Jobs in Sport

Sport Ireland

Sport Ireland is the authority tasked with the development of sport in Ireland. This includes participation in sport, high performance sport, anti-doping, coaching and the development of the Sport Ireland Campus.

Job Opportunities at Sport Ireland Campus

For job opportunities at the Sport Ireland Campus click here.

Hockey Ireland - High-Performance Director

 

Hockey Ireland

High-Performance Director

Hockey Ireland is a non-profit, membership-based organisation recognised by Sport Ireland and Sport Northern Ireland as the National Governing Body for all Field and Indoor disciplines of the sport on the island of Ireland.

 

Hockey Ireland is affiliated to both the European and International Hockey Federations (EHF & FIH).

There is currently c.42,000 registered members and c.155-160 registered clubs throughout the country.

 

Hockey Ireland is now looking to appoint a High-Performance Director based at Hockey Ireland Headquarters in UCD and at the Sport Ireland Campus at Abbotstown.

 

THE POSITION

The High-Performance Director has overall responsibility for the strategic development and success of the Hockey Ireland High Performance Programme on the World Stage and to put systems in place to ensure its sustainability.

 

ESSENTIAL - Qualifications and Experience

  • Evidence of significant experience (breadth and depth) of working at an organisational level (not personal level) at World class/Olympic level and an understanding of the business environment.
  • Full, valid driving licence.

 

Leading the Culture for Success:

  • A recognised formal coaching qualification.
  • Experience of leading and managing teams and coaching athletes in a high-performance environment,
  • Significant in-depth knowledge of the sport and coaching techniques in a high-performance environment. 

 

Establishing an Approach and Achieving Results:

  • Ability to develop and implement sport strategies, systems and processes to deliver outstanding results.
  • Experience of delivering within financial budgets. 

 

Enabling the Optimal Environment (for Organisational and Personal Development):

  • Excellent communications (verbal and written) including report writing and excellent PC/IT skills (word, excel, PowerPoint etc).

 

Strengthening Relationships and Working Together for Success:

  • Experience of developing strong and sustainable relationships to further the interests of the organisation and sport within a complex ‘political’ environment.  Ability to manage to positively influence and manage media relations.
  • An ability to connect all stakeholders to the organisation’s values and vision in relation to High Performance Hockey.

 

How to Apply

A full role description is available on request from our recruitment partner Ascension Executive Recruitment - mairead.fleming@ascension.ie 

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and letter of application to mairead.fleming@ascension.ie no later than 5pm on Friday 24th June 2022

Athletics Ireland

Job Title: National Sprints Coordinator

Reports to:  Athletics Ireland Performance Director

Purpose of Role:  To drive the further development of the sprints event group in Ireland at Performance level

For applications and full job description click the link below!

Job Opportunity: National Sprints CoordinatorAthletics Ireland

Cycling Ireland - Youth Development Officer

Cycling Ireland are now recruiting for the position of Youth Development Officer (Ulster) (YDO) – 3- year contract to be based within the province. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and increasing Cycling Ireland youth membership and youth/junior participation in Ulster.

Role and Reporting Structure:

The purpose of the role will be to work in partnership with the Cycling Ireland Youth Commission; Cycling Ulster and affiliated cycling clubs within Ulster to drive participation in youth cycling activities, initiatives, and events. This newly created role will report to the Cycling Ulster Membership Development Officer, however positive working relationships with the other stakeholders as well as all other Cycling Ireland staff, will be a key requirement. The successful applicant will be expected to deliver Cycling Ireland programmes and work alongside cycling clubs to engage and encourage youth members across all cycling disciplines.

Remuneration and Location

Financial Package: £25,000-£29,000

Travel: Travel will be a necessary part of the job and access to suitable transportation is a requirement. A car travel allowance (Mileage/Kilometres) will be reimbursed under the terms of employment.

