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Community Sports Hub Co-ordinator

Badminton Ireland

Badminton Ireland, formally the Badminton Union of Ireland, is the national governing body for the sport of badminton in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

16 Mar 2023
Full Time
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

Badminton Ireland are seeking to hire a Community Sports Hub Co-ordinator to deliver a new and exciting project in Askeaton, Co Limerick.

We wish to hire a person to develop, deliver and monitor this exciting project alongside our partner organisations.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

Community Sports Hub

  • Work with our partner bodies to deliver, monitor and evaluate the Community Sports Hub Project.
  • Develop a Steering Group within the Community Sports Hub to ensure sustainability.
  • Ensure a programme of activity is in place to deliver on our core objectives with this Dormant Account Funded Project.
  • Organise appropriate training opportunities targeting volunteers and participants to build capacity in the Community Sports Hub
  • Help to recruit volunteers and participants in coach education and other appropriate awards to assist in developing innovative neighbourhood sport & active recreation participation projects.
  • Assist in the creation and development of school-club links in the surrounding Askeaton area.
  • Manage a programme budget assigned to your role.
  • Be responsible for the marketing and promotion of all programmes and activities.

Club Support

  • Identify and help resolve the specific sporting needs of Badminton Clubs in the Munster region by engaging and assisting them in accessing or creating relevant and identified opportunities.
  • Work with Badminton Ireland Staff in Coaching, Development, Membership, Events and Volunteer training.
  • Develop new and maintain existing relationships with key partners such as the local County Badminton Association, The Local Sports Partnership, The Provincial Branch, Sport Ireland, and any other applicable bodies.
  • Review performance areas as outlined in the annual operations plan.
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the line manager and/or CEO of Badminton Ireland.

Who we are looking for:

Our ideal candidate is a confident and proactive communicator (both verbally and in writing) and highly computer literate.
You will be enthusiastic about Badminton Ireland’s mission and comfortable with a degree of uncertainty – your day will inevitably involve challenging tasks and exposure to key stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.

The role will require the availability to work remotely at present, so it is expected that the person will have a sound broadband connection that will allow them to carry out their duties. The role will also require carrying out work outside of normal working hours. Badminton Ireland operates a TOIL process for any hours completed outside of normal working hours.


  • Have a Full Clean Driver’s Licence and Transport.
  • Have eligibility to work in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Be a self-starter, capable of acting on your own initiative and proactively managing competing demands and pressures and able to multi-task effectively
  • Must be able to work collaboratively, with a range of colleagues in the wider organisation, as well as with external stakeholders
  • Experience in working with volunteers in a community setting
  • Ability to use social media as a tool to promote programmes and initiatives
  • Ability to work as part of a team and work effectively on your own initiative
  • Ability to plan effectively and manage multiple projects at a given time
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate the impact of programmes
  • Ability to manage a budget
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in-person and via email communications
  • Ability to persuade people and act with empathy
  • Committed to personal development and undertaking training relevant to your role
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in-person and via email communications


  • Minimum QQI Level 7 in Community Sports Development, Sports Management, Sports Coaching, Health Science, or other relevant qualification
  • Have eligibility to work in the Republic of Ireland.
  • BWF Coaching Qualification or other NGB Coaching Qualification
  • Valid Sport Ireland Safeguarding Level 1 Award
  • Experience of working with Children/Young People
  • Experience in delivering, presenting at or conducting meetingsKnowledge of the challenges facing Badminton Clubs or Sports Clubs in general.
  • Knowledge of the National Sports Policy, Sport Ireland Strategy, and the Badminton Ireland Strategic Plan
  • Understanding of the Badminton Ireland Organisational Structure
  • Knowledge of the barriers which people may face from disadvantaged communities

Salary: Up to €33,000 Pro Rata – pa DOE
Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week (flexible)
Location: Colaiste Mhuire Askeaton / Remote Working supporting Munster region
Contract: Until 29th February 2024 (subject to continuation, depending on Funding)

Additional Badminton Ireland Benefits include:
• Flexible working arrangements.
• Generous annual leave.

How To Apply:

Interested applicants should click 'Apply Now' to email an up-to-date CV with a Cover Letter to our recruitment team before the closing date of 5 pm on Wednesday, 29th March.

Interviews will be held online via Zoom on April 5th / 6th.

Please be sure to include ‘Application for the position of Community Sports Hub Co-ordinator’ in the subject line of your email.

Applications not labelled correctly may fail to be shortlisted.

Badminton Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Governing Body Role
Team Operations & Logistics
Salary information
from €33,000

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