Job Vacancies – High Performance Director and Head Track Coach

Cycling Ireland is recruiting for two exciting roles that will lead the organisation’s high-performance program and operations towards Paris 2024 and beyond. In recent years there have been several world class performances from Irish cyclists across paracycling, road, track and off-road disciplines on the European and World stages. These serve as a platform for the next phase in the development of the high-performance program.

Cycling Ireland sent its biggest ever cycling team to an Olympic Games for Tokyo 2020 with athletes competing in the men’s time trial, road race and four track cycling events – the men’s and women’s Madison and Omnium. The Paracycling squad won four medals, including two Golds at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games making them the most successful Irish team at the games.

In a further positive development for high performance and grassroots cycling, Government recently published the National Development Plan with the long-awaited National Velodrome named as a key piece of infrastructure on the Sport Ireland Campus.

“These are key roles for Cycling Ireland’s HP program.” Cycling Ireland CEO Matt McKerrow said.

“A key aspect beyond preparation for performance in Paris is the building of systems and structures for high performance within the organisation for the future, including a focus on the development pathway and an increased level of transparency and alignment among all disciplines and stakeholders within the cycling community. Each role represents an exciting opportunity to play an integral role in determining and assuring the future of Irish cycling”.


The successful candidate will take ownership of the operational delivery and strategic leadership of the “Perform” aspects of CI’s 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, across all cycling disciplines, of which a key aspect is the establishment of sustainable structures and systems for Paris 2024 and beyond. 

The HPD will be responsible for all aspects of our HP operations – with a key focus to provide a supportive and positive daily training and competition environment for athletes, coaches, and the programme through the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games campaigns. 

Job Specification


The successful candidate will have responsibility for all aspects of our Track Programme with a key focus on our Olympic programme for Paris and beyond. The successful candidate will be responsible for liaising with key stakeholders and provincial coaches in ensuring a pathway and athlete pipeline is in place. Additionally, the Head Track Coach will be instrumental in shaping the focus of our Track programme for the future. 

Job Specification

Applications for both roles close at 5pm on 29 October 2021. For further details or enquiries please contact Mairead Fleming at Ascension Recruitment: