Job Opportunity - Ulster Youth Development Officer

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Cycling Ireland are now recruiting for the position of Youth Development Officer (Ulster) (YDO) – 2-year 5-month contract to be based within the province.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and increasing Cycling Ireland youth membership and youth/junior participation in Ulster.

Role and Reporting Structure

The purpose of the role will be to work in partnership with the Cycling Ireland Youth Commission; Cycling Ulster and affiliated cycling clubs within Ulster to drive participation in youth cycling activities, initiatives, and events.

This newly created role will be an employee of Cycling Ireland and will report to the Cycling Ulster Membership Development Officer, however positive working relationships with the other stakeholders as well as all other Cycling Ireland staff, will be a key requirement.

The successful applicant will be expected to deliver Cycling Ireland programmes and work alongside cycling clubs to engage and encourage youth members across all cycling disciplines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement a series of Youth initiatives in agreement with the Cycling Ireland Youth Commission and Cycling Ulster that delivers against the key elements of Youth Development aims within the CI 2020-2024 Strategic Plan.

  • Working with other Cycling Ireland Education and Development staff, ensure consistent delivery of existing Cycling Ireland programs to youth and juniors in the Ulster region utilising existing resource, protocols and the Cycling Ulster Hubs.

  • The Youth Development Officer will facilitate and coordinate opportunities through clubs, events, coaching and volunteering activities, to increase participation in cycling.

  • The Youth Development Officer will promote and utilise the ICOACH Kids programme

  • Work in alignment with the Cycling Ireland Commissions to ensure all cycling disciplines are appropriately promoted, and activities across all disciplines are delivered in a safe, fun, and enjoyable manner.

  • Build sustainability through developing and implementing a youth club coach training programme for volunteers and officers of Ulster cycling clubs.

  • With the support of the Cycling Ireland National Safeguarding Officer, assist clubs in ensuring all relevant safeguarding requirements are being met in delivering cycling activities for youth and juniors.

  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders throughout Ulster including, Local Authorities, Local Councils, Local Sports Partnerships and sponsors.

  • Provide reports, insights and monitoring data as required by Cycling Ireland Board, CEO, and key stakeholders.

How To Apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your experience and suitability for the post to for the attention of Myra McGlynn by no later than Friday 27th January 2023 at 15:00.

It is anticipated interviews for the YDO post will take place week commencing the 6th of February 2023.

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Cycling Ireland is an equal opportunity employer, celebrating diversity and championing inclusivity. If you require any reasonable accommodations to assist you in participating in the employee selection process, please simply let us know. We heartily encourage all interested parties to apply.