Jobs in Sport

Sport Ireland - Part-time Front Office Administrator

Job Purpose

The Part-time Front Office Administrator provides high quality reception and administrative support for the organisation. This busy and varied role requires someone who enjoys working in a supportive, yet sometimes challenging, team environment, learns quickly, and has confidence, initiative and pride in his or her work.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reception duties, working proactively with the Operations team to ensure consistency and make improvements
  • Opening and/or closing building
  • Daily operational tasks such as routine stock checks and supplies orders, kitchen upkeep, catering orders, etc
  • Managing an email inbox
  • Cover/support for other Operations team members
  • Occasional events administration and support
  • Other projects or tasks within the competency of the role, as required
  • Some evening and weekend work will be required

This is not an exhaustive list and the role will include any duties required by the organization from time to time which are appropriate for the position

Person Specification:

Essential: Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be proficient in using MS Word, MS Excel and able to learn new systems quickly
  • Maintain a confident and professional manner in a busy environment
  • Excellent face to face and telephone manner
  • Ability to ensure patient confidentiality, privacy and data protection at all times in accordance with EU standards
  • Must have a proven ability to work effectively as part of a team and on own initiative when required
  • Must be highly efficient, results focused, with a keen attention to detail and high standards in all business activity
  • Must be capable of building and maintaining healthy, effective and mutually respectful business relationships with all key stakeholders

Desirable: Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Some administration experience an advantage but training will be provided
  • Ability to be discrete and effectively handle sensitive, confidential issues as required
  • Ability to effectively display common sense and logic as required

Additional Information:

Contract:          6 – 8 hours per week with flexibility to work evenings and weekends  

Salary Scale:     €14.61 per hour

Location:         Dublin 15

The email address to apply to this is sportirelandjobs@orangerecruitment.ie

Sport Ireland - Research Officer

Role:

Sport Ireland’s Research work has made an important contribution to the understanding of the dynamics of sport in Ireland. This knowledge informs the policy agenda, the actions of Government and feeds directly into the delivery of effective sport strategies and programmes. Sport Ireland are committed to expanding the Research Programme as it is a vital resource in the progressive development of sport in Ireland.

 

The Research Officer will support the expansion and modernisation of Sport Ireland’s Research projects across participation, performance and high performance sport. The Research Officer will coordinate and deliver research projects and data analytics across all Sport Ireland units and the broader sports sector of LSPs, NGBs and relevant academic institutions.  The Research Officer will work in the Research and Innovation Unit of Sport Ireland, reporting to the Research Manager while collaborating with executives in Innovation and Evaluation to support Sport Ireland units in the effective translation of knowledge and insights into tangible actions and investments in the sports sector. 

Reporting To: Research Manager

Key Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Support the delivery of Sport Ireland’s lead research projects including the Irish Sports Monitor and the Children’s Sport and Physical Activity Study.
  • Contribute to a strong and expanding programme of research to provide an empirical basis for progressive development of sport practice and policy in Ireland.
  • Support the modernisation of the Irish Sports sector through the effective combination of information systems, data analysis and communication of research insights.
  • Assist in the delivery and maintenance of Sport Ireland’s research repository, in the form of a data lake and associated data models, statistical analysis and visualisations.
  • Assist in the coordination of an increasing number of research projects across the Irish Sports sector through the NGBs and LSPs. 
  • Support the delivery of data mining, rapid reviews, systematic reviews and meta-analysis to answer specific research questions and to inform policy and practice decisions.
  • Communicate research insights to help foster a culture of evidence based decision making throughout Sport in Ireland.
  • Support the delivery of conferences, webinars, workshops, training modules and tutorials to translate research knowledge and insights into practice.
  • Contribute to the delivery and evaluation of the Sport Ireland Research Grant Scheme.
  • Carry out any other tasks to support the Research and Evaluation work of the Research & Innovation Unit. 

 

This is not an exhaustive list and the role will include any duties required by Sport Ireland from time to time which are appropriate for the position and the needs of the organisation.

