Work in Boxing: IABA Vacancies

Membership Services Manager

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) is the governing body of Ireland’s most successful Olympic Sport, and is home to 400 clubs, county boards and provincial units.

We are seeking a dynamic and results-oriented Membership Services Manager to join our team to lead the implementation of our membership plan and roadmap, alongside the CEO. The ideal candidate will be passionate about membership, highly creative, and possess excellent management and planning skills.

This role will require a multi-tasker who has strong organizational and communication effective planning, CRM and project management experience, proficient computer literacy and a willingness to take on a range of administrative tasks to raise to gold standard IABA’s services to members. 

Job TitleNational Membership Services Manager
Reporting ToCEO
Responsible forMembership Services to individuals, clubs, county boards, Provincial Units and Provincial Councils
Salary35,000 to 40,000 (dependent upon experience)
LocationThe National Stadium, 145 South Circular Road, Dublin 8.   Hybrid and remote working available, DOE
Type of Contract2 years, with the possibility of extension. A 6-month probationary period shall apply.
Role PurposeThe role will be responsible for managing, developing and enhancing the day to day running of Membership Services to ensure all those engaging with IABA have a first-class experience. The role is also responsible for the accuracy of the data on the IABA database (which includes the current and past member records) and to provide support to volunteers and IABA staff. Management of all aspects of the annual club, county board and provincial unit affiliation process. Please note the job will require some flexible working hours, including occasional evening and weekend work.
Key AccountabilitiesTo update the company CRM system, ensuring streamlined processes and systems to guarantee a high-quality experience for our members & volunteers. To oversee the day-to-day support and management of regional volunteers across the country in-line with IABA policies, procedures, services & systems. Management of all aspects of the annual club, county board and provincial unit affiliation process. To ensure the membership services function operates effectively and that the functions’ activities are aligned to departmental and company objectives. To ensure that all membership enquiries are satisfactorily managed, resolved and closed in agreed timescales. To manage proactive engagement with members to enhance membership To actively review and implement cost effective improvements in the membership services, processes, and systems. Ensure a high level of customer service and membership support is provided at all times. Ensure high quality records are maintained. To establish and develop good working relationships with IABA staff, members, regional councils and units, participants and supporters to ensure positive relations. Manage the membership services budget.   To provide support and input into the senior management team as required, and specifically into the delivery of the organisation’s strategic plan and Sport Ireland funding programme.  To perform any other duties as reasonably required in order to meet the objectives of the organisation
Person SpecificationEssential:  Minimum two years’ experience in managing, developing, and enhancing membership, volunteer, or customer services.  Understanding and awareness of individual and club membership within a sporting environment.  A minimum of one year’s project management experience, to drive the establishment of a new CRM Experience in setting goals, targets and measures, and subsequent implementation plans, particularly in relation to commercialisation & CRM development Comfortable operating in a fast-changing and challenging environment with excellent people / relationship management skills and the ability to influence and engage.  Track record in the successful management of budgets, volunteers and staff including their ongoing development.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Along with appropriate IT skills, specifically Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.    Experience of writing high-level reports, policies and strategies, particularly in relation to the practical implementation of good governance within a national sporting or third sector organisation Experience using insight and research methods to help better understand customer or membership behaviour, and apply learnings to improve future work A demonstratable understanding of the need to co-produce / collaborate with stakeholders and impact of same.
Person SpecificationDesirable:  Knowledge of amateur boxing, including technical rules and competitions.  Be able to demonstrate creativity and the instigation and production of innovative and cost-effective development programmes.  A degree in a relevant subject. Hold a full Driving Licence and access to a vehicle. The role may require travel throughout the country for meetings/events and work unsocial hours including evenings and weekends (as required).

This job description is not intended to be exhaustive and the post holder will also be required to undertake any other reasonable duties as required by their Line Manager.

Hours of Work

40 hours per week, with flexible scheduling of hours. 

The employee will not normally receive any additional payment for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week, but may be permitted to take time off in lieu of such excess hours worked, if agreed with the line manager.

Annual Leave

The association’s leave year runs from January 1st to December 31st. The employee will be entitled to pro-rata 21 days leave per annum plus 10 statutory bank holidays. Excess hours can be taken during a holiday period, after agreement with your line manager.

