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National Development Officer

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association

Founded in 1974, Ladies Gaelic Football is one of the fastest growing sports in Europe with over 190,000 registered members.

5 Aug 2022
Full Time
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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.

National Development Officer – Referee and Player Job Description available to download here

How to Apply

Please click 'Apply Now' to email your completed application form for this position to Lyn Savage:

Or, By Post to:

Lyn Savage, National Development Manager, Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Croke Park, Dublin 3

Completed application forms must be received by the Association not later than 15th August 2022.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Performance Lifestyle & Player Support
Team Operations & Logistics
Gaelic Games

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