Fundraising Events and Community Executive - Dublin 8 with national travel as required

Christchurch Square, Dublin 8 with travel

General Information

Name of the Department: Fundraising

Address/Location: Barnardos National Office, Christchurch Square, Dublin 8

Contact Details: 01 4530355

What does the Fundraising Department do?

Barnardos fundraising department is responsible for raising voluntary income to support Barnardos services in Ireland in the following ways:

  • Individuals
  • Campaigns and Events
  • Corporate Fundraising
  • Major Gift
  • Trust and Foundations
  • Legacies

What will the Fundraising Events and Community Executive do?

This post focuses on Barnardos’ Events & Community fundraising activities through traditional and digital channels.

The successful candidate will work with local community groups, individuals and schools to ensure their fundraising activities are a success and help drive events fundraising through new digital channels to raise further income.

The post supports and assists with the implementation of the fundraising strategic plan to raise voluntary income for Barnardos’ work with children.  

Job Description

Post: Fundraising Events and Community Executive
Location: Dublin, but with nationwide travel as required
Responsible to: Head of National Campaigns and Events, Fundraising Manager
Works with: Corporate and Events Executive, Communications and Digital Team, Fundraising Team, community groups, schools, individual donors and the public


Job Purpose

This post focuses on Barnardos’ Events & Community fundraising activities through traditional and digital channels. The post supports and assists with the implementation of the fundraising strategic plan to raise voluntary income for Barnardos’ work with children.  

Core Job Requirements

  • Maximise opportunities to increase participation in Community Fundraising events for Barnardos, including proactive recruitment among community groups and schools on and off line.
  • Manage all fundraising elements of Barnardos Facebook Fundraisers and specific events once they have been set by the digital team including engagement, fulfilment, reporting, invoicing etc.
  • Work with the Head of Digital & Content and Digital Executive on rolling out the agreed digital fundraising strategy for the organisation.
  • Manage all sporting/active challenge fundraisers for Barnardos, including donor care and recruitment.
  • Manage and co-ordinate all School talks for Barnardos (general talks about our work) and capitalise on fundraising opportunities where possible.
  • Actively seek partnerships (proposal writing and networking) with third party event organisers to become their chosen ‘Charity of Choice’.
  • Provide key online support for the National Campaigns Team - updating the relevant fundraising sections on the website with information on upcoming fundraising activities and showcasing past and upcoming Community fundraisers.
  • Working with the National Campaigns Team on general administration and dealing with enquires, requests, ad-hoc required.
  • Working with the Donor Marketing team and in line with the organisation’s supporter engagement strategy, design and deliver regular e-newsletters for community event supporters.
  • Meeting overall annual income targets within budget, and delivering on KPI’s for your area to ensure the long term growth of the area.
  • Evaluate all campaigns and provide reports to your line manager.
  • Manage relationships with external agencies.
  • Recording and maintaining donor data as per our policies.
  • Providing excellent donor care and supporter communications, including face to face, written or telephone contact.
  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of other fundraising activities, as assigned.
  • Delivering all activities on time.
  • Working with fundraising team and manager in achieving overall targets and goals.

Requirements Specific to this Post

  • Flexibility in working hours due to the requirement to work evenings and weekends when required.

Requirements of all Barnardos staff

  • Commitment to the purpose of Barnardos and to work within the values, policies and procedures of the organisation and in the context of current legislation and regulations.
  • To participate in regular supervision with your line manager.
  • To actively participate in team and staff meetings and service reviews/ evaluations and to contribute to the development of policy and practice with your area of work and within Barnardos as a whole.
  • To report any area of concern to your line manager in a timely manner.
  • To show reasonable flexibility in relation to hours of attendance to meet the needs of the work. Work during unsocial hours may be required.
  • Have a flexible approach to the work in response to organisational change, development and review of best practice.
  • Participate in and engage with a performance management programme.
  • Identify training needs with your line manager and participate in training opportunities appropriate to the role.
  • To be vigilant to any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the workplace and bring any concerns to the attention of your line manager or local Health and Safety Officer.
  • To be vigilant to any concerns regarding the protection and welfare of children and to bring them to the attention of the Barnardos Designated Person in a timely manner, in keeping with the Barnardos Child Protection policies.
  • To participate in the efficient flow of information within the organisation by sharing and seeking information as appropriate.
  • To undertake other duties as may be requested by the line manager from time to time.
  • To undertake your work in a manner that is friendly, flexible and informal.

Note: This Job Description will be reviewed and updated in line with the needs of the work.

Person Specification

Personal attributes

  • Flexibility, innovation and initiative.
  • Excellent telephone manner.
  • Good Database marketing knowledge.
  • Good knowledge of marketing techniques, in particular how to promote existing and new initiatives.
  • Good communication and presentation skills, verbal, written and face to face.
  • Excellent project management and planning skills.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
  • The ability to juggle a wide range of activities, prioritise own workload and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent computer skills and working experience in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and database packages (Raisers Edge preferable but not essential).


  • 3 years’ experience in a fundraising/marketing/administration environment – events, community, digital essential.
  • Exposure to other elements of fundraising and/or marketing activity would be very beneficial but is not essential.


  • Leaving certificate or equivalent.
  • Relevant third level qualification desirable but not essential or relevant experience gained either in the corporate or voluntary sector.


  • Flexibility is required to accommodate travel as well as attending occasional out of hour’s events.
  • Full driving licence and access to the use of a suitably insured car essential.

The postholder is initially assigned to work in the National Office, Dublin 8 but may be required in the future to work in other project(s) in the Dublin area in line with organisational needs.

Application Procedure

Applicants must complete this application form and submit it through our website before the closing date.

Applicants may also attach a CV or other supplementary information in respect of our application.

Attaching a CV alone will result in the applicant not being considered for shortlisting. 

Shortlisting will apply

Candidates who are moved to the 2nd stage of our Recruitment process are required to complete a medical questionnaire. References will be taken up at this stage.