Communications and Fundraising Manager

Employer Dyslexia Association of Ireland
Location All Ireland
Specific Location Dublin 2, with remote work at present due to Covid.
Salary Negotiable depending on experience and hours.
Closing Date 24/02/2021
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Background: The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) is a membership-based organisation representing over 1,500 families and individuals all over Ireland. Its membership also includes teachers, psychologists and other professionals. DAI currently has a nationwide network of 27 Workshops offering local community based services. The Association has grown and developed over the past number of years and as awareness and identification of dyslexia grows, demands on the services also continue to grow. Therefore, this new appointment is being made in order to ensure that we can continue to grow and develop and meet the needs of those affected by dyslexia in a practical and meaningful way.

Summary of Role and Responsibilities: The Communications and Fundraising Manager will be part of a small national office team, and will co-ordinate all communications and fundraising activities in line with the organisation’s overall strategy and implementation plans. It is anticipated that the role will have a primary communications focus in year one with a balance between communications and fundraising from year two onwards.

This is an exciting new position within DAI, and an opportunity to make a valuable contribution to our work. The ideal candidate will be a motivated and professional individual who has a passion to build dyslexia awareness and raise both the profile of DAI and much-needed funds for our work. The successful candidate will be adaptable and comfortable working both on their own initiative and as a strong team player.

A full job description including person specification is available on our website at or can be downloaded from this page.


Candidates wishing to apply for this post should email their CV, and a short cover letter outlining their suitability for the role, to:
Rosie Bissett, CEO, Dyslexia Association of Ireland at [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on February 24, 2021. Interviews will be held online with shortlisted candidates in early March.

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