Join our dynamic and dedicated team and become an important staff member who takes pride in making a life-changing difference in the lives of patients and their families who attend the Mater Hospital!

 

LOCATION: The Mater Foundation, 53-54 Eccles Street, Dublin 7
RESPONSIBLE TO: National Campaign Manager

BACKGROUND:

The Mater Foundation (MF) works continuously to transform and improve patient care at The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

As the official fundraising body of the hospital, we exist to provide funding for state-of-the-art equipment, helping to provide the best care for all who need it. We enhance hospital facilities to create a comfortable and caring environment for patients and their families. We also fund pioneering research and clinical trials and we continuously invest in our healthcare workers, providing vital grants to support specialist staff.

There has never been a more exciting time to join the Mater Foundation as we have just completed a comprehensive strategic review. The organisation now has a 5-year roadmap to harness our success and implement this ambitious strategy to ensure greater impact in the hospital. Being embedded in the hospital highlights our cause, and we see first-hand the impact our work has on everyone who needs care and support.

This strategy has been fully endorsed by an extremely committed board of directors who have fully supported the need for investment to drive future growth.

ROLE:
Reporting to the National Campaigns Manager, the National Campaigns Executive will play a key role in the effective delivery of our fundraising objectives. They will assist in the development and implementation of all fundraising campaigns (both traditional and digital) carried out by the Mater Foundation and work closely with our Corporate and Community teams to ensure all campaign and event income is maximised.

Tasks and Duties:
• Co-ordinate and support all campaign and event activity, ensuring all existing and new supporter opportunities are developed, nurtured and maximised.
• Monitor all campaign timelines and objectives and prepare reports for the National Campaigns Manager
• Support the development and design of all campaign collateral, adapting for both above and below the line activities.
• Ensure adequate supplies of campaign materials; packs, t-shirts etc are sourced and delivered in a timely fashion.
• Work with external agencies and suppliers to ensure projects meet agreed objectives, ensuring cost effectiveness.
• Provide excellent supporter care, highlighting impact at all times.
• Look for new niche pockets of supporters in order to drive recruitment and income growth.
• Research, scope and implement new innovative campaigns and events to grow income and advance patient care in the hospital.
• Look for ways to inflate the Mater Foundation’s successful digital challenges with offline traditional fundraising methods.
• Complete an in-depth post campaign analysis of all campaigns, events and community initiatives in order to learn, grow and improve all systems, processes and ROI.
• Build meaningful relationships with current supporters, patients, families and the Mater Foundation’s wider network of stakeholders in order to report on impact.
• Ensure CRM is updated in line with best practice and all supporter details are captured accurately and with adequate consents.
• Work closely with the Donor Care and Operations Team to ensure excellent supporter care is in place to achieve optimum supporter retention.

Virtual Challenges
• Ensure timely response to a large volume of queries and requests in the form of Facebook Posts, Facebook Messages, email and phone.
• Play an active role in the Foundation’s Digital Challenge Facebook groups, ensuring supporters are encouraged, engaged and energised every step of the way.
• Work in collaboration with the wider fundraising team on a communications content calendar to keep group members motivated – from time to time there will be a requirement to play a front person role in short video’s relating to specific challenges.
• Assist with all content creation.
• Use campaign support software and CRM to identify and record fundraisers.
• Data entry and processing.

Team Work
• Work closely with the fundraising team, helping to develop plans, set objectives and attending regular team meetings
• Work alongside colleagues on other fundraising and communications campaigns as required
• Adhere to the values and ethics of the Mater Foundation

Other
• To show reasonable flexibility in relation to hours of attendance to meet the needs of the post. Out of hours work may be required from time to time.
• To ensure all data and information relating to the above is kept updated on the database
• Promote the charity’s aims and objectives at all times

SKILLS AND QUALITIES REQUIRED:

Essential Experience & Qualifications:
• A recognised third level qualification in a relevant field.
• 2+ years’ experience in similar role within a fundraising environment preferably.

