We currently have a number of live job recruitment positions open including as a Head of Player development with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, as a Marketing Manager with Horse Racing Ireland, as a Partnerships and Marketing Manager at Golf Ireland and in an education role in Northern Ireland with the Manchester United Foundation

Other roles closing shortly include as CEO of Irish Squash; as Chair of Active Disability Ireland,  in Education and Training with Sport Ireland, and as National Safeguarding Officer with the Camogie Association


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.





Head of Player Development at LGFA


To continue its development as one of the largest, fastest-growing, active and dynamic sports in Europe the Ladies Gaelic Football Association is looking to fill the vital position of Head of Player Development.

This is a full-time position and will be subject to a hybrid working schedule of 2 days based in the Dublin office and 3 days remotely.

This is a really exciting position for a dynamic and driven individual wishing to enhance their career.

Reporting to the National Development Manager, you will be responsible for:

• The implementation and monitoring of the Association’s National player development strategies and objectives

• As part of the development team, designing and driving the implementation of a range of programmes and policies to support player development

• Ensuring a suite of education supports and resources are in place in line with the Gaelic Games Player Pathway

• Working as part of the Association Development team, deliver projects and programmes as they arise.\


Successful candidates will have:

• Relevant 3rd level qualification in sports-related discipline or equivalent relevant to the post

• A minimum of 2 years experience in a position responsible for the development and delivery of programmes in a sporting organisation ideally with direct experience of player development

• A high degree of initiative with proven planning and organisational skills

• Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to build effective relationships with a variety of diverse stakeholders at local and national level

• The ability to work both individually and as part of a team.

• Have an interest in the sport and a knowledge of the structures and operations of a sporting organisation.

• Ability to work to deadlines.


Applicants should submit completed application forms for this position to: Lyn Savage National Development Manager Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Croke Park, Dublin 3. Email: lyn.savage@lgfa.ie

Completed application forms must be received by the Association no later than Thursday 8th June 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.





Marketing Manager at Horse Racing Ireland



The role of Marketing Manager for Leopardstown Racecourse reports to the Marketing Manager & CEO of Leopardstown Racecourse and the responsibilities and competencies required are as follows:

Role Purpose

The Marketing Manager would be responsible for the creation and implementation of marketing campaigns to promote all 23 fixtures at Leopardstown and would oversee the event creation associated with all the marquee festivals. This is a permanent position and a great opportunity to join Ireland’s governing body of horse racing in Ireland.



  • Develop and implement best-in-class marketing campaigns for Leopardstown race days to deliver sales and attendance KPIs.
  • Work with HRI Marketing Manager to plan annual budget and manage budget for each event.
  • Work with HRI Marketing Manager on ticketing/sales plans for each event.
  • Manage relationships with external agencies (creative, media buying, media partners) to optimise outcomes in line with strategic objectives.
  • Manage and develop media partnerships to maximise opportunities for Leopardstown.
  • Manage event plan for all marquee festivals including working with 3rd party event suppliers, booking of entertainment in line with Leopardstown’s CX initiatives.
  • Project manages BLAL including third party supplier management, sourcing acts, ticket sales monitoring & marketing campaign.
  • Lead a data driven approach to sales and marketing, utilising data insights from all available customer data points to ensure effective communication with customers.
  • Collect and analyse information to understand customer requirements, and use the information to constantly improve the customer experience at Leopardstown.
  • Oversee data growth and channel growth projects in line with KPIs.
  • Oversee management of Leopardstown website and digital channels, delivering high standard, consistent tone, and a clearly identifiable brand.
  • Maintain excellent relationships with industry and general media partners, issuing press releases and information updates as necessary.
  • Manage direct reports and implement regular one -to-one meetings and PDP meetings with team.
  • Operate as an integral part of the Leopardstown race day and event delivery team.

Key Capabilities

Customer Focus


  • Creates an environment where the team is empowered to put the customer first.
  • Supports the team in managing their workload to ensure customer needs are met.
  • Role models customer focus and drives and develops customer focused initiatives.
  • Ensures customer satisfaction is a priority.

