We currently have a number of live job recruitment positions open as below with some of our leading sporting organisations that are part of the Sport for Business network.

The latest additions include the role of Sponsorship Associate at PwC, Social Purpose Manager at the United Rugby Championship, Financial Controller at Nemeton TV, Communications and Media Manager at Golf Ireland, and as a Marketing Executive with Horse Racing Ireland.

One of the benefits of membership of Sport for Business is the opportunity to reach out to our very engaged audience with positions that become available.

If you have a role that you would like to fill, let us know by sending the details to rob@sportforbusiness.com and we will take it from there.

 

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Social Purpose Manager at United Rugby Championship

 

 

Having started in September 2021, the United Rugby Championship (URC) is bigger, bolder, and stronger than its predecessor (Guinness PRO14). Teams from five of rugby’s elite nations Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Wales, and South Africa come together into a league of super clubs. Off the field, URC strives to provide a platform for our players and clubs to tell their stories so that their achievements in sport and society can inspire the next generation of rugby talent and broaden the appeal for all.

URC is now looking to build on the momentum gained in the last 12 months which saw the launch of the “Take on Tomorrow” social purpose programme. To do so, a new position of Social Purpose Manager has been created to build and deliver a broader range of activities that deliver against the league’s social purpose strategy.

This role is based in the URC’s Dublin office and is offered as a 6-month contract role, starting in January 2023.

Key Responsibilities:

Owning the URC’s Social Purpose plan, leading and managing all execution activities with assistance from other departments as required. This may include:

  • Launching, organising and promoting a set of activities to pre-agreed plans
  • Working with the marketing team to create themed rounds linked to the social purpose strategy
  • Organising school and local community outreach via clubs, with a particular focus on having visiting South African teams undertaking community visits in Europe and conversely European teams returning the favour in SA.
  • Working with clubs to identify and execute the social purpose agenda and identifying opportunities for a) URC PR to amplify the work of clubs and players b) where additional programmes could be launched if appropriate funding were to be secured that complement and enhance existing programmes.
  • Organising and chairing a Social Purpose working group – recruiting members and owning the working agenda to ensure oversight of the Social Purpose Strategy
  • Working with the URC content teams to ensure a thorough calendar of content is produced to communicate the Social Purpose plan and join conversations around national Social Purpose activities (e.g. mental health week, Pride etc).
  • Working with the URC comms team to ensure all activities are appropriately maximised from a PR point of view.
  • Liaising with other rugby competition’s community department to identify any opportunities to collaborate
  • Staying on top of social purpose trends and innovations.

Skills & Knowledge

  • 2+ years of experience delivering social purpose projects, managing and owning project plans
  • A proven track record of creating social purpose strategies
  • Experience working with a wide-ranging stakeholder set
  • Creative thinker, with knowledgeable on current industry and social trends
  • Highly relatable individual with the ability to engage easily with people and build strong and long lasting relationships
  • Understanding of rugby and make up of URC preferable.

 

Applications can be made here.

 

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Marketing Executive

 

Horse Racing Ireland is currently recruiting for an experienced Marketing Executive to join Horse Racing Ireland’s (HRI) Ownership Department.

The successful applicant will be required to represent the Ownership Department and Horse Racing Ireland to the highest standards in all dealings with owners ensuring the needs of the owner as the customer are at the heart of all activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the ownership team to develop, implement and analyse digital and traditional marketing campaigns in line with HRI and Ownership Strategy
  • Deliver focused marketing campaigns within budget to grow awareness, encourage engagement and consideration
  • Write copy and issue email marketing communications on a regular basis
  • Manage the day-to-day running of social media channels including content creation and reporting
  • Work with the team to develop the Ownership CRM strategy and to drive engagement and improve the customer experience.
  • Website management ensuring all content is up to date, this will require SEO and CMS understanding to improve search rankings, optimise content, and analyse user engagement
  • Help create and deliver ownership events including owner race days, trainer open mornings and non-race day events
  • Track KPIs and performance against targets
  • Manage customer enquiries and ensure a high level of customer service
  • Ensure that all daily administrative tasks are carried out in a timely and professional manner
  • Liaise with all relevant stakeholders as required – internal teams, racecourses, AIR, AIRO etc always being mindful of the owner as the customer and having customer needs at the forefront of all activities
  • Build sustainable relationships internally and externally through open and interactive communications

Any other duties within your capabilities and as assigned by your line manager

Skills and Experience:

  • A relevant third level qualification in marketing, media or equivalent
  • Strong passion for and understanding of social media with a proven track record implementing digital and traditional marketing campaigns and content creation.
  • Previous experience in a similar customer facing role, demonstrating excellent customer support skills, event management experience and an ability to build good relationships
  • Previous experience managing websites, SEO and analytics.
  • An understanding of CRM fundamentals and CRM tools (Microsoft Dynamics 365) advantageous in this role
  • An understanding of and an interest in the racing industry
  • Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with first rate organisational and administrative skills and attention to detail
  • Fully proficient with Microsoft Office applications and strong on the use of systems/databases.
  • The ability to multitask while providing excellent customer service and support to the department and externally

For further information on the role and to apply contact owners@hri.ie

 

The closing date for applications is Friday, 2nd December.

