Paralympics Network Manager

1114940
  • Job type

    Contract
  • Location

    Blanchardstown
  • Working Pattern

    Flexible Working,Full-time
  • Specialism

    Human Resources
  • Industry

    Charities & Not For Profit
  • Pay

    Depending on Previous Experience
  • Closing date

    19 Apr 2024

Paralympics Network Manager | Hybrid | Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Paralympic Network Manager
12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Full-time: Flexible Work Options Available
Hybrid: Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

About the organisation
Paralympics Ireland serves as the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) for Ireland, recognised by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Their mission is to prepare and manage the Irish team for the Paralympic Games, which occur every four years in parallel with the Olympic Games. Their Focus: Paralympics Ireland is committed to enhancing the capability and capacity of sports at the community, regional, and national levels. They aim to identify, develop, and support Paralympic performers through sustainable performance pathways.

Before you read further
  • Paralympics Ireland is committed to equal opportunities for all and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce. If you have a reasonable accommodation request, please make us aware.
  • This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and can be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation.
Your new role
As a Network Manager, your primary responsibility is to foster and maintain strong regional relationships. You will collaborate with various stakeholders, including National Governing Bodies (NGBs), Sport Inclusion and Disability Officers (SIDOs), Local Sport Partnerships (LSPs), and disability sports organisations such as the Irish Wheelchair Association, Vision Sport Ireland, and Active Disability Ireland. The Network Manager will plan and deliver regional Paralympic ‘come and try’ sessions to support diverse entry points and signposting to appropriate development opportunities for the Para Sport pathway in Ireland.

Evening and weekend work will be required and adjustment to the working week will be possible/expected to facilitate this.

What the role entails

Relationships and Communication:
  • Para Sport Network Development: Establish a network of regional contacts to support sustainable Para Sport gateways and pathways.

  • Stakeholder Relationships: Cultivate positive and trusting relationships with key stakeholders. Collaborate with organisations to promote inclusive practices and create welcoming environments.

  • Strategic Collaboration: Proactively collaborate with partners and communications team to highlight the impact and potential of Para Sport.


Planning and Delivery:

  • Event Coordination: Organise and execute regional Para Sport “come and try” events in partnership with Local Sport Partnerships (LSPs), National Governing Bodies (NGBs), and disability sports organisations.

  • Stakeholder Workshops: Facilitate workshops where stakeholders can share lived experiences and collectively problem-solve.

  • Para Sport Support Packages: Develop comprehensive Para Sport support packages, including classification education, Para Sport information sessions, and athlete recruitment initiatives.


Insight and Reporting:

  • Promoting Progression and Performance: Contribute to fostering a culture of growth and excellence within our Para Sport community. Utilise insights, innovation, and learning opportunities.

  • Regular Updates: Provide timely updates and reports on local engagements, events, and collected insights.

  • Local Program Understanding: Enhance our understanding of local providers offering inclusive and accessible programs, training, and competitions for para-athletes.


What we're looking for

  • Project/Program Design Experience: Demonstrated success in designing and delivering projects or programs.

  • Effective Planning and Delegation: Strong organisational and delegation skills.

  • Stakeholder Management: Proven experience working with multiple partners, stakeholders, and volunteers to achieve successful outcomes.

  • Recent Interdisciplinary Experience: Successfully working within an interdisciplinary team (sporting or non-sporting context).

  • Collaborative Team Player: Approachable, consultative, and collaborative style with an optimistic Outlook.

  • Regional Travel Flexibility: Ability to travel regionally for stakeholder meetings and events.

  • Adaptability: The role will require some evening and weekend meetings, and I may undertake travel abroad as needed.

Beneficial to your application

  • Qualification: Third-level qualification, preferably in a Sports/People development-related field or discipline.

  • Experience: Experience and understanding from being involved within the disability sports sector


Closing Date: for Applications: 19th of April 2024 at 5pm.

Interview Details: Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place on the week of the 29th of April 2024. The first round of interviews will take place online through Microsoft Teams.

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