Clearance is required for this position 

  • Closing Date for Applications
    10th June 2019, 9am

HR Business Partner - Learning & Development – Focus Ireland

Title: HR Business Partner - Learning & Development

Location: High Street, Dublin 8

Reporting to: Director of HR

Primary Purpose:

Develop, deliver and evaluate the Learning and Development programme in Focus Ireland and support continuous improvement

Key Responsibilities: Main responsibility for Learning & Development in the organisation. Act as HR Business Partner.

Learning and Development:

  • Develop, deliver and evaluate in-house L&D programmes to support the Organisation’s strategic objectives and ensure continuous development.

  • Support the continuous improvement of learning and development programmes by keeping abreast of best practices and new trends and developments in the area of Learning and Talent Management

  • To lead the roll out of the results of the training needs analysis and to develop the strategic Learning and Development strategy of the Organisation.

  • To provide effective coordination of all training from room booking, equipment, catering and training booking

  • Work with the senior management and line managers to ensure training needs assessments are conducted regularly.

  • Evaluate L&D programmes, learning methodologies, strategies and technologies to continuously improve learning and development programmes and ensure alignment with the Organisation needs.

  • Responsible for defining, developing and reporting L&D Key Performance Indicators and metrics

  • Co-ordinate the Organisation’s annual internal training programme

  • Co-ordinate the induction, learning and development and on-going support needs of the Graduate (CSV) programme and ensure specific L&D activities are delivered

  • Pro-actively seek opportunities to develop employee skillset and expertise through external training and information sources

  • Monitor on-going training requirements for target groups (e.g. refresher workshops)

  • Co-ordinate the Organisation's induction programme for new hires

  • Design and deliver effective L&D and information workshops for Line Managers.

  • Evaluate the benefits of all training and development interventions through evaluating costs and assessing the value for money of courses/activities provided

  • Monitor the Learning and Development budget

  • Support and advise Managers and Teams in all areas of learning and development
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  • Record all training and development records

  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure programmes are meeting overall Organisation needs

  • Be accountable for the quality and implementation of all elements of Learning and Development

  • Assist with other L&D matters and on-going projects as required

HR Business Partner:

  • Influence and drive Continuous Improvement through creating and developing good working relationships with Managers and employees across all levels

  • Influence and establish credibility, trust and rapport with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals, coupled with the ability to gain commitment from others

  • Provide up to date advice and support around the legal and regulatory environment, and recommend solutions

  • Participate and advise at internal trainer forums i.e. Child Protection, Clinical Supervision, TCI trainer meetings

 General

  • Work within the framework of the overall objectives of Focus Ireland.

  • Undertake such other duties as might be reasonably assigned from time to time in consultation with the line manager.

  • 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 Representative

  • Be reasonably flexible in relation to the hours of work in order to meet the requirements of the role.

  • 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.

Criteria for Role:

  1. Relevant third level degree in HR, L&D field

  2. Demonstrable learning and development experience

  3. Experience of designing and delivering presentations and training programmes

  4. Ability to influence across all levels and bring people on board

  5. Knowledge and proficiency with training task analysis and development and implementation of training effectiveness assessments.

  6. Excellent communication, report writing IT and analytical skills

  7. Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

  8. Ability to work well under pressure with excellent planning and organisational abilities

To apply please send your CV & Cover letter to recruit@focusireland.ie

Closing date 5th June 2019 

  • Closing Date for Applications
    5th June 2019

Data Protection Officer – Focus Ireland

Job Description

Job Title: Data Protection Officer

Responsible To: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Based in Dublin (some travel required)

Contract: 2 year Fixed Term

Overview

Founded in 1985 by Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, Focus Ireland is a housing and homeless charity that works to prevent people becoming or remaining homeless, returning to homelessness through the provision of quality services, supported housing, research and advocacy.

Mission

At Focus Ireland, we are driven by the fundamental belief that homelessness is wrong. Wrong because it is a failure of society that creates victims out of ordinary people and robs them of their potential. Wrong because it can be prevented, it can be solved, but is allowed to continue and in doing so undermines society. We need to challenge our society to think and act differently. We are committed to challenging everything about homelessness, the causes, systemic failures, people’s perceptions and how it is tackled.

The Role

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) will lead and manage the Focus Ireland project to ensure the organisation is fully compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and improve data management structures and processes. They will take full responsibility for the project from developing the project plan to accounting for progress against the plan and ultimately successful completion. This is a hands-on role requiring the DPO Project Manager to get directly involved in completing project-related tasks as well as coordinating across Focus Ireland and other stakeholders. The DPO will support Focus Ireland staff in relation to data protection queries and incidents and will liaise with external stakeholders in relation to data protection and data management.

The DPO will report to the Focus Ireland Executive Team and will prepare detailed reports on progress. The DPO will also provide direct support on matters of data protection to the Audit & Risk sub-committee of the boards of both Focus Ireland CLG and Focus Housing Association CLG.

Key Objectives:

1. Develop, deliver and maintain the ongoing compliance programme for GDPR with Focus Ireland

2. Implement pre-existing remediation roadmap

3. Design and deliver appropriate data management policies and procedures

4. Develop and implement specific requirements for IT infrastructure compliance

5. Engage management teams to take ownership of local actions under compliance activities

6. Implement and deliver staff training on data protection obligations

7. Implement staff stewardship programme

8. Support Focus Ireland staff in relation to data protection queries and incidents

9. Manage data access request procedures

10. Manage data protection incidents

11. Initiate and management of data quality assurance programme

12. Assist with corporate governance processes as required, including Freedom of Information requests

13. Develop systems to monitor compliance and update all relevant internal policies and procedures on an on-going basis

14. Remain up to date on legislation and best practice in the area of GDP

15. Ensure smooth handover of GDP infrastructure and management as appropriate

16. Work within the framework of the overall objectives of Focus Ireland

17. Work within the overall policies and procedures of Focus Ireland

18. Be vigilant of any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the workplace and bring any concerns that cannot be resolved at a local level to the attention of the CEO or Health & Safety Representative

19. Participate in relevant learning and development programmes as agreed with the CEO

20. Undertake such other duties as might be reasonably assigned from time to time by the CEO.

Pre Requisites for the Role

  • Ability to demonstrate technical knowledge and awareness of current data protection legal and regulatory requirements including GDPR

  • Proven track record of translating legal and regulatory requirements into operational solutions

  • Strong understanding and experience of database management and systems

  • High level of organisational skills

  • Ability to accurately identify key issues, develop solutions, and communicate them in an accessible manner

  • Advanced report writing and policy writing skills

  • Strong negotiation, influencing, communication and presentation skills

  • Resilience to overcome obstacles

  • Proficient in MS Office packages

Experience

  • Experience of working in a company with a range of data requirements

  • 3+ years extensive project management experience

  • Proven track record of delivering successful outcomes

To Apply please sedn your CV & Cover Letter to recruit@focusireland.ie

  • Closing Date for Applications
    5th June 2019

Director of Development – DCU Educational Trust

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Balmer Executive Search has been retained by Dublin City University’s Educational Trust to source a suitable Director of Development to join their dynamic team.

