Swim Ireland is seeking to appoint a Club Support Officer based in Munster, to support Swim Ireland Clubs and the Region in their day-to-day operations and to work with them in all aspects of their development (technical and administrative). It is intended that persons involved in this role shall be out and about regularly visiting Clubs and working closely with the relevant Regional Management Committee.

Swim Ireland is the National Governing Body for the Aquatic Disciplines in Ireland, recognised as such by the Irish Government, Sport Ireland, Sport Northern Ireland, the Olympic Council of Ireland and FINA and LEN, the World and European Aquatic Governing Bodies.

Reports to Membership Manager
 

Role

To support Swim Ireland clubs and regions in their day to day operations and to work with them in all aspects of their development (technical and administrative).

Part Time – 25 Hours per week

 

Responsibilities

 

Responsibilities for the Regional Club Support Officer will include:

 

Provide general Club support through visits, guidance and direction

·      Visit clubs and meet with committees and coaches  as required

·      Ongoing answering of queries and support

·      Support affiliation and registration of clubs ensuring policies and procedures are met and adhered to

·      Assist the set-up of new clubs

·      Work closely with and build relationships with Regional Committees to support the work in which they are trying to deliver

·      Support in development of new initiatives and training for clubs and members

 

Operate an efficient and supportive Club Affiliation Process

·      Support clubs through affiliation and the processing of members throughout the year

·      Ensure clubs meet affiliation/safeguarding requirements

 

Roll out the revised Club Mark Programme

·      Target clubs for sign up of the club mark programme

·      Visit clubs and support throughout the process

·      Keep records of all documentation submitted by clubs

Other

·      Support Regional Committees in delivering their day to day operations

·      Support the National Children’s Officer in the implementation of  polices and delivery of new initiatives and projects

·      Support other departments in Swim Ireland in the delivery of their work, such as Competitions and Events

·      Build positive working relationships with key partners and stakeholders and others who may assist and support Swim Ireland’s Clubs and Regions

·      Support the roll out of Swim Ireland initiatives

 

 

Selection Criteria including qualifications, knowledge and experience, and skills and attributes Essential Desirable
Qualification
Educated to Degree level or at least three years’ relevant experience P
Current and clean driver’s licence P
Level 1 Teaching/Coaching Aquatics or a minimum of two years’ experience in lead or managerial position within a swimming club or at a regional/national level. P
Experience
Experience of working within aquatic disciplines P
A record in sports/club development P
Experience of working as part of a team P
Experience of leading a project and seeing it through successfully P
Experience of on deck coaching P
Database use and budgeting.   P
Knowledge
Knowledge and experience of club development. P  
Technical knowledge of aquatics P
Personal Qualities and Skills
Comprehensive presentation, literacy, numeric and IT skills

(Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Database)

P
Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise with a range of personnel (eg swimmers, professionals, teachers, coaches, tutors and parents,) and build relationships P
Self-motivated, organised, enthusiastic and commitment P
Ability to report effectively P
Ability to work on own initiative, under pressure and to tight deadlines P
A strong team player. P
Other
Willingness to travel to and between a number of different work locations P
Ability to communicate effectively in English P
Willingness to work unsocial hours. P

If you would like to apply for the role of Swim Ireland Support Officer (Munster Region) as indicated above, please send a CV outlining your qualifications and experience and a brief cover letter outlining your suitability to the role, together with the names and contact details of two people (Relatives or friends will not be accepted) who can comment on your suitability for this position (including your current or most recent employer).

Please submit your application to Adam Cox, Swim Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, National Sport Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin 15 or applications can be submitted electronically to recruitment@swimireland.ieThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 Closing date: Applications must be received no later than Wednesday the 19th of April 2017

Contract Type:  3 Year Fixed Term (Part time – 25 hrs per week)

Base location: Munster region

Interviews: Interviews will be held week commencing 24th April 2017

Swim Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be treated in strictest confidence.