Post Title: High Performance Sport Officer (Rowing)
Post Status: 3 year contract, Fixed Term
Department/Faculty: Department of Sport & Recreation, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
Location: Trinity College Sports Centre, Islandbridge Boathouse and other venues as when required
Reports to: Student Sport Pathway Manager
Other Reports: Lead coaching staff, DUBC and DULBC committees as and when required
Salary: Appointment will be made on the Executive 3 Salary Scale at a point in line with Government Pay Policy. (€34,285-€42,035 per annum)
Hours of Work: 37 Hours Per Week, weekday and weekends as required. (flexible hours will be required in line with role)
Closing Date: 12 Noon (GMT) on Thursday, 29th August 2019
The successful applicant will be expected to take up post as soon as possible.
This position is directly related to the continued growth and development of the High
Performance Pathway within the University with a particular focus on the development of
Rowing, which is currently one of four focus sports within the University. The High
Performance Officer will play a key role in Strength & Conditioning, sport science and program
support, enhancement of athlete recruitment, and event planning for Rowing. The successful
candidate will have a relevant professional qualification such as a sports science or related
degree and be UKSCA accredited, or have the ability to achieve this within 6 months. No
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previous experience of rowing is required but the successful candidate will have experience of
working with high performance teams or athletes.
Working directly with the lead coaches and officers from both clubs, this position will report
directly to the Student Sport Pathway Manager (within the Sports Development Unit) and
deliver on predefined key performance indicators (KPI’s) and goals. This position will further
establish a foundation for attracting and supporting top-level student rowers in the future.
The main emphasis of the role will be to provide athlete training and support to both men’s
and women’s programmes, delivering and overseeing regular ‘off-water’ strength, fitness, and
conditioning sessions in-line with coaching plans. The post holder will also be heavily involved
in athlete recruitment, community engagement, and club development.
Trinity Rowing has a long and successful history, with both Dublin University Boat Club
(DUBC), and Dublin University Ladies Boat Club (DULBC) respected and recognised
internationally. The 2015-2018 strategy for sport established the foundations of a student
sport pathway, with participation, education, and performance sport structures being
implemented. Rowing, as one of four focus sports continues to grow under this model, with a
collective plan in place and an emerging staff infrastructure.
Informal enquiries about this post should be made to the Student Sport Pathway Manager
Applicants should submit a full Curriculum Vitae to include the names and contact details of 3
referees (including email addresses), together with a cover letter (1x A4 page) that specifically
addresses the application procedure set out above.
APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED BY E-RECRUITMENT:
If you have any application queries, please contact:
Human Resources, House No. 4,
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
Tel: +353 1 896 4015