Games Promotion Officer – Cork GAA
Location: CorkTerms: Contract | Full Time
Date: 5th Dec 2018
The Carbery Division is a geographical Division of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in Cork promoting the sports of hurling and Gaelic football.
The Cork GAA County Board are seeking suitably qualified candidates to fill the role of Games Promotion Officer, based in the Carbery Division. The role holder will report to the County Games Development Manager.
The role holder is responsible for the implementation of a project or set of projects as outlined in GAA Games Development Policy. The post holder will work as part of a team, in conjunction with other full time and voluntary personnel, to deliver set goals and objectives for all GAA sports.
The role holder will be required to work 39 hours per week, which will include weekends and evenings, and the hours may vary depending on workload and seasonal changes.
1. Organise, coordinate and implement (where necessary) Games Development Project(s) for the following as outlined by the County Games Development Manager:
Games Opportunities: A regular programme of games appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups at Child/Primary, Youth/Secondary and Adult/Third Level.
Skill Development Initiatives: Coaching and skill development initiatives appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups at Child/Primary, Youth/Secondary and Adult/Third Level.
Education Programmes: A programmes of courses and workshops appropriate to the requirements of Coaches, Administrators and Referees to fulfill their various functions in a Games Development context.
Support Initiatives: Initiatives to support the development of a sustainable sports system by managing the identification, recruitment and training of key personnel within Clubs, Schools and Counties to effectively develop Gaelic Games in the community.
2. Report on the implementation of the project(s) on a regular basis, and particularly ensure that data relating to the implementation of the project(s) is available on a quarterly basis through the use of the GAA Games Development Information Management System (MIS).
3. Maintain key lines of communication with project stakeholders to ensure the successful completion of the project(s).
4. Liaise with Provincial and County Games Development Personnel and attend meetings and personnel training as required, to support the development of the function and the role.
5. Complete any other duties as may reasonably be assigned by the County Games Development Manager, Designated County Officer or the County Games Development Committee.
- At least 3 years’ experience of working in the GAA or similar sporting organisation (Voluntary or Professional Capacity);
- Relevant third level qualification (minimum level 6 NFQ);
- Exceptional interpersonal and influencing skills;
- Excellent administrative and IT skills with a strong working knowledge of IT related packages and systems;
- Excellent communication and presentation skills (verbal and written);
- Excellent relationship and conflict management skills; ability to be flexible and handle challenging situations;
- Ability to work independently on own initiative and perform as part of a team;
- Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines; hands-on approach to getting things done with a demonstrable ability to work well under pressure;
- Clear and detailed knowledge of the GAA’s coaching schemes and initiatives;
- Foundation Level GAA Coaching Qualification.
- Award 1 GAA Coaching Qualification;
- Experience of coaching and development in Gaelic games.
- Own car with a full clean driving license;
- Ability to work and attend evening and weekend meetings/activities in addition to normal day to day activities.
Please note the post is subject to Garda Vetting.
Candidates interested in the above role should apply by sending an up to date cover letter and Curriculum Vitae on or before 5pm on Friday 14th December 2018.
Cork GAA is an equal opportunities employer.
Employment – Rebel Óg Coaching is the coaching arm of Coiste na nÓg Chorcaí.
Cumann luathchleas Gael Chorcaí is inviting expressions of interest for a new pilot scheme that will provide full time coaching resources to a cohort of clubs on a 2 year basis. Please note this scheme will commence subject to funding being available from Munster Council and National Coaching & Games.
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
Rebel Óg Coaching is teaming up with local Third Level Institutions to offer graduate positions as Games Promotion Officers within a cohort of clubs in Cork.
Under the terms of the Scheme there will be 4 full time positions made available in 2019.
The suitably qualified graduates will work to an agreed programme of activity and time table, for a minimum of 2 years within the assigned clubs.
WHAT WILL BE THE GAMES PROMOTION OFFICERS ROLE?
The GPO will provide coaching supports at Primary School, Post Primary School and directly in the clubs via hands on coaching but also in the area of coach education and the regular up skilling of club coaches. The percentage of time spent in these areas will be agreed in advance with all stakeholders. The key aims will be to recruit and retain players while ensuring the best possible standard of coaching in the clubs/schools.
WHO WILL MONITOR THE GAMES PROMOTION OFFICER?
