Roles within the Irish Red Cross

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We are currently seeking to fill the following roles.
Head of Fundraising  


The Irish Red Cross National Society was established by the Irish government in August, 1939. Since then, it has operated as an auxiliary to the state available to support in times of emergency. Today, the Irish Red Cross (IRC), as a member of the global Red Cross/Red Crescent movement continues to uphold the Red Cross Principles by delivering a wide range of services to some of the most vulnerable in our society through a nationwide community network of areas and branches.

Our vision is to be a leading humanitarian organisation, providing impartial services and support to vulnerable people and communities both at home and abroad.


The Head of Fundraising is a key leadership position within the IRC ensuring its current and future funding requirements are secured by engaging consistently, coherently and with clarity with its diverse stakeholders through its public, corporate and major donor fundraising functions.

This post holder is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, reporting to the Secretary-General. The Head of Fundraising is expected to support and deliver on the wider strategic goals and ambitions of the organisation.

To be successful, the post holder must have extensive previous experience managing significant fundraising/revenue-generating programmes; experience developing an online fundraising presence and extensive experience in the development of large-scale fundraising programmes including individual giving, regular giving and relationship management of corporate and major donors.

He/she will be self-driven, passionate about their work and comfortable working under pressure and to deadlines. This role requires superior communication skills coupled with a good understanding of the Irish Charity / Not-for-Profit sector.


To clarify or discuss the role further or to request a copy of the candidate briefing document, please contact Jocelino Jorge at or 0858503948. To apply for the role please send your CV and cover letter as in either. Pdf or Word .doc format only to

The closing date for applications is 5:00 pm March 5th  2021


Philanthropy Executive ( Major Gifts & Legacy Giving) 

The Philanthropy Executive is responsible for delivering income from Major Gifts and Legacy Giving.

We are seeking an outstanding individual with exceptional networking, leadership, motivation and requisite skills to drive the strategies in this area of fundraising. This is a demanding role that requires high levels of dynamism, energy and innovation.


Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy Manager

Download a full job description here


A minimum of 3 years proven and relevant experience in relationship fundraising

Confident networker with the ability to forge strong relationships.

Competency on all social media channels.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

High-level research skills

Strong report-writing & IT skills – including CRM databases, Word, Access, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Experience of dealing with sensitive information in a discreet manner

Flexibility and adaptability and a willingness to take on additional duties

Flexible approach to working hours in response to varying demands of the office

A keen interest and understanding of the not-for-profit sector as well as fundraising principles

JOB FAMILY: Administration, Support & Development Grade 2

Salary range: circa €35,000


Please forward your Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to

Please attach PDFs with file names in these formats:

<Surname>, <First name> - CV, Ref. PE

<Surname>, <First name> - Cover Letter, Ref. PE

Closing date for applications: Friday February 26th at 12 noon