The employee is required to retain a minimum of 3 days leave to cover the Association’s Christmas shutdown period.

Application Process

Interested persons are invited to submit the following by email to hr@iaba.ie:

  • CV including 2 referees
  • Cover letter outlining how they meet the essential skills and qualifications, and core competencies by providing examples of how they have previously fulfilled the duties and responsibilities of this type of role

Application closing date:                 5.00pm, 26 April, 2024

Anticipated Interview Dates:           6-10 May, 2024

Commencement date:                      June, 2024

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The post holder is required to undergo Safeguarding Training, to be agreed with the Head of Safeguarding. The Irish Athletic Boxing

Equality & Diversity Officer

IABA wishes to recruit a committed, dynamic and innovative to drive our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion actions, ensuring that boxing is available to all.

Applications are invited to hr@iaba.ie until 5pm on April 20th.

Role information:

Location:                                         Hybrid position: combination of working remotely & attending meetings/events, as required.

Contract Length:                           Fixed term contract (12 months)

Full time / Part time:                    Full time

Salary:                                             €32,000 – €38,000, commensurate with experience.

Application closing date:             20/04/2024

Job Summary

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association has been delivering consistent international success in the ring and is the most successful Olympic sport in Ireland. To assist our Development Team to continue its drive towards sustaining success, the IABA is seeking to appoint an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Officer for its Development Team on a fixed-term basis. This full-time position is of strategic importance to the IABA in achieving its strategic development programmes goals and enhancing existing professional structures. Reporting directly to the National Development Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for Project Management, Event Management, Programme Delivery & Policy Development.

Overall Purpose of Position

To assist the Irish Athletic Boxing Association in achieving its core objectives of:

  • Additional Needs Inclusion – Project management within IABA’s Initiative; ‘High Five’ programme. Delivering on programmes and initiatives to increase opportunities for people with additional needs.
  • Facilitate training and capacity building within clubs and communities thereby developing sustainable local leadership for boxing within communities.

Specific Responsibilities:

Reporting to the National Development Manager of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association and designated stakeholders, the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Officer will have responsibility for the implementation of current and future development programmes of the IABA and identified stakeholders including:

Programmes:   

  • Engage with communities and target groups by consulting with participants and local partners to assess needs and develop sustainable approaches to providing participation opportunities.
  • Identify key stakeholders including Sport Ireland and Active Disability Ireland and community host organisations to ensure engagement across the community and involvement with relevant target groups.
  • Planning, organising, and active implementation of school, community & club participation programmes.
  • Actively recruit, retain, and develop club members at all stages of life.
  • Promote positive relationships between all programme partners.
  • Assist in the development of current and future programmes as required.
  • To undertake further training as required.
  • To deliver training & workshops to develop local capacity to deliver sustainable boxing programmes.

Strategic Development:

  • Represent the IABA and relevant stakeholders as required.
  • Assist in strategic working groups as required and directed by the National Development Manager of the IABA and nominated areas.
  • Assist the relevant stakeholders in matters relating to the development of sport in identified areas.
  • Develop relevant strategies for engaging targeted populations.

Management Processes:

  • Adhere to all management processes as directed by the National Development Manager of the IABA or persons nominated by them.
  • An agreed annual work programme must be submitted to the National Operations Manager of the IABA and identified stakeholders.
  • Supply regular reports on dates outlined by the National Development Manager of the IABA or persons nominated by them.
  • Strictly adhere to procedures outlined by National Development Manager of the IABA in relation to any financial matters.

Promotion of Boxing:

  • Working in cooperation with all stakeholders in the identified areas to promote boxing.
  • Represent the IABA at representative meetings regarding the development of inclusive boxing programmes.
  • Identifying and assisting local community initiatives which may benefit the development of boxing.
  • Identifying sources and assist in applying for funding available for inclusive boxing development.
  • Liaising with local media and the National Communications Officer to promote inclusive boxing.

General Responsibilities:

  • To enhance and increase the profile of inclusive boxing in the community.
  • Comply and actively promote IABA’s policies and procedures as directed.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time in accordance with the general nature of the post.

