VACANCY – Golf Ireland Director Positions

VACANCY – Golf Ireland Director Positions

Golf Ireland has announced details of an important recruitment process that will help shape the organisation over the coming years.

Applications for Chairperson and six other Director positions on the first board of Golf Ireland are now being accepted.

Excellent leadership, communication and influencing skills combined with an ability to operate to the highest standards of good governance are required for the role of Chairperson while the six Director posts will be skill-based appointments in the areas of corporate governance, finance and auditing, commercial activity, marketing and sponsorship, sports and/or golf administration and senior level experience or knowledge of sporting systems.

Applications for the roles should be made by email to and the closing date is Friday 25th September.

Full details and role specifications can be found HERE

VACANCY – Programme Lead, Rowing Ireland

VACANCY – Programme Lead, Rowing Ireland

Rowing Ireland is a membership organisation funded partly by Sport Ireland. The organisation is responsible for the development and participation of rowing and indoor rowing in Ireland, and for the training and selection of individual rowers and crews representing Ireland. Rowing is one of the most successful Irish Olympic sports and Ireland is ranked second in World rankings as we head into the Olympic year. Rowing Ireland affiliated clubs (referred to as ‘Clubs’) are the backbone of our organisation and we are committed to ensuring that the sport continues to thrive, from the grass-roots right up to winning medals at the Olympic Games.


Rowing Ireland are seeking to recruit a full-time Programme Lead to join our expanding team. The Programme Lead will be integral in supporting the delivery of key objectives within our Strategic Plan 2019-2024, specifically in relation to the delivery of Get Going…Get Rowing (our indoor rowing programme).


Role:                                              Programme Lead

Reports to:                                   CEO

Contract Type:                             Full-time, permanent

Application closing date:           5pm on Friday 11th September



Get Going…Get Rowing is a schools and community indoor rowing programme which was established in its present form in 2014. Since its inception the initiative has grown to every corner of the country, engaging hundreds of schools and localities.


The objective of the programme is to give everyone the opportunity to row on a rowing machine and to provide a pathway to on the water rowing, and ultimately rowing for life. The primary purpose of the Programme Lead role is to develop and co-ordinate the delivery of this programme.


Key Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Develop and co-ordinate the delivery of Get Going…Get Rowing in its current locations
  • Engage with our current stakeholders and develop relationships with new partners, including identifying areas of innovative funding
  • Work in partnership with our members and Clubs to expand and develop the programme, including expanding the programme in to regions where it is not currently delivered.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of interventions and prepare written and oral reports on the outcomes, as necessary
  • Plan and coordinate the programme delivery in collaboration with Regional Coordinators
  • As part of a team, create, develop and roll out an indoor rowing Coach Education programme
  • Expand the indoor rowing programme to include new groups, such as adult men and women and Rowability
  • Work closely across all areas of our team and with our volunteers to develop, deliver and expand our programme of events and initiatives in order to support our key objectives
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the role and as required by the CEO


Essential Criteria

  • A sound knowledge of our network of Clubs and rowing across Ireland (Essential)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including persuading, influencing and negotiating
  • The ability to analyse data and identify innovative and straight-forward solutions
  • Experience of building and managing relationships with key stakeholders (such as Sport Ireland and Local Sport Partnerships), strategic partners, colleagues and volunteers.
  • Ability to inspire volunteers, build team cohesion, and help coaches to understand how their work contributes to the end goals
  • Proven ability to successfully implement and execute programmes
  • Clean, full driving license
  • Legally entitled to work in Ireland


This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and can be amended in consideration of changing needs of the


Additional Information

Rowing Ireland working hours are 9:00 to 17:00, although flexibility will be required at busy times to ensure core objectives are achieved.


Equal Opportunities

Rowing Ireland is committed to equal opportunities for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnerships.



Salary will be dependent on experience.



