SII is hiring a new Head of Fundraising & Communications

Spinal Injuries Ireland (SII) is the only charity for people who have become lifelong disabled through a spinal cord injury (SCI). An injury to the spinal cord can be sustained either traumatically in sport or because of an accident or fall, or non-traumatically, because of illness, such as cancer. On average, three people sustain a spinal cord injury every week in Ireland and it can happen to anyone at any stage. According to the World Health Organisation, it is acknowledged as one of the most devastating and life changing injuries that a person can sustain. In Ireland there are over 1800 people living with a spinal cord injury, 76% of whom are unemployed and 40% live on or below the poverty line.


We are looking to recruit an ambitious and inspirational Head of Fundraising & Communications to drive our income generation and to lead us to increase voluntary income growth.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Head of Fundraising and Communications will have overall responsibility for the fundraising function. You will be responsible for the management and implementation of a sustainable fundraising strategy within the context of the organisation’s strategic plan, policy and core values.

The Head of Fundraising and Communications will lead, manage, support and inspire members of a small but talented fundraising and communications team and indeed the wider organisation. You will ensure that all fundraising activity complies with the policies and procedures and will develop and deliver successful fundraising strategies and campaigns to maximise revenue, optimise income streams and continue the growth of our volunteer and loyal supporter base.

Ideally a professionally qualified and talented fundraising professional, candidates must possess excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills coupled with the capacity to intuitively engage and influence at all levels. The organisation is seeking a commercially attuned individual with an established track record of achievement. Knowledge of community and/or corporate fundraising will be important together with experience in representing an organisation to key supporters, funders and stakeholders.

To Apply

Candidates should write via e-mail, in strict confidence, to Principal Connections stating how they meet the above requirements and enclosing a detailed Curriculum Vitae for the immediate attention of:

Pat O’Donnell, Managing Partner

Principal Connections – search & advisory
The Irish Arm of Agilium Worldwide LLC

A: 95 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

T: +353 (0)1 703 88 88





 Spinal Injuries Ireland is an Equal Opportunities employer.


Applicants must want and be eligible to live and work in the Republic of Ireland without restriction.


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