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Executive Assistant to the CEO

Golf Ireland

Golf Ireland is the single governing body, established in January 2021, and is responsible for leading, growing and supporting the game of golf throughout the island of Ireland.

12 May 2024
Full Time
Closing date
26 May 2024

About Golf Ireland:

An exciting job opportunity has arisen within Golf Ireland, and we are now seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to support the Chief Executive Officer. The key elements of the role, including the skills and attributes that Golf Ireland is looking for in the successful candidate, are set out below.

Based in Carton Demesne, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Golf Ireland is the national governing body responsible for leading, growing and supporting the game of golf for all on the island of Ireland.

In addition to the Carton Demesne site, Golf Ireland has teams based in four regional offices in each of the provinces of Ireland. The teams in these locations are responsible for the delivery of local operations in conjunction with their respective Regional Executive Committees.

The primary functions of Golf Ireland include the administration of Championships and Inter-Club events, the administration of the World Handicap System and the Rules of Golf and Amateur Status, the delivery of a world-class high-performance programme, contesting and hosting international fixtures, supporting clubs and growing the game.

Golf Ireland seeks to appoint an Executive Assistant to the CEO. This role requires someone with strong attention to detail and co-ordination skills.

About the Role:

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Managing the office, diary and correspondence of the CEO, highlighting any priority areas that require attention.
  • Assisting the CEO to co-ordinate relevant activities and meetings.
  • Managing databases and filing systems for the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Co-ordination of the scheduling and materials for meetings of the Board and national sub committees.
  • Minute taking at board, committee and other meetings, as required.
  • Managing the schedules and travel arrangements of the President, President-Elect and other officers as required.
  • Assisting the Championships Department with accommodation requirements for national events.
  • In conjunction with the Regions, maintain the Golf Ireland volunteer database.
  • Liaising with relevant colleagues and volunteers for reports.
  • Assisting with the planning of events including the Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Day
  • HR – applicant screening phone and email correspondence

Person Specification

  • A commitment to Golf Ireland’s values and culture of inclusion, equality and diversity.
  • Significant prior office environment/administration experience.
  • 3 – 5 years previous experience in a relevant similar role
  • The capacity to work well within a team.
  • Accurate and thorough approach to work with excellent attention to detail.
  • Logical thinking and comfortable with multi-tasking on a daily basis.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Good level of proficiency in MS Office skills, e.g., Word, Power Point and Excel

Note: This role by its nature will evolve and the postholder may be required to undertake duties not specifically outlined in this Job Description.

The package will include a competitive salary range relevant with qualifications, skills and experience and laptop for business use will be provided.


Applicants will need to be eligible to work within the EU & UK.

Please click 'Apply Now' and email a detailed letter of application and full CV to our recruitment partners with the subject ‘Executive Assistant to the CEO’ by 5pm on Sunday 26th May 2024 Your application will be retained as confidential.

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