About Us

Based in Dublin, but proudly serving the not-for-profit community across Ireland, Charity Careers Ireland is an easy to use jobs board that advertises a wide range of charity jobs throughout Ireland.

Charity Careers Ireland.  Great Jobs. Just for Charities. Just in Ireland.  It’s as simple as that!


Who We Are

We use our significant charity expertise to help voluntary organisations find new staff.

Charity Careers Ireland was created by and is run by people who truly understand the voluntary sector.  Having worked for and recruited staff for hundreds of Irish charities over the past 10 years, we have used our knowledge and understanding of the voluntary sector to build a very easy to use and highly searchable jobs site which lets CANDIDATES find great JOBS and CHARITIES find great STAFF.

About Us


Mary O’Kennedy, Director, Charity Careers Ireland.


Mary has almost 20 years’ experience of fundraising for and consulting to the not-for-profit sector. Following several fundraising roles within the not-for-profit sector, including the roles of Major Gift Fundraiser and Development Manager with Trocaire and The DCU Educational Trust, she established O’Kennedy Consulting in 2002 and in 2014, co-founded Charity Careers Ireland, a specialist recruitment company focused on sourcing the best candidates for the Irish not-for-profit sector.

Mary was the founding chair of Fundraising Ireland (now Charities Institute Ireland) and is the former Chair of EU Consult. She is on the Committee of the Ireland Funds Young Leaders Programme and the Irish ambassador for the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) run by the Resource Alliance.

Mary is passionate about helping Irish charities reach their potential and achieve measurable results through the recruitment of excellent staff. In 2013 she was presented with an award for Outstanding Contribution to Fundraising and in the same year was shortlisted for an Image Businesswoman of the Year Award.

Bruce Tait, Director, Charity Careers Ireland.


Bruce has worked in the voluntary sector for over 25 years and has recently been named as a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising. Following roles as Director of Fundraising and Chief Executive at several national charities, Bruce joined with Mary O’Kennedy to launch Charity Careers Ireland and help charities throughout Ireland find and recruit great staff.

Bruce is a former Chair of the Institute of Fundraising Scotland and a Trustee of  Scottish Outdoor Education Centres and Falkirk Football Community Foundation.

Laura Patten, Recruitment Manager, Charity Careers Ireland.


Laura joined Charity Careers Ireland in 2015 after returning home from working overseas in Spain and South Korea. She previously gained significant experience in dealing with clients and customers in a variety of roles across the commercial sector. Laura is involved in all aspects of the services that Charity Careers Ireland offers including client and candidate support, developing job descriptions and information packs, screening candidates and organising interviews.

Since joining Charity Careers Ireland Laura has successfully managed recruitment processes for several Irish charities including the Irish Heart Foundation, Irish Cancer Society, ISPCA, Respond! and Jigsaw.

Our sister companies offer a range of bespoke and specialised recruitment services for charities and non-profits in England, Ireland, Scotland and Canada. See the links below or contact us for more details.

Charity Careers North West

Charity Careers Canada

Charity Careers Scotland

Creative Careers Ireland



“Since registering with CCI early this year I’ve found being a member to be hugely beneficial. Having a jobs portal that’s solely focused on the Charity Sector, backed up by really strong customer support, is such a valuable service. Job listings are regularly updated, clearly laid out, and easy to apply for. The team behind CCI are quick to respond, flexible to your needs, and offer great help in securing interviews. Laura Patten, who recently helped me secure a role, took care of my entire application and interview process, and was always on hand with help and advice whenever I needed. Registration to the CCI website is quick and simple, and I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking to pursue a career in the Irish Charity Sector.”

Niall Gaffney, Make A Wish