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Job Opportunity – Community Sports Development Officer

Published: June 17, 2021

Waterford Sports Partnership is seeking applications for the role of Community Sports Development Officer.

Title: Community Sports Development Officer (CSDO)
Salary: Salary in line with the grade 4 local authority pay scale (€28,753-€46,465)
Hours: The CSDO will work 35 hours a week.  This position will require flexibility around working hours with regards to evening and/or weekend work to accommodate the service needs, for which time off in-lieu can be taken.
Annual Leave: 28 days annual leave
Travel Expenses: Travel expenses will be reimbursed where appropriate.
Location: The post will be based between both Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) offices ie Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford and the Regional Sports Centre, Cork Road, Waterford and a level of flexibility and remote working will be considered.
Reports to: WSP Co-ordinator or their designate.
Contract type & duration: 12 month fixed term contract subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period.

Job Purpose
The CSDO will develop, deliver and evaluate programmes and initiatives which will expand the range of opportunities to increase participation in sport and physical activity in the community.  WSP targets those with low participation rates from the following groups – young people, youth at risk, teenage girls, women, men, people with a disability, older adults, people from disadvantaged community and minority groups.  We also support those who promote participation in sport and physical activity eg sports club volunteers and coaches, teachers, physical activity leaders.  The CSDO will be assigned certain target groups and work areas on appointment.

The CSDO will foster and encourage a culture of active participation, supporting opportunities for and access to, sport and physical activity including:

  1. Supporting the development of exciting and dynamic opportunities to increase participation of people who are low participants in sport and physical activity.
  2. Capacity building smaller NGBs and other sport and community stakeholders to deliver services to increase participation.
  3. Developing sustainable local leadership of sport and physical activity within communities.

 Key Accountabilities 

  1. Planning
  • Actively contribute and support the preparation of the annual operational plan to deliver WSP strategic objectives.
  • Develop and implement an action plan in line with the WSP strategy, the National Sports Policy Action Plan, the National Physical Activity Plan, Local Economic Community Plan and actions arising out of WSP strategic objectives.
  • Implement a comprehensive range of physical activity programmes and events for relevant target groups with a view to creating sustainable participation.
  • Participate in the design, organisation and implementation of WSP projects and events.
  • Facilitate quarterly and annual reviews of the annual operational plan reporting on the effectiveness and impact of work areas.
  1. Community Activation
  • Engage with communities and target groups by consulting with participants and local partners to assess needs and develop sustainable approaches in providing participation opportunities.
  • Identify key stakeholders and community leaders to ensure engagement across the community and involvement with relevant target groups.
  • Work in partnership with stakeholders to share knowledge and information relevant to target groups in the community to identify the needs and demand for new activities.
  • Participate in the design, organisation and implementation of physical activity programmes and events for all WSP target groups.
  • Encourage and foster opportunities for programme development and new initiatives with partner agencies.
  • Provide guidance and support to develop sustainable pathways in the community.
  • Support and maintain strong links between community organisations.
  1. Relationship Building
  • Work with WSP current and potential partners and stakeholders including local community groups and organisations, sports clubs, NGBs, partner agencies to develop and strengthen relationships.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate partner organisations and local community groups and create links and encourage collaboration between partners.
  • Actively build relationships with organisations to facilitate the reach of WSP to our various target groups.
  • Develop strong partnership working with local partners, community groups and stakeholders, with a particular focus on strengthening community links.
  • Support and guide clubs and communities with various issues as they arise.
  • Maintain and develop existing relationships with NGBs and engage smaller NGBs in new partnerships.
  1. Facilitation
  • Develop and implement WSP programmes and initiatives to increase participation of targeted low participation groups.
  • Establish participation programmes and training and education courses including attracting participants, sourcing appropriate tutors/coaches and working with tutors to ensure appropriate delivery of programmes.
  1. Research & Evaluation
  • Conduct research of participation in sport and physical activity in the community including, where relevant, needs analysis to identify suitable support to increase participation in sport and physical activity in the community and target groups.
  • Implement a monitoring and evaluation framework for all projects, programmes and initiatives.
  • Measure and monitor performance indicators based on the impact courses/programmes are having at local level and among target groups.
  1. Financial Management
  • Adhere to WSP financial policies regarding the procurement of goods and services, budget planning and reporting, while ensuring compliance requirements of the various funders.
  • Carefully manage budget and reporting responsibilities providing regular updates to the WSP Co-ordinator, Board, Sport Ireland etc as required.
  • Identify funding sources for programme delivery.
  1. Marketing & PR
  • Assist with the preparation of the WSP marketing and communication plan including writing marketing content, press releases, articles and radio promotions.
  • Collate material for inclusion in promotional materials such as the WSP newsletter, WSP website, social media platforms and other communication channels.
  • Identify and secure, in consultation with the WSP Co-ordinator and colleagues, opportunities to promote and market the work and activities of WSP.
  1. Health & Safety Management
  • Contribute to ensuring that the approach taken for WSP activities and all facilities used are fully compliant with current health and safety standards.
  • Assist in the investigation of all accidents/incidents and communicate all results/recommendations arising from investigations of accidents/incidents.
  • Ensure that all activities undertaken as an employee of WSP are in line with codes of practice and legislation.
  1. General
  • Undertake additional duties and tasks as requested by the Coordinator or other designated person.
  • Be flexible in approach to work, and undertake any other duties that may be required within the remit of WSP.
  • Ensure that all activities undertaken as an officer of WSP are in line with WSP values, codes of practice and relevant legislation.