Application and Selection Process:

for full job description see here: Cycling Ireland Seeks a Youth Development Officer (Ulster).pdf

Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your experience and suitability for the post to exec@cyclingireland.ie for the attention of Myra McGlynn by no later than Friday 24th June 2022 at 12noon.

Paralympics Ireland - Communications and Commercial Executive

This is an exciting time for Paralympics Ireland as they look to grow their team to better support the performance aspirations of our Team Ireland Para athletes and their key national partners.

The primary function and key responsibilities will be in the Communications and Commercial departments which will involve coordinating all Paralympics Ireland social media content to reflect the aims and objectives of Paralympics Ireland and to amplify those of the organisation’s partners. The secondary function will be in supporting and working on Office administration including being first point of contact.

You will be involved with relationships and communication with the press, online media, and other external publishing bodies to raise and maintain the organisations presence and the overall mission of Paralympics Ireland. Aid in developing strategies to enhance external commercial relations.

To see the full Job Description and to apply click here: Job Opportunity- Communications and Commercial Executive - Paralympics

  • Suitable candidates should apply with their current CV to macmahon@hays.com
  • Closing date for applications is 5pm on June 24th 2022

Diving Ireland - CEO

Diving Ireland is the national governing body for recreational underwater sports in Ireland. We were founded in 1963 to organise and promote sport scuba diving and snorkelling. Diving Ireland has grown since then to incorporate over 63 clubs around the Country. Diving Ireland courses are ISO accredited and use the CMAS standards. The Diving Ireland instructor training programme is integrated with the Sport Ireland adventure sport instructor framework. Diving Ireland is the only diver training organisation integrated with the Sport Ireland instructor training programme.

 

We are now in a position to appoint a CEO to run the organisation on a day-to-day basis.

 

THE POSITION

 

As Chief Executive Officer, you will lead the organisation and be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of Diving Ireland. You will be accountable to the Board, as you drive the organisation forward by reviewing the current Strategic Plan and developing a new plan to continue the growth of the organisation

 

As CEO, you will be expected to understand member’s needs, while having the ability to manage a complex portfolio of organisational responsibilities, including commercial and strategic priorities, operational effectiveness, stakeholder management, communications, and financial/governance controls. 

 

To be considered for this role you will need to be a strong leader, with excellent stakeholder management capabilities.

 

How to Apply

A full role description is available on request from our recruitment partner Ascension Executive Recruitment - mairead.fleming@ascension.ie , 086 8505107.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and letter of application to mairead.fleming@ascension.ie no later than 5pm on Friday 1st July 2022

 

 

 

 

Paralympic Ireland - Paralympic Pathway Lead

Hays are delighted to have partnered with Paralympic Ireland to help them with strategic hires for the team that they are building for the Paris Paralympic Games and beyond. This is an exciting time for Paralympics Ireland as they look to grow their team to better support the performance aspirations of our Team Ireland Para athletes, our member National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and our key national partners. This is a motivating and innovative role, and they are seeking candidates who are passionate about supporting people to reach their potential through high performance and Paralympic sport.

This is a new role within their team and hence a great opportunity for a candidate with a sporting, or non-sporting background to bring their stakeholder relationship and people development experiences to bear.

Roles:

As Paralympic Pathway Lead you will work as part of the team to help design and deliver our Transform for LA programme. This aims to support our member NGBs grow their Paralympic Performance Pathways and programmes to support athletes for the Paralympic Games in Los Angeles in 2028 and beyond.
Specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Working with our member NGBs to support the development of their performance pathways for the next generation of Paralympic performers (Athletes and Coaches).
  • Leading on the design and delivery of key programmes that will support NGB Para Sport leads to identify, develop and progress Paralympic performers.
  • Contributing to growing a culture of progression and performance amongst our Para Sport community through using insight, innovation and learning and development opportunities.

