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Regional Community and Health Coordinators

Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA)

The Gaelic Athletic Association is an Irish international amateur sporting and cultural organisation, focused on promoting indigenous Gaelic games and pastimes, which include the traditional Irish sports of hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, Gaelic handball and rounders.

20 Jun 2022
Full Time
Closing date
4 Jul 2022

Cumann Lúthchleas Gael is Ireland’s leading sporting and cultural organisation with membership approaching one million people and in excess of 500,000 playing participants at all levels. Inspired by its amateur status and supported by the voluntary efforts of all its members, the GAA devotes its entire resources to the development of Gaelic Games and Culture nationally and in local communities.

The Association is constantly responding to the growing and changing needs of our members, players, volunteers and supporters and on this basis is seeking suitable applications for Regional Community & Health Coordinators that will support the delivery of this work through the club and county structures in the Connacht / Munster region and the Leinster region in a sustainable and impactful manner. We are currently recruiting for 1 position in the Connacht / Munster region and 1 position in the Leinster region.

The successful candidates shall be based in their respective provincial offices. The successful candidate will report directly to the National Community and Health manager in Croke Park.

This role offers candidates a unique opportunity. In an Irish sporting context, the GAA is unrivalled in its contribution to the health and wellbeing of its members and the communities it serves. The work of the Community & Health department includes health promotion, social Gaelic Games, community development, diversity and inclusion, youth leadership, and sustainability. Its flagship programme is the Irish Life GAA Healthy Clubs programme, through which all this work is promoted.

Key responsibilities:

The successful candidate’s duties will include the facilitation, implementation, and promotion of the policies, programmes, and objectives of the GAA Community & Health department. These will include but are not limited to:

  • Establish a presence for the GAA Community & Health department agenda in the role holder’s respective provinces and coordinate all related activities at regional level.
  • Support the delivery and growth of the Irish Life GAA Healthy Club programme in the region as per agreed objectives and goals (established by the National Healthy Club Steering Committee and the Community & Health department).
  • Act as or support the serving officer (secretary) to the Connacht / Munster and Leinster provincial Health & Wellbeing & GAA Games for All committees.
  • Aid County Health & Wellbeing Committees in the delivery of annual action plans and activities.
  • Support the promotion of the GAA’s regional GAA Games for All and Social Gaelic Games programmes.
  • Enhance the GAA’s Youth Leadership programmes in the region.
  • Assist in the delivery of the new GAA Green Clubs Programme.
  • Coordinate at regional level relevant partnerships with statutory, voluntary, and community groups.
  • Support the delivery of national events and conferences as required.
  • Attend Community & Health team meetings in Croke Park as required and provide all necessary reports and updates.
  • On occasion provide support for activities in other provinces.
  • Assist in the development of all relevant training and resources.
  • Undertake all other duties as reasonably required.

Essential Criteria:

  • A minimum of two-years’ experience in sport management/ development/ governance, and/or health promotion/public health and/or community development;
  • A relevant third level degree in health promotion or similar (Minimum Level 7 NFQ);
  • Excellent understanding of GAA structures and in-depth interest in Gaelic Games;
  • The ability to integrate a professional position with volunteers;
  • Demonstrate skills in area of project planning, reporting, and budgetary control;
  • Experience in the provision of sport for special population groups highly beneficial;
  • A self-starter and self-motivated; must demonstrate experience of working on own and as part of a team;
  • Willing to work out of office hours and some weekends;
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organisational skills;
  • Exceptional IT and project management skills (CMS experience mandatory);
  • Exceptional attention to detail and efficient at keeping records & minutes;
  • Own car, clean driving license and ability to travel for meetings.

Desirable Criteria

  • A strong knowledge and understanding of the GAA Community & Health programmes.

How to apply

Please click "Apply Now” to begin the online application process on or before 3pm, Monday 04th July 2022.

Please indicate in your application what region(s) you wish to be considered for.

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Full Time
Job Type
Gaelic Games
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