To apply for this role, email your CV along with a covering letter to Michelle Carpenter via


Please note: CVs received from agencies will not be considered for this role.

VACANCY – Community Sports Development Officer

VACANCY – Community Sports Development Officer


Post Reference: KRSP CSDO

Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership wishes to recruit a Community Sports Development Officer (CSDO) cover on a specified purpose contract until 8th April 2022 to be based in Kilkenny City.

Job description and person specification can be downloaded from our website at or is available from or by calling 087 0516033.


Please submit a statement of suitability and CV Ref: KRSP CSDO by 5pm Wednesday 19th August 2020 to


Shortlisting of candidates may apply based on the information supplied at application. Canvassing will disqualify.


Interviews will take place in Kilkenny City or by virtual means in line with Government advice in September 2020. Informal enquires to Nicola Keeshan up to 14th August 2020 at 087 0516033.


This post is subject to completion the Garda Vetting process satisfactory to the Sports Partnership’s requirements.


KRSP is an Equal Opportunities Employer


This post is subject to Sport Ireland and Kilkenny County Council funding.

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 participation at local level. LSPs aim to increase participation in sport and physical activity by breaking down barriers and increasing numbers of people participating and ensuring continued participation through all stages of life.


The aim of the Community Sports Development Officer funding by Sport Ireland is to strengthen and enhance the capacity of the Local Sports Partnerships to further develop locally led plans and more long term sustainable physical activity programmes under the National Physical Activity Plan (Action 46). Funding for the role of Community Sports Development Officer has been secured for this position through Sport Ireland.



  1. Support the development of exciting and dynamic opportunities to increase participation for people who are sedentary
  2. Capacity build smaller National Governing Bodies (NGBs) that do not currently have development officers and other stakeholders to deliver services to increase participation
  3. Develop sustainable local leadership for sport within communities.


Job Description


Title:                           Community Sports Development Officer


Salary Scale:              Grade 4 administrative scale in line with the local authority grades commencing at €28,189


Hours:                         37.5 hours per week.  The chosen candidate must be flexible, and willing to work evening and weekends to accommodate the service needs, for which time off in lieu can be taken.


Annual Leave:            22 days annual leave and pro rata where less than full time hours worked.


Travel Expenses:      Travelling expenses will be paid where appropriate.


Location:                    John’s Green House, John’s Green, Kilkenny.


Reports to:                 Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership Sports Co-ordinator.


Duration:                    Specified purpose contract to cover the CSDO position terminating on 8th April 2022. Subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period


KRSP shall require the person to whom the appointment is offered to take up such appointment as soon as possible.


Role of the Community Sports Development Officer


The Community Sports Development Officer (CSDO) 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 for any reason.


Specific tasks of the CSDO will be determined locally having regard to the overall job purpose (as set out above) in line with Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership Strategic Plan and with reference to any particular issues, challenges and priorities identified in the sports strategy for the area. The following represents an indicative list from which the CSDO tasks may be drawn depending on the above factors.


Planning & Programme Management

  • Assist with the implementation of the goals and objectives outlined in the KRSP strategy, National Sports Action Plan, National Physical Activity Plan, Local Economic Community Plan and actions arising out of these objectives.
  • Support and contribute to the preparation of annual operational plans for the delivery of the strategic objectives.
  • Facilitate quarterly and annual reviews of the annual operational plan reporting on the effectiveness and impact of work areas.
  • Participate in the design, organisation and implementation of KRSP projects/events including any of Sport Ireland’s National Programmes as required
  • Develop and implement programmes and initiatives to increase participation of targeted low participation groups with a focus on disadvantaged areas
  • Adhere to KRSP financial policies concerning procurement of goods and services, budget planning and reporting while ensuring compliance requirements of funding agency (ies). Establish a financial monitoring template for the operational budget.
  • Contribute to ensuring that all programmes and courses operate on a user-friendly professional basis.
  • Work with KRSP current and potential partners and stakeholders including local community groups and organisations, sports clubs, NGBs, partner agencies to develop and strengthen relationships.
  • Carry out research and needs analysis as appropriate.
  • Implement a monitoring and evaluation framework for all projects. Measure and monitor performance indicators based on the impact, which courses/programmes are having at local level.
  • Administrate programmes and events including maintaining up-to-date databases.


