Sinéad Stafford
Digital Skills Programme Manager

Born and living in Dublin, Sinéad fell in love with the non-profit sector back in 1995 while working in a voluntary capacity first with St. Michael’s House & later with The Irish Wheelchair Association before moving on to a full-time position with Concern Worldwide in 2002.

Sinéad joined Active Retirement Ireland in July 2018 taking on the temporary role as the Finance and Operations Manager. In July 2019 she took on the role of Fundraising Manager. In this role Sinéad assisted with all of Active Retirement Ireland’s fundraising efforts. Her expertise includes fundraising, strategic planning and implementing fundraising strategy in line with the overall organisation strategy.

Currently Sinéad is the Digital Skills Programme Manager in this role she will support and  reach older people and improve digital literacy by partnering with Vodafone and Alone to deliver a National Programme to increase digital literacy. Vodafone Ireland Foundation and Active Retirement Ireland and Alone have joined forces to deliver a new five-year dedicated, nationwide digital skills training programme for older people. Active Retirement Ireland will provide digital training for older people through its existing groups and networks using a blended learning model which combines online with in-person training.

Previously, Sinéad was Fundraising and Office Manager with Irish Society for Crohn’s and Colitis Disease along with roles at Ronald McDonald House, Sightsavers, ISPCC, Concern Worldwide. Sinéad has a HDip in Psychotherapy from UCD, a BA in Counselling & Psychotherapy & Higher Certificate in Arts, Clinical Counselling & Psychotherapy from DBS, as well as a Certificate in Counselling skills from NUI Maynooth. Sinéad has a keen interest in mental health awareness and mental health policy.