To develop, lead and deliver operational strategy for the 2018 Para Swimming European Championships at the National Aquatic Centre (13-19 August 2018).
Base of role: Paralympics Ireland Offices, Sport HQ, Dublin.
Reports to: Board Chair of 2018 Para Swimming European Championships, Dublin.
To lead operational delivery of the championships in the following functional areas:
Logistics; Finance; Transport; Accommodation; Volunteers; Office and Administration; Security; Catering; Environment & Sustainability; Monitoring & Evaluation; Visas; Accreditation.
To manage third party contractors to ensure successful operational delivery of the championships.
To work within and manage the event budget provided by the LOC (Local Organising Committee).
To sit on the LOC, providing regular operational progress reports, as and when required.
To work with volunteer LOC team members to ensure all other areas (including Sports, Communications and Commercial) are on track for successful completion.
To develop relationships which support the objectives of the championships, in particular with key World Para-Swimming and International Paralympic Committee staff and delegates.
To work with Paralympics Ireland’s event partners; Sport Ireland, National Sports Campus, Swim Ireland, Abbey Conference & Events & Failte Ireland.
Undertake such duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the post and the needs of the championships.
3rd level qualification in a relevant discipline and/or 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
Experience in large scale event management and operational delivery.
Experience in the organisation of an international sporting event.
Track record of delivering to target and budget within a deadline driven environment.
Experience of leading and managing high-performing teams.
Full clean driver’s licence.
Eligible to work in Ireland.
Sound business judgement and decision making capability.
Exceptional written and oral communications skills.
Strong planning and organisational skills, to include attention to detail.
Ability to think creatively and react appropriately under pressure.
Ability to be self-starting and take ownership of challenges.
Salary band: Salary to be commensurate with experience and qualifications
Contract status: Full Time Fixed Term Contract until the end of September 2018 with a
three month probation period
Preferred start date: June 19th
Annual paid holiday: 25 Days plus Public Holidays
Hours: 37.5 hours per week – All Hours Basis
Notice period: 3 Months
The successful candidate will be offered the role subject to completion of satisfactory Garda Vetting.
NB. This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of
the areas of activity and can be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation.
Suitable candidates should apply in writing with a cover letter and current CV by no later than 5pm on Thurs, May
25th to Sinéad Naughton at Paralympics Ireland firstname.lastname@example.org. Any queries on the role can also be
addressed to Sinéad Naughton via email, or by calling the office on 01-6251175.
2018 Para Swimming European Championships Dublin is an equal opportunities employer
and all applications will be treated in strictest confidence.
Interviews will be held on June 1st.