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Vacancy: National Community Fundraising Manager


Title:                           National Community Fundraising Manager

Reports to:                Chief Executive

Location:                   Asthma Society of Ireland, Amiens Street, Dublin 1

Hours:                        Full-time (37 hours / week)

Contract:                   Permanent

Salary:                        Competitive & dependent on experience

Annual leave:           25 days per annum


The Asthma Society is one of Ireland’s leading health charities and represents over 470,000 Irish people with asthma. Our mission is to reduce the number of asthma-related deaths and improve quality of life for people with asthma. We do this through patient education, training for healthcare professionals, lobbying Government and supporting research on the causes and treatment of asthma. We could not deliver this important work without financial support from individuals and community groups.

We are currently recruiting a National Community Fundraising Manager.

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to join a high-profile health charity at an exciting time in its development and grow its community fundraising income from a relatively low base. It is the perfect role for an ambitious self-starter who wants to prove themselves in a management role as part of a dynamic team.


The successful candidate will be responsible for: 

  • Creating professional and compelling fundraising materials;
  • Developing and implementing a community fundraising plan to increase the income the charity receives from its members, supporters and the general public;
  • Managing the Society’s current community fundraising activities and making improvements to increase income;
  • Evaluating the income and costs, including the cost of staffing time, of the charity’s current and potential fundraising activities to focus effort on those with the greatest potential;
  • Increasing the charity’s income from sources such as cash appeals, regular individual donations, events, street collections, partnerships with schools and online donations;
  • Maximising the Society’s income from ‘World Asthma Day’ fundraising activities;
  • Creating new and imaginative opportunities for people to fundraise for and donate to the Society;
  • Organising and delivering campaigns and fundraising events;
  • Recruiting, managing and supporting volunteers and developing a volunteer engagement programme;
  • Representing the charity in communities and at events around the country in order to attract new supporters, thank existing ones and raise awareness of the Society’s work;
  • Working closely with the Communications Manager to publicise the charity’s fundraising activities locally and nationally and increase awareness of its work;
  • Managing the Society’s relationship with its individual donors, including updating the database and recording donor contacts and preferences;
  • Monitoring the fundraising environment and spotting opportunities for the Society;
  • Managing the Society’s community fundraising targets and budgets, monitoring performance and adjusting plans as necessary;
  • Managing third party service suppliers;
  • Ensuring all fundraising activities comply with legislation and are properly managed and controlled;
  • Providing regular progress reports to the CEO; and
  • Carrying out any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the CEO.

This job description is not exhaustive and may change to meet the evolving needs of the Society.


Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • At least 3 years experience in a fundraising or business development role, with a proven track record of meeting targets;
  • 3rd level qualification in marketing / public relations / communications / business / finance or a relevant career qualification;
  • An ability to influence others with excellent oral and written communications skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and people management skills;
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills;
  • Strong digital marketing and social media knowledge and skills;
  • Event management experience;
  • Direct marketing experience, including database segmentation; and
  • Proficiency in the use of fundraising databases, other relevant IT packages and online fundraising tools.
  • Experience of delivering the type of activities listed in the job description above will be an advantage. 

A full clean driving licence is essential.


Personal attributes:

  • Creativity, drive and the enthusiasm needed to carry projects to conclusion;
  • Ability to self-motivate, take initiative and work independently;  
  • A targets-focused and results-driven approach;
  • Proactive, friendly and flexible manner;
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects;
  • Collaborative team-working style;
  • Ability to adapt to the changing needs of a small charity and shift priorities accordingly;
  • Willingness to travel and work outside of normal working hours when required;
  • Resilience and flexibility; and
  • An interest in and commitment to the Society’s work


Application process:

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to before 5pm on Thursday 7th September.   

The Asthma Society of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.  All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Vacancy: Services & Operations Development Officer

Job Description

Title: Services & Operations Development Office

Reports to: Chief Executive

Location: Asthma Society of Ireland, Amiens Street, Dublin 1

Hours: Full-time (37 hours / week)

Salary: Competitive & dependent on experience

Contract: Permanent 


The Asthma Society of Ireland is recruiting a Services & Operations Development Officer to join its dynamic office team. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to join a high-profile health charity and help shape its development. It is the perfect role for an ambitious and flexible person who enjoys variety in their work. You will report directly to the Society’s Chief Executive.


Duties / responsibilities include:

  • Providing administrative and research support to the Chief Executive and Board of the Society;
  • Developing, reviewing and monitoring implementation of the society’s office policies and procedures; 
  • Membership support and development;
  • Managing the Society’s customer database and ensuring its data protection responsibilities are met;
  • Writing reports, proposals and promotional material about the Society’s work;
  • Managing the Society's relationship with its IT provider and other external service providers; 
  • Overseeing the administrative work of other team members as required; 
  • Assisting with the development and delivery of the society’s information campaigns and programmes;
  • Project management of ad hoc  projects as required; and 
  • Other duties as appropriate to the post. 


This job description is not exhaustive and may change to meet the evolving needs of the Society.


Qualifications & experience required:

  • A relevant third level qualification;
  • Relevant work experience;
  • Excellent research and writing skills and a proven ability to produce high quality reports and proposals;
  • Excellent IT skills, including sound and proven knowledge of MS Office.
  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work to deadlines;
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • A willingness to be flexible and assist in all aspects of the society’s work as required;
  • A high level of self-motivation with an ability to work independently and on your own initiative; and
  • Fluent English.


To apply please send your CV and a cover letter to by 5pm on Tuesday 12th September 2017.


The Asthma Society is an equal opportunities employer.


This post is supported by a grant from the Pobal Scheme for Supporting National Organisations. 

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