Munster Participation and Growth Co-Ordinator
The Camogie Association is recruiting for a Full Time Participation and Growth Co-Ordinator in Munster to join the Association’s staff team.
The successful candidate will be part of the Camogie Associations Development Team, reporting to the Participation and Retention Co-Ordinator, and will responsible for delivering on a workplan aligned to the Camogie Association across its work, providing support to units, volunteers, and officers in the Munster province, and will assist in implementing the Camogie Association’s National Development Plan for 2020-2023 (https://camogie.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Camogie-Association-National-Development-Plan-2020-23.pdf ) and successor plans to lead and drive a participation, growth and development of Camogie.
The Camogie Association
The Camogie Association is the National Governing Body for the sport of Camogie, and it is responsible for promoting and developing the game, and its governance structures across the Camogie community. The Association is an independent voluntary organisation founded in 1904. The Association is part-funded by Sport Ireland. In addition to Sport Ireland funding, the Association is supported by the GAA, and by revenues generated directly through affiliation fees, gate receipts, and provision of services to units of the Association, as well as income from sponsorship and commercial activities.
In 2018, Camogie (along with Hurling) was added to UNESCO’s list of protected cultural activities around the world.
Camogie operates at club, county, provincial and international levels with teams of all ages participating in the sport in recreational and competitive activities.
The Association works closely with colleagues in The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), at all levels of sport, administration and governance. The Association also works closely with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) and the (Women’s Gaelic Players’ Association (WGPA), particularly to secure and manage State Funding for Inter County teams. The GAA have recently been appointed to act on behalf of the Camogie Association in securing and negotiating sponsorships over the next 3 years.
The Munster Participation and Growth Co-Ordinator will be part of the development team alongside colleagues in similar roles on Leinster, Connacht and Ulster, and will report to the Retention and Participation Co-Ordinator/Technical Development and Participation Manager.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Key responsibilities include:
|Communication & Collaboration||
|Guidance, Support & Advice||
|Programmes & Initiatives||
|Health & Safety||
|Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting||
|Management & Budgeting||
During the recruitment and selection process, candidates will be expected to demonstrate an appropriate mix of knowledge, experience and skills as described above. For shortlisting purposes, candidate submissions will be expected to demonstrate the degree to which they meet the criteria as set out above.
The Camogie Association an equal opportunities employer.
The successful candidate should demonstrate:
- A third level degree in sports, communication, business management or other relevant area
- A minimum of 2-3 years’ professional experience in a similar role
- 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 volunteers, colleagues in sport, sponsors etc.
- Highly organised, thorough and conscientious, with demonstrated ability to work to deadlines
- A proven strategic thinker
- Good administrative and IT skills
- Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and presentational
- A positive attitude, proactive approach to work and enthusiasm and interest in working for a sports body
- Experience of working as a team member
- Be a dynamic self-starter with a proven ability to work independently
- A flexible approach
- Current clean full driving licence and access to own transport
The following will be advantageous to applicants:
- 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, especially Gaelic games
- Have an interest in the sport and a knowledge of the structures and operations of the Camogie Association and Gaelic games.
- Knowledge of Camogie/hurling coach education processes and materials
- Knowledge of Camogie/hurling referee education processes
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other IT related packages
- Knowledge and/or experience of adult learning methodologies
- Experience of developing tutor and/or coach and/or referee education materials
- Previous playing experience of Camogie/hurling
Grade and Salary: Pro Rata €30-36k p.a.
Duration: Permanent (Subject to 9 Month Probation)
Working hours: Full Time – 39 Hour Working week. This role is offered on a 5/7 day contract. This role requires flexibility and will entail out-of-hours working. The responsibilities and accountabilities might differ from those outlined, and other duties as assigned, might be part of the job.
Location – This role is based in the Munster GAA Office In Limerick. Full Clean Driving License and Access to transport as travel is a necessary requirement of the post.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 12 Noon on Wednesday 18th May
Please submit a Current CV and Cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org , with Munster P&G in the Email Title.