The Ladies Gaelic Football Association (Association), founded in 1974 has in Ireland over 160,000 registered members. The game is played in countries across the world. Five Provincial Councils covering Ireland and Britain are responsible for running championships and competitions in their provinces. 

 To continue its development as one of the largest, fastest growing, active and dynamic sports in Ireland and to complete our modernisation programme, the Association is looking to fill the position of a Munster Development Officer, based in Munster GAA Office, Limerick. 

Based in Limerick, reporting to the LGFA National Development Manager and Munster Ladies Gaelic Football Association, you will be responsible for:

  • The implementation and review of our development plan at Provincial and County Level in conjunction with the Provincial Council and the National Development Manager,
  • Oversee the creation and implementation of the Provincial Development Plan in conjunction with the Provincial Council
  • Working with Provinces and Counties to implement specific initiatives within the Province to support and enhance the games structures at all levels.
  • Meeting targets and implementing strategic policies as agreed by the management committee of the Association.

This post is a critical component of the modernisation 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 coaching and games development.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing people and organising events, with a record of working within the structures of a sporting organisation and excellent IT skills.

 Applicants should submit completed 2018 Munster Development Officer Application Form for this position to:

Lyn Savage,

National Development Manager

Ladies Gaelic Football Association,

Croke Park,

Dublin 3.

Email: lyn.savage@lgfa.ie

Completed application forms must be received by the Association not later than Friday 21st September.       Late applications will not be accepted.

JOB DESCRIPTION

 Job Title:                   Munster Development Officer

 Location:                    Munster GAA Offices, Limerick.

 Responsible to:          Munster Ladies Gaelic Football Association

 Salary:                        €30,000

 Duration of Post:       Three year contract, with a probationary period of 6 months, extendable to a max of 12 months.

  1. JOB PURPOSE

The successful applicant will report to the LGFA National Development Manager and Munster Ladies Gaelic Football Association. The post-holder will be responsible for implementing specific policies and programmes as directed by the Munster Ladies Gaelic Football Association within the Province of Munster. The post-holder will co-ordinate the implementation and review of our development plan in conjunction with the Munster Council and the National Development Manager, working closely with key partners across the Province.

  1. MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILTY

The main areas include:

  • Ensuring the implementation of the Strategic Development Plan and any new programmes and initiatives that emerge, with a strong focus on the development of grassroots Ladies Gaelic Football in Munster.
  • Reviewing the impact and success of strategic plans in the Province and the counties with an emphasis on gathering information to identify areas of success and those requiring improvement going forward for input into successive plans.

 

  • Co-ordination of all the coaching and games development activities across the Province.
  • Working with the National Development Manager in co-ordinating and implementation of inter-regional activities such as blitzes, coaching workshops and development programmes.
  • Working with Munster Council in the creation of new opportunities for participation and development in the Province.
  • Creation of new relationships with key sports partners in Munster to further develop grassroots Gaelic games in schools and clubs.
  • To co-ordinate links between Counties in Munster, in the areas of club development, participation and performance.
  • To generate new development programmes for the Province in conjunction with Munster Council and the National Development Programme.
  • To assist with the organisation and promote blitz tournaments for development squads, schools and clubs where appropriate.
  • To assist with the implementation of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s Coach Development Programme.
  • To complete any other duties as may reasonably be required of the post.

This Job Description should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive.  It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the Munster Ladies Gaelic Football Association.

 

PERSONNEL SPECIFICATION 

JOB TITLE: MUNSTER DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

The post-holders will be responsible for implementing specific initiatives as directed by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association in the Counties, Clubs and Schools within the Province of Munster.

Skills and Experience Essential Desirable
Qualifications and Attainments A degree or equivalent 3rd level qualification in a subject which can be proven relevant to the post FUNdamentals Qualification or a relevant Coaching Qualification.
Relevant Knowledge/

Experience

1 years experience within the last 3 years, in a position with responsibility for coaching and games development.

 

Credible record of working within the structures of  a Sporting Organisation in a professional or voluntary

Capacity.

 

Competence in the use of information technology, Windows packages including word, access, excel, power point and email.

 

Experience in dealing with administration.

 

 

Experience of tutoring coaching courses, workshops and seminars.

 

 

Understanding of funding issues and standards of accountability expected by public funding agencies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planning & Organising

 

 

Ability to contribute to the development of a strategic development plan.

 

Experience of organising events requiring the co-ordination of venues and teams of people.

Sound organisational and planning skills with the ability to be innovative, make decisions work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

 

Demonstrable experience in the development and delivery of strategic policy.

 

Experience in reviewing the progress of projects and gathering key information to inform the development of new plans.

 

 

Communications

 

 

 

Articulate with experience in the writing, submission and presentation of reports or information to a variety of groups.

 

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate integrity and develop appropriate working relationships with key partners.

 

Ability to work as part of a team and motivated to be part of a growing organisation.

 

 

Ability to lead and deliver training and development seminars across the Province.

 

 

 

Flexibility

 

Access to a form of transport which will permit the applicant to meet all the requirements of the post in full.

 

Able to regularly work unsocial hours including evenings and weekends.

 

Able to regularly undertake travel including over night stays.