Depaul: Deputy Manager – Philanthropy and Grants


Depaul believes that everyone should have a place to call home and a stake in their community. Our aim is to work with those who are socially excluded and marginalised by providing a quality led service in order to produce the best possible outcomes for those accessing our services. We strive to empower our service users to make choices and decisions about the way they live their lives. We work in partnership with central and local government, housing associations and other non-governmental organisations.

Depaul is an equal opportunities employer, we offer a standard 35 hour working week, generous leave entitlements and a pension scheme. We support all staff with regular supervision and core training.

Depaul wishes to recruit to the following role:

Deputy Manager – Philanthropy and Grants

Fundraising & Communications Department - Central Office based in Dublin City Centre on a hybrid model
Salary €39,378.24 per annum
Full-Time (35 hours) – Permanent Contract

1. Role:

Depaul is a values-led organisation working with a number of services throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. In this role, the post holder will manage and develop philanthropic funding streams across Trusts, Foundations, and Major Donors, achieving agreed targets in line with organisational objectives

This is an opportunity for a suitable candidate with fundraising experience to be part of a dynamic and growing team within Depaul.

Please see areas of responsibility for a full picture of the duties of this role.

2. Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Managing and developing philanthropy and grant funding streams to achieve targets in line with organisational objectives
  • Stewarding a diverse portfolio of existing and new philanthropic partners to ensure lasting and impactful relationships
  • Promoting and developing Depaul’s potential to a wide range of supporters and key target audiences
  • Identifying, securing, and stewarding new philanthropic funding partners, including trusts, foundations, and grant making bodies
  • Supporting and inputting to the development of major donor and legacy giving strategies
  • Providing consistent relationship management for trusts, foundations, grant making organisations, and major donors
  • Developing a calendar of relevant and interesting engagement communications and events, as well as a range of appropriate acknowledgement and recognition opportunities
  • Creating compelling and visually engaging proposals and ensuring timely and comprehensive responses to
  • opportunities
  • Delivering excellence in impact reporting and storytelling
  • Leading on processes and procedures required for the development of philanthropic funding, including prospect research, development, and pipeline management
  • Developing strong working relationships with internal stakeholders, to ensure up to date knowledge of Depaul’s services, strategic plans, and future ambitions
  • Working with staff across the organisation to ensure funded projects are effectively monitored and evaluated
  • Maintaining detailed, accurate records on all aspects of philanthropic funding utilising our CRM system (Salesforce)
  • Reporting regularly on philanthropy income pipelines
  • Keeping up to date with trends and best practice
  • Acting as an ambassador for Depaul and living our values
  • Preparing ad hoc reports and presentations when requested

The above list is not exhaustive; additional areas of responsibility may be added over time and flexibility to cover for other staff roles is required from time to time.

3. Person Requirements:

  • Third level degree in communications, business/marketing, liberal arts or another humanities subject is essential.
  • 2-3 years’ experience working in fundraising or relevant discipline in NGO sector; ideally 1 year fundraising experience (essential)
  • Proven ability of excellent communications to broad range of stakeholders and to engage and motivate supporters
  • Excellent content development and writing skills
  • Collaborative, relationship building approach to working with colleagues within own and other departments and externally
  • Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills and the ability to complete projects within tight time constraints and balancing multiple competing work demands
  • Advanced level IT skills, ideally with CRM system experience
  • Graphic design experience desirable but not essential.

Online Application Procedure:

Please apply though our online application process on the vacancies page of our website


Send a CV and cover letter outlining relevant experience and qualifications to the email address below.
For more information, please contact Human Resources:

Tel: 00 353 1 453 7111 or e-mail

Closing date for all applications: 7th October 2022 @ 5:00pm

Panels will be formed from which future vacancies may be filled


Depaul is a cross border charity supporting some of the most marginalised individuals, couples and families experiencing homelessness. Our mission is to end homelessness and change the lives of those affected by it. Would you like to help us to meet our mission?

We are a values led organisation and aim, at all times, to live and breathe these values in our everyday work. Our values are based on four key principles:

  • We celebrate the potential of people
  • We put our words into action
  • We aim to take a wider role in civil society
  • We believe in rights and responsibilities

If you choose to work for Depaul we offer:

Comprehensive induction – all new staff are provided with a robust induction and probationary period to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to carry out your role.

Exciting training initiatives – we have extensive training courses staff can avail of, here are just a few

  • Depaul’s Vision, Mission and Values course, this involves travel to meet the Depaul International family.
  • Emerging Leaders, supporting workers that would like to develop their leadership skills and to progress to a management role.
  • Online learning resources within Depaul’s award nominated online learning platform, Moodle.
  • Mandatory training including, MAPA, Health and Safety, Child Protection, Fire Safety, and First Aid

Support – We have a supervision model that means you will receive one to one time with your line manager on a 4-6 week basis. The purpose of supervision is to have a holistic approach; it is not just about supporting you to reach your goals and potential it is also about your wellbeing. It is encouraged to be a two way process, so you have opportunity to feedback to your manager about how supported you feel.

Expolink - We understand it can be difficult for you to bring sensitive workplace issues to our attention. We also recognise that giving you the opportunity to report your concerns to an independent organisation, whilst protecting your identity, may make it easier for you to speak up.

HSF Health – Each staff member gets access to a health cash plan so you can claim money back, up to set limits, on a number of treatments. this includes dental, optical, acupuncture and many more. Your children under 16 are also included on the plan.

Employee Assistance Programme (Spectrum Life) – EAP is a confidential counselling service that provides support to company employees and their family. It is available 24/7, 365 days a year covering; Counselling, legal advice, financial information, career guidance, life coaching, mediation, health information, cancer support, autism support, infertility and pregnancy loss, elder care support, parent coaching and international employee support.

Enhanced terms and conditions – 35-hour working week, 25 days annual leave plus 10 statutory holidays, occupational sick pay, occupational maternity pay, income protection insurance and contributory pension. Both annual leave and occupational sick pay increase with length of service.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
23rd Sep, 2022
Dublin / Hybrid
Expiry Date
7th Oct, 2022