Regional Development Officer (12-month fixed-term)

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Type: Fixed-term contract for 12 months with the possibility of extension (maternity cover)
Location: Based in Leinster or Cork - flexibility for hybrid work
Salary: €35,000 - €40,000
Closing Date: 5pm Monday 4th of July, 2022

Full Description

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB) is Ireland’s national charity dedicated to enabling people who are vision impaired and families of children with autism to achieve improved mobility and independence. For over 40 years, the charity has worked with their community of Breeders, Puppy Raisers, Home Socialisers, Temporary Boarders, Trainers, Staff, Volunteers and supporters to change as many lives as possible.

How can you make a difference?

The Regional Development Officer will report to the Shared Services Supervisor and is responsible for building, maintaining, mobilising and supporting a Branch Volunteer network along with the delivery of fundraising events.

Duties will include the following:

  • Maintain and build relationships with Branches and be responsive to their needs
  • Drive the development of Branches and the overall region
  • Manage volunteer recruitment, training and development for Branches.
  • Effectively plan and run fundraising related events/campaigns, projects and activities, providing core support to volunteers
  • Engage Clients/Volunteers with Branches to support Branch development
  • Co-ordinate/support Branch requirements for social media channels and communications
  • Ensure that fundraising data in relation to the Branches/Volunteers/collections boxes is accurate and up to date at all times

To be successful in this role, you will ideally possess the following:

  • Experience in a comparable sales/fundraising role
  • A full clean driving licence is essential
  • A flair for business development and a natural ability to develop and achieve results
  • Ability to forge strong, lasting relationships with the volunteering communities
  • Comfortable with cold-calling
  • Experience and contacts within corporate community would be valued

If you enjoy working independently to manage relationships with people whose aim is to improve the lives of others, you’re the person we want to hear from!


The recruitment campaign for the role of Regional Development Officer is being managed exclusively on behalf of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind by not-for-profit specialist recruitment consultancy CCI Executive Search.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Regional Development Officer”.