Job Opportunities

We have two exciting job opportunities available in the Ladies Gaelic Football Association with applications now open for the role of National Development Officer (Remit for Referee and Player Development) and Connacht Development Officer.

Full details on the roles are below. Come join the team.

 

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

responsible for Referee and Player Development

 

 

Founded in 1974, Ladies Gaelic Football is one of the fastest growing sports in Europe with over 190,000 registered members. With over 1,200 clubs in Ireland and membership growing by the day, Ladies Gaelic is reaching women and girls from all over the country.

 

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association provides a social outlet and a healthy activity for thousands of people around the world. Starting with club football for primary school girls, an individual can keep playing Ladies Gaelic for as long as she wants, especially with our Gaelic4Mothers&Others initiative for those adults interested in recreational or non-competitive participation.

 

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association strives to be a modern, innovative and well-run organisation that provides a quality service and support system for all members, from an 8 year old girl kicking her first ball in her local club to an elite athlete scoring her first point in Croke Park.

 

To continue its development as one of the largest, fastest growing, active and dynamic sports in Europe the Association is looking to fill the vital position of National Development Officer, responsible for Referee and Player Development, based primarily in the LGFA Head office in Dublin.   This is a full-time position.

 

This is a really exciting position for a dynamic and driven individual wishing to enhance their career. 

 

Reporting to the National Development Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • The implementation and monitoring of the Associations National referee and player development strategies and objectives
  • As part of the development team, designing and driving the implementation of a range of programmes and policies to support both player development and deliver on the referee education programme both nationally and internationally
  • Supporting clubs, county boards, provincial councils and international units to ensure a referee pathway is in place and deliver the required support to achieve its success
  • Providing suite of education supports for players
  • Working as part of the Association Development team, deliver projects and programmes as they arise

 

Successful candidates will have:

  • Relevant 3rd level qualification in sports related discipline or equivalent relevant to the post
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a position responsible for the development and delivery of programmes in a sporting organisation ideally with direct experience of referee development
  • A high degree of initiative with proven planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to build effective relationships with a variety of diverse stakeholders at local and national level
  • The ability to work both individually and as part of a team.
  • Have an interest in the sport and a knowledge of the structures and operations of a sporting organisation.
  • Ability to work to deadlines.

 

Applicants should submit completed application form for this position to:

Lyn Savage

National Development Manager

Ladies Gaelic Football Association,

Croke Park,

Dublin 3.

Email: lyn.savage@lgfa.ie

 

Application Form

National Development Officer – Referee and Player Job Description

 

Completed application forms must be received by the Association not later than Monday 15th August 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

 

 

 

CONNACHT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

 

 

Founded in 1974, Ladies Gaelic Football is one of the fastest growing sports in Europe with over 200,000 registered members. With over 1000 clubs in Ireland and membership growing by the day, Ladies Gaelic is reaching women and girls from all over the country.

To continue its development as one of the largest, fastest growing, active and dynamic sports in Europe the Association is looking to fill the position of a Connacht Development Officer, based primarily in Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence, Bekan but subject to blended working. 

 

Based primarily in Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence but subject to blended working, the successful applicant will be working as part of the LGFA National Development Team and reporting directly to Connacht Ladies Gaelic Football Association, you will be responsible for the following exciting areas:

  • The implementation and review of our innovative development plan at Provincial and County Level
  • The chance to create and deliver a range of initiatives in our five focusareas; volunteer, club, player, coach and officials development
  • Building on our phenomenal growth in participation rates at all levels

 

This post is a critical component of the growth and development process of the Association.  Successful candidates will have:

  • a third level qualification in a subject which can be proven relevant to the post
  • Minimum one year’s relevant experience within the last three years in a position with responsibility for sports development – please note this is not a coaching role
  • Demonstrable experience of motivating and enabling others to deliver

 

Salary: The salary range starts from €35K, subject to experience of successful applicant

Expenses: Expenses such as travel, and subsistence will be paid in accordance with Association policy.

Annual Leave: 20 days’ annual leave. In addition, there is additional annual paid leave in the period

Christmas Eve/New Year.

 

Applicants should submit completed application form for this position to:

 

Lyn Savage,

National Development Manager

Ladies Gaelic Football Association,

Croke Park,

Dublin 3.

Email: lyn.savage@lgfa.ie

 

Connacht Development Officer Description 2022

2022 Connacht Development Officer Application Form

 

Completed application forms must be received by the Association not later than Wednesday 17th Aug.       Late applications will not be accepted.

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