Fund Manager

Contract: 1 year, full time 

Salary: €50,000 -€55,000 per year, subject to experience

Annual Leave: 23 days

Benefits: 8% employer pension contribution, following successful completion of probation.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion lead to success and help us to achieve our best potential as an organisation. We commit to Respect, Equality, Inclusion and Diversity. We strongly welcome applications from members of minority and marginalised communities. 


Rethink Ireland (previously Social Innovation Fund Ireland) provides cash grants and business support to charities and social enterprises working in Irish communities across the country. These are the organisations not just thinking differently, but who are putting their ideas into practice and building a more inclusive Ireland. We work with companies, families, individuals and foundations who understand new thinking in Ireland is needed. Every euro they donate to Rethink Ireland is matched by the Irish Government from the Dormant Accounts Fund. 

Since our first year of operations in 2016, we have created a €65 million social innovation fund. We’ve partnered with companies, trusts, foundations, families and individuals to create 30 funds tackling issues such as inequality and educational disadvantage to support over 200 social innovations. These innovations have reached 300,000 people and enabled 864 people experiencing disadvantage to progress into employment.


Working in a high growth and fast-paced environment, the purpose of this job is to manage the onboarding process of new funds and projects to Rethink Ireland.  The Fund Manager will lead on managing the open call for application and oversee the selection process.  Working closely with all teams – Business Development, Marketing, Portfolio Management and Finance – this person will be a critical relationship manager with Rethink Ireland applicants, donors and Rethink Ireland teams. This is an exciting and crucial role sitting at the heart of Rethink Ireland.

Reporting to the Head of Business Intelligence and Operations, the successful candidate will work as a peer to Fund Managers. 


  • You will support  the scoping phase and development of new projects/ funds
  • You will coordinate the onboarding process of donors and new projects/ funds 
  • You will manage the open call and launch of new standard funds/ projects, leading the entire selection process in consultation with other Fund Managers
  • You will coordinate the selection process of strategic funds/ projects in consultation with other Fund Managers
  • You will lead a project team to deliver on action plans, budgets and ensure timelines are met
  • You will manage relationships with different stakeholders during these processes (applicants, reviewers, relevant experts and donors)
  • You will set (in conjunction with your line manager), and meet programme targets
  • You will line manage other team members if needed
  • You will deliver your tasks on budget
  • Participate in training as requested
  • Attend meetings and events as requested
  • Support the work of the Business Intelligence & Operations Team as a whole 
  • Support the marketing, communications and fundraising activities of Rethink Ireland 
  • Contribute your ideas on the future development of Rethink Ireland to the team
  • Mentor and support graduates and interns
  • Office administration
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Like all staff, you will act as an ambassador for Rethink Ireland at all times


You are calm, flexible and creative, working well under pressure to find solutions to challenges. You are someone who has the ability to work as an integral part of a small team in a highly fluid environment. Your input will help shape how social investment can work for charities and social enterprises across Ireland. You will have significant scope to build and shape this fund from an early stage and will be working at the cutting edge of the innovative field of social investment, in partnership with our fund stakeholders and the full support of the wider team at Rethink Ireland. You have experience of making investments on a scale and context relevant to this role, of making investments with social and/or environmental objectives and of advising and supporting SME and/or social enterprises as they develop their business models. 


  • 5 to 7 years’ relevant experience (minimum 2 years’ internal experience)
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • You have the ability to build and maintain relationships
  • You are committed to excellence and have strong attention to detail
  • You are able to work independently and get things done in a changing environment
  • You are a team player and self-motivated problem solver
  • You are able to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
  • You have knowledge of Google Suite (Google docs, Google Sheets, Gmail)
  • You demonstrate the highest levels of integrity
  • You are passionate about making Ireland a better place and are committed to Rethink Ireland’s mission and values.


  • Understanding of the environment for social enterprises, social innovations,  entrepreneurship or the non-profit sector (Especially in the areas of Climate Justice, Equality, Education and Health). 
  • Experience in action research and writing project proposals (EU, government).
  • Masters Level education in relevant sector.
  • You have knowledge of Google Suite and of other cloud-based systems.

Our Values

  • We work with our hearts and our heads – we value compassion, passion, and fun.
  • We take smart risks and we allow permission to fail because we know that innovation and risk are two sides of the same coin.
  • We believe that social change is a team sport. We build trusted relationships, and we choose to collaborate to achieve our goals.
  • We are curious and hunger to learn.
  • We value bold ideas and bold leadership, and we develop remarkable people.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we strongly believe that diversity and inclusion equate to success. The work we do is underpinned by respect, equality, inclusion & diversity.

In line with Ireland’s Equality Legislation we actively oppose discrimination on the following 9 grounds:

  1. Gender.
  2. Civil status: single, married, divorced, etc.
  3. Family status: if you’re the parent or person responsible for a child over 18, or if you’re the main carer or parent of a person with a disability.
  4. Sexual orientation.
  5. Religion.
  6. Age.
  7. Disability.
  8. Race.
  9. Traveller community

We also actively oppose discrimination on the grounds of socio-economic disadvantage.


Please apply through this LINK by 9am on Monday, 1st March 2021If you have any problems applying, or would like to discuss the role, please contact us at

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