Rowing Ireland is a membership organisation funded partly by Sport Ireland. The organisation is responsible for the development and participation of rowing and indoor rowing in Ireland, and for the training and selection of individual rowers and crews representing Ireland. Rowing is one of the most successful Irish Olympic sports and Ireland is ranked second in World rankings as we head into the Olympic year. Rowing Ireland affiliated clubs (referred to as ‘Clubs’) are the backbone of our organisation and we are committed to ensuring that the sport continues to thrive, from the grass-roots right up to winning medals at the Olympic Games.

Rowing Ireland are seeking to recruit a full-time Coach Education Coordinator to join our expanding team on a contract basis. This role will be integral in supporting the delivery of key objectives within our Strategic Plan 2019-2024 strategy to include supporting clubs and leading our sport.

Role:                                              Coach Education Coordinator

Reports to:                                    Chief Executive Officer

Location:                                       Dublin or Cork

Contract Type:                             Full-Time

Application closing date:            5pm on 7th February 2020


The Coach Education Coordinator is predominantly an administrative role which will be responsible for supporting Rowing Ireland tutors in the delivery of high quality and innovative courses to meet the needs of our coaching community. This will involve engaging with clubs and tutors, assisting with developing course materials, promoting upcoming courses, and coordinating the delivery of courses. This will involve significant liaison with our clubs and members to help promote a culture for coaching excellence.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support tutors in organising, developing and delivering courses
  • Coordinate and promote upcoming courses
  • Produce and collate course materials and displays
  • Undertake administrative tasks to support tutors
  • Writing reports and press releases
  • Liaise with clubs throughout Ireland
  • Maintain accurate records of course attendance, content and feedback
  • Liaise with clubs to organise venues, equipment and any other requirements
  • Collate and create content for social media channels and clubs to promote the courses
  • Liaise with members on safeguarding and other needs of clubs
  • Schedule tutors for anti-doping courses
  • Encourage coaches to qualify as level one, two and three
  • Handle all incoming queries relating to Coach Education

Essential Criteria

  • Sound knowledge of rowing and Rowing Ireland club and HP system and support network
  • A minimum of 2 years administration experience
  • Proficient in IT i.e. MS Office, Google Drive, Social Media channels
  • A 3rd level qualification (preferably in a related subject) or coach education qualification
  • Ability to work unsociable hours, including evenings, weekends and public holidays
  • The ability to travel to the National Rowing Centre, Cork
  • Legally entitled to work in Ireland
  • Full clean driving licence and access to your own transport


Additional Information

Rowing Ireland working hours are 9:00 to 17:00, although flexibility will be required at busy times to ensure core objectives are achieved.


Equal Opportunities

Rowing Ireland is committed to equal opportunities for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnerships.


To apply for this role, email your CV along with a covering letter to Michelle Carpenter at


Please note: CVs received from agencies will not be considered for this role.