From Rethink Ireland


The purpose of this role is to develop and deliver the social impact of Rethink Ireland by managing a portfolio of awardees to meet programme targets, driving maximum achievement of social impact, in line with investment objectives and conditions.


This Fund Manager role is within the Social Enterprise investment  areas. The Fund Manager may be required to work in other investment areas in due course in line with organisational needs based on the evolving work programme.

Reporting to a Senior Manager within the Portfolio Management Team and working closely with other Business Units including Marketing Communications, Finance and Business Development Teams, this role will drive and deliver Rethink Ireland’s impact, contributing to our ever-expanding team structure, and working in a high-growth, fast-paced environment.

It is a critical relationship manager with Rethink Ireland applicants, awardees, and the wider Rethink Ireland community, including donors. The Fund Manager will work across multiple Funds, and success will look like groups of self-evidently impactful awardees. These awardees will have been selected through Rethink Ireland’s rigorous selection process, and will have participated in a powerful capacity-building programme, which they all agree was transformative in building their future plans for increased local and national growth and impact.

Responsibilities include:

  • To run the call for applications and selection process of applicants for new Funds as well as due diligence processes.
  • To secure high-quality applicants by leading Fund promotion and the recruitment of applications.
  • To lead and manage the investment relationship with relevant Rethink Ireland awardees, including performance management and holding them to account.
  • To work with the awardees to develop growth plans and define their social impact goals, and structure the award in the form of cash grants and non-financial supports to ensure that they target growth and build their capacity to deliver the promised impact.
  • To co-design the capacity-building programmes for awardees, which will be delivered in part by you / Rethink Ireland and in part by commissioned partners
  • To lead the successful close-out of funds including completing donor reporting on time and working closely with the Marketing and Communications Team.
  • To manage Fund budgets and provide financial reports and social impact reports to the CEO, team and Board.
  • To lead the implementation of social impact and portfolio management systems including impact and financial reporting
  • To prepare and submit grant payments for approval based on awardee performance and compliance
  • To commission and coordinate the relationship between suppliers, consultants, awardees and Rethink Ireland
  • To support the management and development of relationships with key stakeholders and to build successful partnerships with other organisations as required
  • To set (in conjunction with your line manager), and to meet programme targets
  • To line manage other team members if needed
  • To support the marketing, fundraising and communications work of Rethink Ireland
  • Like all staff, you will act as an ambassador for Rethink Ireland at all times.

The Fund Manager will meet programme targets and will track progress and prepare reports on the social impact achieved. He/she will at all times represent Rethink Ireland in accordance with Rethink Ireland’s vision, mission and values, will undertake training and development as requested by the Impact Director/CEO, and may be asked to take on other duties at the request of the Impact Director.


You will be someone with the following qualities and skills:


Experience – 5 to 10 years relevant experience

  • Demonstrated people management and leadership skills
  • Track record of project management in the area of social enterprise/social business
  • Experience in impact definition, measurement and management
  • Knowledge and understanding of social enterprise/social business
  • Experience of working with/supporting not-for-profit organisations including knowledge and understanding of their features, operating contexts and capacity-building needs

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