 

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Sponsorship Associate at PwC

 

PwC is looking for an ambitious and motivated Sponsorship Associate to join the Events and Sponsorship Team – part of the wider Clients & Markets (C&M) team.

The role will involve developing and activating Tier 1 Sponsorship Campaigns. The C&M team provides a range of marketing consultancy related services to partners and managers across the firm. PwC Ireland has almost 20 business unit areas and works with clients across a range of service areas.

As an associate on the Events and Sponsorship team, your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the team to create, develop and deliver a best-in-class activations campaign for all our Sponsorship campaigns
  • Supporting the development of all firmwide sponsorship activation plans, coordinating campaign activities using the full range of marketing channels, and ensuring they’re managed through a consistent and tightly budgeted process
  • Managing the PwC Community Fund programme
  • Working with both internal and external design agencies
  • Liaising with key internal stakeholders to ensure all sponsorships are effectively and efficiently working for the firm
  • Forging strong relationships with rights holders to develop and implement joint sponsorship and marketing plans
  • Demonstrating innovation and creativity in all sponsorship activity
  • Campaign management to include planning, activation, and evaluation of all marketing initiatives
  • Keeping up to date with best-in-class industry and external sponsorship offerings including the latest technology and other leading-edge sponsorship experiential practices
  • Measuring the effectiveness of sponsorships and creating reports to showcase plans and results
  • Budget management of the sponsorship portfolio

 

Requirements

 

Education / professional qualifications:

  • Third-level qualification in a business discipline would be preferable

 

Experience Required:

  • 2-3 years of sponsorship experience either within an agency or a large in-house team.
  • Previous experience in a sponsorship role.
  • Experience working in financial or professional services or in a similar B2B environment.
  • Experience using sponsorship measurement tools or analysing data would also be an advantage.
  • Experience working on a marketing team dealing with branding, logo and design requests would also be an advantage.

 

Skills:

The candidate will display as many of the following skills as possible:

  • Excellent planning, communication and organisational skills.
  • A high degree of enthusiasm and adaptability to work in a busy and innovative team.
  • Experience in sponsorship management, activation, and evaluation of sponsorship.
  • Good team player, with a willingness to learn and share knowledge.
  • Very strong project management skills. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritise as appropriate and identify/resolve possible problems before they arise.
  • Extensive Google Suite, Gmail, Sheets, Docs, Slides, experience in report preparation.
  • Displays initiative, proactivity and energy to achieve results. Capable of working to tight deadlines.

 

Personal Qualities:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy and excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to work with and empathize with colleagues and customers from varied backgrounds and cultures.
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented with strong administrative discipline and an ability to set and manage priorities.
  • Financially astute and bottom-line driven, with a good aptitude for numbers.
  • Must be proactive and results-orientated, with a flexible approach to work and be capable of handling multiple priorities in an evolving environment.

 

PwC is an equal opportunities employer. All appointments and promotions are made on the basis of performance and ability. We are committed to the continued development of the personal and business skills of our employees, and you will be treated in a fair and unbiased way and given every encouragement to realize your potential.

 

Application for this role is through PwC’s online portal at Workday here.

The closing date for applications is November 26th

 

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Communications and Media Manager at Golf Ireland

 

Golf Ireland is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to lead its external communications and media functions.

This is a crucial role within the organisation managing press, media, and wider communications activities that align with the Strategic vision that Golf is for everyone- for enjoyment, for health and for life.

The role is fast paced and varied, there is no such thing as a typical day. The projects lead by the Communications and Media Manager are central to the operations of every department and as such requires the post holder to live and breathe our values of collaboration and progression.

The role forms part of a small team where you will be encouraged to be creative, share and implement ideas and challenge yourself to achieve your personal and professional goals.

A full specification of the role and the competencies and experience required can be found HERE

Terms And Conditions:

This full-time role, reporting to Golf Ireland’s Commercial and Marketing Director, will be primarily based at Golf Ireland’s Head Office, Carton Demesne, Maynooth, Co. Kildare W23 R8C6

The role will involve domestic travel, overnight stays and work on weekends/public holidays dependant on the Championship Schedule.

