Fundraising and Events Co-ordinator

We are hiring! We’re looking for a Fundraising and Events Coordinator.

Closing date for applications: COB March 8th, 2024

Job Purpose

Childhood Cancer Ireland aims to significantly increase its fundraising income in the coming years. Donations from the community have always been a significant source of our income. We need to continue to build on this success and increase our income in other areas, such as corporate and major donations. The Fundraising and Events Coordinator, as part of our dynamic team, will work to achieve our ambitious annual revenue targets. Reporting directly to the CEO, the successful candidate will mainly focus on driving growth in community and corporate partnerships by developing and maintaining sustainable new initiatives and campaigns in partnership with our current donors and corporates.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an organisation working to create positive change in the lives of children, young people who are affected by cancer and their families. You will help deliver an ambitious Income & Communications Strategy nationwide.

The job role will include identifying, cultivating and managing a portfolio of both current and prospective donors as well as coordinating events such as Light it Up Gold and other events. You will collaborate with team members to make community and corporate partner pitches. You will build relationships with corporate and individual donors to secure much-needed funds. The ideal candidate will understand the process of supporting potential and current community and corporate Partners to achieve and grow net income, account management and event coordination

Principle Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with the CEO and Communications Manager to develop annual budgets and activity plans, achieving agreed net income targets. This will involve planning and implementing activities and partnerships in a strategic, impactful, and meaningful way.
  • Ensure excellent management of existing and new community and corporate donors to create innovative strategies to generate high levels of loyalty and commitment, fostering and enhancing their long-term relationship with the organisations and donors.
  • Prepare and deliver high-quality, professional and impactful presentations.
  • Produce well-written project proposals, briefings and pitches and make ‘asks’, with the support and guidance of the Childhood Cancer Ireland team where necessary.
  • Help coordinate and lead as required on large events such as Light It Up Gold in September, International Childhood Cancer Day, The Gold Ribbon Abseil and Camino, Christmas events and smaller events that take place throughout the year.
  • Ensure the weekly and monthly management of all income plans, completing performance reports as required, and tracking performance weekly.
  • Ensure expenditure is managed in line with agreed budgets, delivering value for money across all areas, and exploring and optimising pro-bono and gift-in-kind support.


  • Linking with the communications team to ensure the organisation’s website and relevant online platforms are updated regularly on key corporate events, activities, and partnerships that you are leading, ensuring relevant and impactful information to encourage support. Ensure all relevant opportunities are explored and delivered through digital channels.
  • Maintain an interest in community, corporate and high-value fundraising training for continuous learning and improvement, and ensure plans and activities are at the forefront of trends and market changes.
  • Research potential new Fundraising initiatives and projects. Produce a detailed summary report (research, recommendations, review) on each project within a defined timescale.
  • Identify research and track deadlines for grants, corporate Charity of the Year (COTY) or partnership opportunities, working to develop links with these groups to pitch for business, ensuring that proposals are submitted in a timely manner.
  • To ensure screening of key partnerships to safeguard alignment with the values and ethics of Childhood Cancer Ireland.
  • To ensure the CRM is used accurately to record income and communication with all contacts.
  • To represent Childhood Cancer Ireland at key events and activities as planned.
  • To comply with all Childhood Cancer Ireland policies, procedures, guidelines, and current legislative requirements.
  • To perform any other reasonable duties and specific projects as assigned by management to contribute to the overall aims of Childhood Cancer Ireland.

Please note this role is being offered on a 1-year contract. Childhood Cancer Ireland is growing its team and there may well be opportunities for permanent roles for successful candidates at a later date.

Please also note that this role is based at home but travelling to meetings, meeting giving partners, attending events and team meetings will be required.

Person Specification



  • Minimum of 2 years paid experience in a sales or fundraising role within a not-for-profit organisation or related environment.


  • Educated to degree level.
Experience / Knowledge


  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Proven track record in income generation.
  • A proven track record of account management.
  • Demonstrable experience of securing effective partnerships.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative in achieving targets within acompetitive environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of successfullyexecuting cultivation and managing plans and retaining positive relationships with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable experience of event coordination.
  • Knowledge of compliance requirements with Codes of Fundraising Practice, and other relative legislation and best practice with public and event fundraising in Ireland.


  • Fundraising experience of similar organisations


  • High level of technical ability with all usual computer software packages and data analysis and visualisation software [i.e., Microsoft Office, Adobe, MS Teams etc.]
  • Results-driven with a focus on income generation at an agreed and acceptable return on investment.
  • High attention to detail and numerateaccuracy in analyzing and using data and financial information, to write coherent reports.
  • Ability to influence and nurture relationships with stakeholders for the long term.
  • Is resilient, agile, and flexible andable to navigate challenges and obstacles successfully.
  • Effective time management and organisational skills including the ability to manage a significant workload with competing priorities.
  • Excellent communicator across a diverse range of audiences at local and senior level.
  • Proven ability to work effectively across a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Committed to producing the very best outputs with an ability to persist in pursuing goals despite obstacles.
  • Can provide appropriate empathetic responses to key stakeholders when required.
Job Circumstances


  • Ability to travel as required across Ireland.
  • Driving license & access to a car
  • Work flexible hours including evenings and weekends

This job information is not intended to be either restrictive or definitive. It is important to note that the responsibilities of the post may change to meet the evolving needs of the organisation.

NB: The organisation reserves the right to enhance the above criteria to facilitate short-listing.

1-year Contract, 30-hour week

Reporting to: CEO

Salary Scale: Competitive – please enquire for further information.

Location: Remote working from home, with travel for events and meetings across Ireland as required

Closing date for applications: COB March 8th, 2024

Please email your CV and a brief cover letter to [email protected]