Make-A-Wish Ireland has one simple aim – to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to bring hope, strength and happiness.
All of our children are living with life-threatening medical conditions and their lives are turned upside down as the focus is on hospital visits, injections, treatment and the illness. Make-A-Wish believes that every child deserves to be happy and by taking their one true wish and transforming it into reality, happy memories are created for not only the wish child but their loved ones.
Since 1992, Make-A-Wish has granted wishes for more than 2,350 brave children across Ireland, including 211 wishes granted in 2018 alone.
Make-A-Wish are now seeking to recruit a Community Fundraiser to join their passionate and enthusiastic team! Please note this is a fixed term, maternity contract for 10 months.
Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, the Community Fundraiser will be a part of a team of two. They will be responsible for managing Make-A-Wish community fundraising events and projects and will play a key role within the fundraising department and charity as a whole. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic and vibrant fundraising team. The successful candidate will play an important role in bringing in vital funding to help grant special wishes to children who truly deserve it and ensure we achieve our exciting ambitions.
To succeed in this role, the ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in sales/business development/account management
- Ability to build relationships, generate income and manage events
- Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
- A positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills
- Passion for the work of Make-A-Wish and the impact it makes on the lives of sick children and their families
- Full clean driving licence and access to a car.
To succeed in this role you will be an energetic and approachable person who can maintain relationships with external supporters. Fundraising experience within the charity sector would be an advantage but is not essential.
If you have previous experience working to achieve targets and managing events as well as working for a worthy and important cause, this could be the role for you!
The recruitment campaign for the role of Community Fundraiser is being managed exclusively on behalf of the Make-A-Wish by not-for-profit specialist recruitment consultancy Charity Careers Ireland.
If you would like to find out more about this role, please email [email protected] to request the full job description and information pack prior to making your application.
Closing Date: 5pm on Monday, 21st January