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About Me

I have worked in the Not-For-Profit sector for the last 5 years. I have been an instrumental figure in setting up and operationalising a new fundraising initiative within the industry. My task is to establish and deliver a First Engagement team to encourage the public to sign petitions, take action on global issues on inequality and greatly increase the donor base. In our first year, I have nurtured and managed a team that has gained over 65,000 new supporters and over 1,500 new regular donors to assist in Oxfam's humanitarian work. Now in its second year, this has become a sustainable and very successful venture and one, I have no doubt, that will influence the way other NGO's grow support in the future.

Career History

Feb 2015Present

Campaign & Fundraising Senior Team Leader

Oxfam Ireland

My primary role is organise a team of staff and volunteers to bring Oxfam Ireland's Campaigns to a national level, to strategise our presence at suitable events and locations, ensure growing support and substantially increases Oxfam's Donor Base.

As Ireland's first ever 2-step fundraising venture, my to-do list has been wide and varied. I am very skilled at administering resources and take a hands-on approach to preparing my team to know their role, the campaign message and deliver results. 

  • Management: Recruitment, training, performance management in results based role
  • Administration: Establishing systems and procedures from HR, Direct Mail, tele-fundraising, internal and external communication, Social Media marketing, presenting weekly/monthly reports
  • IT: CRM, Microsoft Office, SPSS (statistics package), ArcGIS (Geographic Information Sytem)
  • Event organisation- Sourcing events, liaising with external agencies, innovation and scaling presence on a national level
  • Budgeting- Ensuring all campaign events and materials are cost effective, strong planning and managment
  • Logistics- Sourcing suitable events, bookings, transport and set-up, accommodation
Aug 2012Feb 2015

Administration/ Telefundraiser/ Team Leader

Oxfam Ireland

As a versatile and dedicated member of the fundraising department, I fulfilled many roles which include door-to-door Team Leader, Donor Care Administrator and Tele-fundraiser. Since the beginning of In-House fundraising for Oxfam, I have been passionate about humanitarian work and keen to make the department a success. Within a very committed team, I have always gone the extra mile to ensure tasks were completed in a timely manner, targets were hit and overall campaign objectives met.

  • Administration: Donor Care, internal and external communication, organisation, prioritising workloads
  • External Agency Management: Communicating with and budgeting for creative agencies for various projects
  • Direct Mail Campaign: Nation-wide DM targeting specific markets for various campaigns
  • Tele-fundraising: Script writing, training, data analysis
  • Team Leader: Team targets, leadership, logistics, public engagement

Mar 2005Nov 2011

Senior Booth Technician


Being very organised and precise in a highly technical and time-sensitive environment, I am always excited by new technology and advancements within the sector. I performed a managerial role often and was integral to the role-out of digital cinema within the department.

  • Managerial responsibilities- Film scheduler, staff rosters, stock control
  • Audio-visual Technician: Time sensitive environment & highest industry presentation standards
  • Staff recruitment: Devising training manual, interviews, team selection and performance management
  • High-spec equipment maintenance: Techanical repairs and strong problem solving abilities

Jan 1999Mar 2005

Retail Department Supervisor

  • Staff Trainer- recruitment, scheduling, daily training, performance management
  • Stock Control- ordering, storage, merchandising, shrinkage
  • Sales- excellent cash handling, up-selling, supervisor of the month on several occassions


Oct 2011Jun 2012

Master of Arts

University College Dublin

Master Degree in Urban Geography. Achieving a 2:1

  • Quantitative and Qualitative research and analysis
  • IT & Software: Mapping software (GIS & ArcGIS), Statistical Software (SPSS), PowerPoint
  • Thesis Title: Race & Space. The Irish State and An Garda Siochana
  • Grade Point Average 3:54
Sep 2008Jun 2011

Bachelor of Arts (Double Hons)

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Sociology and Geography. Achieving a 2:1

Personal Interests and Achievements

  • Completed course on Global Development Studies in 2015 with Suas.
  • I have fulfilled a lifelong goal and desire to travel 23 countries across 3 continents in one year. This has given me a chance, first hand to see some areas of the world affected by huge economic and social inequality and has managed to further my desire to continue to try and raise awareness of humanitarian issues.
  • A deep interest in the history of cinema and how it has become the mainstream medium that we are familiar with today. My degree thesis focused on the development of Hollywood as a global institution. I love watching old, silent era films, film noir and classic westerns.
  • As a long distance runner and cyclist in my spare time, I have completed the Dublin Marathon and numerous other half marathons throughout the country.
  • Full driving licence.

Professional & Academic References

Available on request.