The Director of Development reports to the CEO, and works closely with members of the Trust’s Executive Management Team. The Trust is currently developing ambitious plans to substantially increase its supporter base and further grow sustainable sources of income to support the organisation’s Strategic Plan. The Director of Development will play an integral part in delivering on these plans, working to maximise fundraising income by achieving both individual and team targets in addition to leading the fundraising team and taking the senior leadership role in fundraising strategy for DCU Educational Trust. 

The role has three main elements: 

  1. Contributing to the strategic and operational development of DCU Educational Trust 

  2. Leading and managing the fundraising team 

  3. Fundraising

Contributing to the strategic and operational development of DCU Educational Trust: 

  • The Director develops a plan of advancement that incorporates fundraising targets, strategic priorities and oversees the deployment of that plan. 

  • The Director of Development serves as counsel to the CEO regarding development related projects for the University under the Campaign for DCU. 

  • The role holder plays a leadership role in developing the processes and practices required at each stage of the fundraising process: 

    • Identification: The Director works closely with the Prospect Research Manager to ensure that an effective research service is in place. 

    • Qualification: The Director works with the Prospect Research Manager to identify major gift prospects for projects under the Campaign for DCU. 

    • Cultivation: works closely with the Head of Operations and Events to identify a range of activities each year that allow the Development Team to cultivate donors effectively. 

    • Solicitation: Works with members of the Development Team to set ‘ask amounts’ and to build confidence and techniques for making ‘the ask’. 

    • Stewardship: works closely with the Stewardship and Events Officer to develop ongoing and annual stewardship activities that support the needs of the development team 

  • The role holder plays a key role in the ongoing implementation and development of the Prospect Management System, including: 

    • Proactively using the system and leading by example. 

    • Working with the Prospect Research Manager to develop and maintain effective formal processes for the recording and reporting of cultivation steps and gift pledges and for formal gift acknowledgment. 

    • Working with the Prospect Research Manager to regularly review (3 x per annum) the overall prospect portfolio and recommend re-assignments in line with fundraiser capability, project focus and other priorities. 

  • The Director serves as the Educational Trust’s project manager for a number of the priority projects within the Campaign for DCU and develops a strategy to match donors to projects. This involves working with DCU colleagues, Trustees and other volunteers. 

 

Leading and managing the development team 

DCU Educational Trust works with individuals, corporate donors, trusts and foundations, sponsorship based donors and international donors, as well as regular giving through two annual telethons. The role holder will be expected to provide support for team members working across all of these areas. 

The role holder is responsible for: 

  • Supporting the Development Team in order to ensure they are able to perform their roles effectively.

  • Providing guidance to the Development Team to ensure they operate to the highest standards of professionals. 

  • Setting the KPIs in conjunction with the CEO and the Development Team. 

  • Managing and monitoring performance against the KPIs. 

  • Ensuring that all areas of fundraising are supported and developed. 

  • Performance reviews, annual reviews, identifying training and development needs. 

  • Training and inducting new colleagues, both as fundraisers in the broadest sense, but also as members of the DCU Educational Trust team. 

  • Undertaking regular prospect reviews and ensuring fundraisers are moving their donors through the pipeline. 

Fundraising 

  • Depending on the skills and experience of the Development Director, an appropriate prospect pool and targets will be assigned (recognising the significant management responsibility of this role). 

  • The role holder will make individual asks and work with other members of the Development Team as part of team projects. They will also be expected to support new and inexperienced fundraisers in their own fundraising journey. 

  • The Director of Development develops and maintains high-level relationships with prospective and existing donors and solicits major gifts from a portfolio of corporate, trust, foundation and individual donors in support of the Campaign for DCU. 

  • The Director of Development devises major and lead donor cultivation strategies. 

General duties 

  • Participates in the implementation of special events pertaining to development activities of the Campaign for DCU. 

  • The Director oversees that the Trust’s Development Team works with the DCU Alumni Relations team to ensure that alumni engagement activities are fully aligned with the advancement goals of the Trust. 

  • The Director works closely with all staff within the Educational Trust to develop and maintain quality relationships with key individuals within the University to help create a more aligned culture of advancement within DCU. 

  • Records all contacts, actions and donations into the central fundraising database - Raiser’s Edge. 

 

Education and Experience 

  • Third level qualification 

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working within a third-level, fundraising or not for profit environment, ideally in face-to-face fundraising or minimum 5 years’ experience working in business development, sales or account management 

  • Minimum 3 years’ management experience, ideally within a third-level, fundraising or not for profit environment 

  • Experience of relationship building and management with senior level executives 

  • Experience of project and programme management 

  • Experience of working with Raiser’s Edge, or other CRM 

  • MBA desirable 

Key Competencies 

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills 

  • Demonstrable ability to work with a diverse array of personalities under pressure and to challenging deadlines 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

  • Ability to analyse and interpret data 

  • Interest, enthusiasm, and affinity for fundraising and working with people 

  • High level of productivity and self-direction 

  • Conscientious, discreet and trustworthy 

  • High degree of computer literacy 

  • Able to work well with ambiguity; planning, organising and decision making capabilities 

  • Negotiation skills 

  • Ability to work as part of, as well as to lead, a team 

Benefits 

  • Salary: Very Competitive 

  • Annual Leave: 26 days 

  • After the completion of one year continuous service, employees of the Trust are entitled to join the DCU Educational Trust Pension and avail of the gratis Annual Employee Health Screening Check-Up 

The DCU Educational Trust is an equal opportunities employer. 

This position offers the successful candidate a fixed term contract of three years with longer-term/ permanent opportunities within the Trust beyond this point. 

Application Process 

How to apply: 

  1. A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae 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 in your ability to match the criteria outlined in the Person Specification. 

Selection Process 

The applicants with the most relevant experience will be invited to have initial exploratory discussions with Gilly Balmer at Balmer Executive Search for first round interviews. 

Second and final round interviews are scheduled to take place during the last 2-3 weeks of July

Closing date for applications is Monday 17th June at 5pm

Please send your application to Gilly Balmer by email to gilly@balmerexecutivesearch.ie

  • Closing Date for Applications
    Monday 17th June at 5pm

ISPCC Childline Project Manager – ISPCC

Job Specification: Project Manager ISPCC Childline

Title:  ISPCC Childline Project Manager

Contract: Specified Purpose Contract (minimum 7 months)

Working Week: 3 days per week

Reporting Line: Head of Communications and Marketing

The post holder will manage the implementation of phase three of ISPCC’s digital transformation, implementation of a new telephone system (cloud based) and provide support on the ISPCC Childline and Vodafone partnership and Social Innovation Fund.

