Vacancies

Umpire Development Programme Consultant

Umpire Development – 6 month contract

Hockey Ireland are looking to employ an experienced professional to develop the Hockey Ireland Umpiring Pathway Programmes. These programmes, including Club Umpire, Young Umpire, Umpire Development Pathway and the Elite Umpire Fast Track Programme, are vital to working towards a sustainable umpiring pathway to ensure that hockey is a sport that can continue to be played at all levels across the island of Ireland.

For more information see Job Description below:

To apply please send your CV to linda.monaghan@hockey.ie. Closing date for application is 6th October 2021

ROLE TITLE:  Umpire Development Programme Consultant

RESPONSIBLE TO: Hockey Ireland, National Development Manager

LOCATION: Hockey Ireland office (all staff currently working remotely)

REMUNERATION: The package will include a competitive salary range commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience.

CONTRACT:  The position is a full time 6 month contract

What is expected of the role:

Hockey Ireland working with the Irish Hockey Umpires Association are looking to employ an experienced professional to develop our Umpiring Pathway programmes.

The 6 month contracted position would comprise of the following responsibilities:

  • Club Umpire
    • Produce resources and documents for club umpire programme
    • Deliver training events for clubs in club umpire programme
  • Young Umpire
    • Produce course documents and resources for young umpire programme
    • Recruit and train tutors in 4 provinces to run young umpire courses
  • Umpiring Development Pathway
    • Work with IHUA to develop Fundamentals of Umpiring Module 2 practical session
    • Work with IHUA to develop and produce resources for Level 1 Umpire Award and Assessment
  • Elite Umpire Fast Track Programme
    • Progress the Elite Umpire Fast Track programme
    • Manage nominations of umpires to U4N and U4E
  • eLearning  Hockey Hub
    • Update and progress the e-learning Hockey hub for all umpiring programmes
    • Work with marketing department to develop umpiring pathway campaign
  • General
    • Collating data/generating reports in relation to activities
    • Support and work with the provincial associations, IHUA and other relevant bodies
    • Work closely and communicate effectively with other Hockey Ireland staff, club volunteers and other relevant organisations
    • Any other duties as may be allocated from time to time in accordance with the general nature of the post

For more information on the role including Personnel Specification click here


Munster Regional Development Officer

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Hockey Ireland are seeking to employ a Regional Development Officer for Munster. Starting in October 2021, this person will help to grow hockey, support and develop existing/new resources in the Munster region, an area that Hockey Ireland see as having huge potential for growth.

Led by Hockey Ireland, in conjunction with Munster Hockey, the successful applicant will be responsible for the delivery of and will have input into the planning for Hockey Ireland’s National Development Plan. Working to achieve these targets, the Regional Development Officer (Munster) is responsible for administering and delivering programmes to promote sustainable participation opportunities within clubs, schools and 3rd level colleges in Munster.

For more information see Job Description below:

To apply please send your CV to linda.monaghan@hockey.ie. Closing date for application is 27th September 2021.

JOB TITLE:  Regional Development Officer, Munster

RESPONSIBLE TO: Hockey Ireland, National Development Manager

LOCATION: Munster Region

REMUNERATION: The package will include a competitive salary range commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience. The position is full time and 2-year fixed term.

Responsibilities include:

Growing hockey in Munster

  • Promoting Munster hockey through community and school engagement to increase club numbers at both adult and junior level
  • Particular focus on growing boy’s hockey in Munster
  • Establishing and developing Hockey4All in Munster
  • Promoting and development hockey in third level colleges (e.g. UCC, UL, MIC, WIT, MTU)
  • Management and administration of development programmes including ClubMark , Tricks4Sticks etc.
  • Identifying key areas for new clubs and helping with the administration involved in setting up a club.
  • Act as link between clubs and schools and identify and support clubs to develop ways to increase volunteers, coaches and umpires
  • To increase participation.
  • Promoting and developing the indoor format of the game across the province in both clubs and schools
  • Working in partnership with LSP/ local councils and helping clubs to identify and apply for funding opportunities
  • Establish and promote Vets and social hockey and support Master’s Hockey

Supporting existing clubs

  • Delivering workshops and holding meetings to support, educate and empower clubs to implement change and become more sustainable
  • Supporting clubs to improve current and develop new facilities

Coach umpire and volunteer development

  • Deliver Young Hockey Leaders Award and Young Umpire Program
  • Creating coach and volunteer development opportunities
  • Identifying need for Tricks4Sticks, Coaching and Umpiring courses and linking with HI Coaching Education to ensure these are set up.

