Senior Recruitment Activity in the Irish Not-for-Profit Sector Continues to Increase

Posted on
5 Nov 2019
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2 into 3

2into3 have released the latest quarterly review of senior recruitment activity in the Irish not-for-profit sector. The 2into3 Recruitment Monitor takes a snapshot every three months of what is happening at the mid to senior range of roles being advertised, allowing those working in the sector better understand the market movements. In the Q3 – 2019 edition of the Monitor, the research shows that competition within the not-for-profit sector continues to intensify as the demand for candidates for senior roles increases year on year.

Commenting on the release of the latest data, Fergal O’Sullivan, Head of Recruitment at 2into3, said: “It is interesting, but not surprising, to see the level of activity continues to increase, not only quarter on quarter, but year on year. From our own activity and monitoring of the sector as we approach full employment, the number of roles advertised for senior not-for-profit roles continues to increase. This healthy recruitment market brings with it its own set of challenges for recruiters in the sector, as the upward trend identified shows no sign of slowing.”

Key highlights from this quarter's Recruitment Monitor indicate:

  • The number of senior roles advertised in Q3 2019 was 159, an increase of 51% on the same period last year. There was also an increase in the number of organisations recruiting for these positions, from 90 to 108 organisations.
  • Drilling down by function, while the number of CEO/Executive Director roles remained static Fundraising and Business Development positions increased by 142%, Communications & Marketing by 125% and Finance by 114%. There was little or no change in the number of Administration, Strategy and Governance roles.
  • At a sub-sector level, Social Services organisations were by far the most active in Q3, accounting for almost 28% of roles advertised. Health was second, with 14%. Local Development and Housing and Education & Research organisations each accounted for 11% of roles.

For further insights please contact Fergal O’Sullivan, Head of Recruitment with 2into3 (01) 234 3165

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ABOUT THE 2INTO3 QUARTERLY RECRUITMENT MONITOR

The 2into3 Not-for-Profit Recruitment Monitor is a benchmarking resource that provides CEOs, hiring managers and board members in the not-for-profit sector with detailed insights on key trends within the current recruitment market. The Monitor is part of the 2into3’s commitment to help mission-driven organisations build capacity. It is developed by 2into3’s Recruitment Team; every week we track all management-level roles advertised on behalf of the sector, through continuous review of the most common media platforms used by the not-for-profit sector in Ireland.