Jobs in Sport – Business Development

Job Title:  

Operations and Business Development Manager

This role will include maintaining and generating new revenue streams, managing a team of people involved in providing sporting opportunities and managing the operation of the IWA Sport facility in Clontarf.

Location: Clontarf

Reports to: Director of Sport


  • Responsibility for maintaining and generating present and future income revenue streams.
  • Management of the budget in coordination with the Director of Sport.
  • Delivering operational excellence, financial controls and ensuring that appropriate standards, policies and procedures are maintained or established and complied with.
  • Responsibility for delivering operational efficiencies across all areas in Sports.
  • Responsibility for ensuring the facility is utilised to its maximum potential including gym membership sales, sports hall hire and activity programmes.
  • Responsibility for leading, managing and motivating a team of staff, taking responsibility for recruitment, induction, task delegation (including organising duty rotas), performance management and appraisal.

  • A recognised third level qualification in the leisure industry or sports management is essential
  • 5+ years management experience with a commercial background is required
  • A strong commercial background with a proven track record of driving increased profitability in a dynamic environment is a must
  • A proven track record of developing and managing commercial and sponsorship projects is essential
  • A collaborative management style, excellent people manager who delegates responsibilities effectively.
  • A knowledge and understanding of disability sport.

Salary band:                                     

€32,378 – €42,891

Contract status:                              

Full time, 12 months fixed term contract

Preferred start date:                  


Annual paid holiday:                        



Will vary

Other Details:

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 can be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation. 

Suitable candidates should should send a letter of introduction and a full CV by email to and submit it by no later than 5pm on Friday June 23rd  marked Private and Confidential.

The Irish Wheelchair Association is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be treated in strictest confidence.

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