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We are currently seeking to fill the following role:
1. Philanthropy Executive (Major Gifts & Legacy Giving)


Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy Manager


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.


To work with the Head of Fundraising (HoF) and the Fundraising Department to achieve the mission of the Irish Red Cross

Manage and monitor Irish Red Cross philanthropic activities. This involves a specific focus on legacy giving and major gifts

Responsible for all major donor and legacy supporter development

Work closely with Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy Manager (CPPM) and Individual Giving Manager (IGM) to cultivate new major donors through different acquisition methods

Working closely with the HoF and CPPM, develop quality funding proposals and timely donor reports

Work closely with CPPM to identify, cultivate and develop mid to high-level donors and legacy prospects

Ensure all activities comply with Irish Red Cross’s policies and procedures, relevant professional codes of conduct and standards, regulation and legislation governing charity activities

Pro-actively identify, research and cultivate new and potential fundraising opportunities

Fully brief and effectively engage the HoF where engagement of the Board and /or SMT is required

Regularly report on fundraising progress to the CPPM

Pro-actively represent Irish Red Cross for fundraising activity and/or at events where required

Raise the income required to achieve the agreed targets in a cost-effective and sustainable manner

Other duties as assigned by the CPPM



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


Experience in Major Gifts fundraising

Proven experience of managing major donor relationships

Experience in Legacy Giving fundraising

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

Phone 01 642 4600

Closing date for applications: Friday, July 8 at 12 noon

2. National Unit Management Officer 


Head of National Services  



The National Unit Officer with responsibility for Unit management supports the various activities of the Irish Red Cross Unit structure and is responsible for ensuring efficient service provision for service users and volunteers, working in a team-based environment. The Officer, reporting to the Head of National Services, will be responsible for developing plans, in line with Irish Red Cross strategy for the development of new services, as well as the ongoing administration and development of existing first aid and rescue services.



  • Prepares and plans service delivery for first aid and rescue services
  • Develops, in conjunction with the National Unit Management team strategies for service delivery changes and improvements
  • Manages Unit administration records across the organisation
  • Oversight management of patient records; develops statistics on service usage
  • Supports the National Unit Management team and wider area structure
  • Manages records of assets and asset usage
  • Prepares budgets and manages area against agreed budget
  • Generates reports on performance, improvements, and areas for future development
  • Assist with Annual Audits with relevant regulatory bodies
  • Oversees the Irish Red Cross Insurance brief
  • Develops reporting methodology to improve information flow within the Unit structure and for external communications
  • Attends meetings at weekends and evenings where required (One weekend per month, two evenings per month)
  • Develop & support ongoing IT projects to facilitate the advancement of the unit structure.



  • 2+ Years in a position with similar responsibilities in management and administration
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills and experience, particularly in Excel
  • Experience of managing a small team and/or working with volunteer’s desirable
  • Experience of managing services in the community & voluntary sector advantageous
  • Experience of health care administration or a relevant healthcare, management, or social care qualification advantageous
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with all levels of organisation
  • Ability to always respect confidentiality of service users and remain responsive to their specific needs, adhering to the IRC confidentiality policy
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail
  • Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time

    Hours: 35 hours per week

    Location: 16 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

    Job Family: Team Leader

  • Salary: 35 – 45k depending on experience


Please send your CV and Cover Note in an email titled “National Unit Management Officer” to Sandra Stanley ( by 5pm on Friday 8th July 2022.


Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. If you do not hear back from us by, 12th July 2022, unfortunately, your application has not been selected.