Director of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications – Children's Health Foundation

About our Organisation…

For many years, paediatric healthcare in Ireland has been delivered through a combination of services at three paediatric hospitals (Temple Street, Crumlin and Tallaght). The Children’s Health Bill 2018 saw the formation of Children’s Health Ireland and this new company took over responsibility for the three existing hospitals from 1st January 2019.

Aligned with this change in paediatric healthcare in Ireland, the three fundraising foundations associated with each of the hospitals, Temple Street Foundation (TSF) and The Children’s Medical and Research Foundation Crumlin (CMRF) agreed that it would be best to come together to form a new foundation, Children’s Health Foundation (CHF). In time the National Children’s Hospital Foundation Tallaght (NCHF) will also join CHF.

CHF is focused specifically on children’s and adolescent health needs in the new healthcare system in Ireland (CHI), including patient and parent supports, new service developments, research and innovation, infrastructure and vital life-saving equipment.

About our future team member…

We seek an enthusiastic fundraising and communications leader who has experience of creating and delivering innovative plans and who will empower the newly formed CHF team to drive change across the organisation to achieve ambitious fundraising and philanthropy programmes.

As Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications you will work closely with the Chief Executive as part of the CHF leadership team. The role will also involve working with the Board and subcommittees.

Therefore, you will have an extensive track record of developing and implementing strategic plans to achieve income growth across sustainable fundraising and philanthropy programmes to generate funds. 

This role offers the perfect opportunity for a proactive driven leader who will be responsible for embedding a high performance culture across the team; one which that is target driven, with a growth mind-set, donor focused and responsive to changing environments.  Key to this role will be demonstrable experience of planning, identifying and developing fundraising programmes and KPI’s all while using insights and data-led decision-making to deliver on objectives.

The job holder will raise the profile of the newly formed organisation at a crucial time for Children’s Health Foundation. The successful candidate will have an extensive track record of building effective philanthropic and supporter relationships with a passion for generating support which will help to make a real lasting impact for sick children in Ireland.

How to apply

If you feel that you have the skills and experience required to be successful in this leadership position at an exciting time for our organisation then please email your CV to our HR Manager Annalea O’Halloran at

Closing date: 18th October 2019