Jobs in Sport

The role of the Event Executive will be to support the Event Manager with all aspects of the delivery of Cricket Ireland's Home International fixtures, National Cup Finals, Conferences and Awards. It will be an extremely hands-on role giving the candidate the opportunity to be involved with the staging of large scale events at all levels.


2018 sees Cricket Ireland hosting a number of high profile events including the Ireland v Pakistan Test match in May and the Ireland v India T20I series in June.

The closing date for applications will be 1st February.


Letters of application and full CVs should be sent by email to recruitment@cricketireland.ie and will be confidential.


Interviews will be held on 6th and 7th February.


Role must commence in early March.

See the full job description here.

 


Commercial & Event Executive - Cricket Ireland

This is an exciting role for an individual with a "can do" attitude who is looking for an opportunity to challenge him/herself working in one of Ireland's fastest growing sports.


This is a varied role and involves a mix of all aspects of the day to day operational support for a busy commercial department, including: event sales and commercial support, event planning support and coordination, providing support to the marketing team, management of CI Membership programme and liaising with CI sponsors.

The closing date for applications will be 1st February 2018


Letters of application and full CVs titled 'Commercial and Executive Manager' should be sent by email to recruitment@cricketireland.ie and will be confidential


Interviews will be held week 6th and 7th February


Role due to commence in early March 2018

See the full job description here.

 


Strength & Conditioning Coach - Cricket Ireland

Cricket Ireland is seeking a full-time strength and conditioning coach, in order to support these environments and help develop the players into leading international cricketers.  

The position is based in North Dublin, but the nature of the role will work mainly from the Sport Ireland Institute in Abbottstown and Dublin City University Sport.  It will at times demand a national brief across both sides of the border as well as time travelling overseas when deemed appropriate by the National Lead S&C Coach.  This role will report directly to National Lead for Strength and Conditioning.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the European Economic Area (EEA) and, if not currently in possession of one, will will need to apply for an appropriate employment permit, which can take up to 3 months.

*    The closing date for applications will be close of business Friday 2nd February.

*    Covering letter and full CVs should be sent by email to brendan.connor@cricketireland.ie and will be confidential.

*    For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Brendan Connor on +44 (0)7775337813 or by email on brendan.connor@cricketireland.ie

*    Preliminary interviews will be held on Thursday 8th February.

See the full job description here.

 


ASPIRE Graduate - Irish Wheelchair Association

Irish Wheelchair Association-Sport through the support of Sport Ireland and the Dormant Accounts fund wish to invite applications from suitably qualified persons for the Aspire Graduate Programme.

The position available is for a Coach Education and Events Coordinator.

Job Summary

The role of the ASPIRE Graduate will be to support and coordinate programmes and projects in liaison with the organisation’s business departments/units, stakeholders and volunteers. The successful individual will perform a wide range of administrative duties to support the organisation. This placement offers the successful graduate a significant opportunity to gain relevant experience and to potentially advance their career in the sports sector. Previous experience in a similar role is not required.

Overall Purpose of job

The  post  holder  will  be  responsible  for  1)  coordinating  and  supporting  the development  and  delivery  of  the  IWA-Sport  coach  education  programme  and  2) supporting the delivery of the IWA-Sport events programme.

Remuneration &Benefits

·    Salary - €22K (based ona 12 month pro rata salary).

·    Excellent working conditions.

·    Training & Development opportunities.

·    24 days annual leave.

·    Access to the Employee Assistance Programme.

Closing date for applications

·    Monday 29th January 2018

·    (interviews will be held Monday 5th and/or Tuesday 6th February).

To apply, please submit a cover letter and a copy of your current CV to  jobs@iwa.ie

For any queries please contact the RecruitmentTeam on 01 818 6545

This job description is a guide tothe general range of duties and is not intended to be either restrictive or definitive and may be subject to periodic review.

IWA is an equal opportunities employer.

See the full job specification here.

 


ASPIRE Graduate - Limerick Sports Partnership

ASPIRE is a graduate employment programme being funded by Sport Ireland in 2018. This programme has been approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund. The aim of this programme is to enable a number of recently qualified Sport and Physical Activity graduates to gain relevant experience working in the sports sector and to develop relevant skills and knowledge. The successful graduate will receive an 11 month contract and will work directly for Limerick Local Sports Partnership. Limerick LSP are responsible for the recruitment and selection of the graduate.

