The Dublin & Dun Laoghaire Education & Training Board (DDLETB) provides a wide range of training courses for those who are entering the labour market for the first time and those who wish to upskill and/or change their career path.

Project FUTSAL (Football Used Towards Social Advancement and Learning) is a social inclusion initiative developed by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) which utilises the powerful attraction of football to engage unemployed people with mainstream education.

The FAI and DDLETB have teamed up to deliver a Local Training Initiative (FUTSAL) programme in South Dublin and are seeking to appoint a Coordinator for the education hub which will be based in the South Dublin Football League centre, Ballyowen Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Overall Objective:

Reporting and responsible to the FAI Project FUTSAL Manager, the main task of the successful candidate will be to set up, co-ordinate and train, continuously develop, improve and evaluate a Local Training Initiative for FAI / DDLETB in the South Dublin facility. QQI Certification for this project is Sport and Recreation at Level 4

Skills Requirement

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of working with economically, socially, geographically and / or educationally disadvantaged learners
  • Have a third level academic qualification (a qualification in a Sports related area would be an advantage)
  • Have a recognised Training Qualification
  • Have experience of training QQI modules at level  4
  • Be familiar with and have experience of the DDLETB TQAS
  • Be familiar with and have experience of managing QQI accreditation
  • Have a proven track record in administration and excellent organisational skills
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven self-initiative
  • Competence in IT systems
  • A knowledge of local and regional football structures
  • A full driving license
  • Have an understanding of the promotion of Social Inclusion through Sport
  • A knowledge of the role of the local statutory and voluntary sectors in relation to sports development
  • An understanding of the FAI Strategic Plans & Reviews
  • A keen interest in football and a nationally recognised football coaching qualification.

Training Programme – General Overview of Responsibilities

  • To develop the  LTI in consultation with the learners, DDLETB, FAI,  LTI staff and other appropriate supporters, which meets the learning objectives / participants needs
  • Identify QQI accreditation opportunities and facilitate learners in pursuing and achieving a major QQI award
  • Direct delivery of QQI modules to all learners on the Local Training Initiative
  • Direct support to FAI / LTI staff in the recruitment of suitable participants for the project
  • Responsible for overall management of the course tutors

Training Programme: Specific Duties

  • Co-ordination of a full-time LTI project
  • Co-ordinate the promotion and recruitment of participants for the programme
  • Co-ordinate the testing, selection and registration of learners with DDLETB when new project starts
  • Responsible for the welfare of and on-going support to learners to ensure they benefit from and successfully complete the programme
  • Design, deliver and evaluate modules for the LTI
  • Organise accreditation of the LTI modules
  • Hands on delivery of training of QQI modules for level 4 Major Award in Sport & Recreation studies
  • Hold regular meetings with the Assistant co-ordinator to develop on-going work plans / schedules to ensure smooth management of the project
  • Provide individual support and evaluation to all course participants
  • Evaluate learners progress with regular group and individual sessions
  • Develop individual learning plans with learners and facilitate progression to other forms of training, education or employment
  • Comply with all DDLETB TQAS requirements
  • Liaise with and report to the FAI Project FUTSAL Manager on a weekly basis and more regularly if required
  • Keep and maintain project records in accordance with the requirements of FAI / DDLETB / ESF / QQI
  • Monitor, record and report course participants’ attendance to DDLETB on a weekly basis
  • Maintain all necessary financial records and provide monthly and other financial reports to DDLETB and FAI
  • Support the preparation and submission of all necessary claims in line with DDLETB / TQAS process
  • Submit a written report to FAI and DDLETB management  at the end of the LTI programme
  • Control and monitor all of the equipment and resources needed to deliver the LTI programme effectively
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time or as the programme evolves

Other Duties

  • To take on other tasks and duties that will further develop the aims and objectives as requested by DDLETB / FAI
  • Implement Health and Safety procedures as per current legislation
  • Cover for LTI assistant co-ordinator when required

Hours of work

  • 39 hours per week.   21 days annual leave will apply (pro rata)


  • The position is funded by DDLETB and the salary will be based on DDLETB rates –  €33,536.88 per annum and will be on a pro rata basis for the duration of the programme (€644.94 per week)

Course Duration

The Co-ordinator is required for an immediate start. The pilot LTI programme is scheduled to begin in November 2015 and run until August 2016 approx.

Application Process:

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The FAI is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Monday 28th September 2015