There will likely be scope to join the Irish Paralympic Team at Paralympic Games in a support role capacity. This will be determined closer to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

This role involves working closely with the Sports Director and Classification Manager in Paralympics Ireland. There are significant opportunities for stakeholder relationship development and management.

Responsibilities:
Strategic Planning

  • Member of the Transform for LA Leadership Team with key NGB engagement responsibility.
  • With the Sports Director, proactively and collaboratively design and deliver key programmes and activities to ensure we meet key our key objectives.
  • Where appropriate input into Perform at Paris programme (aimed at supporting current generation of athletes perform at Paris 2024).

Programme Delivery
With the support of the Transform at LA Leadership Team, lead on delivering our key strategies focusing on:

  • Pathway Recruitment & Development Practice: Collaborate with organisations to better understand, adopt and embed best practice principles in finding and developing Paralympic Performers
  • Para Sport People Development: Drive a culture of learning and development for Para sport leaders and workforce that focus on supporting the progress and performances of athletes and coaches on Paralympic Pathways
  • Paralympic Pathway Partnerships and Network: Promote the power of Paralympic Sport by creating a robust network of partners to support organisations grow their interest and ability to develop sustainable Paralympic Pathways
  • Support on the design, delivery and relationship management around our three main stakeholder activities planned over the course of this Paris 2024 Cycle:
    • National para athlete recruitment campaign
    • Paralympic Pathway benchmarking reviews
    • Regional multi-sport Paralympic Hubs

Team Engagement

  • Support the implementation of the Paralympics Ireland Sports strategy (especially Paralympic Pathways) and help monitor progress and achievements
  • Work to our Paralympics Ireland Values and Sport Guiding Principles
  • Support the Paralympics Ireland team in their roles to achieve key milestones
  • Co-create own goal setting and personal development opportunities
  • Set-up/partake in regular individual, team and organisational meetings (part of a Plan-Do-Review cycle)
  • Contribute to wider organisational and wider stakeholder meetings and programmes
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the Sports Director

Click here to read the full job description.

Apply

To apply forward an up-to-date copy of your CV & Cover Letter to caroline.donlon@hays.com 

Athletics Ireland - National Sprints Coordinator

Job Title: National Sprints Coordinator

Reports to:  Athletics Ireland Performance Director

Purpose of Role:  To drive the further development of the sprints event group in Ireland at Performance level

                                            

Details:

  • The position is full time (37.5 hours each week).  Generally, it is expected that 7.5 hours would be worked each day.
  • The role is Dublin based, with time required to be spent at the head office of Athletics Ireland (AAI), and at Sport Ireland Institute (SII).
  • The position will incorporate the need for weekend and evening work and international/national travel. 
  • Candidates should have a strong background in performance sprinting, and should have a thorough understanding of the sport and the event group at Development through to Performance levels.

 

Full Job Description

 

HOW TO APPLY
Deadline: 5pm on Friday July 1st 2022
Applications should be emailed to: kieronstout@athleticsireland.ie with the subject line of:
[ATTN: Sprints Coordinator Role]
 

Please provide the following when submitting your application:

  • Letter of introduction detailing skills and experience relevant to the selection criteria.
  • Curriculum Vitae outlining your skills and work experience.
  • Salary scale will be commensurate with skills and relevant experience.

 

Position Location: Athletics Ireland Head Office at 19 Northwood Court, Santry, Dublin 9.

  • Appointment will be made subject to satisfactory Garda Vetting and suitable reference checks.
  • The post is fulltime at 37.5 hours per week (9-5.30pm) with a performance review after six months.
  • Position Tenure: Six months’ probation, 2 year fixed-term full-time contract.
  • The post is Dublin based with travel as appropriate.
  • Applications including a cover letter and curriculum vitae should be sent by email for the attention of the Athletics Ireland Human Resources Manager to kieronstout@athleticsireland.ie  Closing date for applications is Friday the 1st of July.
  • Athletics Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Golf Ireland - Regional Manager (Munster)

Golf Ireland is the single governing body, established in January 2021 and responsible for leading, growing and supporting the game of golf throughout the island of Ireland. The organisation is now looking to add a high-calibre Regional Manager to lead the implementation of the organisation’s operations, policies and Strategic Plan in Munster.