Developing Self


  • Is self-aware and proactively seeks feedback, using it for personal and professional development.
  • Role models development by developing themselves and others.
  • Reflects on behaviour, adapting approach to different situations.
  • Is open to new ideas, drives continuous improvement with team and across the business.

Energy & Pace


  • Sets and delivers against SMART objectives for their area/team.
  • Is accountable and delivers sustainable results, using resources effectively.
  • Understands the wider business and its goals, onward communicates this to team.
  • Empowers others to deliver their goals and projects with energy and pace.
  • Is a flexible and adaptable to the needs of the business and delivers accordingly.

Innovation & Change


  • Reviews processes and ways of working always striving for best practice and improving industry standards.
  • Is creative and innovative and supports others to develop opportunities for creative thinking and innovation.
  • Looks for innovative ways to provide a better service to our stakeholders.
  • Implements change in a supportive, reassuring way, bringing ours on the journey with them.



  • Motivates and empowers others through a ‘can do’ approach.
  • Understands strategic intent and aligns objectives and messages accordingly.
  • Role models leadership and our core values.
  • Develops, motivates and inspires others.



  • Creates team environments where everyone contributes to the team objectives and is stretched accordingly.
  • Ensures productive and positive communication is taking place across all teams.
  • Harnesses team capability to ensure teams are performing to a high standard.

Skills and Experience:


  • At least 3 years experience in a similar role.
  • Evidence of strong management, planning, project management and organisational skills, required to manage an extensive portfolio of events and marketing campaigns.
  • Relevant marketing experience, ideally in a customer-centric fast paced environment.
  • Ability and experience in setting, monitoring and reporting against targets to key internal stakeholders.
  • Budget management skills with a focus on value for money/return on investment.
  • Experience in customer segmentation and successful marketing campaigns, supported by data-analysis and market insight, required to deliver successful sales driven campaigns.
  • A broad-based sale, marketing, and communications skillset.
  • A thorough understanding of digital marketing and the role of social media and analytics in attracting and retaining customers.
  • Strong people skills with an ability to influence key stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work within multiple teams.
  • A commercial approach with emphasis on attendance and CX targets.
  • A capacity to establish positive relationships with key stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Planning, report writing and budget management experience including reporting performance against budget.
  • The ability to understand and support other aspects of the business will be a critical success factor.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Irish racing industry, particularly the racecourse sector, would be an advantage.

Application for this position can be made here.





Partnerships and Marketing Manager at Golf Ireland



Golf Ireland is responsible for leading, growing and inspiring more people to play golf across the island of Ireland. Our vision is that golf is a game for everyone, for enjoyment, for health and for life.

A new and exciting job opportunity has arisen, and we are now seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to join our commercial and marketing team in the role of Partnerships & Marketing Manager.

The role is fast paced and varied, there is no such thing as a typical day. The projects lead by the Partnerships & Marketing Manager will cross all departments 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 is set out below.

Principal Responsibilities:

• Work alongside the Commercial & Marketing Director and Head of Development to create and implement marketing plans to support the promotion of new and existing participation initiatives.
• Take ownership for the growth and promotion of the Golf Ireland Volunteer of the Year Awards.
• Design, develop and implement Golf Ireland experiential activities at major events across the island including, but not limited to, the Men’s and Women’s Irish Opens.
• Manage Golf Ireland brand identity across all platforms and artwork, including uniforms, marketing materials and club resources.
• Manage relationships with all Golf Ireland Corporate and Community partners, developing and implementing annual leverage plans for each brand ensuring Golf Ireland deliver on all commitments and opportunities for growth are maximised.

• Support the Commercial and Marketing Director in carrying out commercial research, lead prospecting and proposal building to grow the commercial portfolio. Relationship Management
• Manage Golf Ireland’s relationships with third party suppliers including designers and event production teams.
• Manage Golf Ireland’s relationships with corporate and community partners.

The list of key responsibilities are not intended to be exhaustive and may include additional responsibilities as required and assigned.

About the Candidate:

We are looking for a passionate and proactive team member who has a desire to make a tangible and positive impact on the new organisation of Golf Ireland.

