Head of Fundraising

Employer Peter McVerry Trust
Job Type ALL FUNDRAISING JOBS Head of Department
Location Dublin and the East
Specific Location Based in Dublin City Centre - flexibility for remote work
Salary Up to €70,000, depending on experience
Closing Date 3pm Wednesday 3rd of November, 2021


LOCATION: Based in Dublin City Centre - flexibility for remote work
SALARY: Up to €70,000, depending on experience
EMPLOYMENT: Following an initial 2-year contract, successful candidate will move onto a contract of indefinite duration.

The Organisation

Peter McVerry Trust is committed to reducing homelessness and the harm caused by drug misuse and social disadvantage through the principal of a Housing First model. PMVT provides low threshold entry services, primarily to younger persons with complex needs, which offer pathways out of homelessness within a framework of equal opportunities, dignity and respect. The organisation is the largest provider of homeless support services in Ireland and works across 28 local authority areas.


How can you make a difference?

The Head of Fundraising will report to the Director of Fundraising and will be responsible for developing annual business plans, driving existing and developing new high impact campaigns and initiatives, and line managing the fundraising team based in our head office. There will be 3-5 direct reports and 4-6 indirect reports.


Duties will include the following:

  • Collaborate to successfully implement the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan
  • Manage and lead members of the fundraising team including corporate, community, events and individual giving
  • Ensure the delivery of fundraising activities, appeals and events
  • Deliver on agreed income targets and manage relationships with a portfolio of existing supporters and develop new contacts to increase funds
  • Ensure that all fundraising activities are carried out in line with best practice and compliance


To be successful in this role, you will ideally possess the following experience:

  • Experience in preparation and presentation of campaign results, income forecasts and updates, targets & any other relevant data to senior management, board members & committees, explaining any variances and recommendations.
  • Leadership, management and team building
  • Excellent track record of collaboration and team working
  • Proven track record in managing general fundraising appeals and event management
  • Proven track record of meeting challenging income targets and securing partners and sponsors
  • Proven ability to build, manage and develop key stakeholder relationships;
  • Experience of developing campaigns across different media, including digital and traditional channels
  • Experience in the management of major donor relationships and philanthropic partnerships
  • Demonstrable track record in successfully securing grant applications and funding proposals


If you have management experience in a fundraising department and see yourself leading people who are positive, motivated, generous and kind, this could be the exciting opportunity you’ve been waiting for!


The recruitment campaign for the role of Head of Fundraising is being managed exclusively on behalf of Peter McVerry Trust by not-for-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please email [email protected] with the subject line “PMVT Head of Fundraising” to request the full job description and information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 3pm Wednesday 3rd of November, 2021

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