VACANCY: LGFA – Leinster Development Officer

VACANCY: LGFA – Leinster Development Officer

Founded in 1974, Ladies Gaelic Football is one of the fastest growing sports in Europe with over 190,000 registered members. With over 1000 clubs in Ireland and membership growing by the day, Ladies Gaelic is reaching women and girls from all over the country.

To continue its development as one of the largest, fastest growing, active and dynamic sports in Europe the Association is looking to fill the position of a Leinster Development Officer, based in Leinster GAA Office, Portlaoise. 

Based in Portlaoise, working as part of the LGFA National Development Team and reporting directly to Leinster Ladies Gaelic Football Association, you will be responsible for the following exciting areas:

  • The implementation and review of our innovative development plan at Provincial and County Level
  • The chance to create and deliver a range of initiatives in our five focusareas; volunteer, club, player, coach and officials development
  • Building on our phenomenal growth in participation rates at all levels

This post is a critical component of the growth and development process of the Association.  Successful candidates will have:

  • a third level qualification in a subject which can be proven relevant to the post
  • Minimum one year’s relevant experience within the last three years in a position with responsibility for sports development – please note this is not a coaching role
  • Demonstrable experience of motivating and enabling others to deliver

Applicants should submit completed application forms : to:

Lyn Savage, National Development Manager Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Croke Park, Dublin 3.


Completed application forms must be received by the Association not later than Friday 8th October.  Late applications will not be accepted.

VACANCY: Finance & Governance Officer at Meath LSP

VACANCY: Finance & Governance Officer at Meath LSP

This is will be a part-time fixed term contract for a period of 2 years. Hours of work will be 28 hours per week. The salary for this post will be aligned to LA Grade V Salary Scale (pro rata)commensurate with experience. The primary function of the Finance Governance Officer is to ensure that all finance and governance regulations and obligations regarding reporting, compliance, sourcing, are completed in line with the Governance Code for Sport to satisfy the needs of Meath LSP and
key funding bodies.
The candidate shall have:
• A recognised qualification at degree (or higher) level or equivalent in Accounting Technician or similar
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in financial administration/management
• Strong internal control awareness and understanding of the importance of good governance
• Competent and experienced in the use of Sage 50 Accounts & Sage Payroll (desirable)
• Preparation of budgets and financial reports
• Preparation for financial audits and end of year procedures
• Banking and cashflow management experience
• Excellent financial, organisational and time management skills.
• Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft Office, in particular Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
• Ability to produce and access information efficiently and accurately.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong analytical skills.
• An ability to use own initiative and, work as part of a team or independently as the situation demands.
• A high degree of flexibility with a strong team spirit.
• Awareness of the importance and value of participation in sport / active recreation
• An interest in sport and physical activity Candidate must hold a full clean driving licence and have own transport.

Title: Finance and Governance Officer (FGO)
Hours: 28 hours per week. The chosen candidate must be flexible, and willing to work evening/weekends if required, with time off in lieu.
Location: Post is based at the office of Meath Local Sports Partnership, Navan, Co. Meath. Whereas the role is office based, flexible hours & remote working can be considered.
Reports to: Sports Partnership Coordinator.
Contract type & Duration of Employment: Two-year fixed term contract subject to satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.
Salary: Salary in line with the grade 5 local authority pay scale. Entry point €43,633 – €52,401
(pro rata)
Roles & Responsibilities:
The primary function of the FGO is to ensure that all finance and governance regulations and obligations regarding reporting, compliance, sourcing, are completed in line with the Governance Code for Sport to satisfy the needs of Meath LSP and key funding bodies. The post holder will report directly to the Sports Coordinator and will provide high quality financial & governance support to Meath LSP Sports Coordinator, Board, committees & staff. The FGO will have an understanding and commitment to the principles and values of Meath LSP and work as a responsible member of the overall team, participate in team meetings and ensure confidentiality and professional integrity at all times.