Experience & Knowledge:

• A relevant 3rd level qualification.

• Minimum 5 years’ experience of working in similar roles.
• Experience of sponsorship account management, ideally in sport, developing and delivering on leverage plans.
• Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders by sharing information and identifying and dealing with issues effectively.
• Understanding of, or experience in the golf industry in Ireland is desirable.
• Experience of working with volunteers is desirable.

Competencies & Attributes:

We are seeking a team member who is ready to make a positive impact on the game of golf on the island of Ireland. Attributes we are looking for include:

• Passion for growing and influencing the game of golf
• Is creative and curious, willing to test and trial new concepts and ideas
• Is calm, confident, decisive and objective, especially under pressure.
• Has a willingness to be accountable and measured on performance.
• Skilled at prioritising, multi-tasking and problem solving.
• Excellent presentation and communication skills.
• Is energetic, highly motivated and enthusiastic.
• Copes well with changing priorities and tight deadlines.
• Ability to enhance the brand, profile and effectiveness of Golf Ireland.

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.

Application Process:

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

Closing date for applications is Friday 26 May at 5 pm.

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 Partnerships & Marketing 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.



High School Partnership Delivery Officer – Derry Londonderry


At Manchester United our aim is to Win the United Way – and the quality of our behind-the scenes team sets us apart from the competition.

Our people are as committed to the success of the company as the players are to winning trophies. We offer a unique and exciting working environment, excellent training, with recognition and rewards for the part each individual plays. Sounding good so far?

The Purpose:

The Foundation delivers a wide range of educational, aspirational, leadership and personal development programs designed to develop young people to achieve their potential.

Based in a partner high school full time, the main responsibility of this role will be to deliver Foundation programs that support the development of student’s educational behaviours, attendance, and wellbeing.

Work with internal and external partners to provide students with aspirational experiences that raise confidence and self-esteem.

Ensuring that all service level agreement objectives are met and surpassed through strategic planning, excellence in delivery, strong working relationships and continuous monitoring and evaluation.

The Role:

 To work with the High School Partnership coordinator to provide, facilitate and deliver aspirational opportunities and experiences from both internal and external partners.
 To build development plans that will increasingly challenge, enhance skills, shape a positive attitude and foster a confident approach to meeting objectives.
 To plan and lead regular progress meetings with students to ensure their agreed personal development objectives remain relevant and on track.
 To develop and manage effective working relationships with key stakeholders within the partnership including with local community groups and organisations.
 Help create, develop and support a steering group network of key stakeholders to effectively manage the extended schools program. This will include, supporting the primary school and community engagement managers to successfully embed a Street Reds and primary partnership program.
 Work with the High School Co-ordinator and recognised school representatives to manage, monitor evaluate and innovate the service level agreement objectives to ensure they remain relevant, unique and aligned to the strategic vision of the Foundation and the partner school.
 As directed by the High School management team, maintain registers, collect all relevant data, information and evidence of good practice to support funding conditions and for the formulation of case studies

 Work with the High School management team to coordinate and facilitate external events to support SLA objectives and in the fostering of a team ethos within the High School Partnerships department.
 Complete risk assessments to ensure a safe and healthy working environment at all times in accordance with Manchester United Foundation and Manchester United Football Club’s policies.
 As directed by the High School management team, attend seminars, networking events and exhibitions relevant to the role, proactively using the information and learning to influence current and future partner school programmes and activities.
 Ensure that the Foundation’s code of conduct is upheld in all activities, delivery and physical appearance.
 35 hours per week, holidays not permissible during term time.
 Working within the High School Partnerships team of which there are 28 other delivery officers and school partnerships.
 Based in Derry Londonderry Northern Ireland

The Person:

Education and Qualifications

 Demonstration of academic achievement in secondary and/or further education
 Strong functional skills in Mathematics and English
 A full and clean UK driving licence (or recognised equivalent)
 FA Level 2 in coaching football and relevant support qualifications

