Oakfield Trust is a social enterprise that supports disadvantaged communities, in the South Co. Dublin area. Established in 1996, Oakfield Trust is a registered charity governed by a voluntary Board of Directors.

Oakfield Trust is a venture philanthropy funder The revenue generated through our community projects is reinvested in additional community projects thereby creating a pipeline of funds for investment in sustainable social change projects.

Oakfield Trust began by supporting community projects acquire property solutions. However, over the years Oakfield Trust has grown, and now supports community projects in a variety of ways, such as: feasibility studies, board development, project management, local connectivity, business plans, financial supports including initial start-up loans and long-term structural loans.

Oakfield Trust has supported community projects in a variety of fields, including: enterprise development & training, childcare, family support, citizens’ information, addiction services, traveller education & employment and environmental projects.

Oakfield Trust now wishes to explore new ways to support social investment. From ideas generation, community need analysis, community skill analysis, liaison with other statutory, community and voluntary service providers, capacity development, sourcing project partners – these are all ways in which social impact projects can be supported and a strong social enterprise culture can flourish. To achieve this Oakfield Trust is creating a new appointment, a Strategic Social Impact Manager, whose principal responsibility is to lead and drive several high impact social change projects. April 2022.


Job Description:
Strategic Social Impact Manager

Commensurate with experience

4 Oakfield, Ninth Lock Road, Clondalkin (mix of office and remote)

About Oakfield Trust
Oakfield Trust is a venture philanthropy social enterprise.  Revenue generated through our community projects is reinvested in additional community projects to create long-term sustainable social impact. 

About the Role
The role of the Strategic Social Impact Manager is to lead in the development of social innovation and enterprise in the South Dublin Co. Region.  He/she will liaise with the statutory, community & voluntary social & enterprise service providers in the local, regional, and national context.  The Strategic Social Impact Manager will support communities to bring social change initiatives through ideas generation, capacity building, feasibility study, business plan & start-up stages. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Research and develop a social change ideas bank
  • Research and collate information on best practice in advancing social change projects in local communities.
  • Identify and engage with relevant stakeholders in social innovation and social investment for purpose of collaboration and partnership as appropriate.
  • Develop and deliver an innovative Social Enterprise Plan. 
  • Support a number of social enterprises from ideas generation stage through to social enterprise start-up. 
  • Foster and promote a culture of social enterprise and innovation, primarily in the South Dublin Co. area. 
  • Other tasks, as agreed, to deliver role. 

  • Key Skills and Experience

  • Leadership, Creativity, Self-Starter, Networker. 
  • Excellent communication both verbal and written. 
  • Analytical, Technological and Team Player Skills. 
  • 3-5 years Project Management experience or similar. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and achieve results. 
  • Committed to the value of social impact. 

  • Terms and Conditions 
    This is a full-time permanent contract (subject to ongoing funding) working 35 hours per week. 

    Additional Benefits         

  • Generous Annual Leave: 24 holiday days plus 4 privilege days for use at Christmas and Easter. 
  • Professional Training & Development opportunities. 
  • Volunteer Days: two days leave per annum to be spent volunteering in the community and voluntary sector. 
  • Cycle-to-Work Scheme. 
  • Oakfield Trust is an equal opportunities employer. 

  • Application Process

  • Send Application, a curriculum vitae with one-page cover letter, to: with Recruitment Strategic Social Impact Manager in the subject bar. 
  • Application closing date: Friday, May 6th at 5pm. 
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified week of May 9th. 
  • Interviews will be held week of May 16th.  

  • It may be necessary to hold second interviews. 

    • Strategic Impact Manager to be appointed and in position end of June 2022.



    CRA No: 20041861
    Company Registered No: 256915
    Registered Charity No: CHY 13443