The post holder will be situated at the ISPCC headquarters on Baggot Street, Dublin 2.

Key duties of this role will include:

Online Platform Development Oversight & Implementation of New Telephone System

· Work with relevant personnel within ISPCC as directed to create request for Information/ proposals documentations  for new telephone system and online platform development

· Investigate providers/developers and co-ordinate tender process for selection

· Oversee development phase, acting as key contact for providers/developers and coordinating  continued consultation with all stakeholders

· Coordinate testing and roll out of project and platform developments

· Report to Steering Group on Project progress

Company Intranet Implementation and Oversight

· Work with relevant personnel within ISPCC, as directed to create a brief for a company intranet

· Investigate developers and co-ordinate tender process for selection (if required)

· Coordinate content development by members of the ISPCC team for the intranet

· Oversee development phase, acting as key contact for developers and coordinating  continued consultation with all stakeholders

· Coordinate testing and roll out

· Report to Steering Group on Project progress

Digital Platform & Website Support

· Troubleshoot issues that may arise, initiate fix

· Liaise with developers and oversee all fixes

· Assist with data analytics

· Provide training videos as required

Partnership Management

· Along with ISPCC’s Head of Communications and Marketing, act as key ISPCC point of contact for Vodafone Ireland Foundation team, PR/Brand teams, Strategy team and staff as directed

· Track KPIs

· Organise Partnership Board meetings

Key Skills & Qualifications

· Project management (qualification in project management desirable)

· Technology awareness and level of comfort with both technology development and operations (good working knowledge of Drupal, an advantage)

· Excellent IT skills  

· Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

· Strong attention to detail

· Effective budget management

· Video editing skills an advantage

 

Key Attributes

· Highly motivated self-starter

· Technology aware, with experience of roll-out and delivery of projects

· Ability to manage multiple demands and prioritise effectively

· Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities within the organisation  

Key Relationships/contacts 

· ISPCC: CEO, Head of Communications and  Marketing, Director of Services, Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Interim Head of Childline, Interim Regional Childline Manager, IT Manager and team colleagues

· Vodafone: Head of Vodafone Ireland Foundation, Head of Corporate Affairs, Strategy Director

Application Process

Interested candidates should send completed application form to our HR Department by email hrsupport@ispcc.ie by noon on Tuesday 4th June 2019.

Application form here.

Marketing and Communications Manager - Dublin Simon Community

Dublin Simon Community works to prevent and address homelessness, providing services at all stages of homelessness and enabling people to move to a place they can call home.

Their Mission is to empower people to access and retain a home by providing housing, prevention, addiction treatment, emergency response and other targeted interventions, through advocacy and partnership.

The Role:

Dublin Simon are now seeking a creative, passionate Marketing & Communications Manager to join their committed team.

The successful candidate will lead, drive and develop a strong Communications and Marketing Strategy to inspire key stakeholders about the work and impact of Dublin Simon.

The Marketing & Communications Manager will lead a team of two and will be responsible for providing organisational wide communications and marketing support; creating engaging content for print and digital channels; developing marketing campaigns to support a range of income generation and awareness-raising activity; and reinforcing the charity’s brand identity.

The ideal candidate will bring an enthusiastic and proactive approach whilst being results oriented, passionate and savvy about raising the organisation’s online presence.  A genuine interest and skill in developing compelling and engaging stories about the people Dublin Simon supports in order to engage audiences and drive support is a must.

If you’re a natural storyteller with the ability to create and communicate visionary messages for a variety of audiences, we’d love to hear from you!

How to Apply:

The recruitment campaign for the role of Marketing & Communications Manager is being managed exclusively on behalf of Dublin Simon by non-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.

Please noteWe will be screening and shortlisting applications as we receive them, therefore, if you are interested in this role, we advise that you get in touch as soon as possible.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday, 29th May

Closing Date for Applications
Wednesday, 29th May

Corporate Partnerships Manager - Focus Ireland

Title:                                                     Corporate Partnerships Manager 

Location:                                             Focus Ireland, High Street, Dublin                                               

Reporting to:                                     Partnership & Philanthropy Manager 

Type of Contract:                             Full time, permanent   

Based in Christchurch, Dublin 8, and reporting to the Partnership & Philanthropy Manager, this role is of strategic importance to the development of the Corporate Partnerships team. The Corporate Partnerships Manager  is  central to delivering Focus Ireland’s corporate fundraising programme.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Partnership and Philanthropy Manager, oversee the delivery of the corporate fundraising target and track income and expenditure versus budget and targets.

  • Manage and lead the corporate fundraising team.

  • Work collaboratively across the fundraising team and the organisation.

  • Oversee cultivation and all aspects of the corporate donor stewardship process and put appropriate systems in place to manage this effectively.

  • Deliver a programme of research on new prospects and develop high quality bespoke pitches, proposals, applications and concepts for winning new large scale partnerships.

  • Work with senior management team where necessary to prepare for donor meetings and events.

  • Ensure adherence to conversion rates, income target achievements and creating recovery plans if targets are not being met.

  • Identify and engage in business development opportunities, networking, and engagement opportunities

  • Develop materials required, and other communications materials for corporate supporters

  • Developing a suite of corporate partner communications to build the brand, cases for support, web and social media materials that position Focus Ireland as a leading professional organisation for corporate support

  • Work with  the  marketing  and  digital  team  to  maximise  marketing  and brand opportunities

  • Quality management of all key information in the donor database to ensure accurate reporting on activity is available, for ongoing partnership development activity and effective moves management etc.

  • To compile and share detailed reports / performance analysis / identify areas for leverage and opportunity.

  • Development of on-going high quality campaign materials as required.

  • Attend events and conferences to build Focus Ireland’s profile within the corporate sector and identify opportunities to present Focus Ireland’s work to prospective and existing donors.

Key requirements:

  • 3+ years relevant experience, with proven track record of securing high-level multi annual corporate donations.

  • Relevant 3rd level qualification.

  • This role requires a relationship development skills, and proven project and event management skills

  • Project and budget management.

  • Ability to work as both a key member of a team as well as proactively working alone.

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines. 

  • Excellent relationship management skills with proven experience in account/ customer/donor management.

  • Proven experience in stewardship and developing new business.

  • Proven ability to deliver on financial targets.

  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication, and organisational skills.

  • Strong business and commercial acumen.

General:

  • To undertake any work as delegated by the Partnerships and Philanthropy Manager.

  • To engage in regular one to one sessions with the Partnerships and Philanthropy Manager.

  • To participate in relevant training and development courses as agreed with the Partnerships and Philanthropy Manager.

  • To ensure confidentiality on all matters and information obtained during the course of employment.

  • To present and act in a professional manner at all times.

  • To demonstrate creativity, drive, dynamism, commitment, attention to detail and best practice in all activities.

