FUNDRAISING AND COMMUNICATONS EXECUTIVE LOCATION: The Mater Foundation, 53-54 Eccles Street, Dublin 7 JOB TYPE: Permanent full time (after 6 month probation period) SALARY: €30,000 per annum BACKGROUND: The Mater Foundation is the official fundraising body of The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. It exists to inspire and enable financial support from the community to enhance patient care within the hospital. RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Fundraising Manager the successful candidate will assist in the development and implementation of all fundraising and communications activities carried out by The Mater Foundation in order to raise voluntary income for the organisation. THE ROLE: To assist in the implementation all fundraising and communications objectives securing income, support and media coverage as appropriate. To work on an existing portfolio of fundraising events, campaigns and projects that will meet and maximise designated targets. To create and develop new revenue streams especially in the area of In memoriam and legacy. To significantly strengthen The Mater Foundation’s presence in all media forums, including both traditional and social media. To report to the Fundraising Manager in relation to achieving overall targets and goals in both fundraising and communications. DUTIES: To co-ordinate, review and update all fundraising campaigns as requested. To ensure that The Mater Foundation website is current and updated at all times. To develop fundraising materials as requested. To ensure that fundraising campaigns are supported by a PR campaign and execute any PR actions as agreed. To work alongside the Fundraising and Events Executive on different fundraising campaigns. To report to the Fundraising Manager on the weeks fundraising and communications activities. To work with external charities on joint projects as required. Promote the charity’s aims and objectives at all times. SKILLS AND QUALITIES REQUIRED: Passionate about the voluntary sector and the work of The Mater Foundation. Minimum of 2 year’s experience in fundraising, communications or marketing preferably in the voluntary sector and hopefully as part of a fundraising team. Comprehensive grasp of modern fundraising/sales techniques including new media. Knowledge of legacy, in memoriam or other fundraising methods desirable Education to degree level or relevant experience gained in either the voluntary or business sector. Excellent written skills, with experience of writing for websites. Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience of working with Raisers Edge highly desirable. Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work well within a team. Self-motivator, flexible, innovative and enthusiastic. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing at all levels while ensuring a high degree of accuracy. Good project management and planning skills. Requirements of all Mater Foundation Staff: Commitment to the purpose of The Mater Foundation and to work within the values, policies and procedures of the organisation and in the context of current legislation and regulations. To ensure cost effective fundraising practices and systems are adhered to at all times. Be friendly, enthusiastic and donor focussed. Show commonsense and initiative. To participate in regular supervision with your line manager. To actively participate in team and staff meetings and service reviews/ evaluations. 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. To have a flexible approach to the work in response to organisational change, development and review of best practice. To identify training needs with your line manager and participate in training opportunities 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. 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 Fundraising Manager or CEO from time to time. Note: This Job Description will be reviewed and updated in line with the needs of the organisation.