Looking for a career change?  We are recruiting a Coaching Officer.

Job Description

Coaching Officer, Ballinteer St. Johns

Are you passionate about player coaching and Gaelic Games and looking for a new challenge? Are you interested in working for a progressive and growing club that has a strong sense of community? If so, this is the role for you!

Ballinteer St. Johns are seeking an energetic and dynamic individual to undertake the role of Coaching Officer. Reporting to the Strategic Coaching Committee, this is a key role to support our player and coach development objectives on an ongoing basis.

Key Responsibilities:

Development and implementation of the BSJ Player and Coach pathway.

Educating coaches via targeted workshops/ formal coach education/facilitated seminars in methods that align with best practice and the club’s player and coach pathway goals and milestones.

Co-ordination and delivery of formal coaching courses and workshops eg . Child Protection and courses within the FTEM framework.

Ensuring that the coaching programmes for teams at all age groups follow best practice, are aligned with club values and are cognisant of the holistic development of the whole player, of player welfare and of appropriately framing the balance between enjoyment, development and winning.

Recruitment, induction and mentoring of coaches, mentors and parents across all codes.

Managing relationships with local schools.

Providing oversight and coaching direction to Summer Camps, Schools of Excellence and weekly Nursery as well as the Transition Year coaching programme.

Liaising with club committees including the Executive.

What are we looking for?

A passion for Gaelic Games and the values of our Associations

Previous experience of coaching children, adults, and “coaching the coaches”

Understanding of the Play to Learn, Learn to Play, Play to Perform framework

Clear and detailed knowledge of the three codes’ coaching schemes and initiatives

Garda vetted and child protection course completed

A minimum of an Award 1 GAA or equivalent coaching qualification (preferably Award 2).

An ability to navigate Gaelic Games club structures, committees and interact with varying stakeholders

Proactive and flexible approach to problem-solving

Ability to manage competing demands and deadlines

A willingness to work some evenings and weekends

If this sounds like a role you are interested, we would love to hear from you! Please email an up-to-date CV to coachingofficerbsj@gmail.com.

The Job Description can also be downloaded here.

Ballinteer St Johns is an equal opportunities employer.