WANTED! Play in Pink Administrator for NBCRI


Play in Pink at Dromoland Castle

The Play in Pink initiative is advertising an exciting new role for a part-time administrator to assist in the running and organisation of its golf competitions that are played around the country in aid of The National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI).

The Play in Pink is a fun golf fundraising competition run in multiple golf clubs across Ireland. It is the key fundraising campaign for the NBCRI and is instrumental in funding the work of the organisation which is based at the Lambe Institute at the University of Galway.

The position is a hybrid role with regular on-site work in the National Breast Cancer Research Unit at the University Hospital, Galway. The Play in Pink Administrator will report directly to the NBCRI Operations Manager and will be the key contact between the Golf Clubs and the Play in Pink Committee.

The part-time role (21 hours per week) offers a salary of €18,000. Working hours are said to be flexible with 12 annual leave days plus bank holidays also included.

The Play in Pink initiative raised a staggering €405,000 as part of a record breaking year in 2021, helping to fight a disease close to so many of our hearts.

Full information on the job spec can be read below. To apply for this role, candidates are invited to send a CV and cover letter stating how they meet the below requirements by 14th October to careers@breastcancerresearch.ie


Office Administration:

  • Coordinate communications from NBCRI to Golf Clubs across Ireland. This will include competition details, prizes, thank you letters, annual newsletter etc.
  • Update Golf Ireland on Play in Pink activities during the competition season.
  • Update Irish Golfer Magazine and any other media outlets to promote the Play in Pink campaign.
  • Maintain and update the list of clubs registered for Play in Pink, along with the details of their event (dates, time, format etc.) and donations received.
  • Order and distribute the branding, signage and prizes to each participating club.
  • Prepare data for monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the NBCRI Board.
  • Attend and coordinate meetings with the Play in Pink Fundraising Team.
  • Assist in the running of ad hoc projects relating to the fundraising committee affiliated to NBCRI, under the direction of the Operations Manager. Social Media/Website:
  • Regularly update the Play in Pink Social Media pages with event information, event photos and fundraising updates (Social Media training will be provided if required)


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Zoom and Outlook)
  • Experience working in similar administrator or coordinator roles
  • Comfortable using and posting on social media pages (training will be provided)
  • A good knowledge of golf is required. Competencies & Attributes:
  • Strong communicator with excellent English written and verbal skills
  • Skilled at prioritising and multi-tasking, with strong attention to detail
  • Energetic self-starter who takes initiative and strives for excellence
  • Full clean driving licence and access to own car

Employment Details:

  • The contract for the post will be a 2-year fixed-term contract.
  • Part-time (21 hours per week). Working hours will be agreed with the successful candidate and can be flexible.
  • Salary: €18,000 per annum for this part-time role.
  • Annual leave of 12 days per annum plus bank holidays
  • Some work outside of normal office occurs will occur. Time off in lieu will be offered.
  • Hybrid working arrangements will be available in line with the charity’s Hybrid Working Policy
  • Normal vouched business expenses incurred in the performance of the role in line with the charity’s Expenses policy will be reimbursed.

Application Details:

  • To apply for this role, candidates are invited to send a CV and cover letter stating how they meet the above requirements by 14th October to careers@breastcancerresearch.ie

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