Irish Hospice Foundation: Corporate & Events Manager

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POSITION: Corporate & Events Manager

LOCATION: Morrison Chambers, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

REPORTS TO: Director of Fundraising

Main Purpose of Job: To maintain and strive to increase The Irish Hospice Foundation’s (IHF) fundraising income through corporate support, events, trusts and retail activity.;

Essential Requirements

  • 3-5 years professional fundraising experience
  • Proven track record of corporate and events fundraising

Role & Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for setting, driving and reaching income targets
  • Relationship management of IHF corporate fundraising relationships. 
  • Identify new companies and organisations with potential to support and secure adoptions, CSR partnerships, GAYE etc
  • Pitch and secure sponsorship for IHF major events both organised in-house and through our voluntary committees.    
  • Manage 2 + staff who drive events, trusts and foundations and retail income
  • Take direct involvement with IHF major events, as appropriate to support the Events Development Officer – eg Gala Dinner, Cycle Challenge etc.  
  • Liaise with IHF voluntary committee(s) and manage professional relationships with members.     
  • Oversee timely and accurate submissions to trusts and proposals through IHF Senior Development Officer
  • Manage IHF major retail offerings  – eg book projects through direct liaison with working committee or temporary project management staff member(s),  as appropriate
  • Drive retail income sales of IHF product (particularly Christmas items) through corporate partners
  • Participate and report on new retail initiatives, products with potential for IHF
  • Liaise closely with IHF Individual Giving Manager to maintain excellent working relationships across the fundraising team (6+ staff)
  • Produce regular income and expenditure reports for Director of Fundraising and for sharing with fundraising team, board and other IHF committees
  • Produce annual planning strategies for annual income capturing strengths, challenges, new growth potential for income streams.   
  • Work closely with IHF Communications Team to ensure appropriate publicity for IHF corporate and events supporters. 
  • Other duties as might reasonably be required by the IHF    

Personal Experience, Skills & Qualities

  • Ideally a third Level Qualification
  • A significant record of achievement, particularly with working with targets, securing sponsorship and managing key partnerships.  
  • Experience of working with corporate donors – through managing CSR, building relationships with senior staff, liaising with charity committees and staff etc.   .  
  • Experience of working on and managing a variety of profitable events
  • Knowledge of trusts and foundations and ideally experience of making applications on behalf of a charity / project.  
  • An understanding of the charity sector in Ireland   
  • Management skills to work with a small team, to manage 2+ staff and upwardly report to Director of Fundraising. 
  • Competencies of working with targets, financial reporting, strategic planning etc.  
  • Must have excellent organizational and presentation skills
  • Must be able to manage a wide variety of relationships with IHF supporters, committee members, volunteers etc
  • Must be willing to work out-of-hours and attend functions and events to represent IHF
  • Must be highly motivated and be able to work under own initiative.  
  • Ideally has knowledge of Raisers Edge
  • Must be a driver - driving licence required

This is a full time role and will be based at the Irish Hospice Foundation’s offices on Nassau Street, Dublin 2. Salary will be commensurate with experience / suitability.

Please forward your CV, including 2 referees and a detailed covering letter, explaining how you feel you fit the role to :  or by post to:
Helen McVeigh
Director of Fundraising
The Irish Hospice Foundation
Morrison Chambers
32 Nassau Street
Dublin 2 

Please mark your application “Confidential, Corporate and Events Manager’

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 30th January 2017 


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