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Anti-Doping Executive - Sport Ireland

Job Title:                     Anti-Doping Executive

Reporting to:              Anti-Doping Manager

Base:                           Westend Office Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Grade:                         Executive Officer 

Contract Type:           Whole time, Permanent, Pensionable                       

Job Purpose

To provide administrative support in relation to the testing programme of Sport Ireland’s Anti-Doping Unit in accordance with the Unit’s policies and procedures.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of the administration of either the Out of Competition or Competition testing programme in accordance with strictly set out criteria.
  • Liaise with National Governing Bodies of Sport and Sample Collection Personnel in relation to the implementation of the Testing programme.
  • Provision of administrative support services which may include quality control of paperwork, management of athlete whereabouts system, database maintenance, etc. for the Anti Doping Unit in line with the current Quality Management System and current Sport Ireland policy and procedures.
  • Assist with the maintenance of all the Anti Doping records to ensure that at any time they are easily transparent and auditable.
  • Assist in the implementation of continuous improvements to the Anti-Doping Programme, leading and managing projects as required.
  • Assist with the implementation and administration of various policies and projects in the areas of anti-doping.
  • Provision of general administrative support to some of the Committees/Panels of the Anti-Doping Unit.
  • Provision of additional ad-hoc administrative support to the Unit Manager and Director as required.


Person Specification:

Essential Skills

  • Excellent Administration and Organisational skills
  • Ability to work effectively on own initiative and in a team environment with commitment to personal and professional development;
  • Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and computerised systems;
  • Demonstrated ability to keep sensitive information strictly confidential;
  • Have excellent planning, organisational and analytical/interpretative skills;
  • Able to follow instructions closely;
  • Ability to work under pressure  and attention to detail is essential ;
  • Be well-organised and work to strict deadlines, with the ability to manage and prioritise; different, and sometimes conflicting, workloads.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant Third Level Qualification (minimum Degree or Diploma) AND a minimum of 1 year’s previous experience in a similar role  OR,
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in administration (preferably in a confidential environment).


Additional Information

Contract:         Full-time, permanent

Salary Scale:    €31,821- €48,591 (including two long service increments) - EO Standard Scale. The appointment will be made on this scale at a point in line with current Government Pay Policy. New entrants to the public sector commence on the first point of scale.

Location:         Westend Office Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Application is by CV and covering letter to by 5pm on Friday 21st July 2017.

Sport Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.



Communications and Marketing Manager - Paralympics Ireland

Status: Full time role
Location: Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 The role will involve travel internationally and within Ireland
Reporting to: CEO

This is an opportunity for a highly motivated, driven individual to play a key role in a dynamic team, within a multi-sport environment, to use their skills to support elite athletes with a disability, to lead up to the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

As Communications & Marketing Manager you will work as a senior member of the management team for Paralympics Ireland and be responsible for the development and implementation of a communications plan with a local, national and international reach, in the lead up to Tokyo 2020.

The role will involve leading all proactive and reactive communications and digital marketing. You will be able to evidence a strong track record of delivery and operational excellence and can deal with a complex media environment.

A key focus for 2017 and 2018 will be the communications elements for Dublin 2018 Para Swimming European Championships that Paralympics Ireland will host with its partners in August.

The role consists of three main areas of responsibility:
1. Communications Planning: Development and implementation of the communications and marketing strategy, in line with the overall organisation strategy.
2. Major Competitions: Managing communications for athletes competing at all major competitions including the Paralympic Games
3. Media Management: Lead and manage all regular media and marketing engagement to promote maximum coverage of Para sport in Ireland, Paralympics Ireland, its athletes and key officers.

Suitable candidates should apply in with a letter and current CV to
Closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 20th July, 2017
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place during the first week in August
Queries may be directed to Emma Heavin at Paralympics Ireland by email at or by calling 01 625 1175.

Paralympics Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be treated in strict confidence