SOSAD Ireland: Coordinator North Monaghan & Fundraising Positions

Coordinator North Monaghan and Fundraising Positions Available

Overview

SOSAD Ireland is a non profit organisation that provides free counselling services to people who are suffering with suicidal ideation, self harming, depression, bereavement, stress and anxiety, or if you simply need to talk. We have five offices based in Cavan, Louth, Meath and Monaghan from which we provide our services. SOSAD is a volunteer led charity consisting of 500 volunteers and 7 paid staff.

We are currently looking to fill two roles: Coordinator for Monaghan Town and a Fundraising Assistant for all of our other offices.

Coordinator North Monaghan

The Coordinators role will require you to set up and run the new branch of SOSAD Ireland based in Monaghan Town. It is envisaged that this service will cover the town and the surrounding areas. This service will also link in with our existing service based in Carrickmacross. Initially you will be responsible for;

  • Identifying and securing suitable premises
  • Networking and promoting this new service
  • Equipping of the Centre
  • Recruiting Volunteers
  • Recruiting Counsellors

Once the Centre is established you are then responsible for the efficient and successful coordination of the Centre’s services and building.

  • First line staff management responsibilities for Volunteers and TUS/CE staff
  • Hours: 30 per week. Monday to Friday, Flexible to suit the needs of the service and SOSAD Ireland
  • Occasional evening and weekend work is required in this post.

The post holder will work with the General Manager and other staff to manage and develop the resources, services and projects of SOSAD, in order to best meet the needs and aspirations of the local community.

Key Requirements

Essential:

  • Educated to leaving cert standard or at least 5 years relevant experience
  • Knowledge and experience working within a community setting
  • Knowledge and experience with issues surrounding Mental Health and supporting people with Mental Health issues
  • Full drivers license
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable:

  • Level 7 or above qualification in community mental health services

Fundraising Positions

We are currently looking to fill a fundraising assistant role in each location: Cavan, Meath, Monaghan and Louth. The role of a fundraising assistant includes organising and helping to run events throughout the year. This role can be diverse as there is a wide range of events that we run. It can involve helping manage events such as 10km runs, to brainstorming new and innovative ideas. Fundraising can be demanding so we are looking for energetic and lively individuals with a variety of skills. This is a vitally important position in our organisation as we depend entirely on fundraising to run our offices. Without constant fundraising, we would not be able to provide our life saving service to the community.

The role requires you to work for 40 hours a month. You will be required to manage your own time. You will work with and report to your Local Coordinator.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist the office coordinator with any fundraising projects
  • Manage all fundraising queries in your local area
  • Provide support to fundraising volunteers
  • Attend weekly fundraising meetings
  • Support a variety of projects and initiatives at national and local level
  • Other duties as assigned by the office coordinator

Key Requirements

Essential:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience in event planning/project management
  • Drivers License
  • Must be based in the area you are applying for

Desirable:

  • Previous experience working in fundraising
  • Degree in event management or similar field

For more information and to apply for the coordinators position please email carolwest@sosadireland.ie.
For more information and to apply for the fundraising position please email
s tephanie@sosadireland.ie

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
13th Jan, 2021
Region
Various Locations
Expiry Date
29th Jan, 2021