  • This role will be based in Christchurch but with requirements for travel and out of hours activities.

  • To be vigilant to any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the workplace.

 

Information Technology:

  • Ensure information systems are maintained and kept up to date as appropriate.

  • Ensure compliance of charities regulation, data protection acts, governance and best practice.

  • Well experienced in MS Office and CRM software (preferably Microsoft Dynamics).

 

Self-Development:

  • To assume responsibility for his/her own professional development and safe work practice.

  • To keep abreast of current developments in the NFP sector.

To Apply please send your CV and Cover letter to recruit@focusireland.ie before the 4th June 2019

Closing Date for Applications
4th June 2019

Project Worker, Child Support Waterford - Focus Ireland

Title:                    Child support worker Project Worker(Case management)

Section:             Child Support Service linked to Focus Ireland housing and TSS services

Project:               Grange Cohan Housing and TSS services in conjunction with Waterford HAT

Reporting to:   Project Leader

Location:            Grange Cohan

Primary Purpose: To have responsibility for the operation of the Child support service which will provide supports to children and their families who are in homeless services. The support worker will receive referrals from Focus Ireland Services and from the homeless Action Team and will develop support plans and child support activities in line with the outcomes of individual needs assessments

Key Responsibilities

  1. To work within the framework of the overall objectives of Focus Ireland.

  2. To work within the overall policies and procedures of Focus Ireland, inclusive of Health and Safety Policy.

  3. To be responsible for the day to day operation of the Child support service under the direction of the Project Leader

  4. To communicate effectively and within the designated processes with the Project leader, Child Support Team, homeless case managers and the HAT representatives as applicable

  5. To be responsible for creating a safe and stimulating environment for children.

  6. To plan activities and programmes which offer the children opportunities for exploration, self-expression, education and development

  7. To assess the individual needs of each child within the group and plan to meet these needs across each area of development

  8. To work co-operatively and effectively with other Professionals & provide regular communication with the Project Leader

  9. To hold planned regular reviews/care plan meetings with the parent and case managers.

  10. To work effectively to support parents to develop skills in the care and developmental needs of their children; establish appropriate parent. child boundaries, routine and consistency.

  11. To attend Team, Section, Divisional, Organisational and external organisational meetings, as appropriate

  12. To participate in appropriate meetings for training locally, regionally and nationally

  13. To implement project and organisational policies and procedures pertaining to health, safety and welfare of children and all other policies and procedures

  14. To attend and facilitate meetings concerning the children in the Children’s Centre e.g. case conferences, monthly family reviews, etc.

  15. To support and supervise the Contact Worker team within the childcare service.

  16. To produce reports and information for the Project Leader /Manager /Director of Services, as requested

  17. To participate in the evaluation of the Childcare service

  18. To facilitate Childcare briefings

  19. To carry out daily observations on children

  20. To carry out monthly assessments on children

  21. To chair weekly Children’s Centre Team meetings

  22. To participate in relevant project sub-groups e.g. health and safety

  23. To work in close liaison and co-operation with other teams within Focus Ireland and other statutory and voluntary organisations, as deemed appropriate

  24. To engage in clinical supervision and reflective practice on a regular basis.

  25. To participate in relevant training and development courses as agreed with the Line Manager

  26. To undertake such other duties as might be reasonably assigned from time to time in consultation with the Line Manager

  27. To be vigilant to any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the workplace and bring any concerns to the attention of your Line Manager and/or Health & Safety Representative

Focus Ireland is an equal opportunities employer

Criteria : Childcare Project Worker

Essential Criteria

  • Third level Childcare Qualification at degree level or relevant qualification.

  • At least 2 years relevant experience of working in a childcare setting

  • Strong knowledge of child protection issues

  • Excellent report writing and IT skills

  • Experience of managing challenging behaviour

  • Respect and value children as autonomous young people in their own right

  • Be committed to work in partnership with parents, other professionals, colleagues, etc.

  • Be open minded and eager to take on new challenges

  • Have an enquiring mind and to be alert to the need for further professional development.

  • Be able to communicate with colleagues, parents and other agencies and above all children irrespective of their culture, religion and gender

  • Have experience of working with customers who have co-existing conditions

  • A full clean driving licence and a car owner.

 To apply, please send your CV to recruit@focusireland.ie 

  • Closing Date for Applications
    30th May 2019

Contact Worker, Waterford City Housing - Focus Ireland

TITLE: Contact Worker
SECTION: Waterford City Housing Project
PROJECT: Grange Cohan
RESPONSIBLE TO: Project Leader
LOCATION: St. John’s Park, Waterford


Primary Purpose: To work as a part of a team providing Day to Day contact services to families and customers of the Grange Cohan Hub. Working to agreed protocols and standards, providing customers practical support, advice and assistance to enable them to stabilise and/or live independently.


Key Responsibilities
1. To work within the framework of the overall objectives of Focus Ireland
2. To work within the overall policies and procedures of Focus Ireland, inclusive of Health and Safety Policy
3. To work to the Focus Ireland model and standards of best practice
4. To work a flexible rota over seven (7) days to meet the objectives of the service, to include sleepovers.
5. To provide a safe, welcoming environment for families and individuals in long-term housing and transitional programs attached to the Grange Cohan Hub, including the provision of basic social care and support.
6. To monitor the safety and welfare of all families, and to provide interventions to agreed risk management plans advised by the Project Worker (Case Management) and/or the Line Manager
7. To assist with the administrative function with regard to established aftercare service practises and systems
8. To undertake individual contact work with families and individuals in transitional programs and customers in long-term housing, and to work in conjunction with the Project Worker (Case Management) in the formulation of assessments and inductions for residents.
9. To maintain professional links with other organisations and services that may offer services to high need families
10. To provide interventions around the support plan in conjunction with Project Worker (Case Management), and to participate in Intensive Case Management services and Transitional support program within the project.
11. To accompany and provide support to families on appointments to other services i.e. doctors, counsellors, court visits etc
12. To be responsible for keeping up to date contact work records and daily logs and for the inputting of information on Focus Ireland’s PASS System
13. To work in close liaison and co-operation with other teams within Focus Ireland and other Statutory and Voluntary Agencies, as deemed appropriate
14. To attend Team, Section, Divisional, Organisational and external organisational meetings, as required.
15. To adhere to the policies and procedures of the Project and the Organisation and to input into the development of new policies and procedures
16. To engage in supervision sessions on a regular basis with the relevant Supervisor
17. To participate in relevant training and development courses as agreed with your Line Manager
18. To undertake such other duties as might be reasonably assigned from time to time in consultation with the Line Manager
19. 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 Representative


Focus Ireland is an equal opportunities employer


Criteria: Contact Worker (Intensive Care and Case Management)


