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

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


  • 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

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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

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