Vacancies / careers

This page features job opportunities within Down Syndrome Ireland and for adults with Down syndrome.

 

We currently have no job postings for adults with Down syndrome. 

Vacancies that will be posted have been secured through Down Syndrome Ireland’s Ability Programme, which provides people with Down syndrome access to meaningful employment opportunities. Ability is co-financed by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

 


 

Down Syndrome Ireland Job Postings

Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) is the national charity for people with Down syndrome and their families in Ireland, supporting over 3,500 members across 25 branches nationwide. We are working to achieve an optimal quality of life for people with Down syndrome, as equally valued, independent citizens.  

 

Fundraising Manager

Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) is the national charity for people with Down syndrome and their families in Ireland, supporting over 3,500 members across 25 branches nationwide. We are working to achieve an optimal quality of life for people with Down syndrome, as equally valued, independent citizens.

DSI is recruiting a Fundraising Manager to work in its busy Fundraising Department, thereby helping to implement the Fundraising Plan and meet annual income targets. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work effectively as part of a small Fundraising Team as well as originate, take ownership and proactively drive a number of key projects and day-to-day fundraising activities themselves. Relevant experience in a similar fundraising environment and excellent project and relationship management skills, along with the ability to work under pressure and prioritise a varied and demanding workload are essential attributes for this role.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working across the following key fundraising areas: Campaign & Event planning and implementation (both offline and online), Community & Supporter engagement and management, CRM (Donor) Database and Volunteer Management etc.
  • Providing the necessary lead to a number of key annual campaigns and events to ensure optimum success
  • Plan and manage all aspects of Down Syndrome Ireland’s largest annual fundraising campaign – HB Ice Cream Fundays
  • Managing relationships and day-to-day engagement with donors and community fundraisers
  • Taking ownership of a number of existing and new projects, and driving them to deliver on objectives and income targets
  • Any other duties as designated by the Head of Fundraising and Retail

 

Person Specification / Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Minimum 4 years’ relevant experience in a fundraising environment is preferential
  • A strategic thinker with proven capability in leading successful fundraising campaigns
  • Highly developed project management and relationship building skills
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a small team and on own initiative
  • Strong analytical, planning and budgeting skills with a focus on return on investment
  • Flexibility: Demonstrable experience of structuring workload and conflicting demands of comfortably managing the multiple dimensions of this role
  • Energetic, creative and proactive approach, with a strong work ethic
  • · Highly organised and excellent attention to detail in all aspects of work
  • Highly computer literate – proficient in Microsoft Office and using CRM Databases
  • Working knowledge of Digital Fundraising tools and Social Media platforms
  • Understanding of GDPR and its implications for fundraising
  • Flexibility in working hours and duties – the role involves occasional out of hours work
  • An understanding and empathy for the mission and work of Down Syndrome Ireland
  • Knowledge of and interest in Ireland’s charity sector

 

Details:

  • This is a permanent full-time role with a six month probation period
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Role to commence January/February 2021

 

Location:

This position will be based in Down Syndrome Ireland’s National Support Office, Unit 3 Park Way House, Western Parkway Business Park, Ballymount Drive, Dublin D12 HP70

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic a combination of office based and remote working from home will be required.

Reporting to: Head of Fundraising and Retail

 

To apply:

Please forward a CV and Cover letter to Mark O’Doherty, Head of Fundraising and Retail at mark@downsyndrome.ie

The closing date for applications is Friday, January 22th 2021