Fundraising Administrator

Job Ref: Breakthrough Cancer Reasearch
Type: Temporary, fixed term contract for 1 year with 6-month probatory period
Location: Cork based office - with work from home flexibility due to Covid19
Salary: Salary available upon request
Closing Date: No Longer Accepting Applications

Full Description

BACKGROUND: Breakthrough Cancer Research is a national Irish Medical Research Charity focused on supporting research to develop new and better treatments for some of the hardest to treat cancers.

We are now looking for a warm, friendly, and organised Fundraising Administrator to join our small, committed team.


The Fundraising Administrator will focus on providing excellent administrative support to the fundraising and executive team. Reporting to the Fundraising Manager, you will act as the first point of contact for supporters and volunteers, and undertake general administrative tasks, ensuring the rest of the team has adequate support to work efficiently.

The successful candidate will work across several projects, therefore, flexibility, excellent time-management skills, and a pro-active approach are essential. You will be a self-starter and comfortable working independently.

This role is suited to someone with administrative experience in the charity sector, ideally in a fundraising department. Knowledge of the not-for-profit sector and experience of charitable fundraising would be a significant advantage but is not essential.

To succeed in this role, you must be proficient using the Microsoft Office Suite and have experience using a CRM database – working knowledge of Salesforce would be a distinct advantage.

Please note, this role is based at the Breakthrough Cancer Research Head Office in Cork. Under normal circumstances this role is a 9am - 5pm, office-based role but there is flexibility to work from home under the current Covid19 situation.

If you’re an organised, compassionate professional with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work within a small, fast-paced, organisation, we’d love to hear from you!


The recruitment campaign for the role of Fundraising Administrator is being managed exclusively on behalf of Breakthrough Cancer Research by specialist, not-for-profit sector, recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please email [email protected] to request the full information pack prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 12pm on Wednesday, September 23rdr