 

Person Specification:

 

Essential: Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

  • Must have a relevant third level qualification.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, demonstrating an ability to communicate effectively and build strong working relationships.
  • Must have strong IT skills and knowledge of MS Office suite especially word, powerpoint and excel.  Must have experience and knowledge of using qualitative and quantitative data analysis software.
  • Must be capable and comfortable managing a busy workload, prioritising tasks effectively and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Must have a proven ability to work effectively and constructively as part of a team and on own initiative when required.
  • Must be enthusiastic, curious and highly motivated, relishing the challenge of working with an ambitious team in a dynamic and busy work environment.

 

Desirable: Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

  • Third level qualification in data or computer science.
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Azure, SQL databases, Python, R, Tableau or Microsoft Power BI.
  • Knowledge and understanding of public Sports Policy in Ireland and knowledge of the Irish Sports landscape.
  • Knowledge of best practice, emerging trends and new technologies in research.
  • Ability to be discrete and effectively handle sensitive, confidential issues as required.

Additional Information:

 

Contract:          3 year contract

Salary Scale:     EO Standard Scale (inclusive of two long service increments). 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:         Sport Ireland National Sports Campus, Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Application: Please send your CV to sportirelandjobs@orangerecruitment.ie by 5pm on Friday 25th November 2022

Sport Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Sport Ireland Institute - Temporary Operations Admin

Job Purpose

 

The temporary Operations Administrator provides high quality reception and administrative support for Sport Ireland Institute services and programmes, provided to high performance sports. This varied role will suit someone who enjoys working and developing their skills in a supportive, yet sometimes challenging team environment, learns quickly, and has confidence, initiative and pride in his or her work.

Reporting To: Head of Operations

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reception cover and administrative duties, working proactively with the Operations team to ensure consistency and make improvements.
  • Opening and/or closing building.
  • Daily operational tasks such as routine stock checks and replenishment, supplies orders and chasing invoices, general facility upkeep, catering orders, general enquiries, meeting preparation and support, room bookings, IT issue recording and follow-up, gathering data for reports, etc.
  • Minute-taking and distribution.
  • Administration support to the Head of Operations and Institute Director.
  • Cover and support for other Operations team members.
  • Occasional events administration and support.
  • Other projects or tasks within the competency of the role, as required.
  • Some evening and weekend work will be required.

This is not an exhaustive list and the role will include any duties required by Sport Ireland from time to time which are appropriate for the position and the needs of the organisation.

Person Specification:

Candidates must be able to commit to at least 2 regular afternoons/evenings per week. Hours will be arranged in consultation with the staff member in advance and some flexibility is required. Weekend work is currently occasionally required but may increase in the future.

Essential: Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be proficient in using MS Word, MS Excel and able to learn new tasks and systems quickly
  • Maintain a confident and professional manner 
  • Responsive to changing circumstances in a dynamic work environment
  • Excellent face to face and telephone manner
  • Ensure patient confidentiality, privacy and data protection always in accordance with EU standards
  • Ability to be discrete and effectively handle sensitive, confidential issues as required
  • Must have a proven ability to work effectively in a busy environment, as part of a team and on own initiative when required
  • Must be highly efficient, results focused, with a keen attention to detail and high standards in all business activity
  • Must be capable of building and maintaining healthy, effective and mutually respectful business relationships with all key stakeholders

Desirable: Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Some administration experience an advantage but training will be provided
  • Ability to effectively display common sense and logic as required

 

Additional Information:

Contract:           Full-time agency temp for 3 months

Minimum 35 hours per week

Salary Scale:     CO Standard Scale (inclusive of two long service increments). 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:         Sport Ireland Institute, IIS Building, Sport Ireland Campus, Snugborough Road, D15 Y52H

The email address to apply to this is sportirelandjobs@orangerecruitment.ie

Sport Ireland - Head of High-Performance Coaching

HEAD OF HIGH PERFORMANCE COACHING

 

Job Purpose

Sport Ireland considers high performance coaching as a priority area for development and improvement across the National Governing Body (NGB) sector. Per Sport Ireland’s High Performance Strategy 2021-2032, coaching is recognised as a key enabler to achieving the ambitious objectives at Olympic and Paralympic Games. The person appointed to this role will be tasked with delivering on the High Performance Strategy’s coaching objectives and KPIs relevant to Strategic Pillar 3: World Class Coaching & Services.

