Swim Ireland, the national governing body for swimming, water-polo, diving and associated aquatic sports in Ireland, is seeking to appoint a part time (25 hours per week) Women in Sport Officer. Swim Ireland, supported by the Irish Sports Council and would be pleased to receive applications for the above post.


Please refer to the job description and specification document for a comprehensive summary of the candidate requirements.


The successful candidate will report to the Swim Ireland Finance & Commercial Manager with Support from the Director of Education for delivering the following initiatives detailed in the 2012 Swim Ireland Women in Sport, Irish Sports Council grant submission. You will also be expected to support the delivery of other Swim Ireland programmes.


  1. Meet & Swim: The creation of sessions in facilities throughout Ireland where Irish Women can meet and swim together. The sessions would be aimed at persons who can swim a little and with expert advice and the support of others could progress significantly.
  2. Swim-Fit Clinics: Clinics aimed specifically at people who can swim a little and do not feel lessons are for them or those who learnt to swim a number of years ago now but have not really been swimming since. The purpose of the clinics would be to offer them advice on their technique, standard, goal-setting and opportunities in order to get them started into more regular participation in swimming.
  3. Swimathon Series: The creation of a Swimathon Series consisting of a number of swims, namely the 250m, 500m, 1,000m & culminating in the 1,500m in a series of pools around the country.
  4. Masters Swimming – The Fun Option: Seeking to work with Masters Swimming to redevelop their offering and to focus on the recreational element of their sport to support an increase in their membership.


The successful applicant will be expected to plan, implement and maintain a vibrant, relevant and informative communications and public relations strategy around the above initiatives including inter-alia a Swim Ireland Women in Sport website, social media, advertising and branding.

Applicants must demonstrate their experience and provide evidence in successful project work. They must also demonstrate strong organisational, communication, administrative skills and demonstrate ability in building partnerships/working as part of a team.

The initial contract is for 12 months part-time. We are hopeful that the position will be continued thereafter subject to receipt of relevant Sports Council funding.

The post is part-time working 25 hours per week. The successful candidate would need to be in a position to commence employment within approximately a month of receipt of the job offer.

Prospective applicants should seek further information on the post from Ed Wyeth at the contact details below.


Applications should include a detailed yet concise CV and a detailed letter of application for the post including: 1. Reasons for why you want the job and 2. Experience that you have in relation to the Job Specification. Finally please also include any other relevant information that you may have in relation to the post.  Applications will not be considered unless both a letter of application and full CV are included


View the full job description here.

The closing date for applications is 11th April 2012

Applications should be marked ‘Private and Confidential’ and addressed to:

Ed Wyeth, Finance & Commercial Manager

Swim Ireland, Sports HQ, Park West, 13 Joyce Way, Dublin 12,


00353 87 419 3055 (Mobile)


      Swim Ireland is an equal opportunities employer