January 10, 2019

Swim Ireland are delighted to have been selected by Sport Ireland to take part in their ASPIRE Graduate Programme.

The Sport Ireland ASPIRE Programme

ASPIRE is a graduate employment programme that is being funded by Sport Ireland in 2019. This programme has been approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund. The aim of this programme is to enable a number of recently qualified sport and physical activity graduates to gain relevant experience working in the sports sector and to develop relevant skills and knowledge. The successful graduate will receive an 11-month contract and will work directly for Swim Ireland. Swim Ireland are responsible for the recruitment and selection of the graduate.

Job Summary

The role of the ASPIRE Graduate will be to support and coordinate programmes and projects in liaison with Swim Ireland’s business departments, stakeholders and volunteers. The successful individual will perform a wide range of administrative duties to support the organisation, working with the Swim Ireland Events Team, they will support the delivery in an extensive range of events and initiatives across the organisation. This placement offers the successful graduate a significant opportunity to gain relevant experience and to potentially advance their career in the sports sector. Previous experience in a similar role is not required.

Essential Requirements:

The graduate must:

  • Have graduated with a Master’s or Primary Degree in the area of Sport or Physical Activity between January and November 2018.
  • Be currently unemployed i.e. not in current employment.
  • Be available for the 11 month contract duration.
  • Be eligible to work in Ireland on a full-time basis.
  • Garda Vetting and Safeguarding will apply

Applications should be sent to recruitment@swimireland.ie


For further information on the role, please see the job description and person specification and/or contact Trish Mayon, Operations Manager: trishmayon@swimireland.ie +353 (0)86 8094786

Further information, job description and person specification are available HERE.