Badminton Ireland are seeking to hire a Participation Officer for the Midlands region (Roscommon, Westmeath, Offaly and Longford).

Badminton Ireland are seeking to hire a Participation Officer for the Midlands region (Roscommon, Westmeath, Offaly and Longford).

Badminton Ireland are seeking to hire a Participation Officer for the Midlands region (Roscommon, Westmeath, Offaly and Longford).

The Midlands Participation Officer will work as part of the Badminton Ireland development team to help in assisting clubs, provide coaching opportunities in the area, and to develop the sport within the counties listed.

The full Job Description is available on the link provided here.

Interested applicants should send an up-to-date CV with a Cover Letter to before the closing date of 5pm on Wednesday 20th December, 2023.

Please be sure to include ‘Application for the position of ‘Participation Officer – Midlands Region’ in the subject line of your email.

Applications not labelled correctly may fail to be shortlisted.

Applicants will need to be eligible to work with the EU.

VACANCY: IABA Company Secretary

VACANCY: IABA Company Secretary

Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) is looking for a Company Secretary to provide high quality, professional company secretarial services and promote good corporate governance. This position assists in the efficient administration of the Association’s Governing Structure; ensuring Members are fully informed of legal and corporate responsibilities and ensuring full compliance with statutory regulations and corporate governance.

Job Description

Title:                                Company Secretary

Reporting to:                  Chair and CEO

Contract Duration:         Two Year Contract

Key Responsibilities

Company Secretarial

  1. Responsibility in the organisation and administration of meetings for the Board of Directors and selected Committee including agenda and all meeting preparation, circulation of papers, organisation of meetings and follow up to include minutes of the meetings.
  2. Maintaining action logs arising out of meetings and driving completion of actions.
  3. Manage electronic board paper software, including liaison with software provider.
  4. Arranging and co-ordinating the election process for the IABA’s governing structure.
  5. Oversight of statutory requirements, By-Laws, corporate governance, legal regulations and requirements. Input into the management of change to By-Laws and internal corporate governance where required.
  6. Advising on corporate governance best practice and making recommendations.
  7. Manage the development and induction programme for the Board, Central Council and other relevant committees under the direction of the chair.
  8. Ensuring compliance with legislation such as the Companies Act, Sports Governance Code, Protected Disclosures Act etc.
  9. Act as point of contact to co-ordinate all Governance compliance reporting and Data Protection (DP) requests and ensure that statutory obligations, timelines etc. are adhered to.
  10. Participate in any other IABA projects, events or activities as directed.

Person Specification

Personal Attributes

•    Confident and trustworthy individual who knows how and when to be discreet;

•     A self-starter and team player with strong initiative and common sense;

•    This individual must be a people orientated, tactful and diplomatic person with good judgement;

•    Highly conscientious, flexible and detail orientated coupled with the ability to work accurately and efficiently to deadlines;

•    Motivated individual with the proven ability to organise and complete tasks in an efficient, methodical and organised manner.


•    Third level qualification in a relevant discipline

•    Member of the ICSA (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) desirable.


•    A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in company secretarial or similar

•   Knowledge of relevant legal and regulatory requirements, and corporate    governance best practice.

•    Ability to design and implement new ways of working, based on company secretarial and corporate governance best practice.

•    Ability to work independently, under pressure and to tight deadlines, managing competing priorities.

•    Able to deliver quality written reports or minutes with excellent attention to detail.

•    Ability to take ownership and drive projects forward.


•    Strong communication and interpersonal skills;

•    Excellent organisation and time management skills;

•      Good project management skills;

• Strong accurate minute taking skills;

• Proficient in Microsoft Office;

General information:

Application closing date: 5pm, Wednesday, December 20th, 2023

This position will require at times an amount of evening availability with working hours spread across the week with time-in lieu.  The position will also require that the successfully applicant from time to time travels to IABA related activities/events. Costs incurred with be covered by the employer.

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 by email only to

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association is an equal opportunities employer.

VACANCY: IABA Company Secretary

VACANCY: IABA High Performance Unit Finance and Administration Officer

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) is wishing to recruit a part-time Finance and Administration Officer with the successful candidate to work in the High Performance Unit (HPU) at the Sport Ireland Institute in Abbotstown, Dublin.

Boxing is Ireland’s most successful Olympic sport with a rich history of medal winning performances across multiple Games. The HPU provides a world class daily training environment for Ireland’s best boxers.  It is a crucial part of the overall IABA approach to high performance development and sustainable world class performances on an international stage.

This is a great opportunity for a suitably qualified accounting technician to provide expertise in a key area that supports the Irish National Boxing program.  This exciting role will require a multi-tasker who has strong accounting skills and book-keeping experience, effective planning and communication skills, proficient computer literacy and a willingness to take on a range of administrative tasks to support key staff and athletes within the HPU.


IABA High Performance Unit (HPU) at the Sport Ireland Institute, Sport Ireland National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, Dublin.

Hours of Work

3 days / 24 hours per week, with flexible scheduling of hours.

The employee will not normally receive any additional payment for hours worked in excess of 24 hours per week, but may be permitted to take time off in lieu of such excess hours worked, if agreed with the line manager.

Contract Duration

Initial 2 Year contact with the possibility of extension. A six-month period of probation will apply.

Annual Leave

The association’s leave year runs from January 1st to December 31st. The employee will be entitled to pro-rata 21 days leave per annum plus 10 statutory bank holidays. Excess hours can be taken during a holiday period, after agreement with your line manager.

The employee is required to retain a minimum of 3 days leave to cover the Association’s Christmas shutdown period.

Salary Range

Pro-rata €35,000 per annum but subject to qualifications and experience.

Line Management

Reports to the National Performance Director and works closely with the High Performance Unit Manager (HPUM).

Essential Skills and Qualifications

This role is multifaceted and offers a great scope of work.

  • Experience in general book-keeping ATI (Accounting Technicians) qualification of similar is desirable.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in a similar role
  • Competent in use of Microsoft office
  • Advanced planning and good administrative skills
  • Task oriented and able to work both independently and under direction
  • Competent English language skills and good communicator

Desirable Skills

  • Understanding of Boxing as an Olympic and international sport
  • Previous experience working in a similar role in a fast-paced high performance sport environment

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the National Performance Director (NPD) and IABA Finance Manager, assist with establishing annual HP budgets, identifying fixed and variable expenditure and appropriate cost centres for effective financial management.
  • Manage all HP income and expenditure items, including grant allocations from Sport Ireland (SI) and the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI).
  • Assist the NPD with grant reconciliation, reporting and bi-annual HP funding reports to SI.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with HPU staff and all primary partnership groups, including Sport Ireland Institute (SII) staff, Sport Ireland HP Unit and the OFI.
  • Place orders, track delivery and reconcile invoices for any purchases, supplies and incidentals.
  • Assist the HPUM with day to day running of the HPU training programme, assuming set tasks and responsibilities per delegation of the NPD or HPUM.
  • Liaise with SII operational staff in respect of facility Institute use-age, access permissions, appointments and catering for Squad training camps.
  • Establish and maintain an HPU equipment and utilities asset register, identifying depreciation, maintenance and replacement schedules.
  • Attend IABA and HPU staff meetings as and when required.

This job description is not intended to be exhaustive and the post holder will also be required to undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the National Performance Director.

Core Competencies

  • High level of efficiency with an attention to detail in all financial matters.
  • Able to both self-manage time and priorities, and also follow the directions of others and meet agreed deadlines.
  • Maintain a positive and professional disposition while working under pressure in a fast-paced sport environment.
  • Team oriented with an ability to work within a small HPU workforce and with other high performance stakeholder sub groups e.g. athletes, coaches, Sport Science / medicine staff, IABA staff and officials
  • Solution based problem solver
  • Strong IT literacy with the ability to develop financial reports and presentations and, draft correspondence
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.

Application Process

Interested persons are invited to submit the following by email to

  • CV including 2 referees
  • Cover letter outlining how they meet the essential skills and qualifications, and core competencies by providing examples of how they have previously fulfilled the duties and responsibilities of this type of role

Application closing date:            5.00pm, 15 December, 2023 TBC

Anticipated Interview Dates:     2 – 5 January, 2024 TBC

Commencement date:                ASAP January, 2024

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The post holder is required to undergo Safeguarding Training, to be agreed with the Head of Safeguarding.

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association is an equal opportunities employer


Carlow Sports Partnership Announces Recruitment for ESF+ Social Innovation in Sport Officer

Carlow Sports Partnership Announces Recruitment for ESF+ Social Innovation in Sport Officer

Carlow Sports Partnership Announces Recruitment for ESF+ Social Innovation in Sport Officer

 Carlow, Ireland – Carlow Sports Partnership (CSP) is excited to announce the commencement of recruitment for an ESF+ Social Innovation in Sport Officer. This crucial role seeks an individual passionate about leveraging sports and physical activities to foster social inclusion while providing education, inclusion, and personal development programs for various groups within the community.

About the Post

Every day in communities across the country, Sport Ireland through its network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) helps people irrespective of age, gender, disability, or social circumstance to get active. The role of the ESF + Social Innovation in Sport officer employed within the LSPs will be to use sport and physical activity to foster social inclusion and provide education, inclusion and personal development programmes for European Social Fund (ESF+) target groups such youth at risk, persons with disability, disadvantaged women, ethnic minorities and migrants throughout the country. All programmes will be developed with an innovation and user-centric focus.

This role is funded by the European Social Fund + (ESF+) Programme 2021 -2027 through Sport Ireland. The ESF+ Programme will support the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights by seeking to:

  • Support access to employment for young people and underrepresented groups
  • Promote skills and lifelong learning
  • Tackle poverty and social exclusion

Sport and Physical Activity will be used as mechanism to support these principles and the Local Sport Partnerships will be the main drivers on this project locally.

Sport Ireland published its first policy on Diversity and Inclusion in Sport in 2022 which expresses its vision for a sport sector that celebrates diversity, promotes inclusion, and is pro-active in providing opportunities for lifelong participation for everyone. The ESF+ Social Innovation in Sport officer will work in collaboration with key local and national stakeholders to support the implementation of this policy.

Particulars of the Post

This post is a three year contract and is being offered at analogous Grade V on the Local Authorities pay scale.

The closing date for applications to the post is 12:00pm Friday 15th December 2023.

For more information, and to download the Candidate Information Booklet and Application Form, please click here.

Informal queries about the role can be made to the Sports Partnership Coordinator, Deborah Foley, via

For media enquiries, please contact:

Ger Bonner

Communications & Administrative Support Officer


VACANCY: Athletics Officer Dublin City Council Administrative Area

VACANCY: Athletics Officer Dublin City Council Administrative Area

Applications for the position of Athletics Officer for the Dublin City Council Administrative Area are invited from suitably qualified persons.

The Job:                                                                                                                                                         

The core focus of the Athletics Officer will be to work in a coordinating capacity with all relevant stakeholders to increase opportunities and sustain participation in the sport of Athletics for a diverse range of target groups in the Dublin City Council administrative area.  Core objectives include:

  • Delivery of athletics development programmes with a view to developing interest, linking participants to established athletics clubs/groups and developing new clubs/groups where need exists.
  • Development of partnership and co-ordination between the relevant local statutory and voluntary bodies, in particular Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership and maximizing their involvement in the development of athletics in the city.
  • Support clubs and groups to build capacity and capability to enable increases in the number of participants and effectively engage within the local community.
  • To design and deliver targeted interventions to engage specific key target groups with established low participation rates including refugees, new communities, ethnic minorities, young people, women/girls, at-risk youth, etc.

Full job description HERE

Remuneration & Location

Salary – Band 1, €30,681 (min) to €42,468 (max)

Position Tenure: Full time, on a contract basis for a period of one year

Position Location: Holders of the post shall reside in the district in which their duties are to be performed.


Selection shall be by means of a competition based on an interview conducted by or on behalf of Athletics Ireland.