Essential Criteria
 Relevant third level qualification in the area of social care, eg, youth work, social studies, addiction, psychology.
 Previous experience of working in the social care field with disadvantaged families.
 Experience of supporting marginalised young people with high risk and challenging behaviour
 A working knowledge and insight into the issues affecting young people who have had a care experience and the impact on their physical, emotional and psychological development
 Ability to cope with and manage lone working, including out of hours work
 Working knowledge and understanding of Child Protection
 Excellent report writing and IT skills
 Ability to work well in a team environment
 Person needs to demonstrate


- Communication skills
- Knowledge and understanding of children, adolescents and
issues affecting parents
- Ability to Plan and Implement Programmes
- Flexibility in approach to work


Desirable Criteria
 A working knowledge of services in the homeless sector
 A working knowledge and understanding of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention model

 To apply, please send your CV to recruit@focusireland.ie 

  • Closing Date for Applications
    30th May 2019

Oxfam Fundraiser (Dublin) - 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: IRL-fundraisers@oxfamireland.org

Closing Date for Applications
16/05/2019

Oxfam Fundraiser (Galway) - 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: IRL-fundraisers@oxfamireland.org

Closing Date for Applications
16/05/2019

Oxfam Fundraiser (Cork) - 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: IRL-fundraisers@oxfamireland.org

Closing Date for Applications
16/05/2019

Prospect Development Analyst - UCD Foundation

UCD Foundation engages in fundraising and alumni engagement activities to support University College Dublin in its pursuit of world-class education, teaching, research and innovation.  Six Colleges and their constituent Schools make up the academic structure of UCD.

 Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Prospect Development Analyst to support our Development team prepare for the critical next stage in our fundraising strategy. It’s a key time for a successful and growing team with ambitious plans for the future of University College Dublin (UCD). Deep analytical & polished research skills like yours will be pivotal to achieving our goals.

 The Prospect Development Analyst will play an essential role in our fundraising efforts and will lead on prospect research and management, providing direction on these areas to assist the team in utilising UCD Foundation’s intelligence through the management of data visualisation and other tools.

 They will work closely with all members of the team to identify the most appropriate assignment for major gift prospects and to develop cultivation strategies while utilising prospect management skills to develop successful cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies. 

 This position is responsible for applying independent judgement to plan, organise, and perform a wide variety of administrative and technical duties in support of the projects and goals within UCD Foundation.

 Specific responsibilities will include:

 Prospect Research

  • Proactively identify potential donors, classify prospects according to interest, university affinity, and financial giving capacity for follow-up by fundraisers.

  • Research individuals, corporations and charitable trusts using a variety of resources including international news, biographical and financial databases.

  • Provide high-quality profiles and briefings to Senior Leadership across UCD, telling the stories of our closest and highest profile alumni and friends. Ensure all data is logged onto our CRM, Raiser's Edge.

  • Complete requests for research from the development officers

  • Regularly update Raiser's Edge donor/alumni database constituent records with information obtained through research.

  • Evaluate research tools and emerging technologies and keep abreast of trends in the field of prospect research.

  • Adhere at all times to Data Protection Legislation, operating transparently, respecting the wishes of all donors, prospective donors and Alumni.

  Prospect Management

  • Follow industry best practice moves management systems to track the progress of the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship initiatives with prospects and ensure data integrity and accuracy.

  • Use intelligence to recommend new approaches and solutions to problems, issues and situations related to the strategic cultivation and stewardship of prospects/donors through the prospect pipeline

  • Monitor contact report activity and coordinate with the Advancement Manager and Heads of Units to ensure consistent and timely completion.

  • Participate in prospect management meetings in collaboration with team members, including the development and drafting meeting agendas and meeting minutes.

 Data Visualisation, Reporting and Management

  • Analyse and organise information to identify philanthropic patterns, tendencies, and relationships among individuals, corporations and foundations.

  • Collaborate on data and information management including specialised components such as but not limited to, data mining and analytics, predictive modelling, enterprise data management and constituent, trend, and performance reporting.

  • Develop and maintain dashboards and reports to support the tracking and recording of metrics to advance and enhance UCD’s fundraising strategy.

  • Work collaboratively with the Data team in the development and implementation of strategies to identify new prospective donors and provide clear, easy-to-use reporting across UCD Foundation.

  • Work with Raiser’s Edge, our CRM database, to provide research insight that will help us build great relationships with our alumni, as well as maintain detailed and accurate records

 Performs other secondary duties as assigned.

 Who we are looking for

Essential

  • Educated to a degree level

  • Proven skills in written communication, data analysis and problem-solving

  • Flexibility and the ability to work to tight and conflicting deadlines

  • A good grasp of databases and spreadsheets

  • Strong, demonstratable skills in data analysis

  • Experience of using Business Intelligence or Data Visualisation tools

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

Desirable

  • A background in prospect research or philanthropic fundraising

  • Knowledge of an educational environment

The Prospect Development Analyst will be appointed on the following scale, €28,000 - €42,000 per annum, plus 10% PRSA, commensurate with qualification and experience.

Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter outlining their relevant experience in the first instance to: ryan.cassidy@ucdfoundation.ie by Tuesday 4 June 2019.

  • Closing Date for Applications
    4 June 2019

Regional Fundraising Coordinator (Connaught) - Special Olympics Ireland

Special Olympics Ireland is a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability. Our Vision is to drive and support a quality year-round sports programme that is embedded in local communities, resourced by vibrant and strong leaders, and offers health and well-being opportunities to athletes with an intellectual disability from 4 years of age upwards.

Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to changing lives of people with an intellectual disability through Sport. Special Olympics Ireland has one of the strongest Special Olympic Programmes worldwide and we are looking for a motivated individual to join our dedicated team to help build upon our success.

Summary

As one of a team of five Coordinators working to achieve the organisation’s revenue targets year on year, the Regional Fundraising Coordinator will plan and manage the fundraising and income generating initiatives in the Connaught Region. The Regional Fundraising Co-ordinator will assist in the development of the Special Olympics All Island Fundraising Programme and implement the programme locally in their region.  Working out of the regional office, the successful candidate will report centrally to the Fundraising & Sponsorship Manager but work very closely with the relevant Regional Director on a day-to-day operational basis.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Plan and manage the Fundraising Programme for the specific region

  • Communicate and consult regularly with regional staff members, the Regional Committee and other relevant key volunteers and stakeholders so as to achieve a cohesive and coordinated, supported approach to all activities

  • Establish and nurture strong working relationships and communication lines with Special Olympics Clubs in the region in conjunction and cooperation with other regional staff and volunteers

  • Motivate and engage regional volunteers to help plan and manage the fundraising initiatives

  • Establish regular Special Olympics  fundraising initiatives in the region

  • As a member of the Marketing, Communications & Fundraising (MCF) Department, contribute and assist with the planning and development of the Special Olympics’ All Island Fundraising Programme initiatives to achieve the organisation’s income target

  • Be responsible for implementation of the income generation initiatives and achievement of the income targets within the assigned region in conjunction with the Regional Director 

  • Plan and implement the Special Olympics Ireland Annual Collection Day in the region

  • Provide assistance and guidance to companies who express interest and/or give a commitment to fundraise for the organisation   

  • Record regularly and accurately financial and fundraising data

  • Apply high standards of organisation and planning in all fundraising and other events so as to maintain and protect the organisation’s reputation and to ensure the opportunity to maximise income is created

  • Foster and develop regional and/or local corporate sponsor relationships and agreements in line with the organisation’s overall Sponsorship Programme

  • Work with the MCF department and Regional Director to promote and maintain brand awareness of Special Olympics  Ireland

  • Participate in cross-functional training as required from time to time

Skills & Experience:

Minimum 2 years Fundraising and or Sales experience and a proven ability to successfully reach targets for organisations preferably in the not-for-profit sector.

