Fundraiser (National) to progress to Fundraising Manager – Cappagh Hospital Foundation

About Cappagh Hospital Foundation

Cappagh Orthopaedic Research and Development Foundation trading as Cappagh Hospital Foundation (CHF) was founded in 1988 and raises funds for Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital (CNOH) – Irelands major centre for elective Orthopaedic surgery.

Through funds raised for Hospital development, research, education, teaching, training and the provision of strategic patient support programmes, Cappagh Hospital Foundation supports the CNOH’s mission to provide high-quality integrated care for people with musculo-skeletal disorders.

The Role:    

CHF is in a critical Fundraising development and growth phase and are seeking a Fundraiser (National) to progress to Fundraising Manager. 

This is an exciting role for a self-motivated, experienced hands on/big picture Fundraiser. You will have worked as a Professional Fundraiser in Ireland for at least 4/5 years, across the NFP sector and are looking for a new challenge-  something you can sink your teeth into, develop and grow – and are perhaps,  keen to progress your career within a small organisation.  Following a successful probationary period, you may have the * opportunity to progress to become the FR Manager and build a small team.

You will be responsible for achieving ambitious fundraising income targets through FR & Comms activities, including but not limited to: developing,  maintaining, growing all existing fundraising and creating and developing new income streams  across all sectors. Building on our existing network of supporters, you will further develop donor partnerships through the provision of excellent supporter relationship management and engagement across all aspects of the organisations.

As an experienced Fundraiser you will have combined practical well-honed not for profit experience- including but not limited to: all aspects of Fundraising/Communications, commercial acumen, working to targets, budgeting, reporting and a proven flair for innovation, donor care and relationship building, CRM, P.R.  and governance.  If you enjoy, and  are motivated by the challenge of creating, implementing, developing robust fundraising activities, hitting targets and objectives and  *perhaps growing the CHF’s small  FR Team and  most importantly  want to make a difference, this role may be for you.

Working closely with the CHF’s CEO and small team this position is responsible for all fundraising related activities.

The successful candidate will be based in the CHF office, on the CNOH Campus, Cappagh, Finglas and will be required to travel across Ireland regularly.

The core aim of this role: 

CHF has supported CNOH for over 30 years and your role, with our small team,  will be to ensure funds are  increased so we can continue to  support CNOH  achieve its mission to provide high-quality integrated care for people with musculo-skeletal disorders through *funds raised  for Hospital development, research, education, teaching, training and the provision of strategic patient support programmes.

Essential:  Experience, Skills and Qualifications: 

  • 4/5+ years proven track record of all aspects of fundraising in an Irish NGO

  • Ability to manage budgets and hit targets

  • Ability to travel across Ireland - Can read a real map!

  • Database management (Excel essential and CRM Salesforce)

  • Excellent communicator (internal & external/media)

  • Excellent command of both written/ verbal English

  • Excellent eye for detail

  • Excellent relationship and people skills

  • Excellent time management

  • Excellent understanding of compliance  GDPR

  • Experience of proactively managing people

  • Experience of working with Boards

  • Proficiency in relevant information and communications technologies

  • Public relations/Sales experience

  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organisational and social skills

  • Strong organisational and IT skills.

  • Track record at fundraising development.

  • Track record of implementing successful FR plans  across multiple sectors

  • Track record of increased funding

  • Windows/Microsoft 365 preferred- training for 365

  • Cert or Diploma in Fundraising / Data Protection desirable but not necessary

Note: Candidates must have a full driving licence and own car. This position is based in Finglas on the Hospital campus in Dublin 11 with nationwide travel.


  • Understand just how critically important our donors are and saying thank you is

  • Are creative, innovative and a problem solver.

  • Are a person with great  integrity

  • Are highly motivated and a self-starter

  • Are proactive, action oriented

  • Have a sense of humour

  • This is a small Team –like working with a small team- can be a busy office

  • You are a BIG PICTURE person!

  • You are a fundraiser by nature

  • You are a hard worker, ‘a roll up your sleeves, get stuck in’ person

  • You are Adaptable, Flexible, Honest, Innovative and tenacious, Multi tasker, Patient and empathetic, Resilient

  • You are not afraid to admit when you are wrong and not afraid to try again

  • You are passionate about getting it right for your donors and your cause

  • You look for solutions

  • You will be committed to creating the highest quality fundraising projects/programmes with exceptional donor care to enable our small team (that includes you!) to develop and grow funds to support Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital 

Further information

  • Cappagh Hospital Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.

  • The Role: is an outline of key duties and responsibilities for this position only. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and activities required. CHF reserves the right to alter the outlined role. A flexible approach to tasks which arise that are not specifically detailed in this job description will be required.

  • Salary: commensurate with experience/sector.

  • Hours of work:  Full-time (35 hours per week); Flexi time negotiable.   As with all fundraising roles a flexible approach to working hours is required as working evenings and weekends is inevitable in this sector. A proactive flexible approach to all aspects of CHF’s work that are not specifically detailed in this job description will be required.

  • Probationary period: This is subject to a * probationary period.

  • Location: based at CHF office with travel across Ireland.

  • This role requires applicants to have the right to work in Ireland where this position is based.

  • Closing Date for Applications
    How to apply for this post:

    Deadline: Tuesday 28th June 2019. Interested candidates should submit a CV and letter in writing to Orla Gilroy, CEO: by email: or by post: Cappagh Hospital Foundation. Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital. Finglas, Dublin 11. D11 R593.