We are Hiring! - IMNDA

We are Hiring!

September 2nd, 2021

Title of post:               Corporate Fundraising Executive

Organisation:             Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA)

Reporting to:              Fundraising Manager

Contract:                    Permanent

Location: This is an office-based role with hybrid working under consideration.

The office is based at Unit 3, Ground Floor, Marshalsea Court, 22/23 Merchants Quay, D08 N8VC.

Who we are

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) supports people living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), their families and carers across Ireland. Vital services include home visits from four specialist MND nurses, funding towards home care hours and the supply of specialised equipment on loan. On average over 80% of the IMNDA’s income comes from fundraising and donations. The Association has grown over recent years, raising more funds and supporting more families.

Role Overview

Reporting to the Fundraising Manager and working as part of a small, dedicated team this is an exciting new role of strategic importance to the development of the IMNDA’s corporate income. The Corporate Fundraising Executive will be directly responsible for developing and implementing the IMNDA’s Corporate Fundraising Programme and building on previous and current corporate support. This role might suit someone at an early stage of their career interested in moving to the voluntary sector with an established charity and wishing to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver ambitious fundraising targets as a key member of the fundraising team.
  • Revive relationships with established corporate donors and manage the cultivation and stewardship of new prospective supporters.
  • Undertake thorough Charity of the Year research, creating a calendar of key dates.
  • Be the main contact for all Corporate fundraising; from company events and donations to CSR applications and pitches.
  • Adapt and deliver all IMNDA annual events and campaigns to a Corporate market.
  • Keep in regular contact with corporate donors to develop strategic partnerships and funding relationships.
  • Work closely with PR/Comms Executive in the compiling of impactful and professional corporate materials in line with the ethos of the IMNDA.
  • Develop and submit persuasive proposals for corporate sponsorship for secure funding towards the IMNDA’s various support services.
  • Compile and share detailed reports regularly with the Fundraising Manager identifying areas for leverage and opportunity.
  • Attend events and conferences to build the IMNDA’s profile within the corporate sector and identify opportunities to present IMNDA’s work to prospective and existing donors.


  • To ensure confidentiality on all matters and information obtained during the course of employment.
  • To present and act in a professional manner at all times.
  • Ensure compliance of charities regulation, data protection acts, governance and best practice.
  • Keep up to date with the current issues and developments in the charity sector.
  • To assume responsibility for his/her own professional development and safe work practice.
  • Establish memberships and liaise with local bodies, agencies and other associations. to ensure industry best practice.
  • Undertake training as necessary.
  • Provide occasional support if another team member in the department has an urgent need.

This job description is not exhaustive. It merely acts as a guide and may be amended to meet the changing requirements of the Association at any time after discussion with the post holder.

Personal Specification


  • 3 years relevant experience either gained in the charity sector or in a business development role.
  • Experience of setting and working to budgets, deadlines, targets and plans.
  • Ability to work as both a key member of a team as well as proactively working alone.
  • Flexible especially when having to fulfil an unexpected deadline.
  • Excellent relationship management skills with proven experience in account/ customer/donor management.
  • Proven experience in developing new business.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills – both written and verbal.
  • Strong empathy and compassion.
  • A team player who will always represent the IMNDA with the utmost professionalism.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects and demands.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience inputting data and generating reports using a CRM.


  • Previous experience working in a not for profit environment.
  • Experience using CRM Salesforce.
  • Experience completing successful grant applications.


This is a permanent role which includes a 6-month probationary period.

Benefits include:

  • Salary negotiable, depending on experience.
  • 25 days annual leave.
  • Company pension scheme on completion of probationary period.
  • Access to VHI Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Flexible and friendly working environment.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please forward a cover letter stating your suitability, along with your CV to Gemma Watts: gwatts@imnda.ie

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 27th September 2021.

We would advise early application as CVs will be reviewed as received

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