Role title: Fundraising & Communications Assistant

Location: 85/86 Dorset Street Upper, Inns Quay, Dublin 1

Duration: 12 month graduate traineeship with the prospect of progressing further within FLAC on successful completion of the traineeship.

Hours: 35 hours per week

Remuneration: €21,658


For Purpose is Ireland’s not-for-profit graduate programme. For Purpose connects not-for-profit organisations with talented graduates who are searching ‘for purpose’ in their careers and wish to make an impact on civil society.

Graduate trainees on the For Purpose programme receive one-to-one mentoring and support throughout their traineeship. The programme provides you with the skills, support and connections to start your career in the not-for-profit sector and develop your leadership potential! Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) is seeking to add a motivated and driven Fundraising & Communications Assistant to its team as a part of the For Purpose programme.

This role will be based in FLAC’s office in Dublin city centre and will offer the chance to gain an in-depth understanding and experience of fundraising within a not-for-profit organisation.

Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC)

FLAC was founded in 1969 by a group of law students willing to use their legal knowledge to provide advice and information to those who could not afford the fees involved. Over the last 50 years, FLAC has become a leading human rights organisation, continually promoting equal access to justice. In 2017, a total of 25,817 people received legal advice from FLAC’s telephone and referral line and through volunteer lawyers at legal advice clinics across the nation.

As FLAC approaches its 50th anniversary, the demand for its services remains strong.  FLAC remains committed to achieving a society where everyone can access fair and accountable mechanisms to assert and vindicate their rights. Fundraising is a crucial aspect of the organisation’s success.  To further develop its fundraising activity, FLAC are seeking to add a Fundraising & Communications Assistant to its team. This traineeship is an excellent opportunity to gain comprehensive understanding and experience of fundraising within a not-for-profit organisation.

 Fundraising & Communications Assistant

The Fundraising & Communications Assistant will have a multifaceted role within FLAC, working closely with both the Director of Funding & Development and the Media & Communication’s Officer. Through teamwork and collaboration, the Assistant will play an instrumental part in expanding FLAC’s fundraising activities. The Assistant will research new methods for acquiring donors, support the administration of FLAC’s donor database and they will develop FLAC’s social media presence across a range of channels. The Assistant will also provide support with research and preparation for meetings with potential corporate sponsors and other key donors.

The Fundraising & Communications Assistant will play a major part in FLAC’s 50th anniversary celebrations over the course of 2019. The Assistant will support key events commemorating the anniversary and will be closely involved with organising and managing these events to generate interest from potential donors and members of the public.

Are you seeking an opportunity to begin a career in the not-for-profit sector with opportunities to develop and progress? We are searching for an ambitious graduate with the following profile:

  • Third level qualification
  • High motivation level
  • High degree of initiative, flexibility and creativity
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent administrative skillset
  • Strong commitment to teamwork
  • Fluent English Speaker
  • Full working rights in Ireland
  • Familiarity with a variety of social media channels
  • Excellent IT skillset, including experience of using MS Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Belief in the vision, mission and values of FLAC
  • Demonstrable commitment to the not-for-profit sector

If your ambition is to work in the not-for profit sector and you combine the above profile in addition to recognising that it will be a continuous learning process, then we would like to hear from you. Closing date for applications is Friday, January 4th.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter in word format to For more information on For Purpose please see