Special Olympics Ireland is seeking a Sports Officer. This is a specified purpose contract (maternity cover) with immediate start. The Sports Officer will be the lead in the promotion and coordination of the organisation’s Coach Education and Training Programme. Working with the Sports Department of Special Olympics Ireland, the role will involve working closely with Regional Sports Development Officers in five regional offices, Tutors and other volunteers alike.
The person appointed will also support the development of the sports specific plans for the 2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games, to be held in Dublin in June 2018. He/she will be initiate the recruitment and training of volunteer teams and work with these team in the run up to the Games.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Promote, enhance and support the delivery of coach education throughout the Special Olympics programme.
Be the key point of contact with Coaching Ireland in regards to Coach Education.
Support the Special Olympics Tutors for their delivery of coach education courses.
Play an active role in contributing to the organisations’ Sports Programme and support the established Sports Development Teams as and when required.
Identify, recruit, train and support volunteers to lead key sports competition roles for the 2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games
Promote good governance in all aspects of the programme.
Liaise and work with relevant staff and volunteers in the implementation and roll out of these programmes and initiatives.
Participate in cross-functional training as required from time to time.
Develop and adhere to project plans and budgets and undertake any other assignments as may reasonably be requested by the Director
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 environment within Special Olympics Ireland.
4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES
5. TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES
6. CORE COMPETENCIES
7. OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Successful candidate must be prepared to:
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