May 24, 2022

Swim Ireland is the National Governing Body for Swimming, Water Polo, Diving and associated Aquatic Disciplines on the island of Ireland. Swim Ireland’s Head Office is based at Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 with circa 40 employees. For further information, please see our website at www.swimireland.ie

The Get Dublin City Swimming Officer will be joining the team at an exciting time, as we start the journey of the new 4-year strategic plan they will be able to help shape, develop and improve swimming participation rates throughout the county and country.

This role is in partnership with Dublin City Council and Dublin Sport & Wellbeing Partnership.

Role and Reporting Structure:

Reporting to the Get Ireland Swimming National Coordinator, the Get Dublin City Swimming Officer will assist Swim Ireland and Dublin City Council in achieving their core objectives of promoting swimming. The successful applicant will work closely with Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership, other council staff & facility operators and commercial entities to both enhance and create opportunities to encourage more people to swim on a regular basis.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Schools Swimming

  • Support the implementation of a school specific ‘Learn to Swim’ programme that has, as an outcome, a targeted number of participants being able to reach swimming milestones.
  • Identify an agreed number of schools in which to promote and deliver certain suitable Swim Ireland programmes.

Local Communities

  • Develop and support the delivery of community-based aquatic programmes that will link young people and adults to their local pool.
  • Introduce pathways for swimming, diving, water polo and open water swimming into communities.

Open Water Programmes

  • Develop and support the delivery of open water programmes and events to increase participation.
  • Co-ordinate a part-time programme workforce within the council’s administrative area.

Inclusion

  • Develop swimming programmes aimed at people from diverse backgrounds and communities.

Stakeholders

  • Establish and maintain links with sports officers, facility operators, community groups, schools, clubs and others as required.

Education

  • Identify education and training requirements for relevant people working within facilities and communities that will help to meet Swim Ireland’s objectives around delivery of programmes.

Campaigns

  • The Get Dublin City Swimming Officer will engage and deliver on behalf of DCSWP at any of their flagship events e.g., Sportsfest/EWOS, Women in Sport Week/GAGA etc…

Other

  • Set and monitor standards for the delivery of swimming programmes in the council’s administrative area.
  • Collate all evaluation data as required by Swim Ireland and DCSWP.
  • Monitor the budget for programme delivery, ensuring that spend is within allocated budget.
  • Produce regular reports as detailed in the relevant section above.
  • Other duties tbc.

Person Specification:

Essential

  • A knowledge of local and regional sports structures
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Highly motivated and a proven track record in sports development and programme delivery
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Relevant third level qualification to degree level in Sports Development, Sports & Recreation, Health Promotion, or other relevant disciplines

or

  • At least 2 years of relevant on the job experience
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to deal with queries efficiently and effectively

Desirable

  • A knowledge of the role of the local statutory and voluntary sectors in relation to sports development
  • Level 1 Swim Coach or Level 2 Teacher qualification would be beneficial.

Applicants should note that this list is not exhaustive and is subject to change as required as appropriate.

Remuneration and Location:

The salary will be €33,500 per annum plus entitlement to join the Swim Ireland Company Pension Scheme subject to meeting and acceptance of the terms & conditions of the scheme.

Position Tenure: 2 year fixed-term full-time contract

Start: Immediate Start

Position Location: Swim Ireland Head Office, Irish Sport HQ, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Some level of hybrid working will be permitted but is dependent on the requirements of the business.

Appointment will be made subject to satisfactory:

Garda Vetting; and suitable reference checks.

Applications, to include CV and Cover Letter, should be made for the attention of the HR Manager - chloekinahan@swimireland.ie

Closing date for applications is Sunday 12th June 2022.

Swim Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer