Job Vacancy- Volunteering Development Officer

Job Title: Volunteering Development Officer

Name and address of employer: Kerry Volunteer Centre CLG, 7 Maine Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry 

Kerry Volunteer Centre was founded in 2003, it exists to promote the value of volunteering and increase the range and quality of volunteering in Kerry. Our organisational culture operates from a baseline of innovation, positivity, respect, diligence, accountability, responsiveness and competence. As a team we are small, hardworking, supportive, solution focused, committed to continuous quality improvement, ambitious and respected amongst our stakeholders.  

We are looking for a performance driven enthusiastic self-starter who is a wholesome team player to join us in the role of Volunteering Development Officer. If you would like to be a part of our team and can unequivocally demonstrate that you have what it takes to develop Volunteering in Kerry then please do send us your CV for the Volunteering Development Officer position by Friday 18th May to

Job Description – Kerry Volunteer Centre – Volunteering Development Officer

Job Status This is a four day a week, (Tuesday to Friday) position a for a fixed 3 year period, June 2018 to June 2021 subject to

funding from the Department of Community & Rural Affairs, with a 9 month probationary period.

Name and address of employer: Kerry Volunteer Centre CLG, 7 Maine Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Reporting to: Manager, Kerry Volunteer Centre (CVC)

Annual Leave: 28 days pro rata

Salary: €28,000 pro rata

Place of work: Mainly at the Kerry Volunteer Centre office in Tralee, yet there may be regular off-site work involved regionally in Munster, nationally in Dublin and locally on an outreach basis in Kerry.  

Hours of work : 28 hours per week. Out-of-office hours and weekend work will be required. Time in Lieu system in operation.

Travel: The post requires a valid driving licence and the use of a car. Travel Allowance operates.

Key Responsibilities

  • To develop, implement and review volunteering strategies that advance Volunteering and serve to develop volunteering in Kerry.
  • To provide brokerage services between members of the public who wish to volunteer and Volunteer Involving Organisations.
  • To deliver follow up support services that enhance the volunteer’s placement experience.
  • To adhere to the organisations culture and team dynamic in the performance of your role.
  • To identify the emerging needs of Volunteers and develop appropriate service responses.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement work-plans
  • Participate in national Volunteer Centre/Volunteer Ireland working groups and initiatives to develop the local and national volunteering infrastructure
  • To keep accurate and methodical records to ensure effective reporting, Customer Relationship Management and good governance.
  • To contribute to evaluation, meetings and reports as required.
  • Represent Kerry Volunteer Centre on relevant fora and to the public in general
  • Other activities as may be necessary for the continued success of the Volunteer Centre or as directed by management.


Personal qualities

  • Discreet, dependable, affable individual with highly developed interpersonal and people skills.
  • Passionate about the development of volunteering In Kerry
  • Performance driven enthusiastic self-starter who is a team player
  • Flexible in their methodologies and dynamic in the performance.
  • Commitment to the requirements of the post
  • Strategic and innovative with a very ‘hands-on’ approach to work

Skills and Experience

  • Strong communication skills and wide ranging public relations experiences.
  • Verifiable ability to successfully lead, develop, deliver and evaluate on projects involving a very wide range of individuals and organisations.
  • Experience of working within a quality management systems and frameworks.
  • Experience of delivering training, organising training workshops and group facilitation.
  • Experience of engaging, influencing and relationship building with different stakeholders:
  • Established networking and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Excellent computer literacy, social media and general administrative skills.
  • Effective reporting and evaluation skills.
  • Knowledge of GDPR and it impacts.
  • Knowledge of using CRM systems (ideally Salesforce).

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Relevant Business Degree
  • 3 years relevant experience is desirable
  • Knowledge of how the voluntary/community sector works, including an understanding of volunteering, equal opportunities and social inclusion issues.
  • Public Relations and marketing experience

Shortlisted applicants will be required to undergo reference checks, skills audit and Garda Vetting.