 

The role will give recognition to the work achieved since 2021, which will involve advancing the delivery of the High Performance Coaching Plan and establishing any new policies, programmes and initiatives required. This is a key leadership position within Ireland’s high performance system. The role-holder will report to the Senior Director for High Performance & NGBs and form part of the Sport Ireland High Performance Unit.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

The role holder will deliver on the following principles set by Sport Ireland for high performance coaching:

  • “Grow our own” – Create an environment which targets and highlights talented Irish coaches and supports their growth and experiences, which will result in more Irish coaches capable of leading high performance sport in Ireland.
  • Ensure that coaching is valued, promoted, and seen as crucial in each NGB to ensure success and the development of its people.
  • Create an aligned high performance coaching community and be an advocate for coaches working in Ireland
  • Develop an environment were planning, performance management and debriefing are core aspects in each sport.
  • Lead the collaboration across internal business units to ensure a cohesive and aligned approach towards coaching

 

The specific duties and responsibilities for the role holder are as follows:

  • Lead the delivery of objectives relevant to coaching as identified in Sport Ireland’s High Performance Strategy
  • Lead the delivery of the High Performance Coaching Plan in collaboration with NGBs.
  • Manage the budget set aside for that business plan ensuring adherence to established financial controls
  • Identify and provide targeted interventions within ‘priority’ sports which will lead to improved results over the short-term
  • Collaborate with Sport Ireland Coaching to achieve improvements in the coaching pathway over the long-term
  • Develop new initiatives in the specific area of Olympic and Paralympic coaching
  • Collaborate with Sport Ireland Institute and Sport Ireland Coaching to ensure alignment of approach and vision for high performance coaching
  • Lead on the development of key partnerships between Sport Ireland and other agencies including Sport Northern Ireland and 3rd level institutions
  • Ensure personal knowledge and awareness of all matters relating to High Performance Sport

 

Essential Requirements

Qualifications

  • The post-holder will be academically strong with at least a primary degree and preferably a post-graduate qualification.  
  • A Coaching qualification related to a specific sport that is Internationally recognised

 

Person Specification

The post-holder will be expected to have at least five years’ experience in high performance coaching with a significant portion of that experience in a strategic or senior management capacity. It is preferable, but not a requirement, that the post-holder will have experience within Olympic and Paralympic sports.

 

The post-holder will have:

  • A high level of experience and understanding of high performance coaching
  • A high level of experience and understanding of high performance sport policy and practice
  • Experience in implementing and monitoring strategies and programmes
  • Broad knowledge of sports environment (policy, provision and practice) both nationally and internationally
  • The ability to operate effectively at strategic and policy levels and to contribute analytical depth to Sport Ireland’s strategy and policies
  • A sound understanding of sport and the local and national infrastructure that influence sport including working in a public sector environment
  • Experience in dealing with complex issues and the ability to manage these effectively and to a high level
  • Well-developed skills in listening, communicating and negotiating
  • The knowledge and experience to lead diverse activities through effective management systems and a sustained focus on long-term goals
  • Excellent people skills evidenced through the ability to lead and motivate expert teams and to bring energy and focus to a disparate professional staff cohort
  • An openness to innovation and new approaches to meeting challenges

 

The post-holder will have a track record of significant relevant achievement which should include:

  • Proven ability to contribute to the development of strategies and the subsequent delivery of outcomes
  • Evidence of excellent abilities in general management
  • Evidence of the effectiveness of sophisticated communication skills capable of influencing and negotiating at all levels within a large organisation and with key external stakeholders (both nationally and internationally)

 

 

Additional Information:

Contract:           Agency 3 years

Salary:               Negotiable

Location:           Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Application is by CV to sportirelandjobs@orangerecruitment.ie by 5pm on Friday 4th November 2022

 

 

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Sport Ireland Institute Roles

Sport Ireland Institute are seeking to fulfil the following roles:

- Capability & Expertise Programme Support Manager: Public RFT - Provision of a Capability & Expertise Programme Support Manager (eu-supply.com)

Role: As instructed by the Director of the Sport Ireland Institute, provide management and administrative support for the Capability & Expertise Programme.