This is an exciting and varied role. The successful candidate will play a crucial part in the administration of Golf Ireland’s competitions at regional and national level and will lead a regional staff team in the delivery of a suite of services to golf clubs at regional level. The Regional Manager will also work closely with Golf Ireland’s volunteer force in Munster and the Munster Regional Executive Committee to successfully deliver against the organisation’s strategic goals.

A full specification of the role and the competencies and experience required is set out below.

Title:

Regional Manager

Reports to:

Chief Operations Officer

Direct Reports:

2 x Regional Staff

1 x Regional Development and Club Support Officer (dotted line)

Location:

Golf Ireland Munster Regional Office, 6 Townview, Carhookeal, Mallow, Co. Cork, P51 YW22

About the Role:

The Regional Manager will lead the implementation of Golf Ireland policies and procedure within their respective regions.  They will be responsible for all aspects of championships and tournaments within the region ensuring they are run to the appropriate standards of Golf Ireland.  The Regional Manager will work in close collaboration with clubs, volunteers, Regional Managers in the counterpart regions and national organisation staff to ensure  a sustainable future for the sport. 

They will work together with the Regional Executive to ensure the implementation of Golf Ireland’s Strategic and Operational Plans under the direction of the Chief Executive. 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Manage the operational activities of the region.
  • Act as Tournament Director for Regional Championships and also for National Championships, as may be required.
  • Ensure appropriate venues and fixtures are arranged for Regional Championships and Inter-Club events, aligning to the national organisation where appropriate.
  • Ensure that Competition Regulations are consistent as far as possible across the four regions and are compatible with national terms of competition.  This will require working with Golf Ireland’s Director of Championships, counterpart Regional Managers and the relevant Regional Sub-Committees to achieve this goal. 
  • Ensure the implementation plan for WHS and USGA Course Rating is successfully rolled out at regional level, liaising with Golf Ireland’s Handicapping and Course Rating Manager.
  • The Regional Manager will have an oversight role of the work plans and day to day activities of the Regional Development and Club Support Officer who will be part the regional office.  The Regional Development and Club Support Officers' direct reporting line will be to the Head of Development and Club Support.  The Regional Manager will liaise with the Head of Development and Club Support to ensure activities and programmes with clubs are completed to Golf Ireland specifications and plans.  
  • To act as principal advisor to the Regional Executive and its Sub-Committees to ensure it can make appropriate timely decisions in line with the organisations strategic and operational plans. 
  • To keep the Regional Executive properly informed on all regional activities.
  • To promote the values of Golf Ireland and demonstrate a high level of commitment to inclusivity and equality in all aspects of the activities of Golf Ireland.   
  • To establish positive relationships with golf clubs within the region and project a positive and open image of Golf Ireland at all times. 
  • To offer advice and support to Golf Clubs in areas including handicapping, course rating, championships, club structures, equality, governance, affiliation and any other areas as may be agreed from time to time with the Chief Executive.
  • Lead and manage the administration team at regional level.  This will include the recruitment and retention of regional staff with the appropriate skills to enable the region to function as appropriate. 
  • Put in place and utilise management routines (such as objective setting and appraisal, communications processes, training plans, etc.) to ensure the effective management of regional staff in line with the strategic objectives of the organisation. 
  • Work with Golf Ireland’s Finance Director and the Regional Treasurer to ensure that suitable controls are in place to manage the day-to-day expenditure of the region in line with the central budget.

Read the full job description here

 

Application Process:  

A detailed letter of application and full CV (max. 2 pages) should be sent by email to careers@golfireland.ie with the subject ‘Regional Manager (Munster)’.

