Funding Development Officer

Employer The Immigrant Council of Ireland
Job Type ALL FUNDRAISING JOBS Campaigning Development
Location Dublin and the East
Specific Location Dublin 2
Salary €40,000 - €50,000 per annum pro rata
Closing Date 16/09/2019


The Immigrant Council of Ireland is recruiting!

The Immigrant Council of Ireland is a non-governmental organisation and Independent Law Centre which provides information, advice and legal representation to migrants and their families moving to or living in Ireland. The Immigrant Council’s aim is to directly assist migrants in navigating the Irish immigration system and, in turn, the organisation uses its experience and expertise to lobby for positive policy and legislative changes within the immigration system and associated areas.

The Immigrant Council of Ireland is currently seeking applications for the following position:

Title of position:             Funding Development Officer

Reporting to:                   CEO of the Immigrant Council of Ireland

Location:                           2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2

This is a fixed-term (12 month), part-time role (3 days per week, i.e. 21 hours per week excluding 1 hour lunch break daily), subject to funding. A 3 month probationary period applies.

Closing date for applications:  5pm, Monday, 16 September 2019

Purpose of the Job:

The Funding Development Officer will lead the income generation and sustainability efforts of the organisation. They will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer to develop the fundraising strategy and activities of the Immigrant Council and to deliver quantifiable results in terms of increased funding resources for the organisation to carry out its work.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the ongoing development of the Immigrant Council of Ireland’s fundraising strategy, exploring all organisational development and income generation opportunities;
  • Identification of and research into potential new funders and donors;
  • Identify and source funding and grant opportunities for the Immigrant Council’s core work in conjunction with the staff team;
  • Lead the development of the Immigrant Council’s resources for fundraising, in conjunction with contractors where appropriate;
  • Contribute to the management of the Immigrant Council’s funder and donor relationships, to include monitoring and reporting on grants, writing and/or contributing to funding proposals and communicating with donors;
  • Organise and promote fundraising events, including online fundraising.
  • Use available IT systems to record and track all funding- and grant-related information, and to closely monitor progress against budget.

The Immigrant Council is a flexible organisation; as this is a new post within the organisation the duties of this post may be subject to adjustment from time to time and the post holder will be expected to carry out any other reasonable tasks required of them in furtherance of the Immigrant Council’s wider objectives.

Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to come from a fundraising background with demonstrable skills in this area, but may come from a business development or other similar background with readily transferable skills.

They will be an innovative professional with exceptional networking and relationship management skills and will be comfortable identifying and pitching to potential donors and supporters.

The successful candidate will work closely with our highly effective team to build on the work already done by the Immigrant Council and bring us closer to long-term sustainability.

Essential criteria: 

Previous Experience

  • At least three years’ experience in a fundraising capacity, at a level that involved direct access to board members or senior staff;
  • Demonstrable and significant track record of achievement in terms of setting and meeting income generation targets;
  • Experience of feeding into and implementing strategic plans;
  • Project management experience;
  • Experience using Office suites and maintaining a client relationship management system (CRM) (e.g. Salesforce).


  • Proven ability to build, manage, develop and maintain key stakeholder, client or donor relationships;
  • Exceptional written and oral skills, with the ability to present and convey complex ideas and issues clearly and coherently to internal and external audiences;
  • A strong understanding of budgets or fundraising-related finances.

Personal Qualities

  • Highly self-motivated, innovative and able to work autonomously;
  • Discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information. 

Desirable criteria:

  • The ability to bring innovative creative thinking and fresh ideas to an organisation;
  • The ability to effectively measure and report on the impact of funding-development activities;
  • Strong understanding of the work of the Immigrant Council and the context within which we work to achieve our goals;
  • Previous experience in the human rights or NGO sector

Salary & Benefits:

  • €40,000 - €50,000 per annum pro rata, depending on experience
  • 5% employer contribution to pension after 6 months (based on employee contribution of 5%)
  • 25 days annual leave per year pro rata

Further information:

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the Republic of Ireland.




A letter of application along with a full CV and the names of two referees should be sent by way of email only to [email protected] with subject: Funding Development Officer.

Applications submitted will be acknowledged but no further feedback will be provided to applicants unless invited to attend for interview.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday, 16 September 2019

First round of interviews will be held during the week of 30 September 2019

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