 Minimum GCSE Grade C or Level 4 in Mathematics and English


Youth work qualification Experience

 Previous experience working (paid or volunteering) with children and young people, preferably within a charitable, school or sporting environment
 Proven ability of engaging with a range of stakeholders and external partners in order to achieve strategic and contractual objectives
 Experience of scoping, delivering, monitoring and evaluating a range of physical activity programmes

 Experience of managing partnerships and programmes, demonstrating a passion for innovation, creativity and excellence


Personal Attributes
 Empathy towards others
 A passion for working with children, young people and hard to reach groups
 Self-driven individual who brings life and energy to their delivery
 Ability to be a positive role model
 Excellent organisational skills
 Ability to adapt and diversify delivery in programmes/sessions
 Inclusive leadership skills that bring together diverse individuals, groups & stakeholders
 Innovative and able to convert difficulties into successes
 Ability to work effectively as an individual and as a team member
 Forward planner
 Punctual

Interpersonal Skills

 Effective communication skills (written, verbal and listening)
 Excellent digital skills

 Proficiency in Microsoft Office programmes

If you would like to join the team and be part of our mission, to win the United way, please submit your application by Friday 02 nd June.

Manchester United endeavour to respond to all job applications, however, please consider that we receive a high volume of applications, and this may not always possible.
We recognise the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk at Manchester United, as part of this commitment this post is required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level, as well as full reference history.
Manchester United is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to background, ethnicity, race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or other legally protected characteristics.

Manchester United Football Club are proud to be a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, supporting the armed forces community to transition into careers outside of the armed forces.
Manchester United is committed to working with and providing reasonable adjustments for applicants and employees. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application and perform at your best, please do not hesitate to contact us to make a request; we are here to help.
It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based job who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to you before applying for any of our roles. Your personal data will be processed on MU’s behalf by Morson.



CEO- Irish Squash


Irish Squash is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of squash in Ireland and is officially recognized as such by Sport Ireland. It is made up of a voluntary board elected at the AGM.

It is an all-Ireland body encompassing the 32 counties with the four Regional Provinces being responsible for organizing Leagues and Competitions.


The current strategic ambition of Irish squash is as follows:

  • Modernise, professionalise and suitably resource Irish Squash as a National Governing Body to drive and grow the sport to be relevant in a diverse and inclusive island of Ireland
  • Understand the business of squash and strengthen clubs to become vibrant, well-utilised facilities catering to all ages to secure the future of the game
  • Position and market squash as a healthy choice for all gender and all age groups which seamlessly fits into a modern Irish lifestyle
  • Establish a national centre of excellence that can host major international squash events which includes a full glass court

We are now in a position to appoint a CEO to run the organisation on a day-to-day basis. 


As Chief Executive Officer, you will lead the organisation and be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of Irish Squash.

You will be accountable to the Board, as you drive the organisation forward by implementing the current Strategic Plan – ‘Connecting the Dots’.

As CEO, you will be expected to understand members’ needs, while having the ability to manage a complex portfolio of organisational responsibilities, including commercial and strategic priorities, operational effectiveness, stakeholder management, communications, and financial/governance controls.

To be considered for this role you will need to be a strong leader, with excellent stakeholder management capabilities.

How to Apply

A full role description is available on request from Ascension Executive Recruitment – mairead.fleming@ascension.ie , 086 8505107.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and letter of application to mairead.fleming@ascension.ie no later than 5 pm on Friday 26th May 2023


Chair Active Disability Ireland

Working with the Chief Executive, the role of the Chair is to provide effective leadership and inclusive strategic direction focusing on the vision, core values, and objectives of Active Disability Ireland. The successful candidate will be comfortable and assured in leading Board meetings developing an ethical culture in line with the values of the organisation.

The Chair will have a strong understanding of progressive governance, be able to engage and influence a wide range of key stakeholders.

The chair is pivotal in creating the conditions for overall Board and individual Board member effectiveness and ensures constructive relations between Board members and staff.

The Chair is bound by the Board’s governance policies and decisions and thus has no authority to alter, amend or ignore these.