Specific Areas of Responsibility:
• Manage the day to day finances of Meath LSP taking responsibility for accounts payable and receivable
• Assist in budget management, financial projection and planning, procurement oversight, financial reporting and banking/cashflow management
• Manage & integrate SAGE payroll system & SAGE accounts system
• Run fortnightly payroll for Meath LSP staff team
• Where applicable, administration of staff pensions and any other associated staff benefits
• Support the coordinator in the preparation of monthly and year end accounts and in the preparation for the annual audit.
• Develop and prepare financial reports and quarterly/half-yearly financial updates for the Coordinator, Meath LSP board, committees, funders and regulatory bodies.
• Assist in preparing funding applications and quarterly/annual funding analysis/reports for Coordinator, Meath LSP board, committees, funders and regulatory bodies.
• Develop a system, with relevant templates, to co-ordinate and monitor funding applications, approvals and reporting timelines.
• Accurate tracking and recording of funding spend in line with approval rational
• Keep up to date on Meath LSP financial/legal obligations including CRO obligations

• Support the Sports Co-ordinator, Meath LSP Board and relevant committees in the planning, implementation and monitoring of progress with regard to compliance with the Governance Code for Sport.
• In partnership with the Co-ordinator:
➢ Prepare, review and update company policies for governance and present to coordinator for approval
➢ Develop systems, standard operating procedures and templates to support the implementation of company policies.
➢ Keep up to date and informed on governance matters, upcoming changes and information from the various stakeholders.
➢ Be the point of contact for queries into the Meath LSP on areas relating to governance
➢ Conduct regular monitoring and annual audit of governance compliance within Meath LSP and report findings and recommendations to the Co-ordinator.

• Support and contribute to the preparation, completion and review of Meath LSP’s annual operational plans for the delivery of the Meath LSP Strategy
• Undertake additional duties and tasks as requested by the Coordinator or other designated person.
• Be flexible in approach to work and undertake any other duties that may be required within the remit of Meath LSP – this may involve occasional evening/weekend work from time to time.
• Ensure that all activities undertaken as an officer of Meath LSP are in line with Meath LSP values, codes of practice and relevant legislation.
• Staff supervision may be required for certain bodies of work.

Short listing
Short listing of candidates may apply based on the information supplied. Canvassing will disqualify. Those selected will be invited to attend for interview w/c October 18th 2021 Meath LSP shall require the person to whom the appointment is offered to take up such appointment as soon as possible.

Job & Person Specification available from or can be downloaded
from our website or by calling 046 9067337

Please send Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae by email to:
Closing date for receipt of applications: 12 noon Friday 8th October 2021
Candidates may be short-listed on the basis of information supplied in their application.

Meath Local Sports Partnership is an Equal Opportunities Employer

VACANCY: CRICKET IRELAND – Commercial Partnerships Executive

VACANCY: CRICKET IRELAND – Commercial Partnerships Executive

Cricket Ireland is the governing body for the men’s and women’s game throughout Ireland, with ultimate responsibility for its national and international aspects. The future of Irish cricket is very bright given the growth of the sport driven by significant success on the international stage in the last decade leading to an unprecedented visibility for Irish cricket at home and
abroad. Our emergence as a sport of national significance is growing following the elevation of Cricket Ireland to ICC Full Membership and Test Status, along with entry into the sport’s Future Tours Programme (FTP) that now sees Ireland playing all three formats of the game at the highest level for the foreseeable future. At the beginning of 2021, the Board of Cricket Ireland issued its new Strategic Plan 2021- 2023. This strategy is part of a two-stage approach designed to synchronise with the ICC
funding cycle to ensure that resources will be available for a more expansive strategy from 2024 onwards – with the entire span of the period 2021-2031 shaped to deliver the overall vision to ‘Make Cricket Mainstream’ in Ireland.

