Head of Fundraising

Dublin, Leinster
€65,000 - €70,000
19 November 2020
04 December 2020
Position / level
Department Head, Professional
Contract Type
Full Time




The Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) works with, and on behalf of, people with physical disabilities to drive positive change in Ireland through the influencing of public policy, the provision of quality services and enabling accessibility to all aspects of society.

The IWA is now seeking an energetic, motivated Head of Fundraising with a proven track record in fundraising, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and strong leadership abilities.


Reporting to the Commercial Director, the Head of Fundraising will be responsible for developing a coherent, future focused fundraising strategy, building, and developing a fundraising team from scratch, and leading all fundraising efforts with a specific focus on individual giving and corporate engagement. The successful candidate must have previous experience in a charity fundraising environment working to and meeting ambitious targets.

The Head of Fundraising will be responsible for designing and implementing a sustainable, future focused, fundraising strategy to increase revenue from a diverse portfolio of supporters. Covid-19 has caused a significant shift in IWA’s fundraising with direct and digital marketing now key priorities.

The successful candidate will recruit, lead and mentor a team of fundraisers to achieve ambitious goals, while delivering excellent stewardship experiences for IWA’s supporters. You will have previous experience managing campaigns in order to grow the number and level of donor engagement and you will take pleasure in analysing data in order to make strategic plans. Experience in project management and in managing budgets is essential.

Good line management and leadership skills are important for this role along with well-judged influencing and communication skills which give you the confidence to work collaboratively across different departments and with a variety of stakeholders.

If you’re a passionate fundraising professional with a positive attitude, a high degree of personal and professional resilience, creative flair, and the ability to thrive and deliver in a high-energy, fast-paced organisation, we’d love to hear from you!


The recruitment campaign for the role of Head of Fundraising is being managed exclusively on behalf of the Irish Wheelchair Association by non-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

Please email recruitment@charitycareersireland.ie to request the full job description and information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 12pm on Friday, 4th December 2020

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