Essential Skills, knowledge and abilities:
• Good understanding of the charity sector and the codes of best practice in fundraising and governance in Ireland.
• Outstanding written and oral communications skills, with an ability to communicate to different target audiences.
• Excellent interpersonal, networking and influencing abilities.
• Strong project management, organisational and planning skills.
• Experience in Digital Marketing a direct advantage.
• Excellent analytical and commercial skills to identify and target new opportunities.
• Strong IT skills including MS Office; CRM management (Raisers Edge experience an advantage); website & social media management.

Person Specification
• A confident personality, with a can-do attitude.
• Self-motivated, approachable, innovative, and enthusiastic.
• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team.
• Curious, creative and driven by nature.
• Flexible approach to working – on occasion there may be a need to work outside of your core hours.
• Excited to work in a fast-paced creative environment with a commitment to the work of the Mater Foundation.

Terms & Conditions

• Full-time
• Agile Working Policy (remote working as agreed with line manager)
• 6 months probationary period.
• 21 days annual leave & 2 gifted days & public holidays
• 35 hours per week
• Pension entitlement after probationary period
• Access to Employee Assistance Programme
• Bike to work scheme

Please send a cover letter (maximum one page) outlining how your motivation, experience and skills fit the role and an up-to-date CV to info@elmcastleconsultancy.ie . Please insert National Campaigns Executive in the subject line. Details can also be found here.

Deadline Date for Applications: 5pm, Friday 25th February 2022.

Interviews expected to take place on Thursday 3rd March 2022. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

The Mater Foundation is seeking an Digital Marketing Manager to join our dynamic and collaborative team.

 

There has never been a more exciting time to join the Mater Foundation as we have just completed a comprehensive strategic review. The organisation now has a 5-year roadmap to harness our success and implement this ambitious strategy for greater impact to support the hospital in the best possible way, whether that’s through patient support, vital research, medical equipment or redevelopment. Being embedded in the hospital highlights our cause, and we see first-hand the impact our work has.

Reporting to the Director of Development, this is an exciting new role within the organisation.

The Digital Marketing Manager will be responsible for defining and executing a digital marketing strategy, playing a major role in shaping the digital future of the Mater Foundation.

For more information, please click here.

The closing date for the application is Friday, 10th December at 5pm.

The Mater Foundation is seeking an Individual Giving Manager to join our dynamic and collaborative team.

 

There has never been a more exciting time to join the Mater Foundation as we have just completed a comprehensive strategic review. The organisation now has a 5-year roadmap to harness our success and implement this ambitious strategy for greater impact to support the hospital in the best possible way, whether that’s through patient support, vital research, medical equipment or redevelopment. Being embedded in the hospital highlights our cause, and we see first-hand the impact our work has.

Reporting to the Director of Development, this is an exciting new role within the organisation.

The Individual Giving Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing our individual giving strategy in order to deliver significant growth in engagement and income from individuals. They will lead our regular giving, direct mail and supporter acquisition and retention programmes, ensuring timely communications and asks are mapped seamlessly throughout the year.

For more information, please click here.

The closing date for the application is Friday, 10th December at 5pm.

The Mater Foundation is seeking a National Campaigns Manager to join our dynamic and collaborative team.

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for a forward thinking, energetic individual, and a hugely exciting time to join the Mater Foundation. Having just completed a comprehensive strategic review, the organisation now has a 5 year roadmap to harness their success and implement this ambitious strategy for greater impact to fund vital transformational research, medical equipment and redevelopment.

Reporting to the Director of Development, this role is a key role within the fundraising function and will be responsible for leading out on the organisation’s existing campaigns and community events.

For more information, please click here.

The closing date for the application is Friday, 10th December at 5pm.

We are incredibly proud to officially launch our 2020 Impact Report and to invite you to read through our achievements during A Year Like No Other.

2020 was a year of uncertainty for all of us, and the Mater Foundation had to quickly adapt to ensure that we could meet our Mission to ensure that The Mater Hospital is at the forefront of research and innovation and is a leader for healthcare in Ireland, even in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.

With commitment from our incredible supporters as well as our very dedicated staff, we were able to fund and deliver a number of projects that continue to make a life-saving difference to patients of the Mater Public Hospital.

