Peter McVerry Trust: Regional Fundraising Manager (Southern Region)

Peter McVerry Trust

Title of post: Regional Fundraising Manager (Southern Region)

Location: Cork City
Hours: Full-time

Vision: “An Ireland that supports all those on the margins and upholds their rights to full inclusion in society.”

Mission: Peter McVerry Trust is committed to reducing homelessness and the harm caused by drug misuse and social disadvantage through the principle of a Housing First model. Peter McVerry Trust provides low-threshold entry services, primarily to younger persons with complex needs, which offer pathways out of homelessness within a framework of equal opportunities, dignity and respect.

Peter McVerry Trust is Ireland’s largest homeless charity and a growing provider of housing solutions to people impacted by homelessness across Ireland. The charity is opening an office in Cork City to service and support our operations in the Southern Region, across Cork and Kerry.

The Regional Fundraising Manager role will be responsible for the development and implementation of Peter McVerry Trust’s fundraising strategy for the Southern area. The successful candidate will be expected to work across a number of fundraising streams including fundraising events and activities, liaising with donors and stakeholders across corporate, community and individual networks. The manger will be expected to meet key objectives and targets to ensure the organisation’s funding needs and development plans are met.

Working closely with other senior members of the fundraising team the role will play a key part in ensuring the organisations fundraising targets are delivered and that funding is provided to key frontline operations.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • To work closely with the Senior Fundraising Team including the Director of Fundraising to deliver high impact regional fundraising strategy.
  • To identify opportunities to grow and strengthen Peter McVerry Trust’s fundraising activities in the region
  • To work with team members & Managers across the respective fundraising sectors to support and deliver appeals across corporate, community, events and individual income streams
  • To review KPIs and appeal/work plans regularly with Director of Fundraising to ensure quarterly targets and objectives are met.

Regional Fundraising

  • To develop and implement Peter McVerry Trust fundraising strategy, ensuring all fundraising efforts are carried out to the highest standard.
  • To build positive relationships with existing and new donors, providing support and advice and maximising potential income
  • To expand our community fundraising appeals in the region including World Habitat Day, Opening Doors and Schools’ appeals, and build new and sustainable income streams.
  • To give talks and presentations to a range of community groups, schools and organisations to increase awareness and support for Peter McVerry Trust
  • To represent the organisation at cheque presentations and functions as required.
  • To ensure all fundraising activities are carried out in line with good practice, PMVT’s policies and procedures as well as relevant legislation.

Volunteer Coordination

  • To manage the recruitment of volunteers to support fundraising work in the region.
  • Carry out volunteer inductions and ensure volunteer information packs and details are up to date.
  • Manage, supervise and evaluate the work of fundraising volunteers supporting activities in the region.

Other duties:

  • Assist with the management of Peter McVerry Trust’s Southern Area Office
  • Any other duties as designated by the Director of Fundraising


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in relevant area.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in fundraising with a proven track record of meeting KPIs, financial targets and delivering income growth.
  • Experience of building long-lasting relationships with a range of individuals and organisations.
  • Open and friendly manner, with excellent communication skills – verbal and written, including delivering presentations.
  • Experience of managing multiple tasks to deadlines and prioritising work; highly organised and ability to work under pressure.
  • Knowledge of GDPR, fundraising codes of practice and other relevant legislation.
  • Willingness to travel throughout region, attend fundraising events outside of normal working hours – evenings, weekends, and bank holidays (Time off in lieu policy will apply).
  • Full clean driver’s license and access to a car.
  • Commitment to the mission and objectives of Peter McVerry Trust.

To apply, please download the PMVT application form from Completed application forms should be sent to

Closing date 20h May 2021

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
30th Apr, 2021
Cork City
Expiry Date
20th May, 2021