In 1959, the unforgiving centre-half signed for Sparta Rotterdam, where he was first called up to the Northern Ireland squad. He went from there to Standard Liège, where he played in the semi-final of the European Cup against Real Madrid. In 1963, Jobby returned to football in the UK (following the lifting of his 'life-time' ban) when he was signed by Sunderland AFC, with whom he made it to the old First Division. He then signed for Manchester City F.C. who were playing in the old Second Division. As team-captain, he helped them make their way into the old First Division, before being sold to Middlesbrough F.C. following a loss of form following a car crash and other health problems. Internationally, he was capped 24 times and scored 10 goals.
He also commentates for BBC Radio Foyle when they cover Derry City games.