The Chair will lead the Board of Active Disability Ireland to ensure:

  • Active Disability Ireland has a clear vision, strategic direction and objectives to 2027 and beyond.
  • The Board focuses on independence, organisational performance, financial sustainability and meeting its corporate aims and objectives.
  • Active Disability Ireland utilises all funding opportunities available, ensuring they have excellent stakeholder management.
  • Active Disability Ireland has a strong and sustainable commercial programme with top level partners and sponsors.
  • The highest standards of corporate governance are maintained, and all legal and regulatory requirements are complied with.
  • Effective communication among Board members and the Executive Team.


  • Facilitate Board meetings and attend committee meetings as required.
  • Determine the agenda for and approve the minutes of Board meetings, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Ensure Board members have clear roles and responsibilities and to focus on the development of the Board, ensuring that the performance of individuals, the Board as a whole and its committees, is evaluated at least annually.
  • Set objectives for and carry out the appraisal of the Chief Executive Officer, sharing knowledge and providing guidance as needed.
  • Support and hold the Chief Executive Officer to account for the overall performance and delivery of Active Disability Ireland strategic objectives and targets.
  • Review the performance of Active Disability Ireland against its business plan, budget and funding targets.
  • Establish a framework for approving policies and plans.
  • Represent Active Disability Ireland at a senior level, engaging with key stakeholders, nationally and (where relevant) internationally.
  • Enable equity in practice and strive for equality for all members, staff and board members. To ensure the Board has and takes responsibility for the organisation’s Equality and Diversity Policy.• Enable the Board to monitor and review risk associated with delivering the Strategy and likely impact on business while all times maintaining a high standard of governance.

Skills Competencies and Experience

  • Senior management experience in a corporate, commercial, charity or public sector organisation.
  • Board level experience, ideally as Chair but certainly at senior Executive or Non-Executive Director level.
  • Knowledge of the physical activity/sport/disability landscape and a substantial interest in active and healthy living.
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders including Government.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of corporate financial management and governance strategies and processes.
  • Evidence of the ability to act with professionalism and probity, and with a strong philosophy of equity, inclusion and diversity.
  • Evidence of leading in a change environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Advocacy and ambassadorial skills to represent Active Disability Ireland nationally and internationally.
  • Strong performance management and people development skills.
  • Resilient with the ability to handle tensions, conflicts and reach consensus.
  • Commitment to enhancing active and healthy lifestyles for all.

This is a voluntary position, and we would expect a time commitment averaging 4 days per month to include attendance at Board meetings and committee meetings as required and other activities relevant to Active Disability Ireland such as meetings with CEO and stakeholders.

All reasonable expenses incurred during the fulfilment of duty will be reimbursed in line with Active Disability Irelands Finance Policy.


Please email your CV with a two-page cover letter outlining your suitability for this role, including two professional referees to:

ccurtin@activedisability.ie by Tuesday 30th of May at 12noon

Please note these referees will not be contacted at this stage. Closing date: Tuesday 30th of May at 12noon

Interviews: Week beginning 19th of June Interviews may be held in person or via video communications.




Director of Education and Formal Training


Job Purpose

The primary purpose of the role will be to provide strategic leadership and guidance in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of formal education and training programs within Sport in Ireland.

The Director of Education and Formal Training will play a critical role in ensuring that formal education and training pathways and programs remain relevant and effective in meeting the needs of our stakeholders. The role will also be responsible for ensuring the highest possible quality standards in formal education and training are achieved and maintained by leading the development and implementation of new quality assurance policies and procedures that will enhance our education and training offerings. This work will be essential in shaping the future of Sport Ireland’s formal education and training programs.

The successful candidate will be the key driver behind Sport Ireland’s formal education and training initiatives, with a primary focus on developing formal educational qualification opportunities for athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, and volunteers. They will lead the development and implementation of programs that will enable the sports sector in Ireland to achieve their ambitions by providing them with access to the best available formal education and training to reach their full potential. Success in this role will be measured by the ability to develop innovative services that meet the needs of stakeholders, including National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships, while setting and achieving Sport Ireland’s priorities for formal education and training. Strategic vision and leadership will be essential in driving the overarching strategies that will guide the sports sector’s development and improvement of formal education and training, enabling them to excel in their respective fields.

