The Camogie Association is seeking to dynamic and innovative learning and development professional to the role of Learning and Development Co-ordinator. The post can be based at Camogie Association’s national office in Dublin, in Athlone, Armagh or Limerick.
The nature of the associations work will mean that from time to time, the post-holder will be required to work unsocial hours including evenings and weekends. Travel will also be required on occasion. The successful applicant must have a clean driving licence; access to her/his own transport and will be required to comply with Garda/PSNI vetting clearance in advance of taking up the position.

Salary: The post is a permanent position with 9 months probationary period. The post is attached to a 7- point salary scale ranging from €31,400-36,700 with the first point of the scale anticipated as the initial salary offer to the successful candidate.

Expenses: Expenses such as travel, and subsistence will be paid in accordance with Association policy. Annual Leave: 23 days’ annual leave. In addition, there is additional annual paid leave in the period Christmas Eve/New Year
Other terms and conditions include:
• 7% pension contribution from the Association and subject to employee contribution
• A time in lieu facility (TOIL) for pre-approved work over and above than weekly contracted hours
• Study leave
• Travel (bike to work scheme/tax saver commuter tickets).

Interviews for this position are scheduled to take place on Friday 22nd October 2021 in Croke Park.

Role of the Learning and Development Co-Ordinator
Reporting to the Ard Stiurthoir/CEO, the key purpose of the Learning and Development Coordinator is to focus on building and strengthening the capacity of Units, Officers, Volunteers and Staff at all levels of eth Association to grow our sport at all levels and deliver on objectives set out in the National Development Plan.
The post-holder will plan and oversee the development, co-ordination and delivery of education, training and support initiatives in areas such as succession planning, governance and compliance, leadership, planning and day to day administration of units such as child safeguarding, data protection, membership registration, games development, fixtures planning, supporting players, communications, marketing and business development.

The Association works to a National Development Plan ‘Reach your Goals, Exceed Your Expectations 2020-2023’ and to annual work programmes. The Plan is downloadable at the link below:

Key responsibilities of the Learning and Development Co-coordinator
1. Supporting Camogie Units
a) Develop learning and development plans and resources for the Camogie Association.
b) Support Counties and Provincial Unit Executives to develop and implement effective succession planning for key officer positions
c) Regularly review and support County Board and Provincial Council Executives to comply with the administrative requirements of the Camogie Association Official Guide
d) Roll out of national programmes and initiatives under the Camogie Association’s National Development Plan.
e) Facilitate training of volunteers both in-person and on various different platforms including Zoom and Microsoft Teams
f) Implement and co-ordinate training on a variety of initiatives including event planning, steward training, inclusion, good relations, PR-Óg and many more.
g) Support all camogie counties and supervise interns, work placements and occasional contract workers working on Camogie education, growth and participation initiatives in these counties
2. Learning and Development
a) Facilitate volunteers, volunteer officers, Unit Executives and staff at all levels to avail of appropriate learning and development opportunities
b) Co-ordinate and support a panel of high-quality experienced facilitators to support the delivery of capacity building and organisational development initiatives and manage relationships with training and other providers
c) Research and/or undertake needs assessments to determine new and emerging issues requiring support and to benchmark progress in meeting established needs
d) Evaluate the impact of all training and development initiatives (micro and macro evaluation) and prepare regular reports.
e) Ensure that all capacity building and organisational development initiatives remain fully compliant
with relevant regulations, laws and best practice standards
f) Stay informed of and advise on new adult learning methodologies relevant to meeting administrators and staff needs
g) Ensure that appropriate performance measurement and evaluation is in place for programmes and initiatives
h) Support the alignment of staff learning and development needs with the Association’s priorities and continuously assess these via the staff Performance Management and Review System
i) Communicate effectively and work along with LGFA and GAA to produce and deliver joint training to members of all organisations.
3. Plan, manage and report on budget expenditure, including preparation of tenders
4. Prepare grant and funding applications to support the Associations Learning & Development targets.
5. Liaise with relevant Ard Chomhairle committees and external stakeholders as appropriate
6. Work as part of a dynamic professional team.
7. Undertake any other duties commensurate with the role and as required by the Ard Stiúrthóir.

A staff member’s job description forms part of her/his contract of employment. The roles and responsibilities of staff may change subject to the business needs of the Association, in consultation with the staff concerned.

Person Specification
Essential Criteria
To be considered for this role, applicants must meet the essential criteria below:
j) A third level degree relevant to capacity building in organisations, human resources, people development, voluntary or sports sector management or other relevant area
k) Two/three years paid experience in capacity building, human resources, people development or volunteer development
l) Demonstrated understanding of how people and organisations learn and develop
m) Experience of conducting needs analysis and collating information to support development of training materials and conducting monitoring and evaluation
n) Experience of developing training materials
o) Excellent organisational skills, including an ability to prioritise, work to deadlines and execute tasks
p) Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of adult learning methodologies
q) Demonstrated ability to think analytically and creatively
r) Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders
s) Demonstrated experience of staff management and budget management
t) Excellent communication and presentation skills including analytic and report writing skills
u) Demonstrated ability to work across and within teams.

The following will be advantageous to applicants:
a) Train the Trainer (QQI Level 6 Module Certificate 6N3325 and 6N3326) and/or Facilitation Skills accreditation (QQI Level 6 Module Certificate 6N3669) or equivalent e.g., City and Guilds
b) Experience of working with community and voluntary groups or in the sports sector, especially within the Gaelic games family.
c) Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other IT related packages

Application Process
Please submit a cover letter, along with an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, including contact details for 2 referees, and an indication of current salary level to no later than 12 noon on Friday 15th October 2021.
Interviews for this position are scheduled to take place on Friday 22nd October 2021 in Croke Park.