Marketing and Fundraising Lead: Part-time position

Brigit’s Garden is an innovative and unique not-for-profit organisation in Co. Galway, involved in education, the environment and tourism. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in actively marketing all aspects of Brigit’s Garden and contribute to the development of our fund-raising strategy. Brigit’s Garden is a registered charity.

The person appointed will have a good understanding of our ethos and approach, and at least three years’ experience at Marketing Executive level or similar and be ready to take responsibility for implementing and further developing the marketing and fund-raising strategies for Brigit’s Garden. These encompass all aspects of our work – education in nature and sustainability, visitors to the award-winning Celtic Gardens, Café and Gift Shop, special events and weddings, business partnerships, and fund-raising from donors and funding organisations.

This is a part-time position, initially for 20 hours a week. There may be an opportunity for additional hours if the role develops further. The person will join our small, dedicated team and work closely with the Director and other staff.


The responsibilities of the position

  • Deliver the marketing strategy to achieve the targets in the Brigit’s Garden Strategic Plan while upholding our ethos.
  • Manage all online and offline marketing channels (website, social media, e-newsletters, print material etc.)
  • Manage customer and business-to-business and campaigns for each market segment. This will include b-to-b relationships with tour operators and hotels and may include representing Brigit’s Garden at tourism trade fairs.
  • Develop and manage fund-raising campaigns to support our work as an educational and environmental charity.
  • Monitor and report on all marketing and fund-raising activities.


  • Understanding of our environmental and sustainability ethos
  • Proven experience in delivering a marketing and/or a fundraising strategy
  • A relevant marketing qualification
  • Proven experience in website optimisation, social media and email marketing
  • Strong organisational and project-management skills
  • Ability to think creatively and develop innovative marketing solutions
  • Ability to work independently as well as being a team player with a collaborative ethos
  • Effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and writing skills
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in the environment and tourism and hospitality sectors
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

The following would be advantages but are not essential

  • Experience of Photoshop and graphic design
  • Proficiency in Irish

This is a salaried position, salary on application. There will also be a budget for travel and expenses.

Please fill in the Application Form and email it to Jenny Beale, Director,

Closing date Sunday 14th May.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Garden Assistant

This position is sponsored by the Oughterard Community Employment Scheme. Applicants must be in receipt of Job Seekers for at least one year (or 9 months in the case of a Ukrainian person).

We are looking for someone who would like to join the team at Brigit’s Garden and contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of the Celtic Gardens, nature trail and buildings. The person will work in cooperation with other Community Employment (CE) staff and our Gardener.

The job is 19 ½ hours per week. CE participants are encouraged to engage in training to facilitate their return to the workforce and are permitted to work in non-CE hours.

What does the job entail?

The work is varied and includes the following areas. However, the work can be adjusted to suit the particular interests of the person appointed.

  • Maintenance of the Celtic Gardens – raking, mowing, hedge trimming, weeding, clearing, cutting back, strimming and general garden maintenance.
  • Maintenance of paths, paved areas, fences and stone walls.
  • Painting, treating and varnishing outdoor benches, fences etc
  • Setting up and removal of seating and furniture for events as necessary
  • Simple repairs
  • Working with plants (optional) – sowing, potting on, planting out and maintaining
  • Watering as required
  • Working safely and ensuring safe practices in relation to staff and visitors

What experience and qualities are needed?

We are looking for someone who is interested in helping to look after Brigit’s Garden and is able for mainly outdoor work.

No particular qualifications or experience are needed, but experience in maintenance, relevant outdoor work or gardening would be an advantage.

How do I apply?

Please contact Matthew Monahan, the Community Employment Supervisor, on 089 4632872 or

If you have any queries about Brigit’s Garden please contact Jenny on 087 2206219 or