Job Title:                      Club Development Coordinator

Department:                 Sport Department

Reporting To:               Senior Director, Sport


The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the development of the Club Programme in line with the prevailing Special Olympics Ireland Strategy. By driving a strong governance culture, ensure the participation and opportunities are a quality experience for both athletes and volunteers.

Skills & Experience

A relevant sports qualification is essential e.g. physical education, sports science, sport/leisure management. A minimum of four years’ experience in a multi-faceted sports role is desirable.

Good interpersonal, strong communication and planning skills to achieve long term objectives is required.

A thorough knowledge of all aspects of Microsoft Office is essential.

A current full clean driving licence and car will be necessary.

The role may involve evening and weekend work.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive the strategic development of the Special Olympics Clubs programme by guiding and supporting the Regional Development Officers who implement the strategy at local level.
  • Develop, implement and communicate processes, policies and procedures to instil a strong culture of good governance in Special Olympics clubs.
  • Oversee and drive the registration of athletes and clubs including the Annual Affiliation process in conjunction with Regional Development Officers.
  • Seek to devise and implement efficiencies in the registration and affiliation process for clubs with a move to an online process.
  • Manage the continued expansion of the Club Recognition Award programme.
  • Grow the development of a Young Athletes programme for children with an Intellectual Disability between 4 to 7 years of age.
  • Develop a process to integrate Young Athletes into established Special Olympics clubs.
  • Support the network of Coaching Children Tutors to drive quality coaching of the programme at local level.
  • Drive the Athlete Leadership Programme and work with the Regional Development Officers to strengthen and improve leadership opportunities for athletes at local level.
  • Liaise and work with relevant staff and volunteers in the implementation and roll out of these programmes and initiatives.
  • Participate in cross-functional training as required from time to time.
  • Develop and adhere to project plans and budgets and undertake any other assignments as may reasonably be requested by the Director

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 will be amended in the light of the changing environment within Special Olympics Ireland.

 How to Apply: Closing date 10th of July 2017

 If you are interested in applying for this position please apply online with your CV and cover letter –