Waterford Sports Partnership
Community Sports Development Officer
Person Specification

Short listing

Short listing of candidates may apply based on the information supplied. Canvassing will disqualify.

Those selected will be invited to attend for interview w/c 5th July.

WSP shall require the person to whom the appointment is offered to take up such appointment as soon as possible.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please apply via the following link https://login.hirelocker.com/Waterford-sports-partnership/jobs/18702/community-sports-development-officer-waterford  with a COVER LETTER and CV by 29th June 2021.

Waterford Sports Partnership is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Men’s Social Cycling | Dungarvan & Waterford

Published: June 16, 2021

Have you missed that group camaraderie when exercising?

Want to get out in the fresh air and
enjoy spectacular views of Waterford?

Come and try our FREE Social Cycling Taster Sessions in Dungarvan & Waterford City

Wednesday 7th July @ 6.30 to 8pm

Dungarvan Session: Meeting at the fountain in Walton Park | Abbeyside | Dungarvan – Book HERE
Waterford Session:
Meeting at the Regional Sports Centre | Cork Road | Waterford – Book HERE

No bike? Don’t worry, we can provide one if required.
Limited places so book early to avoid disappointment

Job Opportunity – WSP Finance and Governance Officer

Published: June 16, 2021

Waterford Sports Partnership is seeking applications for the role of Finance and Governance Officer – Part-time Fixed Term Contract Position

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Finance and Governance Officer
Salary Scale: Salary in line with the grade 5 local authority pay scale (€43,633-€52,401 pro rata)
Hours: 28 hours per week. The chosen candidate must be flexible and willing to work occasional evening/weekends if required, with time off in lieu.
Annual Leave: 24 days annual leave
Travel Expenses: Travelling expenses will be paid where appropriate.
Location: The  post will be based at the Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. While the role is mainly office based, flexible hours and remote working can be considered.
Reports to:  Sports Co-ordinator
Contract type & Duration: 12 month fixed term contract subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period.

The primary purpose of the Finance and Governance Officer (FGO) role is to provide high quality financial and governance support to the Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) Sports Co-ordinator, Board and committees.

The FGO will ensure that all governance and finance obligations regarding recording, reporting and compliance are completed in line with the Governance Code for Sport and legal and statutory requirements and will satisfy the reporting needs of WSP CLG and its key funding bodies. The FGO will have an understanding and commitment to the principles and values of WSP and work as a responsible member of the overall team, participate in team meetings and ensure confidentiality and professional integrity at all times.