The new strategic plan outlines the need to invest further in our foundations to ensure we have a stronger, more sustainable platform to realise our longer-term vision and objectives. The generation of significant and sustainable commercial income will be one of the primary means of building this platform, albeit that the Board is equally cognisant of the importance of the
visibility and reach of the game domestically to help achieve the overall vision to ‘Make Cricket Mainstream’ in Ireland.
Over the years, Cricket Ireland has developed a very strong portfolio of commercial partnerships and sponsorships, across all levels of the game from the grassroots all the way to the international arena. We greatly value our commercial partners and pride ourselves in ensuring their association with Irish cricket is harmonious and mutually beneficial, at a
professional and personal level. To this end we are recruiting for an executive to work closely with our commercial partners to
ensure that we not only deliver contractual obligations, but also that we deliver added value wherever possible. The successful candidate in this role will understand that servicing these relationships is a key component of ensuring happy partners benefitting from their association with Irish cricket, and keen to renew their relationship with us.

 Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

 Senior Management Team
 Events team
 Media & Communications Manager
 Marketing Manager
 Participation Team
 CI Sponsors & Corporate Members
 Provincial Union General Managers and Chairpersons
 Agencies
 Media

 Day to day operational point of contact with commercial partners
 Manage internal relationships with all CI functions (including MarComms, Events, Finance, Participation, High Performance, and support departments) to ensure that contractual obligations are delivered to commercial partners and to also enable the
Commercial Dept to add value where possible
 Work in collaboration with all sponsors to put in place an annual activation plan (including social media) for each one and deliver on implementation and on all sponsor entitlements
 Work with CCO on preparation and management of Budgets, Forecasting and Reporting
 Create and manage PO’s for all activity undertaken by the Commercial Department
 Support Finance department on collection of any monies due from sponsors
 Liaise with Finance to ensure all taxation elements are considered and understood on all new sponsorship contracts
 Support the CCO by identifying targets and being part of the sales process to attract new sponsors and corporate members on an ongoing basis
 Organise Stakeholder Workshops along with sponsor presentations with key sponsors
 Work with Events and Marcoms departments for the delivery and co-ordination of sponsor match-day entitlements to include matchday requirements (e.g. signage, programmes, big screen advertising, stands, branding of gifts and prizes)
 Design, delivery, sale, and execution of Cricket Ireland Corporate Membership Packages
 Implement and deliver sponsor online engagement plans (ensuring sponsor is acknowledged/recognised over CI social media within the agreed number of exposures per month/year etc.)
 Record and update sponsor and customer data on CRM systems
 Maintain Corporate section on Cricket Ireland website
 Manage relationship with Cricket Ireland Corporate Members
 Liaise with the CCO to develop corporate database
 Actively seek new sponsorship opportunities to grow sponsorship revenue and to raise profile of Cricket Ireland
 Support the Events Department with on-site support for all International and Domestic events
 Provide to hospitality manager list of invitees for corporate events
 Liaise with sponsors to ensure attendance at corporate events
 Assist with co-ordination of hospitality for sponsor events
 Support the Events team with the delivery of the Annual Awards and to co-ordinate sponsor involvement/representation
 Other sponsorship or commercial requirements as directed by CCO
 In close liaison with the Marketing Manager work on the delivery and implementation of marketing strategies including:
o Regular comms of all sponsors on all relevant CI communication platforms/outlets
o Promotional development and distribution
o Social media support
o Liaise with suppliers/benefactors
o General admin of the above

 Background in Sponsorship contract management
 Understanding of managing relationships with business stakeholders
 Account management experience Sales and Lead Generation experience
 Excellent administrative skills
 Exceptionally organised, be able to work under pressure, with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
 Attention to detail with excellent written and communication skills
 Ability to prioritise, work on own initiative and as part of a team
 Experience of working on CRM systems
 Expert knowledge of the MS office – Office, Word, Excel & PowerPoint
 Ability to work under pressure including unsocial hours, evenings, weekends, public holidays as the sport requires, in particular during the months of April – September
 Ability to travel, with own transport, nationally

This role is evolutionary and the postholder may be required to undertake duties not specifically outlined
in this Job Description.

