Relay For Life Fundraiser

Job Ref: Irish Cancer Society
Type: full-time, fixed term (12 months) contract
Location: Flexible – homebased working is an option with regular travel to Dublin
Salary: Salary available upon request
Closing Date: No Longer Accepting Applications

Full Description


The Irish Cancer Society is the national cancer charity in Ireland dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by cancer. They combine relentless passion with the wisdom of over 50 years’ of experience to make this vision a reality.

The Irish Cancer Society save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back. This is achieved by funding life-saving, collaborative cancer research, providing up to date information about cancer, delivering a range of services to improve the lives of people living with cancer and their families, and by influencing change and raising awareness of cancer issues at the government level.

Relay for Life is a 24-hour community celebration which honours all those who are affected by cancer. Relay for Life was established in the 1980s by the American Cancer Society. In recent years the concept has gone global and Relay for Life events are now held in more than 20 countries around the world. Relay for Life began in Ireland in 2009 with our first event in Dundalk.

At the heart of the event, teams of friends, neighbours, families and colleagues come together in groups and commit to keeping a participant walking around a track or path for 24 hours. Hundreds of other activities take place throughout the 24 hours to create a wonderfully festive atmosphere. The event starts with a cancer survivors’ lap of honour.

As well as raising vital funds to support the Irish Cancer Society’s work, Relay provides an opportunity for every person in the community to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer.

THE ROLE: The Relay For Life Fundraiser will engage in high-level networking and community engagement in order to recruit new Relay committees and establish Relay for Life (RFL) events throughout Ireland.

The successful candidate will work with local Relay Committees to plan and deliver Relay events nationwide as well as contribute to the development of annual business plans and budgets in line with the RFL strategy.

This role is ideally suited to an individual with experience of recruiting, managing and working with volunteers to deliver organisational objectives. Please note, this is a fixed term contract for 12 months.

If you are ambitious, innovative, self-motivated and target driven with previous experience in a community fundraising role, we’d love to hear from you! HOW TO APPLY:

The recruitment campaign for the role of Relay For Life Fundraiser is being managed exclusively on behalf of the Irish Cancer Society by Charity Careers Ireland.

If you, or anyone that you know, would like to find out more about this role, please email [email protected] for a full information pack and job description prior to making your application.

Closing Date: 1pm on Tuesday, 8th October