Post Specification (Comp: 033921)

Post Title: Rowing Performance Development Officer
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 pm (GMT) on Monday 1st July, 2019

The successful applicant will be expected to take up post as soon as possible.

Post Summary
This position is directly related to the continued growth and development of Trinity Rowing,
which has a heritage dating back over 180 years, and is currently one of four focus sports
within the University. The Rowing Performance Development Officer will play a key role in
the enhancement of athlete recruitment, conditioning and training, sport science and
program support, and event planning.

Further Information
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.

This position is key and will further establish a foundation for attracting and supporting top
level student rowers in the future. 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. 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 technical sessions in-line with coaching plans. The post holder will also be heavily
involved in athlete recruitment, community engagement, and club development and
education.

Informal enquiries about this post should be made to the Deputy Head of Sport and
Recreation Matthew Dossett matthew.dossett@tcd.ie