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The closing date for applications is at 12noon on Monday October 14th 2019.
The Camogie Association is seeking to appoint to a Learning and Development Co-ordinator. 
The post can be based at the Camogie Association’s national office in Dublin, in Armagh, Athlone or Limerick.
The nature of the Association's work will mean that from time to time, the post-holder will be required to work unsocial hours including weekends. Travel will also be required. 
The successful applicant must have a clean driving licence; access to her/his own transport and will be required to comply with Garda/PSNI vetting clearance in advance of taking up the position. 
Salary: The post is a permanent position with a 9 month probationary period. The post is attached to a seven point salary scale ranging from €31,400-€36,700 with the first point of the scale anticipated as the initial salary offer to the successful candidate.   
Expenses: Expenses such as travel and subsistence will be paid in accordance with Association policy. 
Annual Leave: 23 days’ annual leave. In addition, there is additional annual paid leave in the period of Christmas Eve/New Year 
Other terms and conditions include:
  • 3-7% pension contribution from the Association and subject to employee contribution
  • A time in lieu facility (TOIL) for work more than weekly contracted hours 
  • Study leave
  • Travel (bike to work scheme/tax saver commuter tickets)
Interviews for this position will be on Wednesday October 30th in Croke Park, Dublin.
Role of the Learning and Development Co-ordinator
Reporting to the Ard Stíúrthóir/CEO, the key purpose of the Learning and Development Co-ordinator is to focus on building and strengthening the capacity of Units, Officers and Staff to grow our sport at all levels. 
The post-holder will plan and oversee the development and delivery of education, training and support initiatives in areas such as governance and compliance, leadership, planning and the day-to-day administration of units such as child safeguarding, data protection, membership registration, games development, fixtures planning, supporting players, communications, marketing and business development. 
The Association works to a National Development Plan Our Sport, Our Future 2016-2019 and to annual work programmes. The Plan is downloadable from
A new National Development plan will be launched in Q1 of 2020.
Key responsibilities of the Learning and Development Co-ordinator
1. Supporting Camogie Units
  1. Develop learning and development plans and resources for the Camogie Association
  2. Support designated counties and supervise interns, work placements and occasional contract workers working on Camogie growth and participation initiatives in these counties*
  3. Support Counties and Provincial Unit Executives to develop and implement effective succession planning for key officer positions
  4. Regularly review and support County Board and Provincial Council Executives to comply with the administrative requirements of the Camogie Association Official Guide 
  5. Roll out of national programmes and initiatives under the Camogie Association’s National Development Plan**
* These will be decided post-appointment 
** These are subject to change. At the time writing, these include Camán to Croker project; Hurl Smart Week and the Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards. A new National Development Plan for 2020-2023 will launch in 2020. 
2. Learning and Development
  1. Facilitate Volunteer Officers, Unit Executives and Staff at all levels to avail of appropriate learning and development opportunities 
  2. Co-ordinate and support a panel of high quality, experienced facilitators to support the delivery of capacity building and organisational development initiatives and manage relationships with training and other providers
  3. Research and/or undertake needs assessments to determine new and emerging issues requiring support and to benchmark progress in meeting established needs
  4. Ensure that all capacity building and organisational development initiatives remain fully compliant with relevant regulations, laws and best practice standards
  5. Stay informed of and advise on new adult learning methodologies relevant to meeting administrators and staff needs
  6. Ensure that appropriate performance measurement and evaluation is in place for programmes and initiatives
  7. Support the alignment of staff learning and development needs with the Association’s priorities and continuously assess these via the staff Performance Management and Review System
  8. Gather data, conduct evaluations and reports on programmes
3. Plan, manage and report on budget expenditure
4. Liaise with relevant Ard Chomhairle committees and external stakeholders as appropriate
5. Work as part of a dynamic professional team
Undertake any other duties commensurate with the role and as required by the Ard Stiúrthóir
A staff member’s job description forms part of their contract of employment. The roles and responsibilities of staff may change subject to the business needs of the Association, in consultation with the staff concerned. 
Person Specification
Essential Criteria
To be considered for this role, applicants must meet the essential criteria below:
a) A third level degree relevant to capacity building in organisations, human resources, people development, voluntary or sports sector management or other relevant area
b) Two/three years paid experience in capacity building, human resources, people development or volunteer development 
c) Demonstrated understanding of how people and organisations learn and develop
d) Experience of conducting needs analysis and collating information to support development of training materials and conducting monitoring and evaluation
e) Experience of developing training materials 
f) Excellent organisational skills, including an ability to prioritise, work to deadlines and execute tasks
g) Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of adult learning methodologies
h) Demonstrated ability to think analytically and creatively
i) Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders
j) Demonstrated experience of staff management and budget management 
k) Excellent communication and presentation skills including analytic and report writing skills
l) Demonstrated ability to work across and within teams.
Desirable Criteria
The following will be advantageous to applicants:
  1. Train the Trainer (QQI Level 6 Module Certificate 6N3325 and 6N3326) and/or Facilitation Skills accreditation (QQI Level 6 Module Certificate 6N3669) or equivalent e.g. City and Guilds
  2. Experience of working with community and voluntary groups or in the sports sector, especially Gaelic Games
  3. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other IT related packages
Application Process
Your application must include:
– Cover Letter
– CV
Please return your completed application to or by post to:
The Camogie Association, 3rd Floor, Westward House, Russell St., Dublin 3 
by no later than 12noon on Monday October 14th 2019.

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