 

- Sport Physiology Senior Consultant: Public RFT - Provision of a Sport Physiology Senior Consultant (eu-supply.com)

Role: As instructed by the Director of the Sport Ireland Institute, provide individual consultation, analysis and intervention of testing/monitoring data.

Applicants will have to register on e-tenders in order to apply. 

Sport Ireland - Project Development Executive

Job Purpose

Reporting day-to-day to the Cross Collaboration Projects Manager, this role will encompass project innovation and conceptualization, assisting in the development and administration of Sport Ireland investments. This role will work as part of a team in the Participation Unit.

 

Reporting To: Manager of Cross Collaboration Unit

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Development Executive will have the following principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the interpretation and translation of research and evaluation findings into simple and practical guidelines and templates for the sports sector.
  • Develop and create evidence based and innovative sports participation projects, proposals, programmes and initiatives.
  • Maintain a sizeable register of “shelf ready” projects at various stages of completion.
  • Contribute to evidence-informed decision making around sports participation projects and investments.
  • Work with the Research & Innovation, Participation and NGB Units in the identification and development of projects, programmes and investment streams.
  • Support LSPs and NGBs in implementing projects through the development and delivery of workshops and training and education resources.
  • Manage tenders & tender processes for the implementation of realistic and pragmatic solutions in the sports sector.
  • Represent Sport Ireland at events and meetings as appropriate (including some out of hours and weekend work).
  • Prepare Sport Ireland Board and subcommittee submissions as well as department reports

This is not an exhaustive list and the role will include any duties required by Sport Ireland from time to time which are appropriate for the position and the needs of the organisation.

Person Specification:

Essential: Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have a relevant third level qualification
  • Minimum of 1 year’s relevant prior professional experience.
  • Must have excellent administration and organisational skills.
  • Must have a high level of proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook).
  • Must be highly efficient, results focused and with the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Must be capable of presenting information verbally in a clear, concise and confident manner.
  • Must be capable of handling sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Must have the ability to work effectively as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Must have experience in building strong working relationships and communicating with individuals at all levels within the organisation and with external stakeholders.
  • Must be creative and innovative.
  • Must be capable of building and maintaining healthy, effective and mutually respectful business relationships with all key stakeholders

 

Desirable: Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- Knowledge of sports participation, theories & methodologies.

Additional Information:

Contract: Full-time, 3 year, Agency Contract

 Salary Scale: Point 1 of the EO Standard Scale.

Location: Sport Ireland, National Sports Campus, Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

If you would like to apply for this position please send your CV in confidence to sportirelandjobs@orangerecruitment.ie by 5pm on Friday 25th November 2022.

Sligo LSP - Community Sports Development Officer

Sport Ireland established the Local Sports Partnership (LSP) Network as an initiative to create a national structure to co-ordinate and promote the development of sport and physical activity at local level. LSPs aim to increase participation in sport and physical activity by breaking down barriers and increasing opportunities for physical activity and ensuring continued participation through all stages of life.

The aim of the Community Sports Development Officer (CSDO) position is to strengthen and enhance the capacity of Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership (SSRP) to develop locally led plans and more long term sustainable physical activity programmes in line with the objectives of the National Sports Policy and SSRP’s Strategic Plan. The officer will be required to demonstrate the capacity to implement and drive sports development initiatives, working as part of an experienced, highly effective and innovative team.

Objectives:

  • Support the development of new and dynamic opportunities to increase participation among key target groups with a particular focus on disadvantaged communities.
  • Facilitate training and capacity building within communities thereby developing sustainable local leadership for sport within communities.
  • Develop networks and foster partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders and support them in delivering services to increase participation.

 

Post Details:

Length of contract          This role is offered on a one-year fixed term contract (4-day week – 80% Whole Time Equivalent), subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period.

Hours                                The CSDO will work 28 hours per week from 9.00 am. to 5.00 pm [with the 4 days to be agreed with the Co-ordinator and undertaken usually during the period Monday to Friday] Flexibility of hours will be required for evening and/or weekend work to accommodate the service needs, for which time off in-lieu can be taken.

Annual Leave                   Leave entitlement applies on the pro rata basis of 80 % ie 19.5 days.

Job Location                     Office based in Sligo Town with a remit for County Sligo

Reporting to                     Sports Co-ordinator

Salary & Travel                The salary is on point one of the Grade IV public sector scale, pro-rata/ i.e. 80%.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed where appropriate.

