Vacancies

Hockey Ireland High Performance Director

Location: Hockey Ireland Office in Dublin, Sport Ireland Campus and will include extensive travel both nationally and internationally.

Salary: Competitive and depending on qualifications and experience.

ROLE DETAILS

Hockey Ireland is seeking to appoint a High-Performance Director responsible for leading the translation of our ambitions into reality and for enabling the delivery of the High-Performance strategy for the next Olympic cycle and our targets across the programmes.

This senior, full-time position within the organisation involves the overall responsibility for the direction and implementation of High-Performance with a particular focus on a consistent and integral approach of High-Performance. The High-Performance Director is a part of the senior management team of Hockey Ireland and will report to the Chief Executive Officer, working with the High-Performance Committee of Hockey Ireland.

We are seeking an accomplished leader who will be the responsible person in delivering our High-Performance Strategic Plan. As leader of the High-Performance Department, the post holder will drive our ambition to be competitive on the highest international levels of the sport of Hockey.

Key to the role is about leading the translation of our vision into execution. The successful candidate is therefore likely to be someone who has proven success of this, who has the drive and ability to lead their team to strive for the very best and has demonstrable experience in leading sporting performance success at the highest level.

Download Job Specification here.

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and may be amended from time to time in light of the changing needs of the organisation.

Hockey Ireland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace culture where difference is embraced and exceptional talents can flourish. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Closing of applications: Wednesday 1 December 2021 17.00 Irish Time.

Please submit your application letter and a CV to the CEO of Hockey Ireland by email to: jerome.pels@hockey.ie

Interviews are expecting to take place in the week starting 6 December 2021

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Job Description for Fingal Hockey Development Officer (In partnership with Fingal CoCo and Leinster Hockey)  

Hockey Ireland (in partnership with Fingal CoCo and Leinster Hockey) are seeking to employ a Development Officer within the Fingal County Council catchment area . Starting in December 2021, the aim of the Fingal Hockey Development Officer (FHDO) is to grow participation of hockey in the Fingal administrative area by facilitating the promotion of sustainable participation opportunities within clubs and schools.  

The objectives of the role are: 

  • To support clubs in the region to become stronger and more sustainable   
  • To facilitate training of volunteers, coaches and umpires   
  • To grow participation through recruitment and retention initiatives 
  • Growing Hockey through community and school engagement 

For more information see Job Description below: 

To apply please send your CV to linda.monaghan@hockey.ie. Closing date is 22nd November 2021

JOB TITLE:  Fingal Hockey Development Officer, in partnership with Fingal CoCo and Leinster Hockey.   

RESPONSIBLE TO: Hockey Ireland, National Development Manager  

LOCATION: Hockey Ireland Office/Fingal CoCo local office

SALARY: The salary will be €15,000 per annum. This salary will be subject to all National Wage Agreements. Personnel will be supplied with all equipment required to carry out their duties. Mileage will be paid at the official Hockey Ireland rate.

PARTICULARS OF OFFICE: The post is part time (22.5 hours per week) on a contract basis on an initial 12-month contract with the view to extend. The successful applicant will be subject to a period of probation of 3 months and the scheme will be subject to a review at the end of year 1.

Holders of the post shall reside in the district in which their duties are to be performed or within a reasonable distance thereof.

Responsibilities include:  

Supporting existing clubs

  • Delivering workshops, holding meetings and delivering Clubmark to support, educate and empower clubs to implement change and become more sustainable
  • Providing advice on Child Protection requirements and funding opportunities
  • Growing hockey in Fingal
  • Promoting hockey in Fingal through community and school engagement
  • Management and administration of participation programmes
  • Running cluster programmes in Primary Schools / Secondary Schools
  • Set-up of a Primary School league in the region, whilst linking with branch competition structures
  • Promoting and developing the indoor and small-sided format of the game
  • Promoting Hockey Skills Challenge
  • Organisation of participation camps

Young Player Development

  • Assist in the delivery of the LHA Academy coaching program in the Fingal area. This will involve delivering coaching sessions for teen aged players nominated by their club / school

Coach umpire and volunteer development (Leaders in Hockey Programme)

  • Deliver Young Hockey Leaders Award and Young Umpire Programme
  • Creating coach umpire and volunteer development opportunities, organising and promoting accredited courses where applicable
  • Engagement and development of female leaders in hockey through the Women in Sport funded programmes

General:

  • Working to specific targets in relation to delivery of Hockey Ireland participation and development programmes as agreed with all funding partners
  • Work closely with Fingal CC and Leinster Hockey Association and develop strong relationships with schools and clubs in the region
  • Work closely with other Hockey Ireland, Leinster Hockey Association and Fingal Sports Office staff and volunteers
  • Attend appropriate meetings as directed by Principal Sports Office for Fingal CC, Hockey Ireland NDM and Leinster Hockey
  • 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 Fingal region. This role requires flexibility with regards to working hours, including some evening and weekend work
  • At all times the Fingal Hockey Development Officer will promote Hockey Ireland and Leinster Hockey equally.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required from this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required.  The holder of this position is required to respond with a flexible approach when tasks arise which are not specifically covered in this job description. Please note that this role is subject to funding.

It should be noted that the role of the development officer is not to work at the performance level of the sport (with inter-provincials teams for example) 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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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.

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


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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