The package will include a competitive salary range commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience and will include mobile phone and laptop for business use. The position is full time and 2-year fixed term.

The closing date for applications will be Friday 17 September 2021, 5 pm BST. Applicants will need to be eligible to work within the EU & UK. A detailed letter of application and full CV should be sent by email to with the subject ‘Commercial Partnerships Executive’. Your application will be retained as confidential. Please advise where you saw the vacancy.
Interviews will be conducted on or around 23/24 September with an expected start date of around 18 October 2021

VACANCY: IABA  – Inclusion and Communications Officer

VACANCY: IABA – Inclusion and Communications Officer

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) is the National Governing Body of Sport responsible for the development and management of the sport of amateur boxing in Ireland. The IABA is seeking to appoint an Inclusion and Communications Officer on a full-time basis, to deliver a pilot Inclusion Programme on a national level and support the development of a permanent equality and inclusion programme, as well as implementing a Social Media Strategy and Content Development Plan through IABA’s website and social media channels.

The successful candidate will work alongside the IABA’s membership and development team, in a leading role in the promotion and administration of the Inclusion Programme and oversee and deliver the communications function in IABA. It is intended that the person will contribute to delivering on areas set out within the upcoming IABA strategic plan. The Inclusion and Communications Officer will be adaptable, motivated and have well established skills in Information & Communications Technology (social media and content creation), stakeholder engagement, administration, planning, and reporting.

Location: The National Stadium
Contract Length: 1-year funded fixed term contract (6-month probation) with possibility of extension
Full time / Part time: Full time
Salary: TBC
Application closing date: Monday 13th September 2021

The IABA is an Equal Opportunities employer.

If you would like to apply for the role of IABA Inclusion and Communications Officer as indicated above, please submit a CV outlining your qualifications and experience and a brief cover letter outlining your suitability to the role.
Please submit your application to Human Resources Manager, IABA, National Stadium, 145 South Circular Road, Dublin 8 or applications may be submitted electronically to no later than close of business Monday 13th September 2021.
Interviews will be held week commencing 20th September 2021.

Please reference “Inclusion and Communication Officer” in the subject of your email.

Research & Planning
• Assessing the levels of participation of people with disabilities in boxing, taking account of socio-economic, gender, demographic, and other factors.
• Assessing levels of programme and service provision by relevant agencies targeted at encouraging increased quality of and, participation opportunities, for people with disabilities
in boxing.
• To provide regular analysis of the level of participation and development of boxing for people with disabilities within the IABA.
• To work closely with the IABA membership team to address organisational and membership needs.
Specific Areas of Responsibility
• Develop and sustain effective working relationships with clubs in IABA to increase the range and choice of sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities.
• Provide guidance and support to IABA clubs, to enhance their capacity to facilitate increase participation opportunities for people with disabilities.
• Work with the IABA Development Manager to strategically support the creation of and further enhancement of existing programmes to provide increased opportunities for people
with disabilities and to encourage them participate at all levels within boxing.
• Co-ordinate, monitor and report on the implementation of a range of equality action plans requiring development and consultation.
• Build positive relationships with all disability services providers to heighten awareness of boxing opportunities for people with disabilities and support disability services to adopt a culture that promotes boxing for people with disabilities.
• Work with your line manager to identify funding streams and opportunities to support the programme.

• Implement the communications strategy for the organisation.
• Maintain and update IABA’s website to reflect current services delivery.
• Manage IABA’s social media accounts, ensuring activities from across the organisation are published in a professional, accessible, and creative manner.
• Maintain and update contact lists for targets promotions of IABA’s services.
• Produce regular reports on analytics and engagement of website and social media.