Closing date for applications is 30 June 2022.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.Golf Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Golf Ireland - Project Co-Ordinator (Ulster)

Golf Ireland are looking to hire a Project Co-Ordinator in Ulster to join their staff team.

Golf Ireland is the new single governing body, established in January 2021 and responsible for leading, growing and supporting the game of golf throughout the island of Ireland.

About the Role:

Title:

Project Co-Ordinator (Ulster)

Contract type

Fixed Term (3 years)

Reports to:

Regional Manager – Golf Ireland Ulster Region

 

 

Location:

Golf Ireland Regional Office, Forest Grove Business Park, Newtownbreda Road, Belfast BT 8 6AW

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Regional Manager to co-ordinate relevant activities.
  • Preparation of relevant materials and meetings in the Regional Office as needed.
  • To establish positive relationships with volunteers in the Regional Executive Committee and its Sub Committees.
  • Assisting in the delivery of events regionally and nationally, particularly those targeted at female golfers and players with disability.
  • Liaise with the Golf Ireland Regional Offices in Connacht, Leinster and Munster on shared objectives for the delivery of Golf Ireland’s strategy and policies at grassroots level.

Read the full job description here

A detailed letter of application and full CV (max. 2 pages) should be sent by email to careers@golfireland.ie with the subject ‘Project Co-Ordinator (Ulster)’.

Closing date for applications is 30th June.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Golf Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Cricket Ireland - Cricket Connects Officer NCU Region

Cricket Ireland seeks to recruit a Part-time Cricket Connect Officer based in and working with the Northern Cricket Union to support this initiative. This Cricket Connects role will support organisational and sectoral growth for cricket in Ireland through increasing participation in sport and physical activity.

Job Overview
Working daily with the Northern Cricket Unions’ Development Team, and reporting regularly into the Cricket Ireland National Development Manager, the post-holder will be responsible for supporting the co-ordination and roll out of Cricket Ireland’s ‘Cricket Connects’ programme in partnership with the Northern Union. They will support the Participation department and Provincial Unions on Cricket Connect projects aimed at meeting the strategic priorities for cricket in Ireland, together with providing any associated administrative support across the Provincial Union Development Team.

See full role description here

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 7 July 2022.

Cricket Ireland - Cricket Connects Officer NWCU Region

Cricket Ireland seeks to recruit a Part-time Cricket Connect Officer based in and working with the North West Cricket Union to support this initiative. This Cricket Connects role will support organisational and sectoral growth for cricket in Ireland through increasing participation in sport and physical activity.

Job Overview

Working daily with the North West Cricket Unions Development team, and reporting regularly into the Cricket Ireland National Development Manager, the post-holder will be responsible for supporting the co-ordination and roll out of Cricket Ireland’s ‘Cricket Connects’ programme in partnership with the North West Cricket Union. They will support the Participation department and Provincial Unions on Cricket Connect projects aimed at meeting the strategic priorities for cricket in Ireland, together with providing any associated administrative support across the Provincial Union Development Team.

See full role description here

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 7 July 2022.

Paralympics Ireland - Performance Operations Manager

Paralympics Ireland are seeking an experienced Performance Operations Manager who will also play a leading role with Team Ireland at the Paralympic Games as Deputy Chef de Mission/Performance Operations.

This is a motivating and challenging role, and we are seeking candidates who are passionate about supporting people to reach their potential through high performance and Paralympic sport.

This role is a great opportunity for a candidate with a sporting, or non-sporting, background to bring their project/programme management and stakeholder relationship experiences to bear.

Job Purpose

As Performance Operations Manager you will work as part of our team to help design and deliver our Perform at Paris programme. This aims to support athletes and support staff achieve their potential at Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

We are seeking a new team member who will be responsible for:

  • Managing performance operations for Paralympics Ireland on a day-to-day basis.
  • As Deputy Chef de Mission/Performance Operations for Team Ireland at the Paralympic Games, lead on Team Ireland Games preparation and delivery.
  • Contributing to growing an inclusive culture within Team Ireland so that all connected share a strong sense of belonging and act with pride and professionalism.