Job Summary

The role of the ASPIRE Graduate will be to support and coordinate programmes and projects in liaison with the organisation’s business departments/units, stakeholders and volunteers. The successful individual will perform a wide range of administrative duties to support the organisation. This placement offers the successful graduate a significant opportunity to gain relevant experience and to potentially advance their career in the sports sector. Previous experience in a similar role is not required.

Key Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • To support the team / organisation in achieving project / programme objectives.
  • To coordinate and have direct responsibility for a project or a specific set of tasks related to a project / programme.
  • Perform ad hoc duties as required.
  • Support in general office administration duties which may include; maintaining programme records and monitoring and evaluation of programmes.
  • Support and assist in the development and delivery of Sports Partnership community and physical activity initiatives.
  • Supporting the LSP team in the coordination of key programmes and mass participation events throughout the year.
  • Complete key tasks in the lead up to each event/programme.

View the full job specification here.

Limerick Sports Partnership is an equal opportunities employer.

To apply for this role, please submit a Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter by email to
 
lcantwell@limericksports.ie or by post to – ASPIRE, Limerick Sports Partnership, UL
 
Sport Arena, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick V94 XT66. The closing date for
 
receipt of application is Wednesday 31st January, 2018, at 4pm.
 
Interviews will take place on Thursday the 8th February 2018. If you have any queries on
 
the role please contact Phelim Macken at 061-333600.
 
Limerick Local Sports Partnership is an equal opportunities employer.

 


ASPIRE Graduate - Cork Sports Partnership

Cork Local Sports Partnership CLG through the support of Sport Ireland and DAF wish to invite applications from suitably qualified persons for the ASPIRE Graduate programme.

ASPIRE is a graduate employment programme that is being funded by Sport Ireland in 2018. This programme has been approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund. The aim of this programme is to enable a number of recently qualified sport and physical activity graduates to gain relevant experience working in the sports sector and to develop relevant skills and knowledge.

The successful graduate will receive an 11 month contract and will work directly for Cork Local Sports Partnership CLG. Cork Local Sports Partnership CLG are responsible for the recruitment and selection of the graduate.

Essential Requirements:

The graduate must:

  • Have graduated with a Master’s or Primary Degree in the area of Sport or Physical Activity between January and November 2017.
  • Be currently unemployed i.e. not in current employment.
  • Be available for the 11 month contract duration.
  • Be eligible to work in Ireland on a full-time basis.

To apply please forward a cover letter and curriculum vitae to info@corksports.ie or by post to:

Coordinator, Cork Sports Partnership CLG, c/o Motor Tax Office, Model Business Park, Model Farm Road, Cork.

Applications to be received no later than 5pm on Friday 26th of January.

Please note shortlisting will apply.

Cork Local Sports Partnership CLG is an equal opportunities employer.

View the full jos specification here.

 


Administrator Assistant - Student Sport Ireland

Student Sport Ireland, the governing body for third level sport on the island of Ireland, seek applications from recent graduates for the exciting role of Administrator Assistant.

Based at the SSI office at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus the role offers individuals interested in pursuing a career in sports administration a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic national organisation.

Working on a daily basis with third level Sports Officers and Directors/Heads of Sport, and staff and officials from eighteen national governing bodies of sport located at Sport HQ, the successful candidate will significantly develop and broaden their skillset through hands on experience of implementing and delivering key sports and physical activity programmes and initiatives.

Interested applicants are invited to download this detailed job description: Administrator Assistant Job Description

The deadline for submission of application is 10am, 29th January 2018.

Late applicants unfortunately will not be considered.

See the full job description here.

 


ASPIRE Graduate - Cricket Ireland

REMUNERATION AND ROLE LOCATION

*    Salary €22,000 (based on an annual salary at 12 months)

*    Position tenure: Full time contract (11 months)

*    Position location: CI head office, Clonshaugh, Dublin.

*    Annual leave: 25 days pro rata

The Sport Ireland ASPIRE Programme

 

ASPIRE is a graduate employment programme that is being funded by Sport Ireland in 2018. This programme has been approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund. The aim of this programme is to enable a number of recently qualified sport and physical activity graduates to gain relevant experience working in the sports sector and to develop relevant skills and knowledge. The successful graduate will receive an 11 month contract and will work directly for Cricket Ireland. Cricket Ireland are responsible for the recruitment and selection of the graduate.