Closing date                     12 noon on Wednesday 16th November 2022.

Interviews                        Those selected will be invited to attend for interview on Friday 25th November 2022 which will be facilitated in person at a Sligo Town location.

Application                       Please send Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae by email or post to:

The Sports Co-ordinator, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership, Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB, Quay Street, Sligo

Email: info@sligosportandrecreation.ie

 

Candidates must demonstrate in their application that they possess the essential elements applicable in the person specification. Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership will then decide to interview only those applicants who appear from the information available to be the most suitable, in terms of experience, qualifications and other requirements of the post.

 

Role of the Community Sports Development Officer

The Community Sports Development Officer will foster and encourage a culture of active participation, supporting opportunities for and access to sport and physical activity in local communities. The CSDO will address barriers to participation and encourage access and increase opportunities for participation by those who experience disadvantage.

 

Specific tasks for the CSDO will be determined locally having regard to the overall job purpose in line with Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership’s Strategic Plan and with reference to particular priorities identified in the sports strategy for the area. The following represents an indicative list from which the CSDO tasks may be drawn.

 

Planning

  • Assist the Sports Co-ordinator in the development, delivery, reporting and review of the LSP strategic plan and annual operational plan.
  • Develop and implement an annual work programme in line with SSRP strategy and actions arising from LSP strategic objectives.
  • Manage a comprehensive range of physical activity programmes and events for a range of target groups with a view to creating sustainable participation with a focus on disadvantaged groups.
  • Support regular reviews of the annual operational plan reporting on the effectiveness and impact of work areas.

Community Activation

  • Engage with communities and target groups by consulting with participants and local partners to assess needs and develop sustainable approaches to providing participation opportunities.
  • Identify key stakeholders and community host organisations to ensure engagement across the community and involvement with relevant target groups.  
  • Lead in the design, organisation and facilitation of physical activity programmes and events for LSP target groups with a focus on empowering communities through training and development to become leaders in programme implementation.
  • Proactively encourage and foster opportunities for programme development and new initiatives with partner agencies at statutory and community level.
  • Provide guidance and support to develop sustainable community sports clubs.
  • Establish opportunities for training and education courses to build capacity of volunteers, coaches, tutors and community/ club personnel.
  • Source and develop appropriate tutors/coaches for the SSRP Community Coaches Database to ensure ongoing availability of suitably qualified personnel for delivery of programmes.

Relationship Building

  • Work with SSRP staff team, agencies, community organisations and sports clubs to facilitate participation in sport and physical activity.
  • Work with National Governing Bodies of Sport with a focus on smaller NGBs with less capacity to increase opportunities for participation in sport and physical activity.

Research/ Evaluation

  • Establish a baseline in the communities chosen for interventions and conduct an audit of targeted communities/ clubs.
  • Implement a monitoring and evaluation framework for all projects.

 

Financial Management

  • Carefully manage the budget and reporting requirements to the Sports Co-ordinator, Board and funders for all responsibility areas.
  • Adhere to SSRP financial policies concerning procurement of goods and services, budget planning and reporting while ensuring compliance requirements for relevant funding agency.
  • Establish a financial monitoring template for tracking the financial budget allocated for the annual programme of work.

Marketing & PR

  • Assist with the preparation of the LSP communications plan including the preparation of press releases and radio promotions.
  • Collate material for inclusion in promotional materials such as LSP newsletter and LSP website and proactively engage with social media platforms and other communication channels to promote areas of work.
  • Identify and secure, in consultation with the Sports Co-ordinator and colleagues opportunities that present in PR and marketing for SSRP.

Health & Safety Management

  • Contribute to ensuring that all programmes and events facilitated is fully compliant with current health & safety standards.
  • Oversee the investigation of any accidents/incidents linked to work programme and communicate all results/recommendations arising from investigations of accidents/incidents to the Sports Co-ordinator.
  • Ensure all activities undertaken as an employee of SSRP are in line with the Sport Ireland Sports Governance Code and legislation.

