Sensational Kids improves the lives of thousands of children and their families throughout the nation. Sensational Kids provides a range of services to children with additional needs, such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, play therapy, educational psychological assessments, and hippotherapy. Through fundraising, the organisation has provided an innovative alternative to lengthy public waiting lists, bridging the gap between public and private services. Sensational Kids remains committed to providing affordable & family centred services to children of all abilities.

To date, Sensational Kids has supported 5,690 children from all over the country. To ensure it continues to provide a pathway to much needed services, Sensational Kids have developed a fundraising strategy (2019-2022). To achieve this strategy, they are seeking to appoint a National Fundraising Manager. This role is one of two independent fundraising positions currently being advertised on behalf of Sensational Kids. Both positions are separate entities and report directly to the CEO.



Reporting to the CEO, the National Fundraising & Communications Manager will be a key member of Sensational Kids, overseeing fundraising activities for its centres in Kildare, Cork and Mayo. Based in Kildare or Clonakilty, the Manager will be responsible for broadening Sensational Kids’ fundraised income. The post-holder will collaborate closely with the CEO to ensure that fundraising activities echo Sensational Kids’ mission and build the organisation’s brand throughout the nation.

Sensational Kids are seeking someone with exceptional relationship-building skills from a fundraising, sales or account management background. The ideal candidate will be a skilled communicator with the ability to develop long-lasting relationships. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a strong level of passion for the organisation’s cause and showcase a number of skills needed to drive its fundraising activities.

If you are a determined leader with experience of leading an organisation in the not-for-profit, private or public sector and are looking to make a positive contribution to the lives of the children who benefit from Sensational Kids early intervention services then contact Michael Walsh in strictest confidence at or call direct on +353-1-234-3131. The closing date for applications is the 29th of March.