Excellent organisational and creative skills with ability to work on own initiative but also as part of the team

Proven track record in Event Management and Business Development

Strong communication skills with ability to persuade and negotiate with various groups

Established corporate and social working relationships and contacts in the relevant region that may provide avenues of or access to support for Special Olympics.

A current full clean driving licence and access to a form of transport that enables them to meet the requirements of the post in full is essential. It is also essential to be able to meet a requirement to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends & to be prepared to travel frequently as part of the role.

Location: Sligo
Terms: Permanent / Full-time

Please send your CV along with a cover note and your answers to the following questions to SO.HR@specialolympics.ie

  1. Are you legally resident in Ireland?

  2. Are you committed to taking this vacancy for more than one year?

  3. Do you have a full, clean driving licence?

  4. What is your level of English (Native, Fluent, Very Good, Good, Medium or Poor)?

  • Closing Date for Applications
    Wednesday 22 May 2019

Executive PA/Team Assistant - UCD Foundation

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

Summary of role:

Provide full administrative and secretarial support at a senior level to the Executive Directors of UCD Foundation to ensure the smooth management of their day to day affairs and manage the day to day administrative running of the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO).

This is a great opportunity for a hard-working, resourceful, creative and diligent individual to join a highly regarded and successful team. 

Role:

Reporting directly to the two Executive Directors of UCD Foundation, you will:

  •  Provide effective and efficient administrative support to the Directors including diary and document management

  • Coordinate administration for internal and external meetings including scheduling, room hire, organising refreshments and document preparation/formatting/collation/circulation/printing and binding

  • Responsible for the coordination of the general administrative work of the DARO office; ensuring the prioritising of administrative tasks

  • Provide administrative support for the UCD Foundation Board and the Friends of UCD Board

  • Act as the primary point of contact for general queries for the DARO team

  • Provide administrative support for internal working groups chaired by members of the DARO team

  • Maintain regular contact with the Office of the President and other key internal and external stakeholder offices

  • Coordinate and manage the domestic and international travel schedule for the DARO office

  • Provide support to other members of the DARO office during periods of heightened activity including assisting with the organisation of major events

  • Manage HR administration for the DARO team including the administration of HR Locker, staff recruitment and induction

  • Manage financial administration of credit cards and e-procurement (when required)

  • Responsible for office supplies management and ordering stationery, water, shredding collections, taxis, couriers etc.

  • Maintaining regular contact with UCD Buildings Office to handle all building issues and queries

  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Executive Directors

Suitable candidates will possess the following experience and professional characteristics:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

  • Experienced Personal Assistant at a senior management level ideally to two or more Directors

  • A background in administration

  • Experience of working in a Higher Education Environment ideally

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, to enable professional interaction with a wide range of contacts, both internal and external

  • Ability to organise and plan own work and work independently

  •   Excellent attention to detail, with the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy

  • A flexible, pro-active approach to work including the ability to prioritise and re-prioritise to meet deadlines

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Highly developed organisational, planning and multi-tasking skills

  • Ability to deal with sensitive information with discretion and to maintain confidentiality

  • Collaborative and supportive of other team members

  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as experience of electronic diary management and a working knowledge of presentation software packages

Salary scale €28,000-€42,000 per annum plus 10% PRSA, commensurate with qualification and experience.

Apply with CV and cover letter to sylvia.roddie@ucdfoundation.ie. Applications will be reviewed on receipt.

Final closing date for applications: 29 May 2019

  • Closing Date for Applications
    29 May 2019

Senior Manager Partnerships and Philanthropy - St. Francis Hospice Dublin

We are currently recruiting for this new and exciting opportunity:

 Senior Manager – Partnerships and Philanthropy

(Raheny / Blanchardstown)

Permanent, 37 hours per week

St. Francis Hospice Dublin (SFHD’s) Senior Manager - Partnerships and Philanthropy is a key position within the fundraising team.

The roles main responsibility is to help to deliver increased funds from major donors, corporate supporters and trusts & foundations, whilst also managing SFHD significant income source of legacies.

With this being a new role, it offers the chosen candidate great scope to shape and influence the broad fundraising future and scale within SFHD. This is an exciting time for the Hospice, as we celebrate our 30th anniversary and plan for the upgrade of our Raheny facility.

We are seeking a candidate with the leadership, ambition, motivation and requisite skills to drive the strategies in this area covering major gift, corporate, trusts and foundations and legacy. This is a demanding role that requires high levels of dynamism, energy and innovation.

Essential Requirements

 Qualifications

  • Minimum of a third level degree qualification.

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years proven and relevant experience at senior level with a demonstrable track record of delivering upon strategic objectives and maximising income / ROI.

  • Extensive knowledge of programme development and grant making bodies.

  • Proven experience in corporate fundraising.

  • Confident networker with the ability to forge strong working relationships.

  • Competency on all social media channels.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong Report writing & IT skills – including CRM Databases, Word, Access, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

  • Full clean driving license.

To apply:

Informal enquiries to Dee Kinnane, Fundraising Manager at dkinane@sfh.ie

To apply for this position, candidates should email their cover letter, CV & application form in strict confidence, quoting ‘Senior Manager – Partnerships and Philanthropy’ to Dorothy Reilly, HR Assistant at dreilly@sfh.ie

Job descriptions and application forms can be downloaded from the Careers Page on our website www.sfh.ie

Closing date for all applications is Tuesday, 28th May 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Tuesday, 18th June 2019.

Visit our website at www.sfh.ie

St. Francis Hospice Dublin is an Equal Opportunities employer

Closing Date for Applications
Tuesday 28th May 2019

Manager of Public Fundraising - Focus Ireland

Title: Manager of Public Fundraising

Location: Dublin, Christchurch

Reporting to: Director of Fundraising and Marketing

Type of Contract: Permanent

Focus Ireland has developed an ambitious strategy to - prevent homelessness ever occurring for as many people as possible, to provide effective support and solutions for those who do become homeless and to also continue to provide safe and secure homes for its current and future customers.

