Current Career Opportunities

Development Executive

The Global Heart Hub is an alliance of heart patient organisations from across the world. Based in the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Galway, Ireland, it was established as a not for profit organisation in 2014 to create a united voice for those living with, or affected by, all types of heart conditions. This umbrella organisation provides a platform for knowledge and best practice exchange, capacity building, patient centred research, advocacy, and international education and awareness campaigns.

We are now seeking to recruit an energetic and highly motivated Development Executive to work with our Executive Council to strengthen and build this network and to coordinate a growing number of collaborative projects.

The role will involve:

  • Growing the alliance by identifying and building the patient organisation community and maintaining strong relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Planning and delivering international meetings, workshops and conferences.
  • Preparing budgets and funding proposals for prospective sponsors and partners.
  • Planning and coordinating the delivery of joint initiatives which are often outsourced to third parties.
  • Preparing reports, position papers, advocacy submissions, etc.
  • Coordinating communications across all channels.
  • Managing and maintaining a CRM database.

Essential Requirements

  • Highly motivated and energetic, with a proven ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong empathy for the patient and carer perspective.
  • Superior administrative, IT and social media skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to mobilise and engage patients and carers who share their time and experience in a voluntary capacity.
  • Written and oral proficiency in English and at least two other European languages.

This new position will initially be offered as a one year contract with the expectation of continuation if KPI’s are achieved. Previous relevant experience in a similar role or environment would be advantageous but not essential. Ideally offered as a full time position but we are open to consideration of part-time initially. Normal working hours apply, however out of hours and occasional weekend work will be necessary given communications across different time zones. While based in Galway there will be occasional international travel.

Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send your CV with a cover letter to no later than 5pm on Friday November 29, 2019. Suitable candidates may be called for interview before this closing date.

This job profile will be subject to review in accordance with service developments and is neither restrictive nor definitive, but rather a guide to the general range of duties required.