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Community Fundraising Executive - COPE Galway


Community Fundraising Executive

About COPE Galway

 COPE Galway are seeking an experienced Community Fundraiser to join our busy and vibrant fundraising team.  Reporting to the Head of Development, the role of the Community Fundraiser is to contribute to the development and implementation of the fundraising strategy for COPE Galway

This is a varied and interesting role and is an excellent opportunity to join our dynamic and vibrant team. Ideally the candidate will have at least two years’ experience in the area of community fundraising and be happy working as part of a small, hardworking team.

Salary depends on previous experience. Full clean driving licence essential

Job Description

Contract: Permanent position

Responsible to: Head of Development

Key Responsibilities

  • To develop and manage existing key community fundraising projects
  • To support community fundraisers with their events and identify/secure new community fundraising opportunities for COPE Galway
  • To contribute to and deliver against annual budgets, targets and plans, working alongside the Head of Development and fundraising team
  • To implement a stewardship programme for all community fundraisers and ensure all are adequately thanked
  • To grow donor retention by developing strong relationships with community fundraisers
  • To attend local, regional and national fundraising activities and events
  • Report to the Head of Development and the fundraising/marketing team on a weekly basis.
  • To undertake such other duties as might be reasonably assigned from time to time in consultation with the Head of Development
  • Participate in team meetings, deliver updates and assist in developing and implementing projects and initiatives to support the achievement of developmental targets
  • At all times proactively manage and maintain the good reputation of COPE Galway

To Apply

Please email your CV and a brief cover letter stating how you meet the person specifications to before closing date 28th May 2018 9am.


  • Permanent contract
  • 39 hours per week
  • 22 days annual leave plus 9 public holdays per annum
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Flexi and Time off in lieu


  • Degree or equivalent qualification (i.e. marketing/business/digital)
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector would be an advantage


  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable working under pressure and to deadlines
  • Excellent customer service skills, particularly on phone and in person
  • A full driving licence and access to a car as this position requires some travel
  • Results focused
  • Self-motivated with experience of working to deadlines and demonstrable ability to use initiative, work independently, and prioritise a diverse workload effectively under pressure
  • This position involves working as part of a busy marketing and fundraising team and staff are required to have a degree of flexibility in their work and attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written English)
  • Positive team player and experience of collaborative working

Essential Experience/Skills:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in business development/account management/customer service (experience within the charity sector is an advantage)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to ask, negotiate and influence
  • Computer literate, highly numerate and excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Demonstrable experience in working to and achieving targets
  • Fluent in English