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Job Opportunities at Sport Ireland National Sports Campus

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Student Sport Ireland

Student Sport Ireland is coordinating the planning and preparations for the participation of Ireland’s high-performance student athletes’ at this summer World University Games.

The 30th edition of the event will be hosted by the Italian city of Naples from the 3rd - 14th July and SSI is working closely with Sport Ireland and the relevant National Governing Bodies to maximise high performance and achieve best results at the event.

SSI now invite applications for the appointment of physiotherapists and teamwear suppliers to the Team Ireland delegation. For additional information and to download a detailed job description (physiotherapists) / proposal invitation (teamwear suppliers) please follow this link to the Student Sport Ireland web site: WUG Vacancies.

HR Manager - Sport Ireland

Orange Recruitment are delighted to announce that we are currently recruiting a HR Manager on behalf of Sport Ireland.

This role is based in Dublin 15 and is a full-time permanent position.

Job Purpose:

The Human Resources Manager will lead the Human Resource function in developing and implementing HR Strategy to provide an employee-orientated, high performance culture. This will emphasise empowerment, quality, productivity, goal attainment, and on-going development of an exceptional workforce. The Human Resource Manager will report to the Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Key Duties & Responsibilities
• Responsibility for the development and implementation of HR Strategy within Sport Ireland
• Responsibility for implementing and maintaining Sport Ireland’s policies and procedures in line with best practice while ensuring compliance with legislation
• Provide expert HR advice to the CEO and Management on HR policies and procedures
• Provide advice and direction on employment law
• Responsibility for the Management of all grievance and disciplinary issues and will support and advise management on disciplinary and grievances issue, ensuring that policies and procedures are followed, and assist in disciplinary and grievances meetings when necessary
• Responsibility for employee relations and employee succession planning and development in line with company policies
• Manage all aspects of time and attendance, including sick and annual leave, providing advice and support to staff and Managers
• Manage the time and attendance system (act as point of contact for all queries related to time management (TMS), support managers on system updates, point of contact for all software upgrades and running system reports as required)
• Manage and keep up-to-date all HR administration systems including salaries, increments, leave, probation and training
• Manage Sport Ireland’s operational support via Personnel Service Providers in accordance with Framework Agreements
• Manage the Health & Safety function across the organisation (point of contact for all H&S issues/queries ensuring timely completion of annual risk assessments and quarterly unit audits, maintenance of Safety Statement, Coordination of H&S training including inductions)
• Manage, review and update Sport Ireland’s performance Management system and provide support to Line Managers
• Manage Organisational performance and drive compliance with performance management system and probation
• Deliver on requirements in annual Learning & Development Plan (compile and administer annual staff L&D plan, support individual staff training requirements as the arise)
• Responsibility for all organisational learning & development activities
• Recruitment and staff planning (point of contact for all recruitment activities including staff inductions. Support staff planning activities as they arise)
• Manage all recruitment campaigns within Sport Ireland and develop and maintain induction programme for all new hires
• Coordination of regular staff engagement sessions across the organisation
• Manage employee communication and feedback through such avenues as organisation wide meetings, staff briefings, lunches and learns
• Assisting in monitoring Sport Ireland’s culture so that it supports the attainment of the Organisations goals and promotes employee satisfaction, contributing to making Sport Ireland a great place to work
• Promote Sport Ireland’s Vision, Mission and Values through actions, training and communications and leading by example
• Manage HR Administration within the Unit, including the maintenance of HR records in line with best practise and legislation
• Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Person Specification
• The post-holder will be expected to have at least three years’ relevant experience in a HR role
• The post-holder will be academically strong with at least a primary degree in a relevant discipline. A post graduate qualification in a relevant field would be a significant advantage
Knowledge and Experience
• Demonstrable experience in HR Management, preferably of a generalist nature, with stand-alone responsibility for HR Strategy and policy, recruitment, training and development, performance management and employee relations
• A sound understanding of HR Management within the Public Sector
• Ability to manage a significant workload in addition to well-developed interpersonal, leadership, communication and IT skills
• Must have proven ability to be discrete and handle sensitive, confidential issues
• Proven ability to make a significant contribution to the development of policy & Strategy
• Demonstrable experience of development and management of appropriate HR and time and attendance system
• Knowledge and management of recruitment and selection to include relevant policies and employment legislation
• Demonstrable experience on employment law
• Demonstrable experience of working with managers to support on performance management and employee relations issues
• Good knowledge of the Sport Ireland Act 2015 and other relevant legislation or rules governing Sport Ireland, in addition to the organisation’s remit and function

Essential Skills
• Ability to work on own initiative with strong multitasking capabilities
• Exceptional organisational skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise tasks effectively
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly with a range of different stakeholders
• Ability to deal and resolve issues in a sensitive manner
• Excellent written communication skills with proven experience in a variety of written forms including policy documents, web content, correspondence and business cases
• Attention to detail, flexibility and adaptability in the role is essential
• Have a high capacity for responsibility and individual initiative
• Full proficient in Microsoft Office

Additional Information
Contract: Full-time permanent
Salary Scale: €48,028 €60,486 (including two long service increments) – HEO Standard Scale. The appointment will be made on this scale at a point in line with current Government Pay Policy. New entrants to the Public Sector will commence on the first point of the scale.

