Job Advertisement – Games Development Administrator – Leitrim GAA

Games Development Administrator 

Leitrim GAA

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.

Connacht GAA in conjunction with Leitrim GAA County Board wishes to recruit a Games Development Administrator who will have responsibility for overseeing the implementation of agreed GAA games development policies and programmes in Leitrim.

Key Responsibilities

  • Organise, coordinate and implement (where necessary) a regular programme of Games appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups as outlined by the County Games Development Manager.
  •  Organise, coordinate and implement a series of Coaching and Skill Development projects and initiatives appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups as outlined by the County Games Development Manager.
  • Deliver a programme of courses and workshops appropriate to the requirements of Coaches, Administrators and Referees, which allows such stakeholders to fulfil their various functions in a Games Development context.
  • Support Clubs, Primary Schools and Post Primary Schools through coaching inputs and strategic support.
  • Report on the implementation of programmes/projects on a regular basis and, in particular, ensure that accurate data relating to the implementation of the programmes/projects is available on a quarterly basis through the use of the GAA Games Development Information Management System (MIS).
  • Maintain key lines of communication with project stakeholders to ensure the successful completion of the projects.
  • Introduce and implement a variety of initiatives to support the development of a sustainable sports system by managing the identification, recruitment and training of key personnel within Clubs, Schools and the County to effectively develop Gaelic Games in the community.
  • Work as part of a team in conjunction with other full time and voluntary personnel to deliver set goals and objectives for all GAA sports.
  • Liaise with Provincial and County Games Development Personnel and attend meetings and personnel training as required, to support the development of the function and the role.
  • Complete any other duties as may reasonably be assigned by the County Games Development Manager, Designated County Officer or the County Games Development Committee.

Essential Criteria:

  • Excellent Gaelic football coaching skills with a minimum of 3 years’ practical coaching experience in a professional or voluntary capacity;
  • Third Level degree in Sports Science or a related area;
  • Award 1 level GAA coaching qualification;
  • Clear and detailed knowledge of the GAA’s coaching schemes and initiatives;
  • Strong organisation and problem solving skills with a demonstrable ability to work in high-pressure situations;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and teamwork skills with a demonstrable ability to build and sustain good relationships and manage conflict;
  • Strong administrative, IT and reporting skills;
  • Demonstrable ability to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines; hands-on approach to getting things done.

Desirable Criteria: 

  • Qualified GAA Tutor;
  • Have completed the GAA Child Protection in Sport awareness programme.

Other specific requirements

  • Access to own car with a full clean driving license;
  • Ability to work and attend evening and weekend meeting/activities in addition to normal day to day activities.  

Please note the post is subject to Garda Vetting. 

Candidates interested in the above role should apply with an up to date cover letter and Curriculum Vitae at on or before 3pm on Friday, 29th September 2017. 

The GAA is an equal opportunities employer.

Coaching and Games Development – Leitrim GAA