A full clean drivers license, with access to a vehicle for domestic travel is essential.

Application Process:  

Applicants will need to be eligible to work within the EU & UK.

A detailed letter of application and full CV (max. 2 pages) should be sent by email to careers@golfireland.ie with the subject ‘Golf Ireland Communications & Media Manager’.

Applicants will be short-listed on the basis of information supplied. Your application will be retained as confidential.  Golf Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

 

The closing date for applications is Monday 28 November 2022.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

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Financial Controller Ireland at Nemeton TV

 

Nemeton TV is a sports production company working in television in Ireland and Scotland. We produce over 600 hours of live sport yearly. Our HQ is in West Waterford our Scottish base is located in the culturally diverse city of Glasgow. Our collective Celtic spirit makes us an unconventional blend of passionate creatives, savvy techies and confident dealmakers. Our output includes GAA, Scottish Premier League, domestic and international football and Six Nations rugby, boxing, horseracing and a range of documentaries. We have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Controller to work in our team in An Rinn, Dungarvan, Waterford.

For more information, a detailed overview of the role and how to apply please visit our website: http://nemeton.ie/news/news-article/taimid-ag-lorg-rialtoir-airgeadais-financial-controller.

Is comhlacht léirithe spóirt é Nemeton TV atá i mbun oibre in Éirinn agus Albain. Léirímid ós cionn 600 uair a’ chloig beo in aghaidh na bliana. Táimid lonnaithe i nGaeltacht na nDéise agus i nGlaschú. Tagaimid le chéile mar mheitheal neamhghnách de dhaoine cruthaitheacha, teicniúla agus gnó. I measc na gclár a dhéanann muid, tá CLG, Príomh Roinn na hAlbain, sacar agus rugbaí na mban (náisiúnta agus idirnáisiúnta), dornálaíocht, rásaíocht capall agus réimse clár faisnéise. Tá deis shuimiúil fógartha againn sa Rinn i bPort láirge do Rialtóir Airgeadais.

If you’d like to learn more about this role, please send your CV to hr@nemeton.ie.

 

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Previous Roles advertised through Sport for Business so far in 2022:

CEO at Paralympics Ireland

Business Analyst at IRFU

Marketing Executive at Special Olympics Ireland

CEO at Badminton Ireland

CEO at Irish Sailing

Sales Manager at FAI

Governance Manager at Cara

Get Ireland Cycling Officer at Cycling Ireland

Digital and Social Media Manager at Golf Ireland

Director of Marketing Communications and Fundraising at Special Olympics Ireland

Operations Administrator at Irish Squash

Financial Controller at Nemeton TV

Communications & Media Executive  with Leinster Rugby

Communications and Policy Manager at Ireland Active

Event Operations Executive at Munster Rugby

Account Manager at Wilson Hartnell

Executive Planning Lead in CEO’s Office at FAI

Head of IT at FAI

National Development Officer at LGFA

Communications and Commercial Executive at Paralympics Ireland

Sponsorship and PR – Assistant Manager at Irish Life

Senior Sponsorship Executive at the GAA

Sponsorship Activation Executive at Boylesports

Strategy Manager at the FAI

Finance and Governance Manager at Athletics Ireland

Football Social Responsibility Manager at Bohemian FC

Pop Up Pool Manager at Swim Ireland

Marketing Executive for the League of Ireland at the FAI

Marketing and Communications Officer at Ireland Active

Sports TV Producer at Nemeton TV

Head of Women’s Performance and Pathways at the Irish Rugby Football Union.

CRM Analyst at Horse Racing Ireland

Content Marketing Executive at Connacht Rugby

Events Executive at the FAI

Sales Manager at the FAI

CEO at Leinster Rugby

Sponsorship Executive at Leinster Rugby

Head of High-Performance Coach Development at the IRFU

Social Media and Communications Executive with Team Ireland

Independent Management Committee Members of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association

Health and Wellbeing Officer at Cara

Business Development Manager at Sport Ireland Campus

Get Ireland Cycling Officer at Cycling Ireland

Digital Media Manager at Basketball Ireland

National Facilities Manager at Cricket Ireland

Communications Executive at Swim Ireland

Commercial and Communications Executive at Rowing Ireland

Sponsorship executive at the GAA

Sponsorship Activation Specialist at KPMG

Brand and Social Content Manager at Bank of Ireland

Head of Commercial and Brand at Basketball Ireland

Commercial Director at FAI

Sports Centre Manager with Irish Wheelchair Association

Communications and Admin Executive Officer at Trinity Sport

Media and Communications Assistant at Basketball Ireland 

Training and Education Administrator at Cara.

 

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