Specific Areas of Responsibility

  • Establish a baseline in the communities chosen for interventions and conduct an audit of local clubs and update where this has already been completed
  • Develop and support the implementation of a comprehensive range of physical activity programmes and events for relevant target groups with a view to creating sustainable participation.
  • Work with smaller national governing bodies that do not currently have development officers to increase opportunities for participation
  • Provide guidance and support to develop sustainable community sports clubs
  • Support and maintain strong links between schools and community sports clubs
  • Support the continued roll out of Sport Ireland’s investment including Dormant Accounts Funded projects
  • Organise and facilitate training and development opportunities including research, administration, planning, organisation and delivery of relevant courses, workshops and seminars with a view to sustainable development of activities, volunteers, clubs etc.
  • Administration and attendance at courses that contracted out, maintaining the standards and representing KRSP.
  • Manage the purchase, storage and shared use of equipment including loan agreements or leases.
  • Reports and regular updates to the Co-ordinator, KRSP Board, Local Community Development Committee, Healthy Ireland and Sport Ireland as required.
  • Undertake any other relevant and related duties that may be required by KRSP.

Marketing & PR

  • Assist with the preparation of a marketing plan including the preparation of press releases, articles and radio promotions.
  • Collate material for inclusion in partner agency promotional materials such as KRSP newsletter and on website, funding agency updates.
  • Identify and secure, in consultation with the co-ordinator, opportunities that present in the area of PR and marketing for KRSP.


Health & Safety Management

  • Contribute to ensuring that all facilities the company use are fully compliant with current health & safety standards.
  • Assist in the investigation of all accidents/incidents.
  • Communicate all results/recommendations arising from investigations of accidents/incidents.
  • Ensure that all activities undertaken as an officer of KRSP are in line with codes of practice and legislation.


Shortlisting of candidates may apply based on the information supplied at application. Canvassing will disqualify. Those shortlisted will be invited to attend for interview to be held in September 2020.


VACANCY – Director of Hockey (Part-Time)

VACANCY – Director of Hockey (Part-Time)

Avoca Hockey Club

Avoca Hockey Club is a vibrant hockey club located in south Dublin. Formed in 1895, Avoca Hockey Club is one of the oldest and biggest hockey clubs in Ireland with c. 700 members and countless volunteers. The 4 Men and 5 Ladies’ teams compete in both National and Leinster competitions. The Men’s 1st competed in the EY Irish Hockey League Division 2 in the 2019/20 season. Men and Ladies’ Vets play in their respective Leinster leagues along with 18 Colts teams competing in Leinster Leagues and younger players taking part in blitzes.


Avoca Hockey Club offers a continued source of fun and development for both children and adults. After many years of dedicated service, Avoca Hockey Club’s current Director of Hockey is stepping down. The Club is now seeking a new Director of Hockey. This position is important to the development of coaches/players and will play a key role in continued success of Avoca Hockey Club for many years to come.


Director of Hockey (Part-Time)

Reporting to the President and Vice President, the Director of Hockey will take responsibility for the selection and management of the Club’s coaches. The Director of Hockey will work closely with coaches on a one-to-one and collective basis to ensure that records, scheduling and other key materials/processes are managed in a smooth and professional manner. The Director of Hockey will play a key role in the devising coaching models, developing players’ skills and maintaining the Club’s competitive strength for seasons to come.


Avoca Hockey Club is seeking someone with a strong understanding of sport planning and management. The ideal candidate will show a strong drive for achievement and success building. The post-holder will also demonstrate a range competences and experiences, including budget management, exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders.


