Fundraising Trainee – Focus Ireland

2into3 are Ireland’s specialist advisers and capacity builders for the not-for-profit sector in Ireland. We work with sector leaders and collaborate with partners to help scale impact, develop sustainability, build leadership and innovate.

2into3 operate a highly successful graduate programme for not-for-profit organisations with each trainee mentored throughout their placement by 2into3. Participants are also added to 2into3’s graduate network and are invited to quarterly roundtable events hosted by key figures in the not-for-profit sector.

We are recruiting a Fundraising Trainee to participate in the graduate programme with Focus Ireland.

Focus Ireland
Focus Ireland is driven by the fundamental belief that homelessness is wrong. Wrong because it is a failure of society that creates victims out of ordinary people and robs them of their potential. Wrong because it can be prevented, it can be solved but is allowed to continue and in doing so, undermines society. Focus Ireland believes that everyone has the right to a place they can call home.

Focus Ireland was founded by Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy in 1985. Since its foundation, Focus Ireland has continued to grow and its research and advocacy work ensures that the rights of people who are homeless remain on the political agenda. Focus Ireland has over 70 services and housing projects across Ireland including in Dublin, Waterford, Kilkenny, Cork, Sligo and Limerick which, in 2016, assisted over 13,000 people.

The organisation has a fundraising team which works across a range of areas, including public and corporate fundraising.

Focus Ireland is seeking to add a driven graduate trainee to its team to support its fundraising activities. The trainee will play a crucial role in the fundraising team by supporting all fundraising administrative processes through communicating with Focus Ireland’s donors on a regular basis, managing a database of donors through the use of CRM systems, ensuring up-to-date and accurate record keeping and more.

Are you seeking an opportunity to begin a career in fundraising and the chance to develop your skills in this area? We are looking for someone with the following profile:
Third level qualification
High motivation level
Proficient and comfortable with the use of MS Excel and Office Suite
Strong administrative and IT skills
High degree of initiative, flexibility and creativity
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
Strong commitment to teamwork
Fluent English speaker
Full working rights in Ireland
Commitment to the not-for-profit sector

If your ambition is to work in the not-for-profit sector, you have the above criteria and are motivated to continuously learn, then we would like to hear from you. The closing date for applications is Friday, 31st March 2017. To apply please send your CV and a cover letter to

Further details regarding 2into3’s Not-for-Profit Graduate Programme can be found at

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