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Vacancy for Fundraising Assistant

The Irish Hospice Foundation 

The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) is the national charity dedicated to end-of-life and bereavement. It is our vision that no-one will face death or bereavement without the care and support they need. It is our mission to strive for the best care at end-of-life, for all. We provide a range of programmes, services and support for people across all counties of Ireland, we train over 3,000 people annually to up-skill and educate at community level and invest in advocacy work to improve standards and practice for today and in the future. We rely upon voluntary supporters to maintain our work and now require a Fundraising Assistant to become part of our Fundraising Team. This is a one year fixed term contract.


Our Fundraising Assistant will be primarily responsible for entering fundraising data onto our database arising from our direct marketing activities (such as direct mail and door to door fundraising) as well as assisting with fundraising campaigns (such as tax reclaim and events) and other fundraising activities as needed. The role also provides support for our corporate and events team to ensure our supporters receive materials, thank you letters etc. in a timely manner. The IHF has a small online shop and the Fundraising Assistant is tasked with dispatching orders.

Key Duties

  • Input new data and validate existing data with 100% accuracy, process each transaction in line with our policies, processes and procedures;
  • Assist the Individual Giving Manager and team to ensure that we have accurate data management and excellent standards of donor care;
  • Assist the Regular Giving Executive with Door to Door fundraising and the National Raffle as needed;
  • Provide admin support to the Individual Giving Manager to ensure our data is fully GDPR compliant.
  • Assist Corporate and Events team to liaise with supporters and ensure that letters and event materials etc. are dispatched in a timely manner;
  • Undertake any other duties consistent with the position as may arise from time to time.

Person Specification

  • A good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel etc.);
  • Strong verbal and written skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Excellent administration skills;
  • Excellent telephone manner;
  • Previous data input work experience (desired); and
  • Experience of working with databases (desired but not essential).
  • Understanding of GDPR (desired, but not essential)

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to work well in a team;
  • Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative;
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills;
  • Proactive, flexible approach with a professional attitude; and
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and professional environment.


This is a full time position, 37 hours per week. However, we are open to flexibility and will offer a part-time position to the correct candidate, if desired.


Commensurate on experience


Please send your CV and brief covering letter (stating your preference for full or part time hours) to: Clare.Martin@hospicefoundation.ie  

Postal Applications

Clare Martin, Individual Giving Manager, Morrison Chambers, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2
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