Club Support & Community Development Officer
The Club Support & Community Development Officer will be able to put their stamp on an ambitious sporting body, implementing important projects and making an impact on communities across Ireland. They will lead our successful Sport Ireland funded Women in Sport programmes.
They will be responsible for driving the development of new Volleyball clubs, and supporting the growth of existing ones in an inclusive and sustainable way. This includes exciting work to establish our first Beach Volleyball clubs.
They will work with partners such as CARA, Sporting Pride and Local Sports Partnership to promote inclusive Volleyball opportunities and programmes to everyone in the community.
This is an exciting role for someone with a passion for sports development and the energy to inspire young people and new players into Volleyball.
The position is initially offered on a full time, 2-year fixed term contract, with an extension subject to continued Sport Ireland grant support.
- Development of key programmes and supports to encourage more people, from all backgrounds and abilities to play volleyball.
- Support existing clubs to grow sustainably and help kick start the development of new clubs around Ireland.
- Help grow our community through the development and implementation of innovative competitions and events programme.
- Support clubs to implement a range of programmes such as Social Volley, Play Volley and the CEV School Project.
- Develop programmes for people with a disability including Sitting Volley and Chair Volley.
- Lead the development of the Beach Club project that develops new Beach Volleyball Clubs, helping grow this exciting format of the game.
- Lead the delivery of our Women in Sport DIVA programme, which develops coaches and social volley players in colleges around Ireland.
- Assist the National Development Manager in the delivery of the Schools & Youth Competition programme.
- To provide key support to the National Development Manager with regard to strategic planning and operational implementation of annual plans.
- Support clubs to ensure relevant compliance in areas such as Safeguarding and Anti Doping, including roll out of the new Sport Ireland Safeguarding Audit scheme.
- Ensure the correct implementation of key policies and processes.
- To keep the National Development Manager appraised regarding the delivery of activities and regarding any risks that may present themselves.
Experience & Knowledge:
- Proven ability to deliver sports programmes, events and activities.
- Knowledge of key principles of Safeguarding policies and processes.
- Knowledge of the sporting sector and how it operates.
- Experience and/or relevant sports development qualifications.
Competencies & Attributes:
Can communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
• Willingness to be accountable and measured on performance
• Skilled at prioritising, multi-tasking and problem solving
• Ability to provide clear, informative and relevant information
• Excellent presentation and communication skills
• Is energetic, highly motivated and enthusiastic
• Is motivated to raise participation in sport
• Deadline for Applications is midnight Sunday May 14th.
• Please send a cover letter and CV outlining your suitability for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Interviews will be held w/c May 22nd.
Head Youth Coach & Coach Developer
The Youth Head Coach & Coach Developer will mentor and support our voluntary coaches who operate within our National Teams and Development Centres, as well as providing coach education programmes throughout our club and community network.
The Youth Head Coach & Coach Developer will work day-to-day with our junior players and coaches, improving standards across the pathway. We see this role having a real impact from grassroots participation to high performance.
The Youth Head Coach & Coach Developer will be an important position with the privilege of impacting strategy through engagement with the Volleyball Ireland board and commissions and will be in the enviable position of making a real difference to communities, clubs and people across Ireland.
This is an opportunity to leave a significant impact on a growing and ambitious Federation, which was named the NGB of the Year at the Irish Sport Industry Awards and presented as the CEV best practice National Federation in 2021.
The Head Youth Coach will take charge of the u20 Women’s team as they compete in the 2024 European Championships finals in Ireland.
- Support the development of a performance system that aids player and coach Education programmes
- Establish a progressive player pathway, giving Irish players the best chance to reach their potential and perform at a high level
- Be a role model that sets a positive culture of continuous development and education
- Deliver high-level coaching sessions to young players within Volleyball Ireland’s performance pathway
- Act as Head Coach of Ireland’s u20 Women’s team, as they compete in the 2024 European Championship finals
- Working closely with the Performance Pathways Manager & the Development Manager to ensure that Volleyball Ireland’s Long Term Player Development model is being implemented at all levels of the sport.
- Ensure the quality delivery of services and efficient operations of the Performance & Pathways Department that oversees National Team and Player Development activities
- To play a key role on the High-Performance Commission to ensure that the High Performance Framework is being delivered effectively
- Support all National Team Head Coaches to develop strategic and operational plans for each programme
- Mentor and develop Development Centre coaches and youth national team coaches
- Develop a process and programme for Talent ID, as well as a standardised system of monitoring physical and technical ability
- Provide recommendations for improvements across all national team programmes
- Implement a range of educational workshops to upskill and develop community and club coaches across Ireland
- To develop relationships and partnerships with other National Federations and professional clubs
- To organise and oversee the implementation of Performance Camps both in Ireland and abroad
- To work with the Education & Training Commission to identify areas of development of the Coaching pathway.
