VACANCY – Hockey Coach

VACANCY – Hockey Coach

The Teresian Secondary School, Donnybrook are seeking to appoint a hockey coach for the academic year 2021/22. The position would involve coaching a number of teams at all age levels (Junior and Senior School) and umpiring matches. Hours approximately13 per week (afternoons only) plus some Saturday mornings during the hockey season.

Suitable candidates:
-must have completed a Code of Ethics course, are subject to Garda vetting and will be required to agree to the LHA Code of Conduct for Sports Leaders.
-ideally possess a Level 1 Hockey Coaching badge or relevant coaching experience
-must have sports injuries first aid qualification Interested applicants should submit their CV (including referees) to the Principal (with “hockey coach” in the subject line). Closing date Friday 7th May 2021 @ 4.00 p.m.

VACANCY – Player Welfare & Inclusion Co-ordinator

VACANCY – Player Welfare & Inclusion Co-ordinator

The key purpose of this role is to develop and manage player welfare and inclusion support initiatives at club and county levels within the Camogie Association. The Player Welfare Co-Ordinator will report to the Technical Development and Participation Manager.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Planning and leading on the implementation and facilitation of coordinated programmes of activities and events, budget spending, materials production and distribution, research, and other resources to support player welfare and inclusion
  • Accountable for the establishment and monitoring of player welfare needs of both club and county players in relation to supporting and/or enhancing their playing performances
  • Design, develop and/or implement programmes to address these needs, drawing on sports science and other relevant expertise as appropriate.
  • Manage and communicate a strategy for the roll out of a player welfare model with all key stakeholders.
  • Establish, monitor and prioritise player supports to enhance the enjoyment and longevity of players in Camogie.
  • With relevant key stakeholders, manage and implement education projects on player welfare issues[1]
  • Act as the Anti-Doping officer of the Camogie Association
  • Liaise with relevant coach education structures and programmes to improve coaching and management standards to promote player welfare at underage, adult, club and county levels
  • Secure funding to aid delivery of player welfare initiatives and programmes through various sources.
  • Service the Camogie Association Player Welfare Committee and participate in appropriate Camogie Association and Gaelic Games family committees
  • Support and assist the implementation of the Government Scheme to Support Inter County Camogie teams .
  • Work with colleagues to support units in player welfare and inclusion related matters
  • Supervise and support interns, research students & projects, work placements and occasional contract work as appropriate.
  • Support the roll out of national programmes and initiatives related to player welfare and inclusion under the Camogie Association’s National Development Plan.
  • Liaise with relevant Ard Chomhairle committees and units as appropriate.
  • Liaise with GAA and LGFA and other Sport NGB colleagues, representatives and structures in relation to Player Welfare, inclusion, and other related matters.
  • Represent the Association, on Government Grant Scheme – Scheme Implementation Group (SIG) and other groups as appropriate.
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the Ard Stiúrthóir.


Person Specification

Applicants should if called to interview, be able to display and provide evidence of the following

qualifications/training, experience, specialist knowledge, skills/abilities and personal qualities outlined below in this person specification. 

Essential criteria

  • A third level degree in sports science or other relevant areas.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years’ professional experience in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated practical experience of designing, developing and/or implementing education and awareness programmes including delivery and evaluation of same.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake and evaluate research projects in respect of player welfare and inclusion, with a view to improving player welfare at all levels.
  • People focused with the ability to establish strong effective relationships with key stakeholders and influence others.
  • Practical experience of research, analysis, development and coordination of support services and initiatives for key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated Evidence of dealing effectively with changing priorities and situations.
  • A high level of proven organisational and administrative ability including IT skills across.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, reporting and presentations.
  • Self starter with ability to also work within a team environment.
  • Clean full driving licence and access to own transport.


Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working in the sports sector, especially working with female athletes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of learning methodologies appropriate to young and adult learners.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Camogie Association Player Pathway Model and player pathway models from other sporting codes.
  • Knowledge of the Camogie Association and its structures, key stakeholders and partners.
  • Experience in dealing with volunteers/organisations in a support capacity.



Salary                               €31,400-36,700k p.a. A salary scale is in place

€31,400 – €32,000 – €32,800 – €33,700 – € 34,600 – €35,700 – €36,700

Contract Duration:         Permanent.