ROLE AND PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The role of the ASPIRE Graduate will be to support and coordinate programmes and projects in liaison with the organisation’s business departments/units, stakeholders and volunteers. The successful individual will perform a wide range of administrative duties to support the organisation. This placement offers the successful graduate a significant opportunity to gain relevant experience and to potentially advance their career in the sports sector. Previous experience in a similar role is not required.

REPORTING TO:

Participation Director

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

*      Have graduated with a Master’s or Primary Degree in the area of Sport or Physical Activity between January and November 2017.

*      Be currently unemployed i.e. not in current employment.

*      Be available for the 11 month contract duration.

*      Be eligible to work in Ireland on a full-time basis.

*      Full clean driver’s license

KEY QUALITIES

*       Strong administrative skills

*       Must be highly organised and be able to work under pressure, with the ability to multi-task

*       Strong written, verbal, communication skills

*       Excellent time management-skills are required with the ability to work on one’s own and as part of a team

*       Demonstrable working knowledge of modern Microsoft IT and software packages including Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

*      Support the launch and roll out of new modified formats of the game that will change how children play cricket in a structured environment, introducing a clear player pathway that sees children move through age and stage appropriate game progressions.  

*      Assist in the Coach Development Manager in redevelopment of the Coach Education pathway to align with the new player pathway and to grow the grassroots volunteer coach workforce. 

*      Assist in the development and roll out of a new national junior participation programme for children age five to eight years (boys and girls), which develops links between school participation and clubs. 

*      Assist in the development of Provincial Union structures in line with best practice and good governance models as Provincial Unions transition from volunteer organisations’ to professional entities (developing organisational capability)

*      Assist in the development of an implementation plan for a national registration system.

*      Assist in the delivery of international and national cricket events and Cricket Ireland functions. Most significantly there will be the opportunity to work on Cricket Irelands first Test match in May 2018, giving experience of how large scale international sporting events are delivered.

*      Perform ad hoc duties as required.

Candidates should note that this list is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change as the job requires.

PROCESS

*    The closing date for applications will be Mid-day, February 2nd 2018

*    Letters of application and full CVs should be sent by email to recruitment@cricketireland.ie and will be confidential

*    Interviews will be held on Thursday 8th February 2018

*    Role must commence in Monday 26th February 2018 

 


 

Safeguarding Officer (Part-time) - Cricket Ireland

ROLE AND PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Cricket Ireland Safeguarding Officer will be responsible for the co-ordination, management and on-going development of Cricket Ireland’s Child Protection and Safeguarding policies and procedures. To work with key partners to ensure that cricket is an inclusive safe sport for all.

REPORTING TO:

Participation Director

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

*      Chief Executive

*      Senior Management Team

*      Provincial Union General Managers and Chairmen

*      Cricket Committee

*      All Affiliated clubs

*      Coach Development Manager

*      Game Development regional staff

*      Sport Northern Ireland

*      Sport Ireland

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

*      Experience with working with young people and children

*      Familiarity with Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s sport.

*      Experience with policy development and implementation

*      Experience with delivery of safeguarding training and workshops

*      Have a clear awareness of roles and responsibilities of statutory agencies in both jurisdictions

*      Skilled communicator with proven and demonstrable experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders

KEY QUALITIES

*      A high level of self-awareness and an aptitude for conflict resolution and dealing with sensitive issues

*      Have an understanding and commitment to equal opportunities and sports equity issues.

*      An ability to provide strategic leadership and to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills

*      Strong organisational skills incorporating excellent attention to detail

*      A good knowledge of the cricket landscape in Ireland, together with a broad interest in sport would be a distinct advantage

*      The facility to work flexible hours, as dictated by a sport which is largely leisure/volunteer based would be an advantage

*      Demonstrable working knowledge of modern Microsoft IT and software packages including Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

*      The ability to work well under pressure and to deadline

*      Full Clean Driving License

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

*      Ensure all Cricket Ireland child related policy is structured to operate in line with Legislation across both jurisdictions (ROI and NI)  

*      Act as Liaison Person for the National Vetting Bureau process in the Republic of Ireland and as the Lead Signatory for the Access NI process in Northern Ireland

*      Assist in the development of a system of record keeping which maintains confidentiality while allowing for appropriate information to be passed to relevant authorities where necessary (case management systems)

*      Review Cricket Ireland’s Safeguarding procedures on a regular basis

*      Attend appropriate training as required in order to act as a resource to Provincial Unions and stakeholders in relation to children's needs

*      To act as the first point of contact for all Safeguarding enquiries for Provincial Unions

*      Communicate with Provincial Unions to ensure the communication and implementation of the Cricket Ireland Safeguarding procedures and the promotion of related education programmes, materials, events and related documents is in place within clubs.

