Job | Temporary

Fundraising Officer

Irish Football Association

£18,910.80 - £29,406.80 pro rata
To lead the Foundation’s efforts in raising funds from a variety of sources both locally and internationally.


Job Title:                              Fundraising Officer

Department:                         Football Development

Reporting to:                       Football For All Manager

Hours of work:                    21 hours per week.  However, the nature of the post will require a high degree of flexibility involving evenings and weekends as dictated by operational requirements of the business.

Salary:                                £18,910.80 - £29,406.80 pro rata

Duration:                              1 year fixed term.  The role may be reviewed for further extension or possible permanency subject to business needs.


To lead the Foundation’s efforts in raising funds from a variety of sources (both locally and internationally). This role will deliver fundraising event, community fundraising opportunities and work with volunteers in support of generating income for the Foundation’s objectives to develop, foster and promote football for all in Northern Ireland.


  1. To develop and implement a community, events and volunteer fundraising plan for the IFA Foundation.
  2. To conceive and develop new fundraising initiatives and activities to raise funds and encourage engagement of support in IFA Foundation fundraising.
  3. To work with colleagues in the IFA Foundation to deliver fundraising events.
  4. To develop and maintain relationships and with key partners such as the Association of Northern Ireland Supporters Club, football clubs and supporters.
  5. To submit board papers and football committee papers reporting on fundraising, projects and other departmental work on a monthly basis.
  6. To meet targets set by the Foundation board and help the delivery of Football For All projects.
  7. Proactively participate in training and development opportunities, staff performance appraisals and reviews as required.
  8. Comply with Data Protection Policy with regard to safeguarding sensitive customer information at all times.
  9. Perform the job in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures, especially the Equal Opportunities and Harassment Policy and Procedure.
  10. Adhere to and actively support at all times all other company policies, procedures, processes and working practices, including adhering to best practice.
  11. Perform any other duties as may reasonably be required from time-to-time.

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the business. 



Essential Criteria

1. Possess at least 3 years’ relevant fundraising work experience or 5 years’ relevant community, events and volunteer fundraising experience.

2. Demonstrable experience of raising significant funds from community, events and volunteer fundraising.

3. Experience of organising and managing fundraising events.

4. Thorough understanding of community and events fundraising.

5. A strong knowledge of community and events fundraising techniques.

6. Knowledge of the Fundraising Code of Practice.

7. Energetic and enthusiastic - able to work well to encourage participation from others in fundraising.

8. Excellent communication (both written and oral) and presentation skills.

9. Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

10. Proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

11. Have a clean driving licence and access to a car for business use.

Desirable Criteria

1. A relevant third level qualification, for example in Sport, Community, Finance or Communications.

2. Experience of managing and developing volunteers

3. Experience of managing funding programmes for a charitable organisation.

4. Experience of working in a community or sports development setting, experience of developing fundraising strategies and taking the lead in securing small grants.

5. Knowledge of relevant sports, health, social development, intercultural, education, crime prevention and community relations strategies.

6. Ability to develop research led funding applications which support IFA vision ‘to develop, foster and promote football for all’.


Closing date: The closing date for the receipt of completed application is 12 noon on Monday 22 January 2018.  Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.

Shortlisting: Only those applications which clearly demonstrate the requirements set out in the personnel specification will be shortlisted. Please note that the Association reserves the right to implement all or some of the desirable criteria in addition to the essential criteria for shortlisting purposes.

Offer of employment: Please note any offer of employment is subject to the receipt of two satisfactory employment references, proof of eligibility to work in the UK and proof of any required qualifications.

Reserve list: A reserve list of suitable candidates may be maintained for the purpose of any similar vacancies (temporary or permanent) that may arise within twelve months of the completion of the recruitment exercise.

The Irish Football Association is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications form all sections of the community. All appointments will be made on the basis of merit.


Approved: December 2017.

Closing Date

Monday / 22 January 2018 12:00pm

Contact Details

Alison Edmunds

Donegall Avenue
BT12 6LU
United Kingdom


Fundraising Officer Application Form FO.17.01.doc