This position is to be offered full-time/part-time  basis.  The candidate must be living in Ireland and have a good knowledge of the local geography. He/she must also have a good understanding of the inherent barriers to participation in a minority sport at junior level in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA). He/she must be committed to providing sports and cultural opportunities for children living in GDA within the ethos of the Olympic Handball Association.
Purpose of the Job
The overall responsibility of the Development Officer is to increase the number of underage players within GDA and deliver our ISP programme   as part of our agreement with European Handball Federation.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • IOHA Development Officer will establish and maintain links with schools, local authorities, community groups and other National Governing Bodies of Sport
  • Identify potential new Areas for Olympic Handball within GDA and help to develop these Areas
  • Increase the number of volunteers within existing Olympic Handball Areas
  • Increase the number of participants within existing Olympic Handball Areas
  • Send weekly reports to the Operations Manager
  • Liaise with other Development Officers from other Sports that compliment Handball and link in with any projects they are working on
The Ideal candidate will:
  • have a qualification in Sports Development/Management
  • have at least 1 to 2 years’ experience working within either Community or Sports Development or working within the Voluntary Sector
  • ideally have coaching qualifications or experience in sports
  • ideally have attended Child Protection Awareness training
  • ideally have First Aid training
Other Requirements
  • A full clean driver’s license and access to a car is essential
  • Experience of playing or coaching Olympic Handball is desirable but not essential
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Must be computer literate- use of Microsoft word, excel, power point and outlook
  • Ability to advise, inform, motivate and support individuals and organisations
  • Experience in delivering presentations and good communication skills
  • A self-motivated  person with the ability to work on their own initiative
  • Must have experience of writing reports
  • Must be willing to complete Garda Vetting check
Reporting to
  • The Operations Manager and IOHA board as required
Working Hours and Annual Leave
  • Working 20 – 40 hours per week, with flexibility to work some evenings and weekends
  • 22 days annual leave per year pro rata
  • commensurate with experience
Further details
  • Short-listing of candidates may take place
How to Apply
CV and cover letter to be sent through the Apply Now section below on or before 5pm on 21st August 2015.
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