PR Needed for Olympic Athletes

The Olympic Council of Ireland is looking to recruit a  Support and PR Officer to back up the work being done by the Athletes Commission.

This first-time appointment will report to the OCI’s new CEO, Peter Sherrard, and will work closely with the Chair and representatives of the Athletes’ Commission to deliver on their strategic objectives.

The appointment will be for a fixed term of three years and with a salary of up to €40,000. More detail on how to apply can be found


Besides establishing the new Athletes’ Commission for the 2020 Olympic Cycle, OCI President Sarah Keane said at the time that She and the Executive Committee are committed to ensuring that Olympic athletes are empowered to participate in decision making structures of the OCI.
This new appointment is an important building block in supporting that work which was led late last year by the publication of a strategy encompassing Athlete Welfare, Games Operations and Communications.
The Commission comprises athletes who have represented Ireland at the Olympics and includes Chair Shane O’Connor, David Gillick, Derval O’Rourke, David Harte, Kenneth Egan, Gavin Noble, Judy Reynolds, James Nolan and Melanie Nocher.
The successful candidate for the new position will work to deliver on the programmes set out in its strategy.  Candidates will also have an active interest in working with elite athletes and in promoting the work that they do to represent Team Ireland at the highest levels.
Welcoming the development, OCI Athletes’ Commission Chairman, Shane O’Connor said, “This is an exciting opportunity for all of us at the Athletes’ Commission and further proof that the Executive Committee of the Olympic Council of Ireland is determined to deliver on its commitment to place athletes first.”
“With the recent appointment of Peter Sherrard as CEO, followed by this new Athletes’ Commission Support and PR Officer position, we are now better equipped than ever before to deliver on our objectives.”
“This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate,” added Sarah Keane.
“The OCI’s Board feels very strongly about supporting our Athletes’ Commission to deliver on their objectives. We want to ensure their voice is heard and enable them to make the difference we believe they can.”

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