Working hours:               Full Time – 39 Hours per week.

The Player Welfare Co-Ordinator role requires in person engagement with stakeholders and attendance at Camogie Association activities and events throughout the year. The successful candidate will be required from time to time to work weekends / unsociable hours.


Application Process      

Please submit a cover letter and up to date Curriculum Vitae addressed to the Ard Stiurthoir of the Camogie Association, Sinead McNulty to

Closing date for receipt of applications:              3pm, Wednesday 14th April 2021

Late Applications will not be considered.

Please Note – Shortlisting May Apply

Interviews will be held week commencing:        28/29 April 2021

As a result of Covid 19 Restrictions Interviews will take place online. Candidates will be invited to make a presentation as part of the interview process. The presentation title will be confirmed with interview invitations.

[1] At the time of writing, indicative work in this area includes education programmes on player health & wellbeing, insurance, concussion protocols, helmet safety, asthma management, injury prevention and rehabilitation, nutrition, disability inclusion, equality, diversity and inclusion, body image. This list is not exhaustive

VACANCY – Player Welfare & Inclusion Co-ordinator

VACANCY – Communications Manager

The Camogie Association is recruiting for the role of Communications Manager.

The Communications Manager will be responsible for the development and management of all publications, broadcasting, public & media relations, communication of promotional campaigns, initiatives and strategies for the Association. The Communications Manager working as part of the Commercial Development and Communications team will support all marketing, sponsorship and promotion and to raise the profile of the Camogie Association. The Communications Manager will report to the Commercial Development Manager and Ard Stiurthoir in the absence of the Commercial Development Manager.

The Communications Manager as part of the Commercial Development, Marketing and Communication team will be responsible for the design, delivery and impact assessment of communications and media (all forms) for the Camogie Association. The Communications Manager role is key position in raising awareness of the Association, its activities, events , fixtures and strategic relationships with sponsors and partners, and will promote Camogie’s unique position in Irish sport as a UNESCO heritage sport.

The Association National Development 2020-2023 – Reach Your Goals, Exceed Your Expectations sets out key goals in areas of communications, brand identity and engagement (media/ social media/ broadcasting etc) which will form cornerstones of the work of the successful candidate in this role.

