Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership Sports Development Officer (Fixed Term Contract)

Job Description

Sport Ireland established the Local Sports Partnership (LSP) Network as an initiative to create a national structure to co-ordinate and promote the development of sport and participation at local level. LSPs aim to increase participation in sport and physical activity by breaking down barriers and increasing numbers of people participating and ensuring continued participation through all stages of life.

The aim of this Sports Development Officer (SDO) position is to strengthen and enhance the capacity of Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership (SSRP) to further develop locally led plans and more long term sustainable physical activity programmes under the National Sports Policy and SSRP strategic plan.

Objectives:  Support the development of new opportunities to increase participation among key target groups with a particular focus on disadvantaged communities.  Facilitate training and capacity building within communities.  Facilitate opportunities for extra-curricular school sport.

Post Details

Length of contract:This role is offered on a fixed term contract for 12 months, subject to satisfactory completion of a 3 month probationary period. Hours: The SDO will work 35 hours a week. Flexibility of hours will be required for evening and/or weekend work to accommodate the service needs, for which time off in-lieu can be taken. Job Location: Office based in Sligo Town with a remit for County Sligo Reporting to Sports Co-ordinator. Salary & Travel: The Salary is on the Grade IV public sector scale Travel expenses will be reimbursed where appropriate. Closing date 12 noon Monday 3rd February 2020. Interviews Those selected will be invited to attend for interview on Friday 14th February. Application Please send Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae by email or post to: Sports Co-ordinator, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership, Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB, Quay Street, Sligo Email:

Short-listing of candidates may apply. This post is subject to Garda Vetting.  Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership is an equal opportunities employer.