Reporting to: Director of Sport Ireland Coaching

Duties and Responsibilities

As the driving force behind Sport Ireland’s formal education and training initiatives, this role will involve collaborating closely with all other relevant units responsible for delivering training and education programs, including but not limited to, the Organisational Development and Change Unit and the AntiDoping and Ethics Unit. Together, you will work towards the common goal of ensuring that the sports sector in Ireland has access to the best possible formal education and training programs, tailored to meet their unique needs. This collaboration will be essential to achieving the goals outlined in Action 33 of the National Sports Policy 2018-2027, which places Sport Ireland at the forefront of developing a long-term strategy for education, learning, and development, including the training and development of an expanding and increasingly diverse workforce. This will ensure that Sport Ireland is empowered to develop sport education in the country to cover not only coaching but fitness industry courses, antidoping issues, governance, and child protection. As a key player in this critical initiative, you will be responsible for driving the development and implementation of these programs, ensuring they meet the highest standards of quality and effectiveness, and providing strategic guidance to all relevant stakeholders.

  • Develop and implement formal education programmes for athletes, coaches, officials, Volunteers, and administrators that lead to recognized and accredited qualifications on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and are referenced by the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
  •  Lead the strategic vision for education and training initiatives at Sport Ireland, collaborating with other departments, stakeholders and members of Sport Irelands Education and Training Council to achieve these goals.
  • Identify emerging trends and developments in the sports sector in Ireland and internationally and use this knowledge to develop and implement new education and training initiatives that meet the needs of stakeholders.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the sports sector in Ireland and internationally to ensure that Sport Ireland’s education and training initiatives are aligned with industry best practices and standards. Collaborate with National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships to ensure that education and training programs meet the evolving needs of the sports sector in Ireland.
  • Develop and implement new quality assurance policies and procedures that enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of education and training programs. Ensure that all education and training programs meet the highest standards of quality and effectiveness and are tailored to meet the unique needs of the sports sector in Ireland. Person Specification Essential Skills, Qualifications, Knowledge, Ability, and Experience (must possess or be able to demonstrate the following):
  • Must be highly efficient and results focused.
  • Must have keen attention to detail and high standards in all business activity.
  • Must be flexible and solutions focused on all business activities.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Must be capable of presenting information verbally in a clear, concise, and confident manner.
  • Must be capable of producing impactful and high-quality business writing in all communication ranging from standard daily correspondence to comprehensive business reports for consideration by senior stakeholders.
  • Must be capable of building and maintaining healthy, effective, and mutually respectful business relationships with all key stakeholders.
  • Must have a high proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Must have a proven ability to work effectively as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Must have an enthusiastic approach to work and career.
  • Must commit to innovation and continuous improvement in all business activities.
  • Must have excellent planning & organising skills and be able to prioritise tasks effectively under tight deadlines.
  • Must have experience in effectively managing projects and programmes on time and with agreed budget parameters.
  • Must have knowledge of emerging trends, best practices, and technologies in Education and Training
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of previous professional experience in a relevant role.
  • Experience in designing and delivering training programmes with quality assurance standards that meet the requirements of QQI accredited courses in the National Framework of Qualifications.

Desirable Skills, Qualifications, Knowledge, Ability, and Experience (some or all the following are desirable):

• Experience in introducing, operating, and optimising Education and Training in a workplace setting.

• Relevant qualifications relating to the role.

• Experience in designing and delivering training programmes (classroom / online).

• Experience in conducting learning needs analysis and developing related learning and development plans.

• Experience in designing and implementing quality assurance standards to support effective education and training practice.

Additional Information: Salary Scale: Assistant Principal Location: Sport Ireland, National Sports Campus, Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Or, Sport Ireland Coaching Unit Office, Block 1, International Science Centre, National Technology Park, Limerick, V94 C61W.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV in confidence to sportirelandjobs@orangerecruitment.ie

Closing date for applications is Monday 29th May 5 pm.

Sport Ireland is an equal opportunities employer. Sport Ireland is a Great Place to Work® Ireland.





