O.N.A.K.A.I. is seeking to fill position of an Athlete Commission member. Successful applicants will be required to undertake Safeguarding 1 and undergo Garda vetting upon selection.


LOCATION – nationwide

ROLE      To be a spokesperson for athletes, listen to the views of others and communicate these views to O.N.A.K.A.I. Executive.


  • Represent the rights and interests of the athletes in karate
  • Establish a means of seeking athlete’s opinions via individual/group meetings, online surveys etc.
  • Provide feedback, support and advice to O.N.A.K.A.I. Executive and the National Head Coach on matters of interest and concern
  • Report formally to O.N.A.K.A.I. Executive at AGM through production of an annual report and/or presentation
  • Where required signpost athletes to the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI)
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.


  • Basic IT knowledge
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Trustworthy and respected, with the ability to maintain confidentiality about sensitive matters
  • Strong organisational skills, the ability to plan and organise meetings as well as diary management
  • Commitment to the role, passionate about athlete welfare and the continuous


  • Maintain effective relationships with the Executive Board of O.N.A.K.A.I. and those members of other organisations or volunteers who are also contributing to the development of karate within the region.
  • Carry out duties and responsibilities within limited supervision.
  • Portray a competent and professional image.
  • Be available and willing to undertake training necessary for the post.


APPLICATION Please send a CV and letter of application to Martin Clynch, Secretary to O.N.A.K.A.I. by email to info@onakai.ie  by 21.6.2019