COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Overview

Founded in 1966, The Irish Heart Foundation is Ireland’s National Charity dedicated to fighting the leading cause of death and disability, Heart Disease and Stroke. 

The Irish Heart Foundation works to achieve its goals through advocacy, education, information, patient support and research. The organisation has a staff of 54, with headquarters in Dublin, and is 95% funded by public donations.

The Irish Heart Foundation is committed to best practice in fundraising and adheres to the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising promoting transparency, honesty and accountability.

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Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Commercial Director will have responsibility for leading the specialist Fundraising, Digital, Marketing and Communications functions of the organisation. The appointee will be responsible for defining and implementing a comprehensive Fundraising Strategy which will align with the organisations overall strategic plan.

Candidates will be experienced and inspirational leaders, at or near Commercial Director standing, capable of championing the ambitious fundraising objectives of a national team and possessing the qualities necessary to innovatively expand and increase fundraising opportunities across all income streams, and maximise revenue potential.

The role requires the capacity to give experienced direction and the ability to establish clear objectives and deliverables across the team, while empowering and developing the inherent experience that exists within this mission-focused organisation.

In addition to demonstrating an outstanding track record of achievement the successful candidate will have the necessary organisational understanding, communication skills, strategic vision, commercial acumen and leadership capability to ensure the continued success of The Irish Heart Foundation’s Fundraising, Marketing, Digital and Communications function.

Candidates should write via e-mail, in strict confidence to our retained partners, Principal Connections, stating how they meet the above requirements, quoting reference ‘Commercial Director and enclosing a detailed Curriculum Vitae on or before 12:00 on Friday 15th of December 2017.

Pat O’Donnell | Managing Partner

Principal Connections – search & advisory

95 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

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The Irish Heart Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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

 A detailed Briefing Prospectus including job and person specification is available on request.

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