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Leinster Participation & Growth Co-Ordinator Maternity Cover

Fri 02nd Jun

Gill Waters


Leinster Participation and Growth Co-ordinator  (Maternity Leave Cover starting July 2023)

June 2023

The Camogie Association is recruiting for a Participation and Growth Coordinator for the Leinster region to join the Association’s staff team to cover for maternity leave. The key purpose of this role is to develop and manage initiatives to support development and participation in Leinster Clubs and schools.

The successful candidate will be part of the Camogie Association’s Development Implementation Team, reporting to the Technical Development and Participation Manager. The Participation and Growth Co-ordinator will be responsible for delivering on a workplan aligned to the Camogie Association’s work, providing support to units, volunteers, and officers, and will assist in implementing the Camogie Association’s National Development Plan for 2020-2023 ( 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 part-funded by Sport Ireland.

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.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Programmes and Initiatives The roll out of programmes and initiatives under the Camogie Association’s National Development Plan

Delivery of post primary Junior & Senior Novice initiatives and 1st year participation events

Management of the Caman to Leinster initiative

Identification of coach, referee  and education needs and supporting the roll out of courses.

Management and Facilitation of the Leinster Coaching Academy

Promotion of programmes within the units such as M.N.A and Caman 4 Fun

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the impact of all initiatives and supports provided.

Preparation of reports for Ard Stiurthoir, Ard Chomhairle, annual Congress and as and when required

Engagement & Management Liaising with the provincial post primary in relation to fixtures

Working with the Provincial and County Development officers

Working with colleagues in LGFA and GAA in relation to provincial development initiatives and programmes

Engagement and collaboration with Local Sports Partnerships for delivery of Camogie Association initiatives.

Guidance, Support and Advice Assistance and support for the development of new Camogie units

Advisory Capacity in relation to Club school links

Responding to queries and providing guidance to county boards

Guiding and advising on the games programmes within counties and Leinster

Health & Safety Ensure that all units  are aware of and complete the Health and Safety Requirements, and appropriate documentation when running development events, initiatives and activities.
Communication & Collaboration Work collaboratively with Communications team to profile initiatives.

Work collaboratively with Provincial Council in planning and implementation.

Working collaboratively with other Participation and Growth Coordinators and the Development team to maximise learning and develop cross organisation collaborative projects

Planning & Budgeting Annual Work planning

Budget preparation and management

Support and seek out external sources of funding to support the club development and education area.

Leinster Council Funding Process and Reviews of County Development Plans

Person Specification

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.

It will be advantageous for the successful candidate to demonstrate the following:

  • A third level degree in sports, sports development, or other relevant area with experience of working in a development role in sport, community development, youth work or other relevant area (voluntary or professional experience).


3 years professional experience working in a development role in a sports organisation or other relevant area

  • Experience of the unique environment of volunteer sporting National Governing Bodies, and of working with a wide variety of stakeholders including volunteers, committees and sporting colleagues.
  • Experience in implementation of strategic plans and annual action plans
  • Excellent communication and IT skills – verbal, written, reporting and presentations
  • Experience of project management.
  • Be a dynamic self-starter with a proven ability to work independently as well as a constructive team member making positive contributions towards organisational objectives
  • Awareness of current challenges and opportunities within a female sports environment
  • Have an interest in the sport and a knowledge of the structures and operations of the Camogie Association and Gaelic games.
  • Experience in collaborative working and developing new relationships while identifying opportunities and development of new programmes.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Current full clean driving license, insurance and access to own transport
  • The appointment will be subject to Garda/PSNI vetting clearance.

Grade and Salary: commensurate with experience

Pension: The Association will make a matching contribution of between 3% – 7% pension subject to employee contribution on successful completion of probation.

Duration:  Maternity Cover

Working hours: Full Time – 39 Hour Working week. This role is offered on a 5/7-day contract with some evening work.  Flexible working arrangements. The responsibilities and accountabilities might differ from those outlined, and other duties as assigned, might be part of the job.

Location – National Sports Campus or GAA office, Portlaoise.  Alternatives considered.

Expenses such as travel, overnight accommodation where required and other allowable expenditure will also be paid.

Closing date for receipt of applications:  Wednesday, 28th June 2023

Interviews are scheduled to take place week of 3rd July (online interviews will be considered)

Please submit a Current CV and Cover letter to , with Participation and growth Co-ordinator in the Email Title. Please indicate your current salary and salary expectations should you be successful.


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