There will be a sub committee setup for each pilot where a representative from each of the clubs involved along with the local GDA, Games Manager or County Coaching Officer will meet on a regular basis to ensure the GPO’s time is being utilized effectively and to the benefit of all clubs.
HOW WILL THIS INITIATIVE BE FUNDED?
The clubs are asked to provide half of the budget for the scheme between them.
It is proposed to allow a budget of €30,000 per annum towards each pilot. Therefore clubs will be asked to contribute €15,000 between them per annum.
CAN CLUBS APPLY AS AN INDEPENDENT UNIT?
No. This scheme is not open to single clubs. Munster Council are not in a position to support individual clubs as they would not be able to sustain the number of potential applications and back it up with the appropriate funding. On the other end Cork are limiting this to a maximum of 3 clubs to allow a reasonable amount of time to be spent in each club.
HOW DO CLUBS APPLY?
Clubs need to discuss this initiative with club members and decide if they would be interested. They would then need to discuss it with another club or clubs and see if they would be willing to work together to put a financial package in place.
Clubs would need to submit the below application on or before the 7th September 2018. You must work off the assumption of a 39 hour week and funding inputs will determine the number of hours allocated to your club over another (pro rata basis).
HOW WILL CLUBS BE SELECTED?
The Executive of Cork County Board will determine the proposals that will potentially provide greatest return on investment for each pilot. Your current status in respect of Benchmarking 2020 Vision may also be considered. If clarifications are required, the Executive may seek to follow up with clubs to discuss their applications further.
These applications will be put forward to Munster Council with a view to securing funding.
This form has to be completed on or before the 7th September 2018.
Completion of the Expression of Interest form does not ensure inclusion in the Scheme.
Once submitted, the form will be reviewed and contact will be made with club secretaries before the 30th September 2018 with an update on application processing.
Should clubs require further information in advance of submitting the form, then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your queries.
Employment – Rebel Og Coaching promotes Gaelic Games in clubs, schools and academies throughout Cork. A full-time staff of six GDAs working under the County Games Manager cater for the needs of child, youth and adult players in both football and hurling.
In catering for players needs in a balanced way, a two-pronged approach is in place
- Maximise participation by ensuring that all young children in Cork are exposed to games and coaching in a fun, positive environment and that the maximum number of such players are subsequently retained for a lifelong involvement in Gaelic Games
- Optimise playing standards to ensure that all players are provided with opportunities to fulfill their potential through regular, meaningful games and top class coaching, both of which are outlined here.
At various times during the season, Rebel Óg Coaching may wish to recruit part time coaches for a wide range of coaching projects working alongside GDA’s.
These programmes would range from Primary Schools Coaching, Post Primary Schools Coaching, Regional Youth Squads coaching-coordination.
If you have experience in coaching children or youths and you would be available to help in the roll out of our projects upon request, then please complete the form attached.
Candidates would require the following:
- – Qualified to a minimum of Foundation Level GAA Coaching
- – Be GAA garda vetted or be willing to undertake garda vetting
- – Have a minimum of 2 years GAA coaching experience
- – Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- – Be available to work on weekdays and or weekends
- – Sports related qualifications would be an advantage
Community Employment Programme Details
Vacancies for GAA Coaches in Cork City and County under Community Employment Scheme
GAA Coach (CE Scheme) – B Licence
- Scheme Category: Sports instructor
- Scheme Location: Cork, County Cork, Ireland
- Contract Type: Temporary
- Job Type: Community Employment
- Start date: To Be Confirmed End date: To Be Confirmed
- Hours per week: 19.5 Hours
- Number of vacancies: 2
- Salary Type: Community Employment Programme Rates
Based in Cork County
Description: The position will be in the above area. This is a developmental opportunity, no experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career. The ideal person would have to have good communication skills, a knowledge of working with children, good planning skills; an enthusiastic approach to work and have a general knowledge of the GAA games. Own transport needed with full drivers licence. Applicants must supply suitable character references and be prepared to complete a Garda vetting application form.
Salary: €CE Rates
Contract Type: Temporary
Days, Hours & Start Date:Days per week: Not specified Hours per day: Not specified Hours per week: 19.5
Start Date: Pending Garda Clearance
Experience Required: No Experience Required
Application details Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over for the Childcare, Health and Social Care sectors and 25 years of age or over for all other areas. Applicants must also be in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more
Contact arrangements must be followed exactly as stated by the employer as they are the preferred method of contact.
Employer: Cork County GAA Board SES Company Ltd
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Phone: 021 4291604