*      Develop a network of volunteer safeguarding tutors, provide training and support where appropriate.

*      Continually seek examples of leading good practice in welfare and protection to feed into programmes

*      Any other tasks relevant to the role

Candidates should note that this list is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change as the job requires.

REMUNERATION AND ROLE LOCATION

*    The package will include a salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience

*    Position tenure: Permanent Part-time (20 hrs per week)

*    Position location: CI head office, Clonshaugh, Dublin.

*    Annual leave: 25 days pro rata

PROCESS

*    The closing date for applications will be Mid-day, January 30th, 2018

*    Letters of application and full CVs should be sent by email to recruitment@cricketireland.ie and will be confidential

*    Interviews will be held on Friday 9th February

*    Role due to commence in March 2018 

 


 

Marketing Manager (Maternity Cover) - Cricket Ireland

ROLE AND PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

This is an exciting role for an individual with a “can do” attitude who is looking for an opportunity to challenge him/herself working in one of Ireland’s fastest growing sports.

The position is temporary contract with day-to-day responsibility for the running of marketing and specified commercial activity, in particular promoting our sport, major international matches, domestic fixtures, membership offering and other events. The contract is for 9 months from March to December.

REPORTING TO

*       Commercial Director

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

*      Chief Executive

*      Commercial Director

*      Senior Management Team

*      Commercial department staff

*      Event Manager

*      Media and Communications Manager

*      Provincial Union General Managers and Chairmen

*      Agencies

*      Cricket Ireland Fan Base

*      Media

KEY QUALITIES

*      Significant experience in a marketing role with a national/international organisation

*      Skilled communicator with proven and demonstrable experience of working on a wide range of marketing projects

*      An established track record in the development and implementation of marketing strategies, including in the new media sector, for a national/international organisation

*      Expertise and confidence to rollout and deliver marketing strategies andprogrammesto diverse groups including other cricket and sporting organisations, Cricket Ireland stakeholders and commercial partners

*      An ability to provide strategic leadership and to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills

*      Strong organisational skills incorporating excellent attention to detail

*      A ‘Digital Native’

*      A good knowledge of the cricket landscape in Ireland and internationally, together with a broad interest in sport would be a distinct advantage

*      The facility to work flexible hours, as dictated by a sport which is largely leisure/volunteer based, and the capacity to travel overseas as required

*      The ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

*       Marketing of cricket towards our vision of being a mainstream sport in Ireland

*       Managing and implementing the promotional and marketing strategy for all international and domestic matches and other events

*       Marketing of match tickets, match day inventory and hospitality

*       Marketing of Membership programme including providing regular communication with members

*       Working with key stakeholders, including commercial and Government partners

*       Grow online revenues through the relationship with new and existing partners including online advertising and merchandising

*       Overall responsibility for managing ticketing arrangements for all major home matches and coordinating allocations for overseas events in which Ireland participates

*       Work closely with Events Manager when required on event planning and match management with specified events when necessary

*       Other commercial or marketing activity as appropriate or as directed by line manager and CEO

*       Manage Marketing Budget

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

*       Be educated to degree or diploma level specialising in PR, marketing, media or journalism;

*       and/or demonstrate three years’ relevant experience in marketing and/or PR/media/press office ideally in a sport related or leisure/recreational industry;

*       Digital Native

*       Sports marketing experience desirable

*       Sales experience is desirable

*       Experience dealing with agencies

*       Persuading and influencing skills are necessary in presenting a positive image and marketing it externally

*       Excellent written, verbal, communication, presentation and relationship building skills

*       Must be highly organised with the ability to plan a range of projects and initiatives that must be delivered to tight deadlines

*       Innovation and creativity in the development of strategies and programmes, and in managing relationships

*       Demonstrable working knowledge of modern Microsoft IT and software packages including Office, Word, Excel and Powerpoint

*       Strong administrative skills; experience with database management

REMUNERATION

*    The package will include a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

PROCESS

*    The closing date for applications will be Monday at midday, January 15th 2018

*    Letters of application and full CVs titled ‘Marketing Manager’ should be sent by email to recruitment@cricketireland.ie and will be confidential

*    Interviews will be held week commencing January 22nd 2018

*    Role due to commence in March 2018