Mental Health Ireland: Fundraising & Engagement Officer (Part-Time)

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Mental Health Ireland

Specified Purpose Contract

Fundraising & Engagement Officer

24 Months Part time, 22.2 hrs per week, over a 3-day week. at Grade IV, Point 4, €20,105 (Pro-Rata of HSE Consolidated pay scales 2020 €33,508).


The Fundraising & Engagement Officer will report to the Fundraising, Engagement & Volunteer Manager, and work closely with the Communications, Mental Health Promotion and Education, Training & eMental Health Teams. The role demands flexible working hours which will necessitate some attendance at out of hours meetings/events related to the duties of a Fundraising & Engagement Officer. The applicant must have the necessary experience and capacity to lone working and to work on their own initiative as well as part of a team.

The postholder will play an active role in supporting Mental Health Ireland meet the goals & objectives in the strategic plan. They will ensure that community and corporate fundraisers are managed through the process of fundraising and volunteering activities

The successful candidate will have a passion for Fundraising, Operational Development, and Customer Service with organisational skills.

They will be able to translate best practice and new emerging trends into campaign concepts

The successful candidate will be required to have:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working a fundraising, business development or customer service role.
  • An understanding of the concept of mental health and its relationship to population health, wellbeing, recovery and sustainable development.
  • Experience of project initiation, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Analytical skills with an ability to access information accurately and quickly
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Mental Health Ireland
  • The ability to represent Mental Health Ireland across a diverse range of audiences and to build effective relationships with MHAs, HSE, service users/ family member/ supporters groups, community/ voluntary organisations and cross-sectoral stakeholders.
  • The candidate will be expected to adhere to and help set KPIs in line with their workplan and track their progress against Mental Health Ireland strategy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work using a coproduction process which includes the voice of lived experience, statutory, voluntary and community partners and the MHI Team.
  • Ability to engage successfully with marginalised, disadvantaged or difficult to reach cohorts within our community.
  • Excellent ICT, Office 365, web, design and social media skills.
  • A high level of motivation, leadership experience and capacity for working on one’s own initiative as well as part of a team.

The following experience is a distinct advantage:

  • Experience using Give Panel, Facebook and other Fundraising Platforms
  • Knowledge and experience of Recovery in Mental Health and Peer Support.
  • Experiencing of volunteering and of working with an established network of volunteers.

The successful candidate is required to have their own car and a clean driving licence.

How to apply:

In order to apply, applicants should send their CV & Cover letter highlighting how they meet the above criteria to the following e-mail:

Please quote reference number 2022-034 with your application.

Download the job description here.

Closing date for applications is 4pm Friday 2nd December 2022. Applications received outside this time with not be considered. Shortlisting will apply.
Interviews will be held on week commencing 19th December 2022.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
21st Nov, 2022
Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
Expiry Date
2nd Dec, 2022