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We are currently recruiting for the position of Fundraising & Communications Manager, based at our Head Office in Dublin.

The Role:

Reporting to the CEO, the Fundraising & Communications Manager will be part of the organisation’s senior management team. Responsibilities will include:

  • Working alongside the CEO and the Board’s Business Development & Sustainability sub-committee to develop and deliver a new multi-year income generation strategy enabling the organisation to achieve its strategic and operational goals.
  • Leading, managing and developing the fundraising team to achieve agreed annual fundraising plan and targets.
  • Managing and further developing the organisation’s existing fundraising channels including events, campaigns, community fundraising, relationships with supporters, corporate partnerships and third-party fundraising.
  • Expanding the organisation’s fundraising activities in new directions, ensuring a sustainable, successful and diverse fundraising portfolio.
  • Managing the organisation’s wider communications activities and campaigns.
  • Contributing as a member of the senior management team to the overall strategic direction, management and growth of the organisation.

The Successful candidate will have:

Experience & Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a leadership role within a fundraising (or equivalent) team managing a diverse portfolio of activities.
  • A third level qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • Experience of developing and implementing an income generation strategy, with a proven track record of growing income and achieving targets.
  • Experience in leading and inspiring a team, using innovative, creative thinking to achieve targets.
  • Evidence of building, managing and developing key external relationships or partnerships.
  • Experience of managing budgets and producing reports.
  • Preferably, experience of managing an organisation’s communications function.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Thorough understanding of the fundraising and non-profit landscape in Ireland
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, with an ability to communicate with different target audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and influencing abilities
  • Excellent project management, people management, organisational and planning skills. Experience in Digital Marketing an advantage.
  • Excellent analytical and commercial skills to identify and target new opportunities
  • Strong IT skills including MS Office; website & social media management; and CRM systems (experience of Salesforce an advantage)
  • Strategic thinker with ability to work as part of the senior management team
  • A results-focused self-starter with the ability to manage multiple demands, prioritise and work under pressure
  • Flexibility to travel and perform occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Full and clean driver’s license and use of own car.
  • Motivated to work within the non-profit health/ disability sector, with a passion for making a difference
  • Preferably, an understanding of and empathy for epilepsy-related issues

The Position:

This is a permanent post following the successful completion of a 6-month probationary period. Terms will be competitive and commensurate with experience & qualifications. The role will be subject to Garda vetting and reference checks.

Further Information & Applications:

A full Role Specification can be downloaded here.

To apply, please send your Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter explaining why you wish to apply for the position and highlighting your relevant skills and experience to Catherine Powell at recruitment@epilepsy.ie Please use the reference ‘Fundraising & Communications Manager’ when applying.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Wednesday 18th March 2020.

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Epilepsy Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer

For the moment, we do not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.