Provincial Club Development Manager

REPORTING TO:               IABA Chief Executive Officer

SALARY:                           Negotiable

HOURS:                             40 hrs

DURATION OF POST:   This post will be funded initially for 1 year with the possibility of extensions (Probationary period 6 months).

LOCATION: The National Stadium Dublin. This is a national post and the IABA the Development Manager will be expected to travel throughout Ireland at times to meet the demands of the post


  • Develop relationships with other partners including local authorities, leisure trusts and facilities that increase the development of boxing locally.
  • Lead the development & implementation of the IABA Boxing Club Development Plan.
  • Lead the development of opportunities to increase participation and membership in all areas of Boxing.
  • Monitor, evaluate and review the IABA Boxing Club Development Programme.
  • Support the development of clubs to increase capacity opportunities for participation and performance.
  • Work with key partners to review and update audit of existing club facilities and identify priority opportunities for development.
  • Develop and produce a range of resources, programmes and training that will support clubs, focusing on key issues including child protection, equality, club development planning, increasing participation, coach/volunteer education and facility development.
  • Ensure that all clubs adopt and implement child protection and equality policies and principles.
  • Deliver a range of training opportunities to clubs, coaches and volunteers
  • Support clubs through all stages of capital developments/projects
  • Prepare written and oral Reports as necessary relating to the post.
  • Managing Budgets and Resources relating to the post.


To work in partnership to improve boxing by growing participation and by developing quality boxing clubs in Connaught, Leinster, Munster and parts of Ulster.

Targets for Club Development (IABA)

  • Sound internal infrastructure at club level
  • Generating investment for clubs
  • Boxer and volunteer development
  • Grow participation
  • Profiling Membership base in Province

Key Areas of Work

The Key Areas of Work link the targets above and the standards required by IABA. They are the areas that the candidate be judged on but when they are implemented they will ensure stronger clubs in the province.

Club Area

A comprehensive audit of each club within the province should be undertaken and all findings must to be presented to CEO in a report document.

Development Plan

This should include a range of regional workshops that clubs can attend including Governance, Sports Development, Funding, Child Protection, 1st Aid and Coach and Volunteer Education & Development.


One of the key roles for the Club Development Manager is to make clubs aware of funding opportunities but more importantly ensure clubs are up to standard to apply for funding. Workshops offered to clubs.


Strong communication needed with Boxing Council, Provincial Council, County boards and individual Clubs. This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation.

The table below aims to provide an indication of what Excellence would look like in terms of Club Development; when club development best practice has been fully applied, is world-leading and is being continuously improved.

Provincial Club Development Manager – Job Specification 

Download Table: Governing Body Club Development

The IABA is an Equal Opportunities employer.

 How to Apply for the Position:

Please email your resume with a cover letter to

Closing Date for Application: 7th June 2016