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C D A Post Vacancy in Warwickshire

posted 2 Jul 2015, 13:43 by T Gaa





It is proposed to make an appointment in conjunction with the roll out of a Strategic Plan for the promotion and development of Gaelic games in Britain. The Plan is being implemented with financial support from the GAA Central Council and the Department of Foreign Affairs. 


The Provincial Council of Britain is an equal opportunities employer. Salary scale will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and all candidates will have to complete a satisfactory check. 



Position: Community Development Administrator  



Role Purpose: The Job Holder is responsible for the implementation of GAA Games Development Policy within Warwickshire. 


Province: Provincial Council of Britain (Britain GAA) 


Reports/accountable to: Provincial Secretary & Logistics Manager  

(Britain GAA) 


Specific Responsibilities-  


1.         Organise and coordinate the development and provision of the following for Warwickshire: 


Games Opportunities: A regular program of games appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups at Child/Primary, Youth/Secondary and Adult/Third Level. 


Skill Development Initiatives: Coaching and skill development Initiatives appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups at Child/Primary, Youth/Secondary and Adult/Third Level. 


Education Programs: A program of courses and workshops appropriate to the requirements of Coaches, Administrators and Referees to fulfill their various functions in a Games Development context having regard for various formal, non-formal and informal methods of learning i.e. mentoring, communities of practice etc. which are complemented by the GAA’s educational resources e.g. the Digital Online Education System for Coaching, Administrative and Refereeing Effectiveness (DOES CARE). 


Support Initiatives: Initiatives to support the development of a sustainable sports system by managing the identification, recruitment and training of key personnel within Clubs, Schools and Warwickshire to effectively develop Gaelic Games in the community. 


2.         Support the implementation of activities through practical inputs where required. 


3.         Report on implementation of activities on a weekly basis – and as requested - to the Provincial Secretary & Logistics Manager (Britain GAA) and particularly ensure data relating to the implementation of activities is available on a quarterly basis through use of the Master Schedule template.  


4.         Maintain key lines of communication with Clubs, Schools and relevant Community groups, to ensure the effective promotion of Gaelic Games through Club School and Community links as well as supporting the Irish Diaspora and emigrant community in Warwickshire.  


5.         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. 


6.         Complete any other duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Provincial Secretary & Logistics Manager (Britain GAA) or the County Games Development Committee under direction from the Provincial Secretary & Logistics Manager (Britain GAA). 



·         Exceptional interpersonal skills, strong ability to work in high-pressure     situations 

·         Excellent administrative and IT Skills are essential 

·         Excellent communication/presentation skills (verbal and written) 

·         Excellent influencing skills 

·         Ability to build and sustain good relationships and manage conflict 

·         Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines; hands-on approach to getting things done. 




·         At least 2 years experience of working in the GAA or similar sporting organisation (Voluntary or Professional Capacity) 

·         Appropriate third level qualification 

·         Clear  and detailed knowledge of the GAA’s coaching schemes and initiatives 

·         Working knowledge of IT related packages and systems 


Other specific requirements 


·         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. 



Closing date for applicants: 17th July 2015 


Curriculum Vitae and 2 references to: 


Breandan O’Briain 

Runai, Chomhairle An Bhreatain 


35 Mulgrave Road 


NW10 1BS 


Telephone: 0044 7961 990888