Role title: Fundraising Trainee

Location: 2 Holles Street St, Dublin

Duration: 12 month graduate traineeship with a view to progressing further with One in Four on successful completion of the traineeship.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Remuneration: €21,658

For Purpose – Ireland’s Not-for-Profit Graduate Programme

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 who want to make an impact on civil society.

Graduate trainees on the For Purpose programme receive one-to-one mentoring and support throughout their traineeship as well as attending roundtable sessions with other trainees over the course of the year. 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!

One in Four are seeking to add an ambitious and driven Fundraising Trainee to their team as part of the For Purpose graduate programme. This role will be based in One in Four’s office in Dublin city and offers the opportunity to gain a strong understanding and experience in fundraising within a not-for-profit organisation.

One in Four

One in Four provides a safe place for men and women to explore the impact that childhood sexual abuse has had on their lives. Working to end the trauma of childhood sexual abuse is at the heart of everything the organisation does. In the last year, One in Four provided counselling to 143 adult survivors of sexual abuse and 53 family members over a total of 2,563 therapy hours. One in Four understands the distress caused by childhood sexual abuse, and all the ways in which that experience can contaminate a person’s life long after the abuse has stopped.

Fundraising plays an important role at One in Four. Approximately 23% of One in Four’s income is raised through public donations, corporate support, legacies and other forms of fundraising. This support enables the organisation to provide a range of essential services to people who have been affected by abuse. To further develop fundraising activity and to help grow the organisation’s income, One in Four are seeking a Fundraising Trainee to join their team.

Fundraising Trainee

The Fundraising Trainee will work closely with the Head of Fundraising to help develop and expand One in Four’s streams of fundraised income, particularly its community fundraising activities. The Trainee will help to build and maintain strong relationships with supporters of One in Four and coordinate numerous community fundraising activities (such as back packs, cycles, runs, quizzes) on the organisation’s behalf. The Trainee will play a key role in motivating the organisation’s supporters and communicating the importance of fundraising to the work of One in Four.

In addition to these areas, the Fundraising Trainee will also utilise a range of communication tools including social media to build awareness of One in Four and they will manage a range of administrative tasks such as keeping the organisation’s customer relationship management (CRM) system up to date and providing receipts for donations.

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 a talented individual with the following profile:

  • Third level qualification
  • High degree of creativity and innovation
  • Ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders
  • Strong administrative skills with knowledge of Office 365 applications (e.g. PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skillset
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Full working rights in Ireland
  • Willingness to learn and develop in the role

If your ambition is to begin a career in the not-for-profit sector and you have the above profile then we would like to hear from you! The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 28th August.      

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