Qualifications & Experience:

 Essential  Desirable
Qualifications  Minimum Irish National Framework (NFQ 6)  Coaching qualifications/experience in coordinating sport or exercise programmes to a broad range of targeted populations.
Experience  A minimum of 18 months relevant experience in project management and planning, co-ordinating and delivering EDI sport programmes. Experience of the community and voluntary sector and/or the sports and recreation environment. Experience of motivating those cohorts within the applicable section with lower participation characteristics to become involved.Experience working in sports administration and/or organising training events.Programme monitoring and evaluation experience.Experience working in a project team.  
Skills and Competencies  Strong IT, administrative and organisational skills.Ability to consult, communicate and network appropriately and effectively with all sectors of the community.Ability to monitor and evaluate work and write reports.Excellent communications, presentation and facilitation skills.Ability to advise, inform, motivate and support individuals and organisations.Ability to prepare, monitor and manage budgets Ability to produce good quality publicity material.Good time management skills.Understanding of project evaluation.Understanding of the sports and community development environment.  
Attitude and Motivation  Awareness of the importance and value of participation in sport/physical activity.A constructive, positive, and progressive attitude to working as part of the IABA team and an ability to develop partnerships with the wider community.Be motivated by and committed to sports development and increasing opportunities for participation, in particular among hard-to-reach groups in local communities.Commitment to on-going training and development.A self-motivated approach to work.An awareness of the role and importance of co-ordinated and integrated inter-agency responses to local sporting, social and community development needs.  
Other RequirementsGarda Vetting Clearance.Full, clean driving license and use of personal transport for work. Willingness and ability to travel.Ability and commitment to work evenings and weekends as required.   

Required post-appointment action:

The successful candidate, on taking up their position will be required to:

  1. Undergo Garda Vetting/Access NI checks through the IABA; this will be the case even if the successful candidate has been Garda Vetted/Access NI checked through another organisation or sector.
  2. Undertake IABA Fundamentals: Assistant Coach certification. Whilst this is not a coaching role, it is desirable that the successful candidate has a foundational level of boxing technical and boxing coaching knowledge, as this will assist in the commission of their duties.
  3. Undergo Safeguarding One learning.

How to Apply:

Please send a CV along with a Cover Letter via e-mail outlining your suitability for the position to hr@iaba.ie no later than 5pm 20th April 2024. Please reference “Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Officer” in the subject of your email.

Note:

Short-listing of candidates may apply. The post is subject to Garda Vetting. IABA is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Interviews for those shortlisted will take place on 30th April. It is intended that interviews will take place online via video call.

Galway Boxing Development Officer

IABA wishes to recruit a colleague to grow and develop the sport of boxing in Galway; this role includes engaging with the strong existing club network, and taking boxing to new communities.

Location:                                         Connacht(Galway region)

Contract Length:                           Fixed term contract (12 months)

Full time / Part time:                    Full time

Salary:                                             €32,000 p/a

Application closing date:             5pm, 20/04/2024

Job Summary

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association has been delivering consistent international success in the ring and is the most successful Olympic sport in Ireland. To assist our Development Team to continue its drive towards sustaining success, the IABA is seeking to appoint a Regional Development Officer for its Development Team on a fixed-term basis. This full-time position is of strategic importance to the IABA in achieving its strategic development programmes goals and enhancing existing professional structures. Reporting directly to the National Development Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of all locally based school, community and club programmes and administration associated with the effective running of the IABA Development Team.

Overall Purpose of Position

To assist the Irish Athletic Boxing Association in achieving its core objectives of:

  • Ensuring delivery of boxing development programmes, to targeted groups, in a variety of settings within the nominated area.
  • Developing partnerships and co-ordination between the relevant internal/external stakeholders and maximizing their involvement in the development of boxing in Ireland.
  • Facilitate training and capacity building within clubs and communities thereby developing sustainable local leadership for boxing within communities.

