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Development Assistant




For Purpose

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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! Sensational Kids is seeking to add a motivated and driven Development Assistant to its team as a part of the For Purpose programme.

This role will be based in Sensational Kids new centre in Claremorris, Co. Mayo and will offer the chance to gain an in-depth understanding of not-for-profit business development, fundraising and communications.

Sensational Kids

Sensational Kids is an award-winning social enterprise that has helped improve the lives of thousands of children with development needs throughout Ireland. The organisation has become a premier non-profit clinic for children with neurodevelopmental needs. Since 2009, Sensational Kids has directly supported 4,700 children from all over the country. Sensational Kids main objective is to promote the health and welfare of children with special needs and children in need of additional supports to enable such children to develop their full potential.

Sensational Kids is committed to providing affordable and accessible family centred clinical and educational services and products to children of all abilities through therapy, training and professional support that directly impacts lives. Sensational Kids is opening a Child Development Centre in Claremorris in 2019. To support the centre Sensational Kids are seeking to add a Development Assistant to its Claremorris team.

Development Assistant

The Development Assistant will have a multifaceted role within Sensational Kids. The Assistant will support the opening of the Claremorris centre by promoting Sensational Kids services locally focusing on utilisation of early intervention services.

The Assistant will identify and explore new opportunities for the centre’s growth and contribute to fundraising initiatives undertaken over the course of the coming year. The Assistant will promote Sensational Kids social media across a range of channels and make those in the surrounding community aware of its new centre in Claremorris.

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 Sensational Kids

• 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, February 1st.


Permanent / Full-time

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