Key responsibilities

  1. Development and implementation of Association’s Communication Strategy and annual communications work plans in line with National Development Plan objectives.
  2. Ensure effective and appropriate communications with members (of all ages), partners, stakeholders and media outlets through development and implementation of annual Communication workplan.
  3. Liaison with units where necessary to gather and disseminate information.
  4. Manage the direction, design and production of Camogie Association publications and national website, ensuring that all aspects of the website are maintained, up to date and support the commercial, public relations and marketing strategy of the Association.
  5. Manage the PR & communication strategy for all major Association events including organisation of media launches, Communication, and promotion of specific initiatives and national events, working in collaboration with relevant staff, particularly the Operations Co-ordinator.
  6. Identify and develop opportunities to raise the profile of Camogie and actively promote the Association maximising use all of forms of the media.
  7. Monitor, Review and report on annual communications, broadcast and media work plans detailing impact and outputs.
  8. Manage the development, delivery and evaluation of communications campaigns, utilising the annual corporate communications calendar regarding key national games, initiatives and events, to internal and external stakeholders, across a range of media, to enhance the image and reputation of Camogie and the Camogie Association.
  9. Support the work of the Commercial Development Manager through:
    1. development and implementation of a digital communications plan to deliver on objectives in relation to sponsorship agreements, activations and activities,
    2. with particular consideration of key national games, ticketing, activities and events and
    3. communication with members in relation to brand and identity.
  10. Develop, manage and review effectiveness of Association’s media relations, maximising coverage through strategic planning of engagements, including strong and productive relationships with media representatives particularly in print and broadcasting sectors.
  11. Work with the Learning & Development Co-ordinator to Support the development of a network of voluntary County Board and Provincial Council Camogie PROs, and the operation, education, training and support of this PRO network & PR Óg programme – to develop communication plans, PR strategies and programmes and encourage/ ensure engagement with National Platforms.
  12. Ensure effective procurement of communications related supplies and services to achieve best value for money.
  13. Collaborate with Association colleagues on planning and delivering of all communications to ensure that all support our vision, mission, purpose and strategic priorities.
  14. Manage staff, consultants, third party suppliers and interns/work placements as appropriate.
  15. Support the work of National Communications Committee/ Working Group as required.
  16. Maintain relationships with relevant personnel in the GAA/LGFA/GPA, funders, charitable partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  17. Represent the Association as required at internal and external events and committees.
  18. Produce reports for Ard Chomhairle and the Ard Stiúrthóir as required.
  19. Undertake other relevant tasks as requested by the Ard Stiúrthóir.
Qualifications & Skills
  • An honours Degree in public relations, journalism, communications or marketing.
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic and annual plans, and budgets.
  • Interest and experience of web management and extensive use of social media platforms.
  • Have an understanding of Gaelic Games and a knowledge of the structures and operations of a sporting organisation.
  • Strong relationship development and project management skills are required
  • Event management experience and skill in dealing with the media and at a national level when planning and covering major events.
  • Excellent survey preparation, analytics and reporting capabilities.
  • Demonstratable experience in ensuring that an organisation message is consistent and engaging.
  • An interest in/ willingness to utilise the Irish language in communication platforms.
  • Understanding and experience of the different communications mechanisms which can be utilised and are appropriate for communication with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated ability of managing multiple projects, work well under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities.
Personal Attributes
  • A high degree of initiative.
  • Excellent communication skills – written, verbal & report writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills with the ability to build effective relationships with a variety of diverse stakeholders at local and national level.
  • A high degree of motivation and self management
  • The ability to work both individually and as part of a team.
  • a minimum of three years’ experience in a communications / commercial / public relations role – gained either in house in a sports related industry and/or with an Agency with exposure to sports related industry highly preferable.
  • Must have a knowledge and understanding of the background and history of the sport.
  • Must be well versed in website management and the use and management of social media platforms and online content.
  • Must have demonstratable experience in preparing and publishing content for various media platforms (internal & external communications).
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing detailed media reports, press releases, and marketing materials.
  • Experience in preparing communication materials for diverse audiences.


Terms & Conditions:

The Communications Manager will be a member of the Camogie Association Junior Management team.

Salary                               €31,400-36,700k p.a. (salary scale in operation)

€31,400 – €32,000 – €32,800 – €33,700 – € 34,600 – €35,700 – €36,700

Contract Duration:         Permanent. A nine (9) Month probationary period will apply.

Working hours:               Full Time – 39 Hours per week.

  • The Communications Manger role requires in person engagement with stakeholders and attendance at Camogie Association activities and events throughout the year. The successful candidate will be required from time to time to work weekends/ evenings/ outside of office working hours.
  • The post is based in the Camogie Association’s offices in Dublin.
  • Expenses such as travel, overnight accommodation where required and other allowable expenditure will also be paid.
  • A pension contribution from the Association, subject to employee contribution. The contribution is either 3% or 7% by agreement.
  • The post holder will be required to have access to transport/a clean full driving licence and the appointment will be subject to Garda/PSNI vetting clearance.
  • Annual leave entitlement of 23 days per annum. In addition, there is additional annual paid leave in the Christmas Eve/New Year period.
  • The Association also provides study leave and facilitates a bike to work scheme/tax saver commuter ticket.


Application process and closing date

Applications to include a covering letter and an up to date C.V. including details of two references, must be submitted to clearly marked ‘Communications Manager’.

Closing date for applications is 3.00 p.m. on Thursday 22nd April 2021.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Shortlisting May Apply

Indicative dates for interviews are Tuesday 4th May 2021. Given current travel restrictions it is likely that these will take place using an online format.

VACANCY – Administrator

VACANCY – Administrator

Title: Administrator
Duration of Employment: Fixed term 12 Month Contract
Reports to: Coordinator/Finance and Admin Officer

 Lead and Support the administration of day-to-day finances:
o Administer Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.
o Administer the monthly accounting reconciliations.
o Administer credit control/debt collection.
o Assist with procurement and risk management processes.
o Assist in preparation of year-end audit.
 General office administration and secretarial duties including
o Answering and responding to telephone and email queries.
o Filing/Photocopying.
o Ordering and maintaining office stationery stock.
o Dealing with incoming and outgoing post.
o Maintain office.
 Assist in the organisation and booking of venues for the delivery of Sports Partnership courses/initiatives/workshops.
 Maintain Sports Partnership databases, i.e. participation, equipment etc.
 Support and maintenance of company platforms, Cirrico, Salesforce, Eventmaster, Assets Register etc.
 Undertake additional duties and tasks as requested by the Coordinator, Management and Finance & Administration Officer.
 Under current pandemic guidelines all employees of Cork Local Sports Partnership CLG are required to work remotely. The post will be office based pending the ease of remote working restrictions.

