Jobs in Sport – Director of Hockey

Avoca Hockey Club in Dublin is looking to appoint a part-time Director of Hockey.

Formed in 1895, Avoca is one of the oldest and biggest hockey clubs in Ireland with almost 700 members and a strong volunteer base. The four Men’s and five Women’s teams compete in both National and Leinster competitions. The Men’s 1st team competed in the EY Irish Hockey League Division 2 in the 2019/20 season.

After many years of dedicated service, Avoca Hockey Club’s current Director of Hockey is stepping down. The Club is now seeking a new Director of Hockey. This position is important to the development of coaches and players and will play a key role in the continued success of Avoca Hockey Club for many years to come.

Reporting to the President and Vice President, the Director of Hockey will take responsibility for the selection and management of the Club’s coaches. They will work closely with coaches on a one-to-one and collective basis to ensure that records, scheduling and other key materials and processes are managed in a smooth and professional manner. The Director of Hockey will play a key role in devising coaching models, developing players’ skills and maintaining the Club’s competitive strength for seasons to come.

Avoca Hockey Club is seeking someone with a strong understanding of sport planning and management. The ideal candidate will show a strong drive for achievement and success building. The post-holder will also demonstrate a range of competencies and experiences, including budget management, exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and qualifications to carry out this role, please contact Michael Walsh, Recruitment Team at 2into3, for a copy of the Candidate Briefing Document which outlines the requirements of the role. Michael can be reached at or 086-049-6774. All enquiries regarding this role will be held in the strictest confidence.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 1 June.

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