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.
Mary O’Kennedy, Director, Charity Careers Ireland.
Mary has almost 20 years’ experience of working in and consulting to the not- for-profit sector. She established O’Kennedy Consulting in 2002, which provides organisational development and philanthropy services across the charitable sector. Mary was Founding Chair of Fundraising Ireland, (now merged with ICTR to create Charities Institute Ireland). In 2013, she was presented with the National Award for Outstanding Contribution to Fundraising and was also short- listed for an IMAGE Business Women of the Year Award.
In 2014, she co-founded Charity Careers Ireland, a recruitment company focused on sourcing the best candidates for the Irish not-for-profit sector and in 2017 she and Bruce acquired and relaunched Creative Careers, which provides recruitment support across the arts and cultural world.
In her capacity as Director of both O’Kennedy Consulting and Charity Careers Ireland, she has extensive experience in dealing with the Boards and SMTs across a diverse group of organisations in the charitable sector and has a clear focus on bringing the right people and solutions to fit the specific cause.
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. As Head of Recruitment, Laura is involved in all aspects of the services that Charity Careers Ireland offers including job description and information pack development, coordinating interviews, and social media management, however, her main focus is on account management, client engagement, and sourcing, screening and shortlisting candidates.
Since joining Charity Careers Ireland Laura has successfully recruited staff for a variety of positions within the not-for-profit sector including CEOs, Heads of Development, Heads of Fundraising & Communications, Communications Managers and more. She has led recruitment campaigns for dozens of Irish charities.
Jason Whelan, Recruitment Administrator, Charity Careers Ireland
Jason graduated from DCU in 2016 and joined Charity Careers Ireland in 2018. He has experience volunteering abroad for not-for-profits in countries such as Haiti and Zambia. Currently supporting the Head Recruiter as Administrator, Jason manages the day-to-day operational tasks such as database management, jobs board adverts, client relations & social media.
“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