We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate, highly motivated, self-starter to join our team. The ideal person will have fundraising or marketing experience and must be able to hit the ground running and capable of managing projects without supervision. This will be of interest to someone with 2+ years’ experience in a fundraising or marketing environment who wants to make their mark.

The role

Covering maternity leave, as fundraising executive you will be responsible for implementing and managing our fundraising events and campaigns. Reporting to the chief executive, you will have active working relationships and shared objectives with the communications and services teams, our volunteer network and board members from time to time. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone eager to prove themselves in the fundraising arena.

Role and responsibilities

  • To create, devise and implement our full calendar of fundraising events and campaigns to achieve agreed financial targets.
  • Manage our existing relationships, identifying and initiating new corporate partnerships.
  • Oversee the management of our legacy marketing programme.
  • Manage our annual events and campaigns, including the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon and our national raffle.
  • Support Arthritis Ireland’s communications team in designing and producing all fundraising content, including for the website, social media and ezines.
  • Developing our stewardship programme to ensure we build upon our relationships with our donors.
  • Representing Arthritis Ireland at local and national events and networking on our behalf to increase awareness of our work.
  • Ensuring that Arthritis Ireland continues to be in full compliance with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public, as issued by the Charities Regulator as well as the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
  • Carrying out any other duties the may be required from time to time by the chief executive.

Skills, experience and qualifications required

  • At least 2 years’ professional experience in a fundraising or marketing role.
  • Excellent background in event and campaign management.
  • You will be familiar with the setting of and management of your own budgets
  • You will be extremely comfortable in making presentations to corporates, schools and national organisations.
  • You will possess excellent writing skills for producing highly relevant donor materials.
  • Strong social media and digital marketing skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills demonstrating a passion for your work.
  • Your computer skills will be to a high standard with an in-depth knowledge of social media.
  • You will demonstrate an ability to work well with a team, as well as on your own initiative.
  • Tight deadlines or a need to be flexible won’t faze you.
  • Ability and willingness to attend meetings, events and networking opportunities outside of normal business hours.
  • Proficiency in the use of fundraising databases and online fundraising tools.
  • Experience of delivering the activities described in the job description above will be an advantage.

Personal attributes

  • Ability to self-motivate, take the initiative and work independently.
  • Proactive, friendly and flexible with a focus on targets and budgets.
  • Enthusiasm for the role and an understanding of fundraising techniques.
  • Prepared to work under pressure and managing several projects at the same time.
  • A collaborative approach and an ability to adapt to the needs of a small charity.
  • An interest in and commitment to Arthritis Ireland’s work.


€38,000 pro rata

To apply

Send your CV plus a cover letter by email only to Niamh Ennis: [email protected].
Closing date for applications: Thursday 24 September 2020.
Interviews will take place via Zoom.
Starting date: Monday 19 October 2020, with a provisional end date of 14 May 2021.

Arthritis Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.