Closing Date
Closing date for applications in 12 noon on Thursday 21st February 2019

How to apply
Please send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to the below email address or alternatively via post to Tanya Madigan, Orange Recruitment, 46 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Westmeath County Council - Sports Partnership Co-Ordinator

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for inclusion on a panel from which offers of employment may be made for the following post:

Sports Partnership Co-Ordinator

Salary Scale: €48,978 - €63,672 per annum (incl. LSIs)

Applicants may be short-listed, based on qualifications, relevant experience, and information submitted in their application.

Application Forms, Details of Qualifications and Particulars of Office for the above post are available from the Westmeath County Council web-site:

or from the Human Resources Department, Westmeath County Council, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Tel: 044 9332298 or email:

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms:

Friday, 22nd February 2019 @ 4pm

Westmeath County Council is an equal opportunities employer

Cara - Sport Inclusion Coordinator

Cara, through the support of the Dormant Accounts Fund and Sport Ireland, is looking for a Full-time Sport Inclusion Coordinator to coordinate, support and enhance opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in sport and physical activity throughout Ireland.

Closing Date: Applications to be received no later than 12 noon on Thursday 21st of February 2019

Interviews: Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place the week of the 4th of March 2019

Salary: Remuneration will be dependent on qualifications and experience Contract Type: This is a 1-year fixed term contract, renewal subject to continued annual funding from our funding partners.

Click here for full details.

Sport Ireland - Women in Sport Lead

Orange Recruitment are delighted to announce that we are recruiting an exciting opportunity on behalf of Sport Ireland for a Woman in Sport Lead. This is a fixed term 3 year contract.

Job Purpose
This is a key leadership role ensuring that Sport Ireland acts authoritatively and strategically as the expert public agency to develop and promote women and girls involvement in sport from leadership to participation to high performance. This role will contribute to the delivery of Sport Ireland’s strategic vision of ‘developing a world class sports sector operating to the highest standards of governance and accountability’. A key output for the successful candidate will be to lead, advocate for and evaluate Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport Policy with a vision to develop a wider inclusion remit within the organisation.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Assist the Director of Participation and Ethics lead Sport Ireland in its formulation of an inclusion policy across the organisation, with particular reference to Women in Sport;
• Oversee the on-going development, implementation and monitoring of Women in Sport Policy as a key element of Sport Ireland’s role;
• Ensure that Sport Ireland is positioned as the expert agency in its role to lead, develop and promote the participation of women in sport in Ireland;
• Provide support in the development of the Women in Sport programme. Promote and advocate policy links and strategic actions in areas of crossover between the work of Sport Ireland and that of other Government departments and organisations;
• Develop and maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders at both a national and local level
• Support the auditing and evaluation of funded initiatives under the Women in Sport Programme
• Work with Sport Ireland Communication’s unit in the promotion of the WIS communications campaigns;
• Advise on the development of future initiatives which will enhance the role of WIS and the wider area of inclusion in sport;
• Lead on the monitoring and evaluation of the Women in Sport policy
• Provide leadership & guidance in the development of women’s leadership role in sport, working closely with the Organisational Development and Change unit to enhance the development of Women’s role in sport
• Develop partnerships and working relationships with others in the public and private sector including partners consistent with overall strategy to advance the work of Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport policy and so as to position women in sport and the interests of Sport Ireland on the working agenda of such partners.

Other Responsibilities
• Develop annual budgets and corporate plans in line with Sport Ireland Women in Sport Policy objectives in collaboration with the senior management team;
• Coordinate with the Sport Ireland Research Unit in undertaking research which is specific to women in sport
Person Specification
The post-holder will be expected to have at least five years’ experience at a senior management level in the area of sports participation, strategy development and implementation, of which at least three should be within a large organisation operating at national level.
The post-holder will have:
• A high level of experience and understanding of sports sector, policy implementation, evaluation and monitoring
• The ability to operate effectively at strategic and policy levels and to contribute analytical depth to Sport Ireland strategy and policies
• A sound understanding of sport and the local and national infrastructure that influence women’s involvement in sport
• A strong back-ground in building and developing partnerships and alliances with a range of stakeholders
• The ability to think and express complex issues clearly
• Well-developed skills in listening, communicating and negotiating
• The knowledge and experience to lead diverse activities through effective management systems and a sustained focus on long-term goals
• Excellent people skills evidenced through the ability to lead and motivate
• Broad knowledge of sports environment (policy, provision and practice) and of how to access the detail
The post-holder will have a track record of significant relevant achievement which should include:
• Proven ability to develop and implement strategies which deliver tangible outcomes
• Evidence of excellent abilities in general management
• Evidence of the effectiveness of sophisticated communication skills capable of influencing and negotiating at all levels within a large organisation and with key external stakeholders

The post-holder will be academically strong with at least a primary degree.

How to apply
Please send your Curriculum Vitae to the email address  or alternatively via post to Tanya Madigan, Orange Recruitment, 46 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Friday 22nd February