Job Opportunity: Gaelic Games Vetting Officer

Applications are now welcome for the role of Gaelic Games Vetting Officer, to play a key role in promoting vetting and safeguarding of children and young people in the Gaelic Games Associations. The role of the Vetting Officer is an administration role, and the chosen candidate shall be a key member of the Associations’ Safeguarding Teams with specific responsibilities relating to coordinating and implementing vetting in the Gaelic Games Associations.

Reports to:

GAA Safeguarding Manager

Responsibilities include:

• Responsibility for coordinating vetting for the Gaelic Games Associations.
• Assist the Safeguarding Teams with the implementation of the vetting legislation in ROI.
• Data Entry of vetting applications from the Gaelic Games system to the National Vetting Bureau site.
• First point of contact for all vetting queries by phone and responsible for responding to queries via the
vetting mailbox.
• Ensure high standards of administration are achieved.
• Provide assistance and guidance to Clubs and County Children’s Officers on the vetting process.
• Build and maintain positive relationships with internal staff, our Gaelic Games Units, and external
• Liaise with the Gaelic Games Safeguarding Officer’s on vetting applications and or the National Vetting
• Support the implementation of robust reporting/management information systems to facilitate accurate
and up to date reporting.
• Proactively engage in the development of the Gaelic Games vetting system as they apply to service /
administration improvements / efficiencies.
• Undertake project work directly linked to E-Vetting as assigned.
• Administration support to the Vetting Work Group and or Child Safeguarding Appeals Panel.
• The position holder will also undertake any other such projects or responsibilities as may reasonably be
delegated by his or her manager.



• A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in the area of safeguarding and/or a relevant or related field.
• Knowledge of vetting legislation on the island of Ireland and the Gaelic Games Associations’ safeguarding policies.
• Experience in working in vetting administration.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
• Exceptional organisational skills with proven experience in working to tight deadlines and achieving set
• Proven ability to maintain high level of accuracy and attention to detail whilst working under pressure to strict deadlines.
• Ability to work independently on own initiative and perform as part of a team.
• Excellent administrative skills with a strong working knowledge of IT related packages and systems such as Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
• An interest in, and understanding of the activities, objectives, policies and structure of the Gaelic Games Associations.

• Previous experience of working within any of the Gaelic Games Associations (or similar organisation) at a professional or volunteer capacity.
• Previous Liaison Person experience with another organisation.


How to Apply

Candidates interested in the above role should apply with an up-to-date cover letter and Curriculum Vitae at on or before 3pm on Friday, 22nd March 2024.

Please note the role is subject to Garda Vetting.

GAA is an equal opportunities employer.

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