Gilly Balmer





Balmer Recruitment Ltd. has been retained by Focus Ireland to recruit for a Corporate Campaign Manager which is a brand new opportuinty within their Fundraising Team on a full-time, permanent basis.

Based in Christchurch, Dublin 8, and reporting to the Partnership & Philanthropy Manager this role is critical to delivering two flagship corporate campaigns to Focus Ireland (Shine a Light and Sponsor a Star campaigns) and the development of other corporate campaign opportunities. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Professionally manage, sell and deliver Focus Ireland’s flagship corporate events and campaigns.
  • Deliver ambitious fundraising and productivity targets within pre-agreed budget and timeline.
  • Manage the corporate campaigns team to deliver KPI’s to deadline and within budget.
  • Lead on the development of new corporate events and campaigns.
  • Support participants, engage them, keep them informed of the impact they are making, and provide them with ongoing tools to elevate their fundraising and engagement.
  • Compile fundraising tool kits, information packs, press kits etc. to support participants.
  • Compile briefing documents, project plans, event management plans, sales plans, budgets and presentations to enable leaders and team members work professionally and cross functionally.
  • Build and maintain media partnerships and key influencer relationships that deliver effective events and campaigns 
  • Work closely with the wider team to deliver a best in class donor journey through engagement and stewardship.
  • Develop and fulfil content for ATL and social media channels including Focus Ireland’s own channels and that of partner media outlets.
  • Lead in sharing Campaign learnings, experience and techniques within the team. 
  • Recruit third party telesales suppliers, in-house sales temp staff .
  • Purchase, manage and maintain data using the existing CRM system, lead on best practice in GDPR.
  • Work closely with the Strategic Digital and Marketing Manager in relation to content, branding and profile. 
  • Write campaign briefs, train telesales staff and manage the sales message across teams.
  • Report on time to the Partnership & Philanthropy Manager via oral and written formats

Key skills and experience/knowledge required:

  • Degree in related subject.
  • 5 years relevant experience.
  • Proven track record of campaign management experience including management of radio, TV, digital and telesales campaigns.
  • Experience selling into or developing and maintaining relationships with CEO and leadership level clients 
  • Experience in project and budget management. 
  • Strong experience in production and event management.
  • Experience in campaign project management.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency in Social Media and / or digital marketing.
  • Highly organized with ability to work under pressure, prioritise and multi-task.
  • High degree of initiative, flexibility and creativity.


  • To have a thorough working knowledge of all departments in Focus Ireland. 
  • To have an excellent knowledge of Focus Ireland policies. 
  • To play an integral role participating as a key member of the Fundraising teams. 
  • Undertake relevant work delegated by the Partnership & Philanthropy Manager.
  • Contribute to the wider strategic development of Focus Ireland. 
  • Demonstrate creativity, drive, dynamism, commitment, attention to detail and best practice in all activities. 
  • Share Focus Ireland’s values, participate as a full member of the Focus Ireland team and support activities across the whole organisation as appropriate.
  • Engage in regular one to one sessions with your line manager.
  • Be vigilant to any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the workplace and bring any concerns to the attention of your manager or Health & Safety Representative.

Information Technology: 

  • Ensure information systems are maintained and kept up to date as appropriate. 
  • Ensure compliance of charities regulation, data protection acts, governance and best practice. 
  • Well experienced in MS Office and CRM software (preferably Microsoft Dynamics).


  • To assume responsibility for his/her own professional development and safe work practice. 
  • To keep abreast of current developments in the NFP and marketing sectors.


***Please Note - Closing date for applications - Wednesday 20th June at 12pm***

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter by email to for review.