Focus Ireland has an ambitious fundraising target of €15 Million annual income by 2022. It is envisaged that approximately 50% will come from public fundraising channels.

Reporting to the Director of Fundraising, the primary objective of the Manager of Public Fundraising is to deliver on income targets for their area, implement a fundraising growth strategy and develop a team of professional fundraisers delivering best practice fundraising.

This role is of strategic importance in the delivery of the overall fundraising, communications and brand strategy.  The manager will lead the team’s work to specific monthly, quarterly and annual targets, will play a vital role in a cross-functional fundraising, marketing and digital plans and will be responsible for succession planning for their team.
Key Responsibilities

Delivery of target:

Meeting overall annual income targets, within budget, and delivering on all KPIs for the area to ensure long term growth of the public fundraising income stream.

Strategy and Planning

  • Develop  engagement  and acquisition strategies to achieve annual income, expenditure and numbers of  KPI’s in line with overall strategy including supporter growth, supporter retention, supporter value, supporter lifetime value, return on investment, supporter enhancement rates (upgrade, conversion, uplift, cross sell).

  • Overseeing the development and effective implementation of the annual plan to deliver these to include ongoing monitoring and reporting on performance against KPI’s, reporting to the director and adjusting plans to ensure delivery across channels.

  • Development of supporter relationship strategy and implementation plan to deepen relationships with Focus Ireland, motivate repeat participation/support and build lifetime value. Systemising supporter activities so that all supporter activity targets are managed, and lifecycle based to enhance overall retention and value.

  • Development of a data-led strategic approach to all supporter development and acquisition strategies.

  • Develop and drive key fundraising activities in particular at Christmas leveraging an integrated approach, driving key messages, and ensuring direct marketing and overall core campaign is leveraged to deliver supporters and income.

  • Development of tried and tested fundraising products and  propositions that help drive growth of regular supporters

  • Management of all individual giving supporter marketing programmes 

  • Implement best practice in development of key acquisition and development strategies.

  • Identify, propose and implement development and innovation opportunities

Data, Systems and Analytics

  • Manage the CRM system for the public fundraising team and for ongoing supporter management.

  • Quality management and reporting across all users

  • Development of reporting suite

  • Development of data led segmentation and personalisation planning for all supporter development

  • Profiling of supporters and development of key insights and understanding of all supporter, key metrics, key triggers for giving, attrition and engagement

  • Working with team and external partners to ensure all insights are actioned and used to develop future plans for acquisition, retention, and enhancement.

Staff Management

  • Foster a team culture that is target driven,  encourages growth, being supportor-focussed and responsive to changing needs, action oriented, having open communication and encouraging use of initiative and a solution and outcome focussed behaviour

  • Overall management, control and operation of the Public Fundraising team which includes all supporter development and direct marketing, supporter care and retention.

  • Management of agencies employed to help deliver programmes of activity with the public.

  • Team management including team reviews, appraisals, objective setting and supervision that develops and retains a dedicated, efficient and effective team committed to the Ethos and Values of Focus Ireland

Cross-team working

  • Work closely and professionally with the wider fundraising and marketing team to integrate successes, key messages and fundraising to deliver key goals.

  • Work closely and professionally with communications and advocacy team to help build Focus Ireland brand and leverage all opportunities to develop awareness, engagement and supporter acquisition and to plan key PR and social media campaign elements for Focus Ireland campaigns.

  • Work with any external agencies and 3rd party supports that are required to deliver the activities to represent Focus Ireland in the best light.

Budgets and Reporting

  • Management of team costs and expenditure budgets on an on-going basis ensuring all activity is implemented within budget and within defined cost ratio’s

  • Coordination of key suite of reports to determine viability of each channel and line of fundraising portfolio

General

  • Undertake any relevant work delegated by the Director of Fundraising and Marketing

  • Participate as part of Focus Ireland’s senior management organisation in cross-departmental working groups, management meetings and workshops as required

  • Share Focus Ireland’s values, participate as a full member of the Focus Ireland team and support activities across the whole organisation as appropriate.

  • Engage in regular one to one sessions with the Director of Fundraising and Marketing.

  • Participate in relevant training and development courses as agreed with your manager

  • Be vigilant to any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the workplace and bring any concerns to the attention of your manager or Health & Safety Representative

 Essential Criteria

  • Experience of managing large and complex direct marketing supporter programmes, and of managing large marketing budgets (across all channells)

  • Highly developed leadership, management and team building skills

  • Champion collaborative working and be able to implement change

  • A proven fundraising or marketing manager with vision, insight and track record of delivering results.

  • Strongly analytical with a proven track record in data-led approach to supporter development or large scale database management and direct marketing experience

  • Professional communication skills, including excellent presentation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to lead and motivate staff, volunteers and s

  • Strategic planning skills

  • Knowledge of the charity market and the environment in which Focus Ireland works

  • Hold a third level qualification

The successful candidate will need to show reasonable flexibility in relation to hours of attendance to meet the needs of the work.  Work during weekends, evenings and unsociable hours will be required.

To Apply please send your CV and Cover letter to recruits@focusireland.ie before 27th May, 2019. 

  • Closing Date for Applications
    27th May, 2019

Events & Communications Coordinator - UCD Foundation

The Events & Communications Co-ordinator is a new role within the Development office of UCD Foundation. The overall focus of the role will be to plan and implement a comprehensive programme of events and communications to build and strengthen lifelong donor relationships.  The role will centre around 1) planning and executing all Development events and 2) identifying opportunities within UCD to leverage prime cultivation and stewardship activities.  Working across all forms of media - traditional, social and electronic, the Events & Communications Co-ordinator will proactively develop our donor and prospect engagement strategy to support the Fundraising campaign for UCD. Partnering closely with Alumni Development colleagues, the Events & Communications Co-ordinator’s work will help identify, engage, cultivate and steward our donors and potential donors to UCD, and communicate the impact of philanthropy at UCD to multiple audiences. 

 Specific responsibilities will include:

  •  In collaboration with key Faculty and colleagues within the University and UCD Foundation, identify key opportunities for donor and prospect engagement;

  • Plan, implement and promote a programme of communications for major donors and prospects;

  • Manage and plan UCD Foundation’s major donor and prospect events and support the Foundation’s stewardship event programme;

  • Develop and implement digital marketing strategies to communicate effectively with our donors and prospects;

  • Work in collaboration with the Foundation team and wider university colleagues to design and deliver memorable donor/prospect events

  • Maintain regular communication with our donors via email, social media, website, blogs and print publications;

  • Establish and build relationships with a wide range of donors and prospects

  • Produce bespoke short videos and other digital content to engage, inspire and steward individual donors and potential donors;

  • Lead on the production and delivery of a quarterly e-zine ensuring that information presented is of high quality and in the appropriate style;

  • Provide administrative support as required

  • Keep up to date with alumni news and university news to source new stories and profiles for the website, social media and the Development Bulletin and work with UCD colleagues to raise the profile of philanthropy across the campus.

