As part of the The Way Forward for the Irish Sailing Association, announced recently by the ISA President, the core body is to create a more cost effective structure providing accessible expertise at a local level to help Clubs and Affiliated Organisations, increase and retain members. As part of this development key resources are being redirected at a local level through the investment in Regional Development Officers.  The ISA is now recruiting an additional RDO for the Eastern Region and will redefine the territories of the two existing RDO’s.
The ISA is the National Governing Body recognised by the Irish Sports Council for all forms of competitive and recreational activities involving sail and engine powered craft. Due to staff changes and the continued roll out of the ISA’s Regional Development Programme, the ISA is looking to appoint a Regional Development Officer to join the ISA’s professional team.


The prime role of the Regional Development Officer is to provide support to member clubs and affiliated organisations for the purpose of increasing activity and participation. The successful candidate, who will be based in the Eastern Region, will work in conjunction with the existing officers based in the Southern and Western Regions.


Ideally the candidate will be an active sailor with a broad knowledge of the ISA, including the structures and relationships with Clubs, Class Associations and Training Centres, ISA training schemes as well as racing & competition structures within the sport.


They will:


  • Report directly to the ISA Chief Executive and support him with the delivery of the ISA’s annual operational plan agreed by the Board.
  • Join the existing Regional Development Team to work with ISA affiliated Clubs and accredited Training Centres to grow and develop their activities, customer base and membership.
  • Promote and develop specific programmes and initiatives in line with ISA strategies, to increase the numbers of people participating in the sport.
  • Develop links between ISA Clubs, Training Centres and Local Bodies in the region.
  • Improve communications and liaison between ISA, Clubs and Training Centres
  • Support the development and implementation of the ISA Training Programmes
  • Support the ISA strategy to establish a regional development network.


The successful candidate will:


  • Have a knowledge of Club and Training Centre structures and activities.
  • Have good racing knowledge and experience
  • Have initiative, be flexible, creative and have the ability to work within a small team environment
  • Have high levels of energy, enthusiasm and commitment. He/she will be well organised and be capable of communicating effectively.
  • Will have a professional and proactive style with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Be computer literate with IT skills and experience of Microsoft office applications


Salary will be negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.


Letter of application and CV should be sent to Harry Hermon, Chief Executive by email to; Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 14th January 2015