- To provide key support to the Performance & Pathways Manager in regards to strategic planning and operational implementation of annual plans
- Foster strong relationships with the VLY Board, Commissions and the wider Volleyball community in addition to external representatives of funding bodies and of other organisations associated with Volleyball Ireland
- Ensure the correct implementation of key policies and processes such as the Complaints & Disciplinary Policy, National Team Player Agreement
*Ireland will compete in the final round of the u20 European Championships, to be held in August 2024.
Experience & Knowledge:
- Proven experience coaching high-level Volleyball either domestically or internationally
- Extensive experience coaching young players, ideally at National Federation level
- Qualified to FIVB L2 or National Federation equivalent
- Proven ability to lead and inspire teams in the delivery of sports programmes, events and activities in line with strategic objectives
- Experience in contributing to budgeting processes and delivering programme, events and activities in line with budgets
- Knowledge of key principles of good governance processes
- Knowledge of the sporting sector and how it operates
Competencies & Attributes:
- Can communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
- Is calm, confident, decisive and objective, especially under pressure.
- Willingness to be accountable and measured on performance.
- Skilled at prioritising, multi-tasking and problem solving.
- Ability to provide clear, informative and relevant information.
- Excellent presentation and communication skills.
- Is energetic, highly motivated and enthusiastic.
- Copes well with continual change and tight deadlines.
- Is motivated to make member experience the best it can be.
Terms, Conditions & Benefits:
- Competitive salary with applicable bonus
- Two year contract with opportunity for renewal subject to funding
- Ideally this role is a full-time position, however consideration will be given to the right candidate operating on a part-time basis
- Pension contributions
- Dublin office or remote working is available for day-to-day operational functions
- Access to Sport Ireland training opportunities in a range of relevant topics
- Deadline for Applications is midnight Sunday May 7th
- Please send a cover letter and CV outlining your suitability for the role to Gary Stewart > email@example.com
- Interviews will be held w/c May 22nd
- We expect the successful candidate to be in position by early July
Volleyball Ireland have vacancies for three Directors to join the Board of Administration. The position of Director is an integral part of good governance.
Full information is available here > Director Info Pack 2023
Ordinary Board Member
to be nominated by two member clubs, one proposer and one seconder
Independent Board Member
To be recommended by the Volleyball Ireland Nominations Committee. The nominated candidate will be approved by the Board and put forward for ratification by members at the AGM.
To be nominated by two member clubs, one proposer and one seconder.
Due to a vacancy arising in 2022, Volleyball Ireland co-opted Doris Enright of Dublin Volleyball Club into the role until the 2023 AGM. Doris is eligible for re-election.
The Volleyball Association of Ireland t/a Volleyball Ireland is a Company Limited by Guarantee with the mission to support, promote and grow our sport and community in a sustainable way. We have an ambitious vision to be recognised as a leader in inclusion, whilst becoming the fastest-growing Volleyball federation in Europe.
There are currently a myriad of programmes, competitions and projects that contribute to Volleyball Ireland’s most recent strategic plan, Feel the Buzz.
The Board is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and governance of the company with sub-committees and commissions established to further support the strategic development of the organisation. Four full time staff are employed to manage day-to-day operations and carry out the execution of strategic objectives.
All board members receive a comprehensive induction pack.
The Treasurer will actively participate on the board, working in close partnership with the President, Chief Executive and other Board members of Volleyball Ireland to safeguard the organisation’s finances. You will be responsible for ensuring that effective financial systems and procedures have been established, are being consistently followed and are in line with best practice & legal requirements.
Oversee and present budgets, accounts and financial statements to the management committee on a monthly basis
Liaise with the Chief Executive and Board about financial matters
Ensure that appropriate financial systems and controls are in place
Ensure that record-keeping & accounts meet the conditions of funders or statutory bodies
Ensure compliance with relevant legislation
Oversee preparation of accounts
Present accounts at the AGM
Ensure best practice is followed in all aspects of financial management of the company
An Independent Director is defined as someone who is not currently, or recently been, a member of Volleyball Ireland member club or committee.
Based on a skillset analysis of the current board, we are particularly interested to hear from candidates with the any of the following skills:
Deadline for applications is April 30th.
Ordinary Board Member
The ordinary Board Member may be provided with a specific role or Commission to oversee dependent on their skill set and experience. They are nominated by two member clubs before Saturday June 3rd.
Term of Appointment
In-line with the Constitution, your appointment will be for an initial term of 3 years, which is renewable twice by the membership, except for the Independent Director whose term in renewable once.