If you feel you have the necessary skills and qualifications to carry out this role, please contact Michael Walsh, Recruitment Team at 2into3, for a copy of the Candidate Briefing Document which outlines the requirements of the role. Michael can be reached at or 086-049-6774. All enquiries regarding this role will be held in the strictest confidence.


The closing date for applications is Monday, 1 June.

VACANCY: Connacht Performance Officer

VACANCY: Connacht Performance Officer

Connacht Performance Officer

This position will have overall responsibility for the operation of Performance tennis in
Connacht. They will be responsible for the planning and development of a junior coaching
programme to the highest international standards.

Reporting to: Tennis Ireland Performance Coordinator and the Connacht Branch of Tennis

Job Description

The duties will include:

● One visit per month, all Connacht clubs should be visited at least 3 times a year. Smallermclubs can be amalgamated into one visit. Structure of visits to include:

• Regional & Club Coaches Meeting (Quality Control, Benchmarking, Session Content etc.)
• Meeting with Club Committee or/and Parents Information Meeting
• Build a strong relationship with RDO to ensure a co-ordinated strategy around visits with club coaches, club management and committees.
• Help to create better Club Performance Programs
• Promotion of appropriate provincial and national competition
● Work closely with National Performance Coordinator and Performance officers from other

● Develop a Talent ID Programme across the Province.
● Provincial Structure and Pathway Development.
● Selection of squads.
● Visit squads to develop coaches and aid implementation of programme.
● Selection and training of Junior Interprovincials. Captain the 3 day Interprovincial event.
● Help in selection and organisation of training for Senior Interpros as required.
● Organise Interprovincial Matchplay for squad players.
● Endeavour to make programme financially sustainable going forward.
● Develop a Summer programme and provincial camps.
● Improve stakeholder’s perception of Provincial Setup through improved transparency and communication.
● Attend National Academy workshops.
● Weekly Communication with National Performance Coordinator, including reporting and organisation of visits. Send pictures of visits for inclusion on social media/Facebook/website.
● Written report to all Connacht Branch Meeting and attend when required.
● To adhere to the Tennis Ireland Code of Conduct.
● Other duties as required.

Qualifications and Experience Required
● 5 years coaching experience
● Minimum Level 1 Coaching qualification
● Licensed Tennis Ireland Coach

Additional requirements
● Full clean driving licence with access to own transport
● Satisfactory Garda / Police Vetting Additional Information
● Remuneration will be €8,000 plus expenses per annum.
● The contract is 1 year in duration based on 8 hours per week with the possibility to extend.
● Flexibility is required with the successful candidate required to work weekends or out of office hours as necessary
● The post is Connacht based with travel as appropriate

How to apply

Letter of application and CV should be sent by email to by 5pm on Friday 27 th March 2020. Please reference Connacht Performance Officer application in the subject line.

Recruitment Timeline
Interviews to be held week commencing 6th April 2020.

About Tennis Ireland and Connacht Tennis
Tennis Ireland is the National Governing Body for the sport of tennis in Ireland. Tennis Ireland was founded in 1908 and has almost 180 affiliated clubs and engages with almost 80,000 players. Tennis Ireland stages Pro Tour events including the AIG Irish Open Championships, and selects teams to participate in the Fed Cup, Davis Cup and other international events at Junior, Senior and Veterans level. Tennis Ireland also supports the delivery of a wide range of competitive, educational and development programmes at local, provincial and national levels. The Connacht Branch of Tennis Ireland is made up of representatives from each of the affiliated clubs in Connacht. Connacht Tennis key activities are to develop a unified approach in Connacht to increase participation and improve standards at all levels. To represent Connacht Clubs at Tennis Ireland Board meetings. To enhance and promote all existing branch led activities. To select and support all Senior & Veteran Interprovincial teams and to facilitate Connacht junior Interprovincial and regional tennis squads.