Director of Development and Member Services


Job Type
The Wheel
The Wheel Stronger Charities, Stronger Communities.

Director of Development and Member Services

The Wheel is looking for a dynamic and driven leader to join its senior management team. 

The Opportunity

The ideal candidate will be highly experienced in developing and implementing financial and operational strategies. They will be comfortable using their expertise as the basis for engaging with members, regulators and public policy makers to advance The Wheel’s strategic objectives.

By joining The Wheel as one of our team, you will become part of a movement of people and organisations who believe that by working together we can shape Ireland’s future.

The Role

Position: Director of Development and Member Services

Location: Dublin (& hybrid)

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

Line Manager For: Skills Development Team, EU, Shared-Island, and Development Member Services teams 

Role Purpose 

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Development and Member Services provides strategic leadership and direction to The Wheel, with a particular focus on key service offerings, programmes (Skills, EU, Shared Island, etc), membership stewardship and income generation through business development. The role involves external engagement with a wide range of stakeholders including members, and policymakers influencing change at both national and local levels. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, we would expect the post holder to bring a blend of strong communication, people and leadership skills. They will also have the strategic and relationship management expertise to manage a dynamic and complex environment involving a range of stakeholders both internal and external to The Wheel. The post holder will have strong experience of developing and managing diverse services and income lines.

Please download the Recruitment Pack attached for a full job description and details on how to apply. 

Application Details

For details on how to apply, please download the Recruitment Pack attached. 

  • Closing date for applications: Thursday 25 April, 2024 at 5pm 
  • First Interview: Thursday 2 May, 2024
  • Second Interview: TBC

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

  • The Wheel is an equal opportunities employer. 
  • The above information serves only as a guide to the advertised position. The Wheel, at its discretion, reserves the right to change this prior to appointment. 
  • Please note if you are invited for an interview, we will share your personal data with 1) Any virtual service provider we use to host the interview; and 2) the interview panel (if applicable). Your information will be stored for this purpose in line with our data retention policy. 
  • Should the person recommended for appointment decline, or having accepted it, relinquish it, or if an additional vacancy arises, The Wheel may, at its discretion, select and recommend another person for appointment on the results of this selection process.