Job Title: Cycling Ireland (CI) Programmes Coordinator
Responsible to: CI Coach Education and Programmes Manager
Contract Duration: 1 Year Contract
Responsibilities: To facilitate and coordinate the delivery of CI programmes and initiatives seeking to increase opportunities and sustain participation in the sport of cycling.
Hours of work: 39 hours per week
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Cycling Ireland offices located at the National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Cycling Ireland (CI) has an opportunity for a talented and ambitious individual to work within its Coach Education and Programmes unit. This role is on a fixed 1-year term contract, subject to continued funding, the role will be reviewed and renewed on an annual basis.

Programmes Coordinator:
The Programmes Coordinator will be principally responsible for the organisation and delivery of CI programmes in conjunction with other key stakeholders and in line with current investment. This role will require duties to extend to flexible working arrangements. Including weekend and possible evening time commitments.

Responsibilities will include:
Specific Duties
• Creation, implementation and review of CI programmes development plan.
• Responsible for the organisation and delivery of CI programmes, in line with funding such as Dormant Account Funding (DAF) and Women In Sport (WIS).
• Engage with key stakeholders, local authorities and partners to promote and stimulate the interest and take up of cycling programmes.
• Coordinate programmes, events and taster sessions.
• Develop and support pathway links with schools, clubs and other interest groups.
• Explore and assist with the formation of new clubs where appropriate, as an outcome of programme activity.
• Support clubs and groups to build capacity and capability to increase participation.
• Provide access to training and practical support for volunteers, to enable them to run CI programmes and activities.
• Build sustainability through volunteer recruitment, development and training.
• Assess the impact of CI programmes on range of outcomes such as, uptake and additional members to clubs, etc.
• Write interim reports and provide monitoring data as required by project manager and key stakeholders.
• Ability to prepare, monitor and manage budgets.
• Manage own workload and report on outputs.
• Manage project under the Project Manager’s guidance.

 Act as an ambassador for CI and represent the organisation on appropriate occasions.
 Develop relationships with stakeholders, local partners and other interest groups.
 Assist in managing all budgetary aspects of the role.
 Produce reports, deal with correspondence and attend relevant meetings.

Candidates should note that this list does not represent an exhaustive list and is subject to change as the job requires.
This position will require, at times, an amount of weekend availability with working hours spread across the week with time-in lieu.

Person specification:
– Computer literate and competent in the use of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel
– Relevant experience of at least 2 years in health, physical activity, recreational and/or sports development.
– Experience of working with volunteers.
– An understanding of legislation relevant to sports organisations to include child protection, health and safety, data protection, equity etc.
– Excellent literary and communication skills with the ability to produce clear, concise reports.
– Proven record of working to a deadline.
– Excellent organisational skills.
– Must be able to act on personal initiative and take decisions within scope of the project.
– Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise with a range of personnel.
– Ability to be self-motivated, resourceful, work on own initiative in a flexible and co-operative manner.
– An understanding and commitment to equal opportunities and sports equity issues.
– Good communication skills.
– Ability to work out of normal office hours.
– Be prepared to undertake training in any relevant job-related area.

– Relevant third level qualification to degree level or equivalent in sports and recreation, health promotion or other relevant disciplines.
– Experience and knowledge of sports development, community development work or of working in the community sector in a developmental and supportive capacity either in paid or voluntary role.
– Competence in budgeting and financial management.
– Competent in use of Microsoft XP or above; and in particular Word, Excel, and Power Point, email and website.
– Experience of working under pressure and to strict deadlines.
– Influencing skills and ability to work with others.

General information:
Application closing date: Friday 15th February 2019.
Interested persons are invited to submit their CV (by email) along with a covering letter outlining why they believe they are suitable for the post to by email only.

Short listing will apply as do Garda/Access NI vetting procedures. Interviews for the position will take place Monday 25th February 2019.
The on-going funding for this post is subject to negotiation and to confirmation of funding from Cycling Ireland’s funding partners.
Cycling Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.