 Suitable candidates will possess the following experience and professional characteristics:

  •  3 years relevant experience;

  • A Degree;

  • A high level of event management experience;

  • A high level of project management experience

  • A proven track record of success developing and delivering digital marketing strategies;

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, paying great attention to detail;

  •  Highly developed organisational, planning and multi-tasking skills and prioritisation to meet deadlines;

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively;

  • A high level of energy and enthusiasm;

  • Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve institutional goals;

  • Extensive experience with Raiser's Edge or a similar constituent database;

  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.

The Events & Communications Coordinator will join a team which includes Development and Alumni Development.  Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter outlining their relevant experience in the first instance to: sylvia.roddie@ucdfoundation.ie by Monday 27 May 2019.

Closing Date for Applications
27 May 2019

Digital Communications Officer – Merchants Quay Ireland

Merchants Quay Ireland are seeking to recruit a Digital Communications Officer. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering MQI’s digital PR and supporting delivery of wider communications and fundraising objectives, including press work and events. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the day-to-day delivery of high-quality, imaginative and engaging multi-media communications campaigns within agreed budget and timelines.

  • Manage MQI social media platforms, working with other departments to develop engaging digital content for regularly scheduled posts.

  • Manage and develop MQI’s website, including Search Engine Optimisation and monitoring of Google Analytics.

  • Support on generating opportunities for positive coverage; writing press releases, articles and statements and responding to media queries.

  • Help maintain and build the reputation and profile of MQI in the media, public and wider homeless & addiction sector

  • Manage internal communications, including the MQI intranet and the preparation and delivery of the quarterly staff newsletter

  • Support development and promotion of publications including Annual Report, staff newsletters and all service brochures.

  • Identify and collect great stories from around the organisation for use in external communications

  • Build on existing, and develop new, relationships with media, key decision makers, member organisations, internal audiences and volunteers.

  • Organise and co-ordinate MQI’s presence at conferences and events, from launching our annual review to sharing research findings at sector seminars to breakfast briefings.

  • Maintain awareness and understanding of relevant developments within the wider homeless and addiction sectors

  • Support internal policy development to reflect the current external legislative environment

  • Report on and analyse all aspects of communications.

  • Provide administration support as needed, to include management of information and communication queries into MQI via phone and email.

  • Undertake other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time.

Person Specification

  • Minimum 1 year experience in a similar role.

  • Level 8 Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or PR.

  • Demonstrated experience in press-office work or journalism, including substantial understanding of, and contacts, in the Irish media.

  • Proven record of developing content, including some, if not all, of the following: photos, written pieces and video footage.

  • Proven track record of project and event management (from concept through to analysis)

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; ability to adapt style to suit the wide range of audiences including an accessible, friendly telephone manner.

  • Strong organisational skills with experience of managing multiple tasks.

  • Ability to work independently to general guidelines, capacity to take initiative and seize opportunities.

  • Demonstrable ability to manage digital channels (PPC, display, Google Tracking, SEO, etc.) and best practice of same.

  • In-depth knowledge of the web, online technologies and social media.

  • Solid understanding of content management systems, Photoshop, audio-video and SEO software, Microsoft Office. Familiarity with the Adobe suite a considerable advantage.

  • Attention to detail and flair for creativity

  • Fluent spoken and written English.

  • Flexible can do attitude and good team player – this role involves working very closely and collaboratively with colleagues within other departments and services.

Salary Scale: €29,360 to €36,800

Hours: 39 hours per week

Duration: Permanent, Full Time  

Location: Fundraising & Communications Dept, Head office, Merchants Quay.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form attached to this ad and email to recruitment@mqi.ie with a copy of your up to date CV attached by Wednesday, 22nd May 2019. Application form can be found here and the job spec can be found here.

Please ensure to include the following title in the subject line of your email ‘Application for Digital Communications Officer’.

Applications that do not have this title may fail to be shortlisted. 

  • Closing Date for Applications
    22nd May 2019

Job Spec

Application Form

Fundraising Executive – Arthritis Ireland

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. It can affect anyone from the new born through to the elderly. Arthritis takes away people’s dignity by preventing them from doing basic, everyday tasks.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate, highly motivated, self-starter to join our team. The ideal person will have fundraising or marketing experience and must be able to hit the ground running and capable of managing projects without supervision. This will be of interest to someone with 2+ years’ experience in a fundraising or marketing environment who wants to make their mark.

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.

Role and responsibilities:

  • To create, devise and implement our full calendar of fundraising events and campaigns to achieve agreed financial targets.

  • Manage our existing relationships and identifying and initiating new corporate partnerships.

  • Oversee the management of our legacy marketing programme.

  • Manage our annual events and campaigns to include Women’s Mini Marathon, Jasper pins and our national raffle.

  • Support AI’s communications team in designing and producing all fundraising content, including for the AI website, social media and ezines.

  • Developing our stewardship programme to ensure we build upon our relationships with our donors.

  • Representing AI at local and national events and networking on our behalf to increase awareness of our work.

  • Ensuring that AI continues to be in full compliance with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public, as issued by the Charities Regulator as well as the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising

  • Carrying out any other duties the may be required from time to time by the Chief Executive.

Skills, experience and qualifications required:

  • At least 2 years’ professional experience in a fundraising or marketing role.

  • Excellent background in event and campaign management.

  • You will be familiar with the setting of and management of your own budgets

  • You will be extremely comfortable in making presentations to corporates, schools and national organisations.

  • You will possess excellent writing skills for producing highly relevant donor materials

  • Strong social media and digital marketing skills

  • Outstanding interpersonal & communication skills demonstrating a passion for your work.

  • Your computer skills will be to a high standard with an in-depth knowledge of social media.

  • You will demonstrate an ability to work well with a team, as well as on your own initiative.

  • Tight deadlines or a need to be flexible won’t faze you.

  • Ability and willingness to attend meetings, events and networking opportunities outside of normal business hours

  • Proficiency in the use of fundraising databases and online fundraising tools.

  • Experience of delivering the activities described in the job description above will be an advantage.

Personal attributes:

  • Ability to self-motivate, take the initiative and work independently

  • Proactive, friendly and flexible with a focus on targets and budgets.

  • Enthusiasm for the role and an understanding of fundraising techniques.

  • Prepared to work under pressure and managing several projects at the same time.

  • A collaborative approach and an ability to adapt to the needs of a small charity.

  • An interest in and commitment to Arthritis Ireland’s work.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Thursday 30 May 2019

For more information please email your CV and cover letter to niamh@arthritisireland.ie

Arthritis Ireland, 1 Clanwilliam Square, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2 D02 DH77

www.arthritisireland.ie 

  • Closing Date for Applications
    Thursday May 30th, 2019 at 5pm