Career Advice

My Charity Career – Carla Ankiah

We were eager to catch up with former CCI candidate Carla Ankiah to hear of her achievements and challenges as Head of Fundraising with Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland. We hope you enjoy our final ‘Charity Chat’ of 2020. We are currently recruiting a Partnerships Manager to join Carla’s team in the New Year, to find…

My Charity Career – Kirsty Cawthron

Earlier this year CCI Executive Search were delighted to work with the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre to recruit their new Head of Fundraising, Kirsty Cawthron. Kirsty joined the DRCC in June of this year, and we recently caught up with her to find out more about her current role and her career in the Not…

‘Six Months in the Life of ICO’s New Development Manager’ – Joanne Tierney, Irish Chamber Orchestra

  My first day of work as Development Manager with Irish Chamber Orchestra was Monday 25th May, nearing the end of the country’s first lockdown. Needless to say, it wasn’t a usual first day! I introduced myself to my colleagues from my sitting room over Zoom and it would be some time before we got…

My Charity Career – Grainne O’Hogan

Monthly career interview with professionals in the not-for-profit sector What is your current role and how long have you been working in it? I have been Director of Development with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland since March of this year having joined SEI as Development Manager in April 2019. How did you get to where you are…

How is Covid19 Impacting Staffing and Recruitment in the Not for Profit Sector?

  Last month we created a Covid-19 Staffing & Recruitment Survey in collaboration with Charities Institute Ireland (Cii) and we are pleased to report that 47 charities of varying size and purpose responded. We hope you will take a moment to read over our findings as we believe they can provide you with useful insights…

Hiring virtually during COVID-19 – anything is possible!

The world around us is unrecognisable but the great success story of the human race is that we adapt to change, sometimes for the better. Shutdowns and social distancing guidelines in response to COVID-19 have led a vast number of industries to move their operations to virtual overnight. Most have done this very successfully and…

The fright of return: how do we get back to where we were?

  As the country prepares for the phased lifting of restrictions and a return to work, companies are devising protocols in a bid to allay workers’ genuine concerns. But what happens when you know the parameters – and still feeling the fear regardless? CCI Associate Consultant & Change Coach, Niamh Ennis, lays out your road map back to your workplace. “To improve is to…

Tips from CCI on How to Keep Focused and Motivated while Maintaining your Wellbeing during Covid-19!

  Tips from CCI on How to Keep Focused and Motivated while Maintaining your Wellbeing during Covid-19! When you no longer have your team around you, and you are surrounded by those you live with and all of your domestic tasks, it can be hard to switch into the work mind-set. Having to work with…

The Show Must Go On…Line! (Tips for Interviewing Online)

  Interviewing Online – Tips from CCI Executive Search Embrace the opportunity Online interviews can seem daunting to some. Fear of technical difficulties or unfamiliar environments can mean that people often put off the opportunity to interview digitally. Given the current challenges due to Covid-19 and the required flexibility and ever-growing need to adapt to…

My Charity Career – Barry Sheridan

Monthly career interview with professionals in the not-for-profit sector What is your current role and how long have you been working in it? I have been Chief Executive Officer with the Irish Men’s Sheds Association since May 2015. How did you get to where you are today and what influenced your decision to work in…