GAA Development Officer

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Temporary full-time

Salary See description

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1405880

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a GAA Development Officer based in Belfast.

FT / Temp (10 months)

GAA Development Officer

Ref: 19/107411

Queen’s Sport

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

The post holder is responsible for assisting with the development of Queen’s GAA and Queen’s GAA Academy. These responsibilities include assisting in the delivery of a GAA development plan in partnership with the GAA, Ulster GAA Council, QUB GAA Clubs, Students’ Union, Gaelfast, Queen’s Sport and GAA Alumni to include performance, development, participation, administrative and recruitment led activities. Other key aspects of the job will include servicing a network for fundraising, club administration, coaching, and student volunteering contributing fully to the sports development team within Queen’s Sport.

Our five core values (Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Relevant academic/vocational qualifications at ONC/OND, A Levels, NVQ level 3.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ sports-related experience in a paid or voluntary capacity, ideally in a range of environments including schools/clubs/community/third level settings.
  • Experience of involvement in sporting club activity within a university or third level sector.
  • Good knowledge of GAA at schools and third level.
  • An understanding of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and the link with Scholarship athletes at third level education.
  • Understanding the needs of target groups including females and the student population.
  • A sound understanding of Child Protection and Health & Safety principles, policies and procedures.
  • Current clean driving licence and use of a car

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link by clicking apply. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria on your application form

Further information about the Directorate can be found at //

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 15 May 2019

Salary scale: £24,028 – £27,831 per annum (potential to progress to £29,514 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply.  You must clearly demonstrate how you are meeting the criteria on your application form 

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Closing date: Monday 29 April 2019