Specific Responsibilities:

Reporting to the National Development Manager of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association and designated stakeholders, the Regional Development Officer will have responsibility for the implementation of current and future development programmes of the IABA and identified stakeholders including:

Programmes:   

  • Engage with communities and target groups by consulting with participants and local partners to assess needs and develop sustainable approaches to providing participation opportunities.
  • Identify key stakeholders including Galway Sport Partnership and Galway County Boxing Board and community host organisations to ensure engagement across the community and involvement with relevant target groups.
  • Planning, organising, and active implementation of school, community & club participation programmes.
  • Actively recruit, retain, and develop club members at all stages of life.
  • Promote positive relationships between all programme partners.
  • Assist in the development of current and future programmes as required.
  • To undertake further training as required.
  • To deliver training & workshops to develop local capacity to deliver sustainable boxing programmes.

Strategic Development:

  • Represent the IABA and relevant stakeholders as required.
  • Assist in strategic working groups as required and directed by the National Development Manager of the IABA and nominated areas.
  • Assist the relevant stakeholders in matters relating to the development of sport in identified areas.
  • Develop relevant strategies for engaging targeted populations.

Management Processes:

  • Adhere to all management processes as directed by the National Development Manager of the IABA or persons nominated by them.
  • An agreed annual work programme must be submitted to the National Operations Manager of the IABA and identified stakeholders.
  • Supply regular reports on dates outlined by the National Development Manager of the IABA or persons nominated by them.
  • Strictly adhere to procedures outlined by National Development Manager of the IABA in relation to any financial matters.

Promotion of Boxing:

  • Working in cooperation with all stakeholders in the identified areas to promote boxing.
  • Represent the IABA at local meetings regarding the development of boxing programmes.
  • Identifying and assisting local community initiatives which may benefit the development of boxing.
  • Identifying sources and assist in applying for funding available for local boxing development.
  • Liaising with local media and the National Communications Officer to promote boxing locally.

General Responsibilities:

  • To enhance and increase the profile of boxing in the community.
  • Comply and actively promote IABA’s policies and procedures as directed.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time in accordance with the general nature of the post.


Qualifications & Experience:

 Essential  Desirable
Qualifications  Minimum Irish National Framework (NFQ 5).Level 1 sport coaching qualificationSuccessful candidate must undertake IABA Garda Vetting & Safeguarding training.Coaching qualifications/experience in delivering boxing and exercise programmes to a broad range of targeted populations.
Experience  A minimum of one-year relevant experience in project management and planning, co-ordinating and delivering sustainable boxing programmes. Experience of the community and voluntary sector and the sports and recreation environment and of motivating those sectors with lower participation characteristics to become involved.  Experience working in sports administration and/or organising training events.Programme monitoring and evaluation experience.Experience working in a project team.  
Skills and Competencies  Strong IT, administrative and organisational skills.Ability to consult, communicate and network appropriately and effectively with all sectors of the community.Ability to monitor and evaluate work and write reports.Ability to produce, access and disseminate information efficiently and accurately.Excellent communications, presentation and facilitation skills.Ability to advise, inform, motivate and support individuals and organisations.Ability to prepare, monitor and manage budgets Ability to produce good quality publicity material.Good time management skills.Ability to prioritise workload and decision making.  Understanding of project evaluation.Understanding of the sports and community development environment.  
Attitude and Motivation  Awareness of the importance and value of participation in sport/physical activity.A constructive, positive, and progressive attitude to working as part of the IABA team and an ability to develop partnerships with the wider community.Be motivated by and committed to sports development and increasing opportunities for participation, in particular among hard-to-reach groups in local communities.Commitment to on-going training and development.A self-motivated approach to work.An awareness of the role and importance of co-ordinated and integrated inter-agency responses to local sporting, social and community development needs.  
Other RequirementsGarda Vetting Clearance.Full, clean driving license and use of personal transport for work. Willingness and ability to travel.Ability and commitment to work evenings and weekends as required.   

How to Apply:

Please send a CV along with a Cover Letter via e-mail outlining your suitability for the position to info@iaba.ie no later than 5pm 20th April 2024.

Please reference “Regional Development Officer- Galway in the subject of your email.

Note:

Short-listing of candidates may apply. The post is subject to Garda Vetting. IABA is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Interviews for those shortlisted will take place on 2nd May. It is intended that interviews will take place online via video call.

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