The Wheel: Campaigns Manager

The Wheel: Campaigns Manager

Purpose: positively influence public opinion and win policy change to strengthen trust and support for our sector whilst maximising member engagement.

The Wheel is Ireland’s national association of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises. With over 1,400 members we are the leading representative voice in the sector and a supportive resource that offers advice, training and influence for the sector. 

In 2019 we mark our 20th year of serving and supporting Ireland’s voluntary sector.

Our focus is to strengthen the capacity and capability of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises to effect positive social change

We are driven by our vision of a thriving community and voluntary sector at the heart of a fair and just Ireland. Our core belief is that people, through their active participation in the work of community and voluntary organisations, play a critical and effective role in improving and enriching life in Ireland. We believe that the societal value created by the community and voluntary sector is a unique, precious and transformative contribution that benefits all of society; and we believe that a strong, vibrant, independent and autonomous community and voluntary sector is critically important for sustaining a fair and just society and a healthy democracy.

Strengthening the sector’s voice

We are now half way through our current strategic plan Stronger Charities, Stronger Communities (2017 – 2020) which has ambitions targets for deepening the organisation’s impact as the leading voice of the sector. Over the last two years this has involved: a rebranding exercise both in tone, language and visual identity; an increase in public affairs, media and communications work; and enhanced linkages and engagement with our membership base.

We are now making an investment in our public policy and communications teams and recruiting the new role of a Campaigns Manager to help us build significantly enhanced understanding amongst the public, policy-makers and key stakeholder groups about the importance, significance and value of Ireland’s voluntary sector.

If you are a talented individual, with campaigning and communications in your blood, and passionate about positive social change achieved through community and voluntary organisations, social enterprises and charities, then we want to hear from you!

This is an exciting opportunity to exercise your leadership through joining forces with the national representative organisation for the sector – one with a 20-year track record and big plans for the next 20 years.

Job description

POSITION: Campaigns Manager
REPORT TO: Director of Public Policy
LINE MANAGER FOR: Policy Officer


The overall purpose of the work will be to positively influence public opinion and win policy change to strengthen trust and support and support for our sector whilst maximising member mobilization and engagement. This is a new role and it will evolve over its first year .

The post holder will be at the level of ‘Manager’ in The Wheel which is a level reporting directly to a member of the senior management team (SMT), in this instance, the Director of Public Policy.

Please see Recruitment Pack attached for more information.

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Application Details

Applications only on The Wheel’s official application form (see attachment) to Sinead Vaughan at:, stating clearly that it relates to the ‘Campaigns Manager’ role.

Only those who complete the official application form will be considered for the position.

Closing date for applications: 1pm on Monday, 28 January 2019.

The Wheel is an equal opportunities employer. Shortlisting will apply.