Volunteer Ireland – Programmes & Development Officer (Maternity Cover)

Part-time role (21 hours per week over 3 days), fixed-term contract for 6 months with a possible extension, based in Dublin. Salary: €30,000 per annum pro rata (€17,999)

Volunteer Ireland is the national volunteer development organisation. We are the voice for volunteering in Ireland and the national support and development organisation for Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services in Ireland. We believe that people can fulfil their potential through volunteering and that volunteering contributes to healthier and more resilient communities. Volunteering has the power to transform our world for the better. We work collegially and collaboratively to maximise the reach and impact of volunteering in Ireland. We encourage good practice in volunteering across all sectors.

Purpose of role

The purpose of the Programmes & Development Officer (PDO) role is to develop and deliver Volunteer Ireland’s services in relation to volunteer management and volunteer management support.  The PDO will secure, develop, deliver and / or support volunteer management programmes and volunteer placement programmes that VI undertakes on behalf of third parties (e.g. student volunteering, event volunteer / volunteer ambassador programmes etc.).

The Programmes & Development Officer will work primarily on the following key functions within Volunteer Ireland:

  • Recruiting, managing and supporting volunteers at a range of festivals and events
  • Supporting, reviewing and evaluating volunteer ambassador programmes on behalf of external organisations
  • Linking with European Partners on a number of Erasmus+ Programmes.  Collating data and designing programme elements and working with local delivery organisations.

The PDO will also be expected to collaborate across all functions within the organisation towards enhancing the services that VI offers.

The full role description is available here.

The closing date for receipt of a completed application form and cover letter is Friday 24 August 2018.  Interviews will be held on Wednesday 5 September 2018.  Expected employment start date: Wednesday 10 October 2018.  This role will involve evening and weekend work with a TOIL system.

CV’s will not be accepted, you must complete an application form and return with a cover letter.

Enquiries about the role can be made to: Stuart Garland, Training & Programmes Manager, telephone (01) 636 9446  or email

Completed application form and cover letter should be emailed to: or by post Gráinne Smyth, Volunteer Ireland, 18 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 WR53.

Volunteer Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.