 

Other

  • Participate in the design, organisation and implementation of projects/events identified by SSRP as key to the strategic development of sport and physical activity in Sligo.
  • Undertake other duties as required by the Board/ Sports Co-ordinator from time to time.        Image removed.

 

Community Sports Development Officer

One Year Fixed Term Contract of Employment

4 Day Week – 80% Whole Time Equivalent Contract

 

Person Specification

 

 

Essential

 

Desirable

Qualifications

 

  • Relevant Degree in Sports Development, Leisure Management, Health Science, Health Promotion or equivalent qualification.

 

  • Coaching qualifications/experience in leading community sport.

Experience

 

  • A minimum of one year relevant experience in Sports Development/Health/Fitness.
  • Experience in project management and planning, co-ordinating and delivering sustainable sporting & recreational programmes.
  • Experience of the community and voluntary sector and the sports and recreation environment and of motivating those sectors with lower participation characteristics to become involved.

 

  • Experience in the areas of education, social or community development work or of working in the community sector in a developmental and supportive capacity either in a paid or voluntary role.
  • Experience working in sports administration and/or organising training events.
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation experience.
  • Experience working in a project team.

 

Skills and Competencies

 

  • Strong IT, administrative and organisational skills.
  • Ability to consult, communicate and network appropriately and effectively with all sectors of the community.
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate work and write reports.
  • Ability to produce, access and disseminate information efficiently and accurately.
  • Excellent communications, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to advise, inform, motivate and support individuals and organisations.
  • Ability to prepare, monitor and manage budgets and to prepare funding applications.
  • Ability to produce good quality publicity material.
  • Good time management skills.

 

  • Understanding of research methods.
  • Understanding of the public sector and community development environment.
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Attitude and Motivation

 

  • Awareness of the importance and value of participation in sport/physical activity.
  • A constructive, positive and progressive attitude to working as part of the Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership team and an ability to develop partnerships with the wider community.
  • Be motivated by and committed to sports development and increasing opportunities for participation, in particular among hard to reach groups in local communities.
  • Commitment to on-going training and development.
  • A self-motivated approach to work.
  • An awareness of the role and importance of co-ordinated and integrated inter-agency responses to local sporting, social and community development needs.

 

Other Requirements

  • Garda Vetting Clearance.
  • Full, clean driving licence and use of personal transport for work.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  • Ability and commitment to work evenings and weekends as required.

 

 

Note:

Short-listing of candidates may apply. The post is subject to Garda Vetting.
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership is an Equal Opportunities Employer
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Interviews for those shortlisted will take place on

Friday 25th November 2022

It is intended that interviews will take place in person at a Sligo Town location.

Cycling Ireland - Membership Coordinator

Cycling Ireland (CI) is the National Governing Body for cycling across the island of Ireland. Cycling is recognised as a priority sport within the National Sports Policy and is one of Ireland’s most popular sporting activities. Cycling Ireland has a membership of more than 26,000 people with almost 500 affiliated clubs.

Cycling Ireland is seeking to recruit a full-time Membership Coordinator with overall responsibility for the membership department and delivery of best-in-class levels of service. This post will be integral to delivering key objectives within our Strategic plan 2020 to 2024 and will include developing IT systems and supporting members and clubs.

The Role

The Membership Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing development of the membership IT system, the membership and club registration process and ensuring provision of excellent levels of customer service. A key requirement will be working with a committed and ambitious team to continually improve membership services and manage e-mail support and phones.

Responsibilities will include:

Specific Duties

Effectively manage the annual membership and club renewal process for 26,000+ members and 500 clubs.

• Liaise with third party membership and events IT system providers. Ensure the membership and events system operates efficiently, issues are reported to and acted upon by our IT support partner and that enhancements are implemented in a timely and non-disruptive manner

• Work with membership and event administration staff to ensure excellent customer service is provided through Cycling Ireland’s call desk, e-mail support function and social media channels

• Ensure that all membership related administration and insurance needs are dealt with promptly

• Contribute to the development of Cycling Ireland’s membership offering. Enhancing current membership products and services and developing new products and services to grow membership and improve satisfaction levels

• Manage the creation and procurement of membership collateral and ensure that it is delivered in a timely and cost-effective manner to service the needs of members

• Maintain an understanding of CI Technical Rules and be able to assist members and event organisers in the interpretation and implementation of same.