Our 2020 Impact Report also features a number of patient stories which give a real insight into the impact that your donations make to our patients and their families.

We cannot begin to thank our supporters enough for their kindness and generosity in 2020. Their support has meant that the Mater Foundation has been able to provide the healthcare heroes of the Mater Public Hospital with the vital grants and equipment they need to provide world class care.

On Saturday the 6th of November, an incredible 500 brave men took to the icy cold waters of Skerries South Beach in nothing but a bow tie to raise vital funds to help diagnose cancer, and in particular, prostate cancer.
Those 500 men have made an invaluable difference to the lives of many across the country and we are beyond delighted to announce that they have collectively raised an astonishing €136,668.29.

Everyone at the Mater Foundation and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital are still in absolute awe of each and every one of these men and their commitment to advancing cancer care in Ireland. We cannot begin to thank them enough.

These funds will make a lifesaving difference for many and will allow for:

– Earlier identification of recurrent prostate cancer.
– Reduced scanning times, a typical scan will now take 10 minutes as opposed to 20 minutes currently.
– Improved access to all forms of cancer trials.
– Increased efficiencies leading to approximately 300 more patients per year accessing advanced F18 PSMA cancer imaging.

Approximately 1 in 7 men in Ireland will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and the funds raised by this event will enable staff at the Mater Public Hospital to identify the cancer in the first instance as well as recurring cases earlier than ever.

A heartfelt thank you also goes out to all of our donors and supporters of the event, including the Dickie Dip Committee, Fingal County Council and the whole community of Skerries who were incredibly accommodating and welcoming.

Today marks the beginning of Trustees Week 2021, a whole week dedicated to celebrating the invaluable work of Trustees in the Charity Sector. 

The Mater Foundation Trustees have played a key role in the running of our organisation and without their expert knowledge and guidance, we wouldn’t have been able to achieve our incredible successes of the past year.

Their support and commitment to our vision has allowed The Mater Foundation to maintain clear focus on our short and long-term goals with all the necessary resources as well as ensuring that we can continue to meet our Mission to harness our supporters’ kindness and generosity and work together with our partners to continuously transform and improve patient care at The Mater Hospital.

We are also proud to say that with the input from our Trustees, that the Mater Foundation has again achieved Triple Locked status with the @CharitiesInstituteIreland which highlights our commitment to transparent reporting, good fundraising and governance.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to each of our Trustees for all that they have done for us and all that they continue to do from all of us at The Mater Foundation.

To find out more about the role of Trustees or to take part in Trustees Week 2021, click here.

The Autumn 2021 edition of our supporter newsletter, Heart of the Mater, is now available to read online.

Flip through the pages below to find out all about the impact our supporters are making to patient care in the Mater Public Hospital including:

  • how the Breast Cancer Unit refurbishment is progressing – patient Anne Marie is overwhelmed by your support!
  • cardiac patient Patrick Barry, whose life was saved not once but twice at The Mater!
  •  the Acute Medical Short Stay Unit which is transforming the emergency care experience for older patients and those with dementia.

The Mater Foundation is delighted to announce that Ryan Andrews, best known as Fair City’s Sean Cassidy, is taking his support for the Mater Public Hospital to new extremes by participating in RTÉ One’s celebrity edition of Ultimate Hell Week.

The challenge, designed by the Special Forces and with a failure rate of above 90%, will see Ryan push himself to his absolute limits all in aid of the key support that the staff of the Mater Hospital provided to his Dad who spent many weeks in ICU being treated for Covid-19.

Tune into RTÉ One on Wednesdays at 9.35pm, and show your support for Ryan by texting RECRUIT18 to 50300 to donate €4 to the Mater Foundation.

Help support the Mater Hospital and sign up for our 100 Miles in a Month challenge!

It’s an incredible opportunity to help you keep fit and healthy throughout the month of August, while raising money for the patients of the Mater Hospital.

You can find all the details on how to register and to get your free t-shirt here

If you are interesting in taking part with your workplace as part of a team, please click here