The key purpose of this role is to develop and manage player welfare and inclusion support initiatives at club and county levels within the Camogie Association. The Player Welfare Co-Ordinator will report to the Technical Development and Participation Manager.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Planning and leading on the implementation and facilitation of coordinated programmes of activities and events, budget spending, materials production and distribution, research, and other resources to support player welfare and inclusion
  • Accountable for the establishment and monitoring of player welfare needs of both club and county players in relation to supporting and/or enhancing their playing performances
  • Design, develop and/or implement programmes to address these needs, drawing on sports science and other relevant expertise as appropriate.
  • Manage and communicate a strategy for the roll out of a player welfare model with all key stakeholders.
  • Establish, monitor and prioritise player supports to enhance the enjoyment and longevity of players in Camogie.
  • With relevant key stakeholders, manage and implement education projects on player welfare issues[1]
  • Act as the Anti-Doping officer of the Camogie Association
  • Liaise with relevant coach education structures and programmes to improve coaching and management standards to promote player welfare at underage, adult, club and county levels
  • Secure funding to aid delivery of player welfare initiatives and programmes through various sources.
  • Service the Camogie Association Player Welfare Committee and participate in appropriate Camogie Association and Gaelic Games family committees
  • Support and assist the implementation of the Government Scheme to Support Inter County Camogie teams .
  • Work with colleagues to support units in player welfare and inclusion related matters
  • Supervise and support interns, research students & projects, work placements and occasional contract work as appropriate.
  • Support the roll out of national programmes and initiatives related to player welfare and inclusion under the Camogie Association’s National Development Plan.
  • Liaise with relevant Ard Chomhairle committees and units as appropriate.
  • Liaise with GAA and LGFA and other Sport NGB colleagues, representatives and structures in relation to Player Welfare, inclusion, and other related matters.
  • Represent the Association, on Government Grant Scheme – Scheme Implementation Group (SIG) and other groups as appropriate.
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the Ard Stiúrthóir.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should if called to interview, be able to display and provide evidence of the following

qualifications/training, experience, specialist knowledge, skills/abilities and personal qualities outlined below in this person specification. 

Essential criteria

  • A third level degree in sports science or other relevant areas.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years’ professional experience in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated practical experience of designing, developing and/or implementing education and awareness programmes including delivery and evaluation of same.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake and evaluate research projects in respect of player welfare and inclusion, with a view to improving player welfare at all levels.
  • People focused with the ability to establish strong effective relationships with key stakeholders and influence others.
  • Practical experience of research, analysis, development and coordination of support services and initiatives for key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated Evidence of dealing effectively with changing priorities and situations.
  • A high level of proven organisational and administrative ability including IT skills across.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, reporting and presentations.
  • Self starter with ability to also work within a team environment.
  • Clean full driving licence and access to own transport.

 

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working in the sports sector, especially working with female athletes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of learning methodologies appropriate to young and adult learners.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Camogie Association Player Pathway Model and player pathway models from other sporting codes.
  • Knowledge of the Camogie Association and its structures, key stakeholders and partners.
  • Experience in dealing with volunteers/organisations in a support capacity.

 

Salary:

Salary                               €31,400-36,700k p.a. A salary scale is in place

€31,400 – €32,000 – €32,800 – €33,700 – € 34,600 – €35,700 – €36,700

Contract Duration:         Permanent.

Working hours:               Full Time – 39 Hours per week.

The Player Welfare Co-Ordinator role requires in person engagement with stakeholders and attendance at Camogie Association activities and events throughout the year. The successful candidate will be required from time to time to work weekends / unsociable hours.

 

Application Process      

Please submit a cover letter and up to date Curriculum Vitae addressed to the Ard Stiurthoir of the Camogie Association, Sinead McNulty to jobs@camogie.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications:              3pm, Wednesday 14th April 2021

Late Applications will not be considered.

Please Note – Shortlisting May Apply

Interviews will be held week commencing:        28/29 April 2021

As a result of Covid 19 Restrictions Interviews will take place online. Candidates will be invited to make a presentation as part of the interview process. The presentation title will be confirmed with interview invitations.

[1] At the time of writing, indicative work in this area includes education programmes on player health & wellbeing, insurance, concussion protocols, helmet safety, asthma management, injury prevention and rehabilitation, nutrition, disability inclusion, equality, diversity and inclusion, body image. This list is not exhaustive