Training and Development Officer

We are seeking a dynamic and committed individual to develop Paddlesport in Ireland in accordance with Canoeing Ireland’s Strategic Plan.

The Training and Development Officer will be a key member of a small team operating from Irish Sport HQ.  We work with all stakeholders – clubs, disciplines, members and institutions – to increase and improve participation in Paddlesport in Ireland.  Key activities are:

  • Training – administer the CI training and coaching schemes, working actively to promote CI’s award schemes through internal and external stakeholders, particularly clubs, providers and statutory agencies.
  • Development – As a member-club centred organisation, strengthening the capacity of our clubs to grow the sport is a core function. The TDO will play a key role in this task, while also developing mutually advantageous relationships with external stakeholders.
  • Training Centre – The CI Training Centre at Strawberry Beds on the River Liffey, is a valuable asset to the organisation. The TDO will oversee the management, development and financial sustainability of the centre.

The TDO will also carry out the day to day running of CI’s Training and Development Unit – answering member’s queries, processing panel applications, overseeing Coaching Ireland, QQI, EPP etc. deadlines and paperwork.

Applicants should send a Cover Letter, CV and any supporting documentation in pdf format by email to  The closing date for receipt of applications is November 17th 2017.

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Training & Development Officer