Knowledge and Skills:
 Prior working experience in a busy office environment.
 Excellent telephone and communication skills.
 Excellent computer skills with working knowledge of Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
 Excellent organisational and time management skills.
 Excellent attention to detail.
 Strong analytical skills.
 A high degree of flexibility with a strong team spirit.
 Highly motivated, an ability to use own initiative, work as part of a team or independently as the situation demands.
 Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure.

 Relevant qualification in the area of administration is essential. (e.g. Accounting Technician, Sports Administration)
 Relevant typing/secretarial & ECDL/Microsoft Office training.
 Full clean driving licence.

Cork Local Sports Partnership Company Limited by Guarantee wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons for the Administrator contract post. Reporting to the Coordinator and Finance & Admin Officer, the Administrator will be
responsible for the administration of CSP accounting/book-keeping in addition to undertaking general office administration tasks. A competitive salary is offered for the duration of the fixed term 12 month contract. A detailed job specification can be obtained by emailing To apply please forward a cover letter and curriculum vitae by email to Applications to be received no later than 1 pm on Friday 23rd of April 2021. Shortlisting will apply.
Cork Local Sports Partnership CLG is an equal opportunities employer.

VACANCY – Walking Promotion Officer

VACANCY – Walking Promotion Officer

The Walking Promotion Officer (WPO) will lead the advocacy, promotion and development of walking on behalf of all local and national partners and agencies. The WPO will implement a programme of work that is aligned to the Get Ireland Walking Strategy 2021 – 2023 and the local Get Cork Walking plan.

Specific Responsibilities:
Marketing & Promotion
 Lead, Promote and increase awareness of Walking in Cork and nationally with the support of the team in Cork Sports Partnership (CSP) and Get Ireland Walking (GIW).
 Identify and secure, in consultation with the steering committee, opportunities that present in the area of public relations and marketing for CSP, GIW and the local and national walking plan.
 Liaise directly with the GIW Communications Officer to ensure that all walking promotion in Cork aligns with national objectives and ongoing consistent branding.
 Develop an annual promotional and marketing campaign for Cork in line with the national objectives of GIW.
 Collate walking participation material for inclusion in a regular CSP e-zine and quarterly updates to the steering committee.
 Provide support and assistance in maintaining an up-to-date members database of groups and clubs
 Prepare regular reports and updates for partners on the continued developments as part of the WPO role.

Planning and Programme Development
 Coordinate the Get Cork Walking operational plan with specific emphasis on key demographics currently not participating in recreation walking.
 Lead the local Steering Committee, through a regular (monthly) coordination of meetings and circulation of minutes for same across all ongoing operations.
 Work with the GIW team and Research Officer in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) on the agreed research and evaluation of the walking plan for Cork.
 Coordinate and plan for the development of new walking programmes and initiatives with CSP Staff and link with relevant organisations for implementation of same.
 Contribute to ensuring that all programmes and courses are operated on a userfriendly professional basis and delivered to the highest standard.
 Build capacity and foster relationships with existing and new partners in Cork that will assist in the development of a blueprint for walking promotion/development and interagency work in Cork.
 Support and assist with preparations for Sports Partnership’s annual flagship events and initiatives as required including the Cork Rebel Events. Support local walking clubs and groups to underpin their club development structures through the Cork Walking Forum.

Person Specifications

Candidates shall be in a state of health which would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

Qualifications and Experience
 A relevant third level qualification to degree level or equivalent in business/marketing and or sports, recreation and health promotion.
 Ability to demonstrate relevant marketing experience in the tools and strategies used to develop public campaigns from concept to execution.
 Interest in/ knowledge of walking / physical activity /public interest.
 An understanding of the sports and recreation sector and the motivating factors that encourage participation in walking/physical activity by the general public.

