Communications & Fundraising Lead

Job Ref: Irish Society for Colitis and Chron’s Disease
Type: 12 month contract, initially
Location: Dublin City Centre with flexibility for remote working
Salary: €35,000 to €37,500, depending on experience (flexibility to work 4 days per week, pro-rata)
Closing Date: No longer Accepting Applications

Full Description

The Organisation

The Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease (ISCC) is a support organisation in Ireland for people who are living with, or impacted by, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD). We work to improve the quality of life and well-being of the IBD community through sensitive support services, including advocacy, provision of information, training and events. We aim to encourage and educate healthcare professionals in the importance and value of peer support as an adjunct to their management of IBD.

How can you make a difference?

With the support of the ISCC trustees, the successful candidate will develop a strategy to increase revenue from high value partnerships, events and regular giving and will provide input into the overall Fundraising and Communications strategy.

The Communications & Fundraising Lead will assist in the development and implementation of an effective internal and external marketing, communications & social media strategy using a wide range of techniques including digital and traditional marketing, social media and public relations.

Duties will include the following:

  • Cultivate relationships with new and existing partners and donors
  • Make pitches and presentations to high value partners
  • Maintain a database to coordinate leads and follow ups
  • Communicate the ISCC’s message effectively to a broad range of stakeholders and audiences including politicians, members and the general public.
  • Promote the ISCC’s aims and objectives using a wide range of communication tools and approaches, including the ISCC website and via social media and digital marketing.

To be successful in this role, you will ideally possess the following experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience in a communications or fundraising role
  • Proven ability to write compelling cases for support and experience in running campaigns
  • Strong networking skills and a proven track record of identify prospective partners and donors
  • Confidence working independently and driving projects from beginning to end
  • Strong reporting, analytical & IT skills
  • Knowledge of voluntary sector and relevant legislation
  • Strong writing ability across a range of media (online and offline)
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities

If you’re a driven, team player with strong project management skills, who thrives in a busy environment and has a demonstrable passion for the goals of the ISCC, we’d love to hear from you!


The recruitment campaign for the role of Communications & Fundraising Lead is being managed exclusively on behalf of ISCC by not-for-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please email [email protected] with the subject line “ISCC” to request the full job description and information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 5pm Thursday 18th of November, 2021