Specific Areas of Responsibility:

Finance

  • Manage the day to day finances of WSP
  • Assist in budget management, financial projection and planning, procurement oversight, financial reporting and banking/cashflow management
  • Implement and manage a new payroll system and manage WSP payroll transition from the current service provider to new system
  • Run fortnightly payroll for the WSP team
  • Administration of staff pensions and any other associated staff benefits
  • Support the co-ordinator in the preparation of monthly and year end accounts and in the preparation for the annual audit.
  • Develop and prepare financial reports and quarterly/half-yearly financial updates for the WSP Co-ordinator, Board, committees, funders and regulatory bodies.
  • Assist in preparing funding applications and quarterly/annual funding analysis/reports for WSP Co-ordinator, Board, committees, funders and regulatory bodies.
  • Develop a system, with relevant templates, to co-ordinate and monitor funding applications, approvals and reporting timelines.
  • Accurately track and record funding spend in line with approval rationale
  • Keep up to date on WSP financial/legal obligations including CRO obligations.

 Governance

  • Support the WSP Sports Co-ordinator, Board and relevant committees in the planning, implementation and monitoring of progress with regard to compliance with the Governance Code for Sport.
  • In partnership with the Co-ordinator:
    • Prepare, review and update company policies for governance and present to co-ordinator for approval
    • Develop systems, standard operating procedures and templates to support the implementation of company policies.
    • Keep up to date and informed on governance matters, upcoming changes and information from the various stakeholders.
    • Assist with queries into WSP on areas relating to governance
    • Conduct regular monitoring and annual audit of governance compliance within WSP and report findings and recommendations to the Co-ordinator.

General

  • Support and contribute to the preparation, completion and review of WSP’s annual operational plans for the delivery of the WSP Strategy
  • Undertake additional duties and tasks as requested by the Coordinator or other designated person.
  • Be flexible in approach to work, and undertake any other duties that may be required within the remit of WSP. This may involve occasional evening/weekend work from time to time.
  • Ensure that all activities undertaken as an officer of WSP are in line with WSP values, codes of practice and relevant legislation.
  • Staff supervision may be required for certain bodies of work.

Finance and Governance Officer | Person Specification

Short listing of candidates may apply based on the information supplied. Canvassing will disqualify.

Those selected will be invited to attend for interview w/c 5th July.

WSP shall require the person to whom the appointment is offered to take up such appointment as soon as possible.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please apply via the following link

https://login.hirelocker.com/Waterford-sports-partnership/jobs/18659/finance-and-governance-officer-dungarvan

with a COVER LETTER and CV by 29th June 2021.
Waterford Sports Partnership is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Let’s Get Rowing for Adults

Published: June 15, 2021


Join us for a four week adult beginners Rowing Programme

in conjunction with Cappoquin Rowing Club

Starting Wednesday 30th June | 6.15 to 7.30pm

@ Cappoquin Rowing Club
Places are limited so book early!

€20 per person | Book HERE now!

For more information please contact:
Peter Jones on 087 101 5130
or pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

NOW Booking! Men on the Move

Published: June 15, 2021

The Men on the Move Programme encourages men to get more active, have fun and improve their fitness levels through twice weekly activity sessions. The programme offers men the chance to learn and take part in safe, effective exercises tailored to suit their needs. Participants  should see both physical and psychological benefits such as improved mood, increased energy, weight loss/control and improved mobility and greater functional fitness. The sessions focus on aerobic exercises for forty minutes and work on core strength and flexibility for twenty minutes.

NOW BOOKING!
Men on the Move Hybrid Sessions

We are delivering SIX WEEK Men on the Move Programmes
in Tramore & Waterford
this Summer!

Want to start exercising?
Want to feel fitter & have more energy?
We are delivering a five week, men only, ONLINE physical activity programme . . .

WSP tutors will deliver one ONLINE & one IN-PERSON session each week working on your aerobic endurance and core strength.

Tramore Programme
STARTING Monday 28th June @ 6.15pm
via Zoom & @ Tramore GAA Club
Each Monday & Wednesday
€20 per person | Book HERE now! 

Waterford Programme
STARTING Monday 28th June @ 6.15pm
via Zoom & @ the Regional Sports Centre, Cork Road, Waterford.
Each Monday & Thursday
€20 per person | Book HERE now! 


For more information please contact:
Peter Jones on
087 101 5130 or email pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Men’s Health Week 2021

Published: May 24, 2021


International Men’s Health Week 2021 runs from Monday 14
th to Sunday 20th June and is celebrated in many European countries.

The theme for 2021 is ‘Men, mental health and COVID-19, what next ?’

Celebrated internationally, the overall aims of Men’s Health Week are to:

  • Heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages.
  • Support men & boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices / activities.
  • Encourage early detection & treatment of health difficulties in males.