 Relevant walking experience and coaching qualification.
 Strategic Planning, Leadership and Management
 Experience in the areas of education, social or community development work or of working in the community sector in a developmental and supportive capacity either in paid or voluntary role.

 Ability to develop strong, collaborative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including colleagues, communities, volunteers and wider partners from external agencies.
 Ability to monitor and evaluate work and write reports
 Excellent administrative and organisational skills
 Ability to produce and access information efficiently and accurately
 Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills
 Ability to advise, inform, motivate and support individuals and organisations
 Ability to prepare, monitor and manage budgets and to prepare funding applications
 Excellent I.T. skills.

Attitude and Motivation
 A constructive, innovative, positive and progressive attitude to working as part of the Sports Partnership and the Get Ireland Walking team.
 An ability to develop partnerships with the wider community
 A self-motivated approach to work.
 Be a proactive team player and possess the ability to work well in a dynamic environment.
 An awareness of the role and importance of the coordinated inter-agency approach to the strategic development and promotion of walking locally and nationally.Transport A full clean driving license and use of personal transport for work is required. The successful applicant must be willing, and be in a position, to travel.

Particulars of the Post
Reports / Reporting Structure
The successful applicant will report to the Programme Manager or his/her appointee. In addition, the successful applicant will be required to provide the supervisory board (Steering Committee) with concise progress reports relating to agreed monthly, quarterly and annual work programme scheduling. Quarterly meetings will also be held with the Steering

Committee of the role.
Duration of Contract
A fixed term part-time contract of 12 months will be offered to the successful applicant.

Remuneration and Annual Leave
The agreed 12 month salary will be will be payable in equal monthly installments in arrears by electronic fund transfer to your bank account. Annual Leave entitlement accrues at 8% of hours worked.

Hours of Work
A programme of agreed work will be coordinated in consultation with management for 20 hours per week. However the successful 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.

All properly vouched out of pocket expenses reasonably incurred will be reimbursed in accordance with the Sports Partnership’s policies and procedures.

Shortlisting of applicants will apply. Cork Local Sports Partnership is an equal opportunities employer.


To apply :
Please forward a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Shortlisting will apply.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 12th of April at 12noon.

VACANCY – Governance Committee Vacancy

VACANCY – Governance Committee Vacancy

Triathlon Ireland is now seeking members of the new Governance Committee
The Committee plays a pivotal role in advising on governance issues, ensuring implementation and adherence to the Governance Code, and leading the process for Board Director nominations, appointments and succession planning.

The Committee plays a pivotal role in advising on governance issues, ensuring implementation and adherence to the Governance Code, and leading the process for Board Director nominations, appointments and succession planning.



  • Oversight of TI governance policies including making recommendations to the Board in relation to governance policy approval.


  • Maintenance of the Board’s Terms of Reference and compliance with the Triathlon Ireland Constitution


  • Lead the process for appointments, identify and recommend suitable candidates based on merit and objective criteria (giving considerations to balance of skills, knowledge, experience and the promotion of diversity of gender, social and ethnic backgrounds, cognitive and personal strengths) for the approval of Board vacancies as and when they arise


  • Board succession planning: Leading boards now look much further into the future when developing their long-term strategies for the business, taking into account the challenges and opportunities facing the organisation; and what skills and expertise are most desired in addressing the governance mandates


  • Review the structure, size and composition of the Board and make recommendations to the Board with regard to any changes


  • Ensure new appointments to the Board receive the Board Governance Induction Pack, and ensure introductions with the President, Chairperson of the Audit Sub-Committee and the Executive ;


  • Oversee Board member continued training and development as to ensure Board Members have the opportunity to evolve their knowledge and skills


Person Specification

The role and responsibilities of the Governance Committee require a range of skills and attributes within its make up. Committee members should have the following skillset in part or in full:

  • Understanding of strategy/succession planning
  • Knowledge of the current organisational structure
  • Influencing skills
  • Understanding of good governance principles and their application to not for profits
  • Familiar with the association’s mission, vision, values, and goals
  • Understanding of the Triathlon Ireland, World Triathlon & European Triathlon Constitution


Applications with a CV and cover letter should be made to by close of business on 9th April 2021.


Candidates who would like more information on the Governance committee vacancies can contact Orla Nugent at