Mercy Law Resource Centre: Fundraising & Communications Officer – closing date 12 May

Mercy Law Resource Centre (MLRC) is an independent law centre, company limited by guarantee and registered charity. MLRC uses the law to help those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The Fundraising & Communications Officer will be an integral part of the MLRC team, reporting to the Managing Solicitor. They will be responsible for developing and implementing our communications and fundraising strategies to support our mission and the objectives outlined in our Strategic Plan. They will work to manage existing fundraising channels, develop new income streams and increase public awareness and engagement. The role will suit a creative, passionate, strategic thinker with experience of the non-profit sector, excellent communication skills and the ability to build successful lasting relationships.


  • Essential Requirements
  • Experience in charity fundraising;
  • Experience in communications, including social media and website management;
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication with the power to persuade, motivate and inspire while delivering clear, concise messages;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a capacity to be compassionate and respectful to our clients;
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills and attention to detail;
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the mission of MLRC.

Desirable Requirements

  • Relevant third level qualification;
  • Experience in human rights/social justice work and/or in the community and voluntary sector;
  • Knowledge of charity law, GDPR, and relevant guidelines and codes of practice;
  • Familiarity with grant accounting under the Charities SORP;
  • Experience in relevant IT functions, eg, CRM systems.

The position of Fundraising & Communications Officer will be offered as a permanent contract with a six month probationary period. The salary offered is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position based at Mercy Law Resource Centre, 25 Cork Street, Dublin 8, subject to remote working arrangements where required due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Please email a CV and two-page cover letter outlining your relevant experience and suitability for the role to the MLRC Managing Solicitor, Aoife Kelly-Desmond, at Alternatively, please send by post to Managing Solicitor, Mercy Law Resource Centre, 25 Cork Street, Dublin 8. Incomplete applications will automatically be disqualified.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 12 May 2021.

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