Corporate Partnership & Philanthropy Manager – Irish Red Cross


Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy Manager is a key position within the fundraising team.

The roles main responsibility is to help to deliver increased funds from Corporate Supporters and Major Donors.

With this being a new role, it offers the chosen candidate great scope to shape and influence the broad fundraising future and scale within the Irish Red Cross. This is an exciting time for the IRC, as we celebrate our 80th anniversary in Ireland.

We are seeking a ‘hunter’ with exceptional networking, leadership, ambition, motivation and requisite skills to drive the strategies in this area of fundraising. This is a demanding role that requires high levels of dynamism, energy and innovation.


  • Develop, lead, manage and monitor Irish Red Cross partnerships strategy and activities

  • Pro-actively develop and manage existing and new long term key partnership and funder relationships

  • Pro-actively identify, research and cultivate new and potential fundraising opportunities

  • Develop and monitor annual budgets, devising and implementing adjustments to both as necessary to achieve targets

  • Craft and implement detailed innovative funding relationships and solutions

  • Fully brief and effectively engage Head of Fundraising where engagement of the Board and /or SMT is required

  • Working closely with the Head of Fundraising, develop quality funding proposals and timely donor reports

  • Ensure all activities comply with Irish Red Cross’s policies and procedures, relevant professional codes of conduct and standards, regulation and legislation governing charity activities

  • Manage all end to end communication and logistical follow-through with all current and future funders/donors/sponsors/partners/financial contributors/other stakeholders

  • Regularly report on fundraising progress to Head of Fundraising

  • Pro-actively represent Irish Red Cross for fundraising activity and/or at events where required

  • Raise the income required to achieve the agreed targets in a cost effective and sustainable manner


  • A minimum of 4 years proven and relevant experience at senior level with a demonstrable track record of delivering strategic objectives and maximising income/ROI.

  • Proven experience in corporate fundraising or relevant discipline

  • Proven experience of managing relationships at senior corporate level

  • 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.

  • Experience of dealing with sensitive information in a discreet manner

  • Flexibility and adaptability and a willingness to take on additional duties

  • Flexible approach to working hours in response to varying demands of the office

  • A keen interest and understanding of the not for profit sector as well as fundraising principles


Please forward your Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to

Phone 01 642 4626

Closing Date for Applications
Monday 16th September 2019 at 9:00am