National Fundraising Campaigns Officer

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Closing Date: 28 November 2021
Full Time Paid
Date Published: 16 November 2021

Title:   National Fundraising Campaigns Officer

Reports to:   National Fundraising Campaigns Manager

Contract type:   Specified purpose contract (maternity leave cover)

Hours:   Full-time (35 hours per week), with time flexibility including evening and weekend work required

Location:   Based in Dublin, with opportunities for part-time remote working. Travel (in Ireland) may be required.

* Note:  There will be a mix of office and remote based working for this role over the coming months as we return to more regular working arrangements following temporary arrangements that were in place due to Covid 19 restrictions

Who we are

At the Irish Cancer Society, we have a vision that by 2025, 3 out of 4 Irish cancer patients will survive their diagnosis and everyone affected by the disease will have access to world-class treatment, care and support.

We can only achieve this through our community of supporters and fundraisers. Our fundraising team inspires, motivates and engages our community of support to raise vital funds. Our National Campaigns team is responsible for leading some of Ireland’s biggest and most inspiring campaigns and programmes such as our flagship Daffodil Day, Care for Your Pair breast cancer awareness campaign, or Relay for Life.   


What you’ll do

As National Fundraising Campaigns Officer you will work collaboratively within our fundraising department, and beyond, to develop, deliver and market national campaigns to raise awareness, raise funds and help achieve the Irish Cancer Society’s vision.

If you are creative and innovative; passionate about our cause; and want to develop your career by being involved in delivering some of Ireland’s most inspiring fundraising campaigns, this role is for you.

In this role you will be responsible for:


National fundraising campaigns development support

  • Working with the team, to develop fundraising and marketing programmes for the National Campaigns fundraising calendar.
  • Identify and evaluate potential new campaigns/events and develop new initiatives for existing events.
  • Identify and initiate new recruitment channels or opportunities to build awareness of Irish Cancer Society campaigns and attract new and loyal participants.

Supporter, volunteer and stakeholder relationships

  • Assist in recruiting and growing our Relay for Life programme, fostering positive relationships with Relay for Life committees across the country.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with participants to reach fundraising potential and to create long term supporters.
  • Manage volunteers enlisted to help in National Campaigns, including attending at events and managing event volunteers.

Planning and coordination

  • Create and coordinate supporter communication plans to increase fundraising and ensure supporter loyalty.
  • Assist in the management of the national campaigns calendar to ensure that campaigns are proceeding to agreed plans and report to National Campaigns Manager on the same.
  • Oversee the flow of creative approvals, copy and design review to ensure projects are delivered within deadlines.
  • Contract and manage external agencies and suppliers to ensure projects meet agreed objectives and to ensure cost effectiveness.

Analysis and reporting

  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate and up-to-date records on the Society Dynamics database.
  • Prepare campaign reports and evaluations after all of the National campaigns to measure against KPI’s, increases or decreases in income and to provide insights into the campaigns performance.
  • Monitor market changes and opportunities and competitive activity.

Content development and marketing

  • Develop engaging content for use across channels
  • Create and write appeal letters and sponsorship packages.
  • Manage the Relay for Life Social Media accounts

Who you are

The successful candidate will have:

  • An understanding of campaign planning, marketing and budgeting and the ability to initiate, design and deliver new activities.
  • Excellent relationship building skills, with the ability to motivate, persuade and influence people at all levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • You will be a self-starter who works from your own initiative, holds a creative mind-set and an ability to identify opportunities.
  • A team player willing to work collaboratively and flexibly to achieve common goals.
  • Strong empathy with and compassion for the Society’s volunteers and supporters, and a passion for putting them first.
  • Results oriented with and focus on financial income targets and deadlines.
  • A desire to learn and develop your fundraising knowledge.
  • Excellent administrative, financial and analytical skills, including planning and budgeting.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills and attention to detail with an ability to manage multiple projects and demands in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

Your qualifications and experience

  • You will typically hold a degree in marketing or a related field, or equivalent on the job experience.
  • You will typically have c. 3 years’ of experience in campaigns, fundraising or marketing. The Society measures experience based on the quality of the experience obtained, rather than in time passed and welcomes applicants at all stages of their career.
  • You will be tech savvy with experience in database and CRM systems, and across the Microsoft Office suite. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics is an advantage.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to Nicola Cosgrove, HR Department Administrator by email to

The closing date for applications is 28th November, 2021.

The Irish Cancer Society is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.