Training & Development
• Identify the training needs within the IABA clubs and regional groups.
• Develop and sustain a network of voluntary and professional personnel through collaboration with Cara in achieving a coordinated approach to the delivery of inclusive training and education workshops across the IABA.
• Support and promote training opportunities for people with disabilities to understand the
benefits of participating in boxing.
• Enhance the recognition and promotion of quality inclusive practice across the sport of

Developing Links
• Link with major disability service providers and disability sports organisations about current needs and possible programmes and facilitating increased participation in boxing.
• Link with volunteer networks to assist people with a disability to be active.
• Link with the CARA National APA Centre whose role is to facilitate and support the Sports Inclusion Disability Programme at a national level.

Qualifications & Experience:
• Experience delivering inclusive content to a broad range of targeted populations.
• Experience managing and driving organisational communications.
• Minimum Irish National Framework (NFQ 5).
• Successful candidate must undertake IABA Garda Vetting & Safeguarding training.
• Full driving license and means of transport essential.
• Knowledge of IT including working with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and databases.
• Strong planning and organisational skills, including time management, prioritising workload and decision making.
Please note this job description is not fully exhaustive in nature and additional tasks may be required as this new role develops.
Specific tasks of the officer will be determined locally having regard to the overall job purpose (as set out above) with reference to the National Sports Policy actions and the objectives of Sport Irelands Policy on the Participation in Sport by People with Disabilities

VACANCY: Swim Ireland Leinster Club and Competitions Support Officer

VACANCY: Swim Ireland Leinster Club and Competitions Support Officer

Role and Reporting Structure

Reporting to the Club Support Manager, this role is responsible for supporting Swim Ireland clubs (Leinster) in their day-to-day operations and to work with them in all aspects of their development (technical and administrative). This role will also provide administration and logistical support in the co-ordination, organisation and running of all Leinster swimming competitions.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Responsibilities for the Leinster Club and Competitions Support Officer include the following:

Provide general Club support through visits, guidance, and direction

  • Visit clubs and meet with committees and coaches as required (virtual and face to face)
  • Ongoing answering of queries and support
  • Support affiliation and registration of new members
  • Assist the set-up of new clubs
  • Work closely with and build relationships with Regional Committees to support the achievement of their objectives
  • 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 are fully registering their members with all contact information
  • Enforce affiliation/ safeguarding requirements with clubs

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


  • Support Regional Committees in delivering their day-to-day operations
  • Support the Head of Safeguarding and Youth Development 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

Regional Competition Support

  • Liaise with the competition venues in advance of meet
  • Engage in contract negotiations with facility providers
  • Apply for meet licence for all regional competitions
  • Manage stock of medals and other forms of awards, including ordering within budget allocations
  • Book audio-visual and other equipment for events as required
  • Organise of relevant accommodation and catering requirements for officials and staff
  • Co-ordinate and organise swimmer, team manager and officials’ packs and accreditation where relevant
  • Co-ordinate the design and print of programmes as appropriate
  • Issue invitations for events to invited guests as appropriate
  • Co-ordinate arrangements for the Team Leader’s Meeting
  • Prepare, distribute, and manage volunteer rotas for competitions
  • Be available to attend and support Leinster competitions
  • Act as Meet Licensing Co-ordinator for Leinster region
  • Work closely with Leinster treasurer to ensure all competitions expenses are paid in a timely manner
  • Manage payment of competition fees by clubs in advance of competitions, following up on outstanding fees where required.
  • Engage and update the Leinster management committee on a regular basis

Essential Requirements

  • Be eligible and available to work in Ireland on a full-time basis
  • Have a full clean driver’s license and access to a car
  • Available to work unsociable hours including evenings and weekends
  • Excellent working knowledge of IT and software packages including MS Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Presentation or workshop delivery/ facilitation skills

Education and Experience

  • Relevant experience in a similar role
  • Undergraduate Degree

Key Qualities

  • Excellent communication and administration skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Flexible and adaptable attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Team player and ability to work on their own initiative as well as in a small, dedicated team

Applicants should note that this list is not exhaustive and is subject to change as required as appropriate.

