Kildare Sports Partnership is seeking a Sports Hub Co-ordinator. This post will be to develop a new Community Sports and Physical Activity Hub based on the River Barrow at Athy, Co. Kildare and to implement a comprehensive plan to promote, attract and develop sustainable usage of the hub.

The ideal candidate will have a water sports and/or participation background, with knowledge of sport in Ireland and at least 3 years relevant experience.

Contract Type: 1 year initial contract

Salary: Depending on Experience

Location:  Athy, Co. Kildare

Interested applicants should send a CV outlining your qualifications and experience, a letter outlining your suitability and match to the requirements, together with the names and contact details of two responsible persons to whom you are well known but not related. Referees will not be contacted without your permission.

Applications should be sent to ksp@kildarecoco.ie or by post to Kildare Sports Partnership, Kildare County Council HQ, Áras Chill Dara, Naas, Co. Kildare.

Closing date: Applications must be received no later than 5pm on Friday, March 2nd  2018.

Job Description

General

The Sports Hub Co-ordinator will be based in Athy. He/she will report to the Sports Co-ordinator Kildare Sports Partnership and work with the relevant organisations and individuals to develop, co-ordinate and implement a comprehensive plan to promote water sport in Athy and attract and develop sustainable usage of the new Community Sports and Physical Activity Hub on the River Barrow.

The individual will also work closely with Kildare County Council, local water based clubs, schools and community based organisations to promote the new facility/amenity as a venue for sustainable community sport and physical activity.

Overall Purpose of Position:

To assist Kildare Sports Partnership in achieving its core objectives of:

  • Developing partnership and co-ordination between the relevant local statutory and voluntary bodies and maximising their involvement in the development of water sports in the county
  • Support the existing clubs on the River Barrow in their club development plans through governance, club structure and programmes
  • Deliver water sport programmes to key target communities as agreed by Kildare Sports Partnership including; schools, youth groups, clubs and organisations
  • Increase participation and the opportunities for participation in water sports on the River Barrow
  • Help to maximise the sports and recreation potential of the River Barrow by promoting existing events and developing new water sport events
  • Promote the Community Sports Hub as a venue for sustainable physical activity

Specific Responsibilities:

Reporting to Kildare Sports Partnership Sports Co-ordinator on an ongoing basis, the Sports Hub Co-ordinator will have responsibility for the implementation of current and future development programmes of Kildare Sports Partnership including –

Education:

  • Planning, organising and implementing education & skills courses
  • Assist in the development of training courses as required
  • Providing education, up-skilling and identification of volunteers through various programmes and Club structures

Development:

  • Organise and implement appropriate training and education activity for Schools, Adult groups, socially excluded groups, youth groups and people with disabilities
  • Organise and implement Summer / Easter camp programme
  • Deliver programmes to key target communities
  • Assist in hosting and promoting events

Facility Development:

  • Assist stakeholders in facility grant applications
  • Support and advise on the provision of a Water Sports Centre in Athy
  • Make maximum use of the River Barrow and its facilities

Management Processes:

  • Adhere to all management processes as directed by the Coordinator of Kildare Sports Partnership and / or persons nominated by them
  • An agreed annual work programme must be developed, agreed and implemented
  • Supply reports on dates outlined by the Sports Partnership Co-ordinator
  • Strictly adhere to procedures outlined by the Sports Partnership Co-ordinator in relation to any financial matters
  • A quarterly report will be submitted to the Sports Partnership Co-ordinator

Promotion of Water Based Sport:

  • Work in cooperation with all stakeholders to promote sport and physical activity and develop the Community Sports Hub on the River Barrow.
  • Identify and assist local community initiatives which may benefit the development of the Athy Community Sports Hub
  • Support the development of communications promoting the Athy Community Sports Hub

Administration:

  • Administrate all courses and activities including payments
  • Support the launch of the Community Sports Hub

The post is a one year contract, subject to satisfactory completion of a 3 month probationary period. The Sports Hub Co-ordinator will work 37 hours per week. Some flexibility of hours will be required for evening and/or weekend work to accommodate the service needs, for which time off in lieu can be taken. Travelling expenses will be reimbursed where appropriate from the office base in Athy.

Interested applicants should send a CV and Cover Letter by email to ksp@kildarecoco.ie or by post to Kildare Sports Partnership, Level 7, Áras Chill Dara, Naas, Co. Kildare.

Personal Specification

Health

Candidates shall be in a state of health which would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Relevant degree in Sports Development, Leisure Management, Health & Fitness & Leisure Studies or equivalent is desirable
  • Three years experience working in the sports development / community sector
  • An understanding of the community and voluntary sector and sports and recreation environment and of motivating those sectors with lower participation characteristics to become involved
  • Experience in the delivery of water based sports programmes and activities is essential

Skills

  • Ability to consult, communicate and network appropriately and effectively with all sectors of the community
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate work and write reports.
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to co-ordinate and facilitate events
  • Ability to deliver a range of water based programmes and activities
  • Ability to produce and access information efficiently and accurately
  • Excellent communications, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to advise, inform, motivate and support individuals and organisations
  • Ability to prepare, monitor and manage budgets
  • Ability to produce good quality publicity material
  • Good I.T. skills

Attitude and Motivation

  • A constructive, positive and progressive attitude to working as part of a team and an ability to develop partnerships with the wider community
  • A self-motivated approach to work
  • An awareness of the role and importance of both coordinated and inter-agency responses to local needs

Transport

  • A full clean driving license and use of personal transport for work is required.
  • Willingness and ability to travel

 

 Closing date for receipt of Application: – Friday, March 2nd 2018 at 5 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                    

Sports Hub Co-ordinator

Personal Specification

Health

Candidates shall be in a state of health which would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Relevant degree in Sports Development, Leisure Management, Health & Fitness & Leisure Studies or equivalent is desirable
  • Three years experience working in the sports development / community sector
  • An understanding of the community and voluntary sector and sports and recreation environment and of motivating those sectors with lower participation characteristics to become involved
  • Experience in the delivery of water based sports programmes and activities is essential

Skills

  • Ability to consult, communicate and network appropriately and effectively with all sectors of the community
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate work and write reports.
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to co-ordinate and facilitate events
  • Ability to deliver a range of water based programmes and activities
  • Ability to produce and access information efficiently and accurately
  • Excellent communications, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to advise, inform, motivate and support individuals and organisations
  • Ability to prepare, monitor and manage budgets
  • Ability to produce good quality publicity material
  • Good I.T. skills

Attitude and Motivation

  • A constructive, positive and progressive attitude to working as part of a team and an ability to develop partnerships with the wider community
  • A self-motivated approach to work
  • An awareness of the role and importance of both coordinated and inter-agency responses to local needs

Transport

  • A full clean driving license and use of personal transport for work is required.
  • Willingness and ability to travel