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Rowing Ireland Seeks Leinster Women's Development Officer

29th January 2014
Rowing Ireland Seeks Leinster Women's Development Officer

#Rowing - Rowing Ireland have a vacancy for the position of Leinster Women’s Development Officer to be based in Dublin.

The Leinster Women’s Development Officer will be tasked with introducing women to the sport of rowing and to general fitness through the facilitation of a schools indoor rowing programme. The funding for this position is supported by the Irish Sports Council's Women in Sport Initiative.

The programme will encompass the development, co-ordination and delivery of indoor rowing in schools and eventual linkage to local rowing clubs. The appointed individual will have lead responsibility for all matters pertaining to the successful delivery of the programme, which will necessitate development of effective partnerships working with clubs, schools, athletes, coaches, teachers, parents and/or guardians.

The successful candidate will positively promote Rowing Ireland and raise the profile of the sport of rowing.

The main areas of responsibly for this position are:

  • To develop and co-ordinate the delivery of a schools indoor rowing programme for Rowing Ireland as detailed in the Women in Sport proposal;
  • To mobilise, educate and manage volunteers involved in the programme;
  • To provide a lead role in managing and disseminating information to all key partners;
  • To maximise and manage all media opportunities to ensure the positive profile of rowing is promoted at all times;
  • To ensure there is linkage from the indoor school programme to local rowing clubs;
  • To attend training courses, training camps, competitions and other events (in an official capacity) as agreed with the Rowing Ireland CEO in advance;
  • To review and develop new events that will attract female participation;
  • To work in partnership with Rowing Ireland clubs to ensure appropriate on-water activities are available during holiday periods;
  • To monitor and evaluate the impact of interventions and prepare written and oral reports as necessary relating to the post; and
  • To work closely with the Rowing Ireland CEO.

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 will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation.

The successful applicant will be self-motivated, personable and highly organised. The candidate should ideally have an interest in rowing and excellent interpersonal abilities. Strong communication skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office are essential.

Please send all applications to Hamish Adams, CEO, including your CV and cover letter (as one document) via the 'Apply Now' link on this page by 5pm on Friday 7 February 2014.

Interviews for selected applicants are scheduled to take place in Dublin on Thursday 13 February 2014.

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