National Safeguarding Officer


The Camogie Association is recruiting for a Full Time National Safeguarding Officer to join the Association’s staff team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, management and implementation of all Safeguarding, Child Safeguarding and vetting processes across the Association, delivering on a work plan aligned to the Camogie Association Vision, Mission, Values and NDP. The National Safeguarding Officer will provide support to units, volunteers, and officers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities will include:

Implementation and review of The Camogie Association policies and act as acting as liaison to members on issues relating to Child Protection, Safeguarding and Vetting, to ensure legislative compliance.

Circulation of all relevant information and resource materials on Safeguarding, Child Protection and Vetting to Provincial, Counties and Clubs of the Camogie Association.

Acting as the primary national safeguarding point of contact with relevant third-party bodies, internal and external partners including Sport Ireland, GAA/ LGFA/ Local Sports Partnerships, other Sports NGB’s etc.

Promoting awareness, education and implementation of the Camogie Association’s policies and procedures on child protection and safeguarding to the Association’s members and units.

Person Specification

The successful candidate should demonstrate the following:

Essential Criteria

  • An understanding of the Safeguarding, child protection and vetting legislation on island of Ireland.
  • A third level degree in social care, sports, community development, communication, business management or other relevant area and/ or A minimum of 2-5 years’ professional / voluntary experience in a similar role in sport, community development, youth work or other relevant area.
  • Must have the ability to develop good working relationships at multiple levels, contribute to a positive working environment and influence the delivery of objectives with a wide variety of stakeholders including young people, parents, volunteers, tutors, colleagues in sport, etc.
  • Highly organised, thorough and conscientious, with demonstrated ability to work to deadlines.
  • Experience of designing and implementing strategic plans, programmes and events.
  • Knowledge of Policy and Procedure development.
  • Experience in devising and delivering education and training programmes at all levels
  • Excellent administrative and IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and presentational.
  • Experience of working as an effective team member
  • A flexible approach
  • Current clean full driving licence and access to own transport

Desirable criteria

The following will be advantageous to applicants:

  • Good understanding of the Gaelic Games Code of Behaviour (Underage).
  • Experience in collaborative working and developing new relationships.
  • An understanding and experience of the unique environment of volunteer sporting National Governing Bodies, and experience of working with Volunteers
  • Track record of managing multiple and varied relationships and projects.
  • Experience of working in the sports sector, in particular Gaelic games
  • Have an interest in the sport and a knowledge of the structures and operations of the Camogie Association and Gaelic games.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Duration: 3 year Fixed Term Contract (Subject to 6 Month Probation)

Working hours: Full Time – 5 Day Week, 39 Hour Working week. This role is offered on a 5/7 day contract. This role requires flexibility and will entail out-of-office-hours working. The responsibilities and accountabilities might differ from those outlined, and other duties as assigned, might be part of the job.

Eligibility – Applicants should be eligible to work in the Republic of Ireland.

Location – It is anticipated that this role will be based in the Camogie Association Office, Dublin.
Alternatives may be considered.

Transport: -Full Clean Driving License and Access to transport as travel is a necessary requirement of the post.

Application Process
Please submit a Cover letter, and Current CV including 3 references, indicating current and
expected salary levels to jobs@camogie.ie, with National Safeguarding Officer in the Subject

Closing date for receipt of applications: 12 noon on Wednesday 7 th June 2023.

Interviews commencing the week beginning 12th June 2023







Previous Roles advertised through Sport for Business:

Head of Sponsorship at Aer Lingus

Head of Sponsorship Marketing and Communications at Triathlon Ireland

Sports Programme Officer at Trinity Sport

Sponsorship Manager at Irish Life

National fixtures Administrator at Ladies Gaelic Football Association

Head of Sponsorship and CSR at Bank of Ireland

Director of Communications, Corporate Affairs and Marketing at Sport Ireland

Strategic Assistant to the CEO at the FAI

CEO at Cycling Ireland

Sponsorship Activation Manager at Aer Lingus College Football Classic

Financial Controller at Nemeton TV

Social Purpose Manager at United Rugby Championship

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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