Disability Federation of Ireland: Membership Development Manager

Disability Federation of Ireland


POSITION: Membership Development Manager

CONTRACT DURATION: Two-year fixed term contract with a view to permanency

OFFICE BASE: Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8

SALARY: €50,000 per annum

REPORT TO: Deputy Chief Executive Officer


The Membership Development Manager will be responsible for the development and delivery of the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) organisational capacity building programme.

They will be responsible for the development and maintenance of positive relationships with DFI member organisations, their colleagues, and a range of community and voluntary, educational, private, specialist and statutory agencies and bodies.


The Membership Development Manager will be responsible for managing and developing the Disability Federation of Irelands (DFI) programme of organisational capacity building.

The role will involve:

  • Leading DFIs engagement with its membership.
  • Building and nurturing relationships with all new DFI member organisations.
  • Supporting members involvement and participation in the Federation.
  • Managing and directing the SOLA initiative comprising partnership between DFI, University of Limerick and Johnson and Johnson.
  • Consulting and responding to DFI member organisations quality and governance needs.
  • Developing and managing DFI’s quality and governance supports for member organisations.
  • Promoting and delivering existing quality and governance supports programmes.
  • Developing and monitoring plans for the programmes.
  • Managing all expenditure related to the development of programmes.
  • Collaborating with the University of Limerick and the National Standards Authority of Ireland.
  • Developing programmes to support member organisations compliance with the Charities Regulators Governance Code.
  • Developing alliances with national and international Standards Bodies in the development of supports for member organisations.
  • Providing administrative support to deliver the programmes.
  • Developing contacts and relationships with suppliers of education and training services.
  • Compiling monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Managing the development and maintenance of the stakeholder database.


  • A minimum of three years work experience in project management and implementation.
  • Experience in implementing Quality Management Systems / Standards.
  • Knowledge of the Charities Act 2009 and the Charities Governance Code.
  • Proficient in the application of Lean or Six Sigma philosophies and principles including supporting systems and tools.
  • An understanding of the community and voluntary sector.
  • Ability to support organisations exploring collaboration and merging options.
  • Experience of working on multiple tasks / projects at the same time.
  • Experience of working as part of a virtual team.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience in administrative roles including report writing, minute taking etc.


  • Experience in delivering training or presenting to groups or at conferences.
  • Experience in using Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools.
  • Experience of being a Director of a voluntary Board.


  • Strong Leadership skills
  • The ability to motivate others
  • Be organised and thorough
  • The ability to communicate effectively
  • Be highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Willingness to learn and develop new skills
  • Discrete and confidential
  • Flexibility and ability to multitask
  • Ability to work collaboratively with external partners on shared projects
  • Fluent English

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform that may be required either now or in the future.

DISABILITY FEDERATION OF IRELAND is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


Please send a Curriculum Vitae and completed application form to jobs@disability-federation.ie by 4pm on Wednesday 9th December 2020.

Successful candidates should be available to attend for interview on Wednesday 16th December 2020.

Please note:
Applicants must submit a CV and completed application form in order to be considered for the position. DFI will only contact you if you have been selected for interview.

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
19th Nov, 2020
Dublin 8
Expiry Date
9th Dec, 2020