This role involves working closely with the Sports Director/Chef de Mission and the Para swimming and Para athletics teams within Paralympics Ireland. Additionally, there are significant opportunities for stakeholder relationship development and management with: Performance Directors/Leads across our member NGBs and the Performance Support teams at the Sport Ireland Institute and Sport Northern Ireland Institute.

Download the full Job Description HERE

Apply Here

Football Association of Ireland - Strategy Manager

The Football Association of Ireland are seeking a Strategy Manager to join their staff team.

The role will be based in the FAI Headquarters, Abbotstown, Dublin 15 offices. 

The Position:

Reporting to the COO, the Strategy Manager will be involved in supporting the delivery of the FAI Strategy 2022-2025. Working with a variety of key stakeholders, including Senior Leadership Team, Staff, Leagues, Clubs, Sport Ireland and UEFA the person will be expected to carry out in depth analyses of current and potential football growth strategies. The role will support department leaders to develop regular performances reports against objectives, segments and areas of the game to be served in line with FAI budgets/forecasts.

Experience & knowledge

  • Degree in business/related field, or relevant professional experience
  • Good knowledge and experience in strategy development with a depth of expertise and a toolkit of best-in-class practice and policy.
  • Expertise of developing organisational and component strategies that span multiple functions and aspects of the FAI’s purpose.
  • A track record of effective influence and interaction at senior level.
  • Ability to work towards collective outcomes, galvanising and energising teams and colleagues, through strategy development & KPI management.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative and inclusive manner
  • A track record in developing successful strategic plans for sports organisations with proven results to grow the sport.
  • Experience of playing a role in supporting senior management, keeping the focus on strategic objectives and ensuring the organisation is clear on the milestones they must reach in order to deliver the FAI Strategy 2022-2025.
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility with Senior Leadership Team & FAI colleagues.
  • A love for football and understanding of the football and wider sporting landscape

Click here to read the full job description.

 

How to Apply:

Click here to apply for the position of Strategy Manager. 

Closing date for applications is COB on Friday 24th of June 2022. Shortlisting will take place shortly afterwards.

The Football Association of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer. 

 

Cycling Ireland - Events Officer

Cycling Ireland (CI) is the National Governing Body for Cycling in Ireland. Our Head Office is based on the Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. For further information, please see our website at www.cyclingireland.ie

 

The successful candidate will work within the Events Unit to deliver upon event specific aspects of CI’s 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. The events officer will be responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of National Championships, National Series and other major competitive and non-competitive cycling events and will provide support to our network of local event promoters.

 

Read the full Job Description

 

All applications to include CV and cover letter must be sent to exec@cyclingireland.ie on or before COB July 13th, 2022.

 

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.

Football Association of Ireland - Facility Operations Coordinator

The Football Association of Ireland is recruiting a Facility Operations Coordinator to join the team. The position will be located in the FAI Headquarters, Abbotstown, Dublin 15. 

Direct Reporting Line To: Head of Infrastructure and Facilities

Commencement Date: ASAP

Duration: Permanent, full time

The Position:

The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate the operations and maintenance of quality facilities at the FAI HQ, National Training Centre and all other FAI owned facilities while working with local, regional and national facilities under the guidance of the Head of Facility Development.

Read the full job description here.

 

Requirements:

A qualification in facilities management, engineering or project management related.
Experience in work place upgrading projects an advantage.
A proven track record of successful Facilities Management experience as demonstrated by recent accomplishments and/or projects.
Experience in H&S compliance and leadership.
Experience working with external vendors and subcontractors

 

How to Apply:

To apply, please click here and fill in your application.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 13th of July at 5pm

Shortlisting will be completed shortly afterwards

The Football Association of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.