The Camogie Association is seeking a dynamic and energetic person to join its national office in Croke Park.

This junior management position is a new two year post that will be centrally involved in planning and co-ordination of prestigious national events including our All Ireland Finals in Croke Park.

The post will also be central to supporting national committees, including specifically the promotion and awareness of the Association’s child protection and safeguarding policies and priorities.

The post holder will be required to work in collaboration with other staff and the Association’s network of volunteers at club, county, provincial, national and international levels.


Job location: Dublin with occasional travel

Job type: The appointment is for a two year fixed term.

Hours: 9.30-5.30 daily. The post will require an element of work outside normal office hours including weekends. A time in lieu system is in operation.

Annual Leave: 23 days per year.

Reporting to: The Ard Stiúrthóir

Salary: €29,500-€31,500 negotiable depending on experience, plus expenses (travelling, overnight accommodation costs and other allowable expenses).


Applicants are required to submit a maximum of 2 pages that demonstrate their experience against the outlined criteria plus a copy of a current CV. The closing date for applications is 5.00 p.m. on Friday 13th June 2014.

Applications must be submitted to or to Joan O’Flynn, Ard Stiúrthóir, Camogie Association, Croke Park, Dublin 3 marking envelope ‘Op.Co-ordinator’.


Key duties and responsibilities:

1. Work with the senior management team, other staff and volunteer Committees to plan and co-ordinate operational aspects of key            events, in particular:

  • Annual Congress;
  • All Stars Presentation Dinner;
  • Volunteer and Media Awards;
  • Annual Golf Classic;
  • All Ireland Club semi-finals and Finals and
  • All Ireland semi-finals and Finals in September
  • Other key events as required.


2. Work closely with the Association’s National Child Protection and Welfare Committee and volunteers at all levels of our membership      and other relevant bodies to:

  • promote awareness of the Camogie Association’s policies and procedures on child protection and safeguarding to the Association’s members, in particular to Children’s Officers at all levels of the Association and liaise with relevant third party bodies as appropriate
  • stay informed of best practice and legislative compliance on child protection and safeguarding, across jurisdiction where there are Camogie Association members
  • implement vetting procedures that are compliant with legislative requirements across jurisdictions and co-ordinate implementation of vetting related administration at national level
  • co-ordinate the delivery of child welfare and protection throughout the Association
  • respond to queries on aspects of the Association’s policies and procedures concerning child welfare.


3. Develop and ensure effectiveness of office systems and functions in relation to:

  • information and data management;
  • information technology;
  • facilities management and
  • human resources administration
  • act as Association’s Safety Officer.


4. Support the administration of national committees, in particular:

  • Ard Chomhairle/Central Council;
  • the National Child Protection and Welfare Committee including acting as Minutes Secretary;
  • the National Transfers, Hearings and Disciplinary Committee and
  • the National Final Appeals Committee
  • other Committees as required


5. Staff management


6. Undertake any other responsibilities as defined from time to time by the Ard Stiúrthóir.


Essential criteria

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A degree or equivalent third level qualification in a subject/discipline that can be proven relevant to the post or comparable work experience
  • At least four years full time management experience, including staff and management, or part-time equivalent
  • Demonstrable experience of planning and scheduling multiple projects
  • Demonstrable proficiency in information management and information communication technologies, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrable experience and effectiveness as a communicator including report writing, oral and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to work flexibly as part of a team
  • Proven ability to prioritise and meet deadlines in a cross-functional, team based environment
  • Proven ability to problem solve and exercise decision making
  • The values and attributes to ensure children’s participation in sport is enjoyable and safe
  • A commitment to confidentiality.


Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of and interest in gaelic games
  • Experience of working in the voluntary sector
  • An understanding and knowledge of child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures and their applicability in sport
  • Knowledge and understanding of organisation