• Support the events coordinator with managing the permit application process for 1,000+ events

Knowledge & Experience

3+ years’ experience in a similar membership/events administration role/s

• A recognised appropriate third level qualification or equivalent professional qualification is desirable

• Excellent IT skills and an understanding of IT systems particularly membership or event systems

• Experience within a similar role and/or within the sports NGB sector is desirable

• High level of interpersonal skills and the ability to be innovative and generate new ideas.

• High standard of attention to detail with ability to produce and access information efficiently and accurately.

• Excellent communication, literacy and interpersonal skills.

• Experience managing a staff team

• Excellent stakeholder management – both internal and external

• Be eligible to work in Ireland on a full-time basis

• A full driving license is desirable

 

Remuneration and Location

 

Remuneration will be dependent on experience and skills relevant to this job description. The post is full-time at 39 hours per week (0900-5.00pm) with a performance review after six months. The post is Dublin based with travel to events as appropriate.

The successful candidate will enjoy excellent company benefits including:

• Group Pension contribution

• Free Membership of Cycling Ireland

• Free parking

• 25 days holiday (not including Bank Holiday’s)

How to apply

When applying by email, please provide a letter of introduction detailing your skills and experience relevant to the role and your Curriculum Vitae outlining your skills and work experience by Sunday, 20th of November 2022 to Myra.McGlynn@cyclingireland.ie

Appointment will be made subject to satisfactory:

• Garda Vetting

• Access NI Vetting

• Reference Checking Procedures

 

Cycling Ireland is an equal opportunity employer, celebrating diversity and championing inclusivity. If you require any reasonable accommodations to assist you in participating in the employee selection process, please simply let us know. We heartily encourage all interested parties to apply.

Sport Ireland Institute - Procurement and Programmes Executive

Operations

Procurement & Programmes Executive

Reporting to the Head of Operations, the Procurement & Programmes Executive provides an important support role within the organisation. Working as part of a mutually supportive team, the Procurement & Programmes Executive provides procurement expertise and programme support to ensure the success of the organisation in providing performance support services and development programmes to high performance sports.  This role requires an experienced administrator, with the confidence to deal with complex issues and an eye for detail, providing an impeccable standard of support in a busy and rewarding environment.

 

The operations of the SII evolve regularly in response to demands on the organisation by stakeholders and requires regular review of specific roles on the Operations team.  This role will be subject to regular review and adjustment in agreement with the position holder to ensure the operations function supports the wider organisational mission.

 

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

 

  • Procurement Support, including:
    • Finance support: expenditure and payment administration; liaising with Finance regarding orders, payments, partnership agreements, associated paperwork and record-keeping.
    • Contracts administration: panel membership and tenders administration; support with EU and national tender processes; associated paperwork and record-keeping.
    • Daily, weekly and monthly orders, deliveries and stock checks, including ensuring adequate stationery, kitchen and water supplies. Catering orders.

 

  • Programme Support, including:
    • Sport Ireland Institute Professional Accreditation Programme (SIIPA) administration
    • Professional capability and expertise support, e.g. Pursuit of Excellence Programme (PEP), Sparking Performance Programme, internal CPD programmes administration, etc.
    • Event support including coordination and general support before, during and after events, as required, specialising in procurement and budget administration.
    • Meeting coordination, support and minute taking.

 

  • General Operations Support, including:
    • contactus@instituteofsport.ie queries administration.
    • Reception cover, as required and cover/support for other Operations team members.
    • Other projects or tasks within the competency of the role, as required.

 

  • Some evening and weekend work may be required.

 

Skills and Experience Required for Role

  • Excellent organisational skills, extensive administration experience and a track record of delivering objectives/projects to a high standard
  • Finance and public procurement experience an advantage
  • Highly proficient in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong team ethos essential
  • Friendly, flexible self-starter with impeccable attention to detail
  • Excellent face to face and telephone manner
  • Experience of working in high performance sport an advantage
  • Ensure confidentiality, privacy and data protection at all times in accordance with EU standards

If you would like to apply for this position please send your CV in confidence to sportirelandjobs@orangerecruitment.ie by 5pm on Thursday 8th December 2022.