Remuneration and Location

The package will include a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position Tenure: 3 year fixed-term full-time contract

Position Location: Swim Ireland Head Office, Irish Sport HQ, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Appointment will be made subject to satisfactory:

  • Vetting; and
  • Suitable reference checks.


Applications should be made for the attention of the HR Manager – Closing date for applications is Friday 17th September 2021.

Swim Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer

VACANCY: Swim Ireland – Women in Sport Officer

VACANCY: Swim Ireland – Women in Sport Officer

Swim Ireland is the National Governing Body for Swimming, Water Polo, Diving and associated Aquatic Disciplines on the island of Ireland.  Swim Ireland’s Head Office is based at Irish Sport HQ, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Swim Ireland is a private limited company with approx. 40 employees. For further information, please see our website at

We are currently recruiting for a Women in Sport Officer to join our dynamic team on a maternity cover contract. Expected Start date mid October 2021 – fixed purpose contract to provide cover for Maternity Leave. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivery of the Women in Sport programmes and events.

Job Title Women in Sport Officer (Maternity Cover)


Roles and responsibilities of the Participation Programmes Officer The role of the Women in Sport Project Officer is to deliver the following initiatives detailed in the 2021 Swim Ireland Women in Sport grant submission and to generally support the delivery of Swim Ireland programmes:




Swim for a Mile (SFAM)

  • Develop and deliver an indoor SFAM programme.
  • Develop and deliver an outdoor pool SFAM programme.
  • Develop and deliver a virtual SFAM challenge.


Women in Sport (WIS)

·       Deliver the WIS Coaching & Mentoring Programme.

·       Deliver the Swimmin Women programme.

·       Support the delivery of the Women in Sport Leadership programme.

·       Support the delivery of a Water Polo Referee programme

·       WIS Visibility (WIS funding dependent)

·       Women in The Water Week (WIS funding dependent)



·       Establish and maintain links with Local Sports Partnerships, Facility Operators, Community Groups, Schools, Clubs and others as required.


Other Duties

·       Set and monitor standards for the delivery of the WIS programmes and events.

·       Produce evaluations of the SFAM events and the WIS programmes.

·       Monitor the budgets for SFAM events and the WIS programmes, ensuring that spend is within allocated budget.

·       Produce regular reports detailing progress against targets.

·       Prepare and present reports to funders.

·       Other duties as requested

Working Hours

Full-time / Part-Time

Full time If Part-time, state specific days / hours per week  
Employment ·       The employee will be employed by Swim Ireland on an initial 7-12 month maternity cover contract.

·       The employee will report to Swim Ireland Head of Participation.

Appointment will be made subject to satisfactory:

·       Vetting; and

·       Suitable reference checks.

Employer Swim Ireland


Skills and Qualities Essential Desirable

  • Educated to Degree level or at least 3 years full time employment in a relevant professional environment
  • L2 Teaching Aquatics or Coaching Swimming or recognised equivalent
  • Current and clean drivers’ licence














  • Some experience of working professionally within the sports or leisure/health industry
  • Experience working in sports development
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Experience of setting a project and seeing it through successfully
  • Knowledge and experience in working across a range of aquatic disciplines
  • Experience in development, implementation and maintenance of a PR and marketing strategy supported in particular by Social Media initiatives



















  • Knowledge of sporting structures
  • Knowledge of the benefits of the aquatics for women
  • Knowledge of the implementation of PR strategies and Social Media initiatives










Personal Qualities and skills

  • Comprehensive verbal, written, presentation, oral and IT skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively and liaise with a range of personnel (such as swimmers, professionals, teachers and facility manager)
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and committed
  • Organised and able to report effectively
  • Ability to work on own initiative, under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Willingness to work unsocial hours
  • A strong team player
  • Comprehensive negotiating skills
  • Good time management skills
  • The ability to sell, persuade and influence others


















  • Willingness to travel to and between a number of different work locations
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • A CAN DO Attitude







Applications should be made for the attention of the HR Manager – Closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 12th September 2021 with interviews expected to take place the week of the 20th September.