Applicants are invited to apply by post or email.  Applications should include a CV and letter of application identifying competencies you possess in line with the above, not later than Friday December 1st to:

Tennis Ireland – Vacancy

Tennis Ireland – Vacancy

Role: Inclusion and Diversity Officer

About Tennis Ireland

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’s has a dual remit to sustain and grow our growing tennis community,
and to provide the necessary pathways and performance ecosystem for young players who
aspire to play on the professional tennis tour, to achieve against their ambitions. Hence our
purpose is to nurture and promote excellence at all levels of our all-island tennis community.
Tennis Ireland stages Pro Tour events including the Irish Open Championships and selects
teams to participate in the Billie Jean King Cup, Davis Cup and other international events at
Junior, Senior and Masters level. Tennis Ireland also supports the delivery of a wide range of
competitive, educational and development tennis programmes at local, provincial and national

Tennis Ireland is looking for an Inclusion and Diversity Officer to join the Tennis Ireland
Operations team based at our new Head Office in the Sport Ireland Campus in
Blanchardstown in Dublin. Tennis Ireland is looking for a talented professional, driven by
passion, purpose and pride to implement our equality diversity and inclusion strategy.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Support the development and implementation of an equality diversity and inclusion
strategy and policies.
• Support clubs in the development of inclusion and integration policies via organisation
of workshops, seminars, and networking events.
• Regularly review existing policies and procedures within the organisation and identify
areas where enhancements can be made to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion.
• Oversee the Tennis Ireland Women in Tennis Programme.
• Raise awareness, delivery and tracking actions set down in the Tennis Ireland Equal
Advantage Strategy.
• In conjunction with the Director of Development and Competitions Manager
o delivery of Coach Education and Officiating courses that specifically target
o training of additional female Coach Developers;
• Coordinate the development of promotional material to encourage women to engage
in Coaching, Officiating and Leaderships roles.
• Coordinate participation programmes for women and girls to engage with and play
Tennis (i.e. Women’s Try Tennis and Serve Swap).
• Further develop and project manage the delivery of a Leadership Programme which
will support and build the knowledge, confidence and connections among women and
girls to empower them to take on leadership roles within the sport.
• Oversee Tennis Ireland’s Enjoy Tennis Programme.
• Provide regular analysis of the level of participation for people with disabilities and
marginalised groups in our sport.
• Collaborate with Tennis Ireland staff to strategically support the creation of and further
enhancement of existing clubs/sessions to provide increased opportunities for people
with disabilities and marginalised groups to participate at all levels within sport and
physical activity.
• Ensure that Tennis Ireland events are welcoming and accessible environments for
participants of diverse backgrounds, including individuals with disabilities.
• Build positive relationships with a range of stakeholders and integration service
providers to promote diversity and inclusion in tennis.
• Prepare regular reports to track progress, identify gaps, and recommend strategies
for improvement.
• Research, collect and analyse data such as participant demographics, membership
statistics, and survey feedback.
• Work closely with the Operations Manager to manage associated budgets.
• Ad hoc duties or project work as assigned.

Experience Required
• Third level qualification in a related area.
• A strong understanding of the structure of sport in Ireland, preferably tennis.
• Excellent Project Management skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Minimum 1 – 2 years’ relevant experience, working with people with disabilities and
minority groups.
• Strong attention to detail, with the ability to work on own initiative and be capable of
achieving deadlines.
• Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Word and Excel.

Additional Information
● This is a permanent position subject to a successful 6-month period of probation.
● The position will incorporate the need for flexible working hours including occasional
evening and/or weekend work.
● The position is full time based on a 37.5 working hour week.
Reports to: Tennis Ireland Operations Manager
Remuneration: Depending on experience.

How to apply
Letter of application and CV should be sent by email to no later than 12
noon on the 12th December 2023. Please reference Inclusion and Diversity Officer role in
the subject line. Late applications will not be accepted.
Only applicants to be invited for an interview will be contacted. All candidates must have
existing valid permission to live and work in Ireland unrestricted. Appointment will be made
subject to satisfactory Garda Vetting, Safeguarding and suitable reference checks.

Recruitment timeline
Interviews to take place on the 19th December 2023

Tennis Ireland is an equal opportunities employer