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An Irish Red Cross career is an opportunity to work with vulnerable communities whilst gaining valuable professional skills and experience. Our staff, in Ireland and around the world, work in a variety of roles that have a direct and positive impact on the lives of families affected by natural disasters and violent conflict. Preventing and alleviating human suffering, and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.

There is currently one role  available at the Irish Red Cross 

Job Title: Senior Head of Fundraising 

Summary of role:

To provide strategic direction to, and maximize fundraising income for the society. To manage the Society’s marketing to key audiences. To manage, develop and protect the Irish Red Cross brand. To contribute to the overall work of the Irish Red Cross as a member of the senior management team.

Main tasks/responsibilities of the position:

To work with the secretary general to achieve the mission of the Irish Red Cross

To advise the Secretary-General and board of directors on fundraising, brand strategy and implement as agreed

Responsible for maximizing income for the society in the form of unrestricted funds, earmarked funds, and emergency overseas appeals

Responsible for meeting targets set for donor acquisition, donor retention, donor development, and donor reactivation

Protect, maintain and develop the Irish Red Cross's brand profile, positioning, and attributes

Manage and develop the fundraising team in line with agreed objectives in the areas of supporter care, telecommunications, community & events, direct marketing, major gifts, legacies, and regular giving

Effectively manage the retail team in line with agreed objectives

Explore new business income streams and other fundraising initiatives as agreed

Assist in the preparation of reports for the secretary general and members of the board as required

Implement and manage the budgets for fundraising as agreed

Keep up to date with developments within the Red Cross and the wider sector, advising the secretary general and board as necessary

Keep up to date with the legislative requirements and codes of practice for fundraising generally

Maintain an active membership of the relevant fundraising institutions and networks

CV and cover letter can be sent to and applications will be accepted until close of business on the 10th of October. If you require more information about the position, please call 01-6424600 and ask for Liam O'Dwyer. 

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