General:

  • Respond promptly to club queries.
  • Working to specific targets in relation to delivery of Hockey Ireland participation and development programmes as agreed with NDM.
  • Work closely with the Munster Branch and proactively develop strong relationships with schools and clubs in the region
  • Improve the profile and exposure of Munster Hockey
  • Work closely with other Hockey Ireland and Munster Hockey staff and volunteers
  • Attend appropriate meetings as directed by National Development Manager or Munster Hockey Branch
  • Assist in applying for funding and delivering on funding requirements
  • Work in partnership with other sporting bodies
  • Any other duties as may be allocated from time to time in accordance with the general nature of the post
  • Access to private transport is required as successful candidate will need to travel throughout the Munster region. This role requires flexibility with regards to working hours.

It should be noted that the role of the development officer is not to work at the performance level of the sport (with interprovincial teams for example, or with current 3rd level teams) and the main focus is to build participation and systems to support sustainable growth, including strengthening existing structures.

For more information on the role including Personnel Specification click here

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 Job Description for Regional Development Officer (Connacht, in partnership with NUIG)  

Hockey Ireland (in partnership with NUIG and Connacht Hockey) are seeking to employ a Regional Development Officer for Connacht. Starting in Sept 2021, this person will help to grow hockey, support and develop existing/new resources in the Connacht region, an area that Hockey Ireland see as having huge potential for growth.  

Led by Hockey Ireland and NUIG, in conjunction with Connacht Hockey, the successful applicant will be responsible for the delivery of and will have input into the planning for Hockey Ireland’s National Development Plan. Working to achieve these targets, the Regional Development Officer (Connacht) is responsible for administering and delivering programmes to promote sustainable participation opportunities within clubs, schools and NUIG in Connacht.   

For more information see Job Description below: 

To apply please send your CV to linda.monaghan@hockey.ie

JOB TITLE:  Regional Development Officer, Connacht, in partnership with NUIG.   

RESPONSIBLE TO: Hockey Ireland, National Development Manager  

LOCATION: NUIG Sports Offices 

SALARY: 15000 per annum  

HOURS:  22.5 hours per week 

CONTRACT: An initial 9-month contract with the view to extend  

Responsibilities include:  

Growing hockey in Connacht 

  • Promoting Connacht hockey through community and school engagement 
  • Management and administration of development programmes  
  • Working in new areas to run cluster Primary School / Secondary School programmes with the aim of setting up new clubs around Connacht 
  • Promoting and developing the indoor format of the game 
  • Working in partnership with LSP/ local councils 
  • Promoting Hockey Skills Challenge and branch competition structures 
  • Partnering and growing participation in NUIG 
  • Promoting NUIG through community and school engagement 
  • Growing indoor hockey in NUIG, specifically around growing men’s hockey and encouraging social participation in hockey 

Supporting existing clubs 

  • Delivering workshops and holding meetings to support, educate and empower clubs to implement change and become more sustainable  

Coach umpire and volunteer development  

  • Deliver Young Hockey Leaders Award and Young Umpire Program 
  • Creating coach and volunteer development opportunities 
  • Working in conjunction with the Connacht Branch to promote and develop umpiring 
  • While it is unlikely the DO will be able to deliver accredited coaching/umpiring courses, their role will be to identify needs for courses within clubs and liaising with HI on behalf of Connacht Hockey 

General: 

  • Working to specific targets in relation to delivery of Hockey Ireland participation and development programmes as agreed with NDM.  
  • Work closely with Connacht Hockey and NUIG and develop strong relationships with schools and clubs in the region  
  • Assist with the development of a five-year plan for Connacht hockey 
  • Support the work of NDM in development of Branch structures and planning 
  • Work closely with other Hockey Ireland, Connacht Hockey and NUIG staff and volunteers 
  • Attend appropriate meetings as directed by National Development Manager, Connacht Hockey Branch and NUIG Director of Sport  
  • Assist in applying for funding and delivering on funding requirements  
  • Work in partnership with other sporting bodies 
  • Any other duties as may be allocated from time to time in accordance with the general nature of the post 
  • Access to private transport is required as successful candidate will need to travel throughout the Connacht region. This role requires flexibility with regards to working hours.  

It should be noted that the role of the development officer is not to work at the performance level of the sport (with interprovincials teams for example, or with current NUI teams) and the main focus is to build participation and systems to support sustainable growth, including strengthening existing structures.    

For more information on the role including Personnel Specification click here