Pieta: Community Fundraising Officer - Munster

Pieta

Community Fundraising Officer - Munster

Pieta’s vision is a world where suicide, self-harm, and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care, and acceptance. Pieta provides a range of counselling services for people who are suicidal, engage in self-harm, or are bereaved by suicide. Pieta also operates a national 24-hour helpline (1800 247 247) and a dedicated office to provide education and training to our team. We are committed to delivering our services with care and professionalism and continue to strive to ensure that we provide the best service for our clients.

Location: Munster region - Hybrid (Based in a Pieta centre office 3 days per week)
Position Type: Permanent full-time contract
Salary: €41,500 per annum

The Role:

The purpose of the post is to support the development of robust community engagement to achieve annual regional income targets for Pieta to meet the demand for our vital services across Ireland. This will be achieved by undertaking a range of duties and responsibilities related to Pieta’s strategic fundraising goals.

Responsibilities:

Team Engagement

  • Provide support to the National Community Fundraising Manager, and Team Leader, in coordinating activities in line with the National Fundraising Plan, such as annual campaigns, activities, public fundraising campaigns, and events in your area
  • Engage and support the regional, nationwide, and overall fundraising team and community volunteers to meet fundraising targets and promote Pieta effectively as one team with one vision
  • Provide general administrative support to the Community Fundraising Manager as appropriate with reporting and other planning administration

Programme Delivery and Implementation

  • Promote and develop key community initiatives and fundraisers including digital and virtual event fundraisers and challenges, and national funding drives
  • Proactively secure community fundraising in the area through second and third level educational institutions, community groups, and local business
  • Development of pitches and talks to secure fundraising opportunities with local events, race days, fleadhs, GAA initiatives and other fundraising opportunities
  • Generating town takeovers and other fundraising during key events
  • Championing Pieta in the local area
  • Dealing with community queries
  • Providing community members, local small businesses, and third party groups with the tools and supports they require to generate engagement and funds for Pieta
  • Roll out of key “products”, events and initiatives in the local area e.g. Run4Pieta, and virtual challenges, and support the Darkness into Light project team by rallying the local community at key times

Community volunteer fundraising development

  • Manage third party fundraisers in the geographic area
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of efficient systems and practices in your area to improve supporter care, return on investment for Pieta, and best fundraising practice
  • Provide support and advice on best practice fundraising to parents/service users/other parties who are fundraising for the organisation; ensure all fundraisers comply with Pieta’s fundraising guidelines and ensure issues are discussed and resolved locally where appropriate
  • Developing new supporter committees and panels to provide assistance for local and community fundraising
  • Development of business cases for key initiatives and plans to ensure costs and minimised and events or initiatives are maximised
  • Contribute to the development of detailed ‘Case for Support’ communications and proposals for projects that require funding in your local region with your regional manager, the corporate manager, or members of the executive team
  • In keeping with Pieta and Gov/HSE guidelines attend local meetings and client presentations for various campaigns, for example, schools, regional advisory panel or committee meetings to offer support to the volunteers

Administration

  • Manage cash handling & banking; recording and receipting in-coming cash to the department in line with Pieta Cash & Post Handling Procedure
  • Input data into the Salesforce Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system on a daily or weekly basis, to ensure donor and volunteer committee information and results can be monitored regularly

Skills & Experience required:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a fundraising role and a strong understanding of the Irish fundraising landscape
  • Be prepared to advocate the work of Pieta generally in the community in support of fundraising opportunities
  • Proven experience of growing income in the sector through excellent relationship management
  • Proven strategic writing skills with the ability to articulate and inspire the long-term vision and values of Pieta
  • Expertise in every stage of prospect pipeline management from identification to solicitation and stewardship
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment
  • Excellent planning, organisational, and project management skills with the ability to prioritize a heavy workload and meet deadlines
  • Experience using a CRM system, for example, Salesforce experience is beneficial
  • Proven professional communication skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Initiative and focus to carry out the research function of this role
  • Experience working with databases and supporter journeys
  • Ability and willingness to travel nationally, when required
  • Tasks included in working responsibility may fall outside of the main scope of this job description

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and leave entitlements
  • Access to training & development opportunities including annual CPD allowance
  • Access to contributory pension scheme
  • Life Assurance benefit
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Travel Pass/Bike to Work Scheme

Applications for the post should be made via email, attaching a cover letter (outlining your particular suitability for the role) with an updated Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@pieta.ie. The closing date for receipt of applications is 18th August 2022.

PIETA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
5th Aug, 2022
Region
Hybrid / Munster
Expiry Date
18th Aug, 2022