Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland are seeking to appoint a Boccia Manager (Voluntary Role)to lead the development, implementation and management of the National Boccia Programme. The primary focus for the successful applicant will be to achieve a national network of Players, regionally based training Centres and to develop a National Squad of players.


Job Title: Boccia Manager

Reporting to: Directly to the Director of Sport for Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland And Board Of Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland
Location: Based in Dublin but expected to travel nationally


The manager will be responsible for developing and implementing the national Boccia programme for Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland. This includes the management of Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland Boccia Squads with particular emphasis on the development and implementation of a coaching and management plan for the National Programme. The Manager will be responsible for developing, coordinating and managing the
national Squad for any International Competitions. This includes working with the Director of Sport and the Boccia Sub Committee on all logistical and financial matters for the team for all the events on the 2015 plans. The role of the Boccia Manager includes contributing to the development of a positive team spirit and the creation of an ethos of elite performance by each player and support staff to the Boccia Programme. This is a voluntary position however, subject to successful completion of the agreed annual work programme, an honorarium may be paid.


Boccia manager Roles
1. The development, implementation and monitoring of a National Boccia Programme, this includes all regional, National and International Travel Requirements as part of the plan. A full list of all international Competitions will be available at the Interview Process. The Manager must be available to travel to all.
2. Plan, organise and support players and coaches at designated CPSI camps and competitions.
3. To work closely with the Sports Development Officer and Boccia Sub Committee to develop pathways through to the Elite Squad
4. Developing an Elite Panel towards participation in Paralympic Games.
5. Working with the CPSI Director of Sport to ensure that all programme requirements are reflected in the performance plans for the year.
6. Management of the annual Budget in accordance with the annual performance plan agreed with CPSI
7. Management of and coordination of coaching support and other support staff members for all events and activities with Boccia Athletes, including senior and potential panel events and logistical co-ordination of same.
8. Identifying appropriate support staff personnel to support all players
9. Presentation of detailed monthly reports to the Director of Sport and Boccia Sub Committee
10. Annual Performance Planning with the Director of Sport for CPSI
11. Ensure that all Boccia players and support staff are fully committed to CPSI’s National Goverance policy on Child Protection and Anti-Doping.
12. Work with CPSI Director of Sport to develop a number of CPSI policy documents including:
– International Selection Criteria for competitions including appeals process (one document per competition)
– An Athlete and Staff code of Conduct
– National Squad Athlete agreements
13. Specific sport entry details submitted on request and in adherence to deadlines
14. Development of an ethos of elite performance among all panel members and support

Essential Requirements
· Experience of managing high performance and National Performance squads
· Good general knowledge of Boccia and The international rules published by BISFed
· High Performance mindset and personal motivation
· Proven ability in the management of squads and volunteers
· Good organisational ability and competence in IT including email, word, excel and PowerPoint
· Experience of working with Budgets
· Demonstrate ability to work as part of a team
· Demonstrated excellent communication skills
· Ability to be adaptable and to perform to strict targets
· Sufficient time availability to carry out the role effectively
· A clear understanding and commitment to Anti-Doping in sport
· A commitment to travel to Team events both Nationally and Internationally ( Full list supplied at the Interview Process)
· Satisfactory completition of Garda Vetting
· Clean and current Full driving License and own Car
Desirable Requirements
· Experience of providing service support to athlets with disabilities
Closing date for Applications is the 9th January 2015
Shortlisted candidates will be notified by the Office of CPSI.
A letter of Application, with current Curriculam Vitae including a minimum of two
relevant references must be received by 5.00pm on 9th January to info@cpsi.ie or by
post to:
Brenda O’Donnell,

Director of Sport,

Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland,

Irish Sports HQ,

National Sports Campus,


Dublin 15