To celebrate Men’s Health Week, we are running a number of FREE taster sessions across Waterford as follows . . .

 

YOGA: Monday 14th June | 6.15 – 7pm | Via Zoom
Book HERE

FISHING: Monday 14th June | 6.30 – 8pm | Cappoquin Salmon & Trout Anglers Association
All equipment provided. Book HERE

MUAY THAI: Tuesday 15th June7.45 – 8.45pm | Waterford Muay Thai, Unit 1b, Lacken Road, Lacken Road Business Park, Waterford, X91 VW5H
Outdoor Session | Book HERE

Men on the Move: Tuesday 15th June | 6.15 – 7.15pm | Cappoquin Railway FC
Book HERE

ROWING: Wednesday 16th June6.30 – 8pmCappoquin Rowing Club
Book HERE

Social Cycle: Wednesday 16th June | 6.30 – 8pmWalton Park, Dungarvan
We can provide a bike! | Book HERE

Social Cycle: Wednesday 16th June | 6.30 – 8.00pm | Regional Sports Centre, Cork Road, Waterford
Book HERE | We can provide a bike!

Men on the Move: Thursday 17th June | 6.15 – 7.15pm | Regional Sports Centre, Cork Road, Waterford.
Book HERE

Tennis: Thursday 17th June | 7 to 8.30pm | Lismore Tennis Club
All equipment provided
BookHERE

Men on the Move: Friday 18th June | 6.15 – 7.15pm | Tramore Promenade
Book HERE

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
For more information please contact Peter Jones on 087 101 5130.

 

 

WSP Return to Participation Grant | OPEN!

Published: May 21, 2021

Since 2009 under our Coaching and Development Funds, we  have allocated 1697separate grants totalling €47,379 funding 25 new clubs and 716 coaches from new and established Clubs in Waterford.

 

Our 2021 Return to Participation Grant Scheme will support and assist clubs and organisations to increase  opportunities for people to participate in organized sport and physical activity in a safe environment for the following target groups:
People with a Disability | Women | Youth | Community

This small scale grant will allocate up to €1000 per club/organisation to enable their members/community to become more active and to increase participation levels. Proposed initiatives should provide opportunities for existing members and/or also attract new members to enhance ongoing participation.

You can download the Grant Form & Criteria here.

The Closing Date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 25th June.

For more information please contact Peter Jones on 0761 10 2191 or pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie 

 

NOW BOOKING! Sea Swimming Training Programmes

Published: May 18, 2021


In partnership with Swim Ireland, we are rinning the following OPEN WATER SWIMMING PROGRAMMES in Waterford.

Beach to Buoy:
Dreaming of swimming out to that first buoy?
This is the course for you. The programme is designed to improve confidence and technique in open water. Participants should be able to swim 50m, with a goal of completing 700m at the end
of the programme.

Open Water Skills:
This programme is aimed at experienced swimmers who want to improve technique, skills and stamina in open water. Participants should be able to swim 700m already with a view to building distance in a safe and encouraging environment. Sessions are 45 minutes long.

EIGHT WEEK PROGRAMMES | €60pp

LOCATION & START DATES . . .
Boatstrand: Beach to Bouy:
Tuesday June 8th at 9:30am

Boatstrand: Open Water Skills: Tuesday June 9th at 10.15am

Tramore: Beach to Bouy: Wednesday, June 9th  at 6.15pm

Dunmore East: Beach to Buoy: Saturday June 12th 9:30am

Dunmore East: Open Water Skills: Saturday 12th June at 10.15am

BOOK HERE NOW

DUNGARVAN DATES NOW AVAILABLE!
BOOK YOU SPOT TODAY!

Booking is now open for Clonea, Dungarvan Swimming programme.
To book and for more information please follow the links.
Beach to Bouy, Monday 21st June @ 9.30amhttps://swimireland.azolve.com/workbench/public/events…
Open Water Skills, Monday, 21st June @ 10.15amhttps://swimireland.azolve.com/workbench/public/events…
Beach 2 Bouy, Thursday 24th June @ 7.15pm – https://swimireland.azolve.com/workbench/public/events…

 

 

 

Now Booking – Stretch & Stride Programme

Published: May 10, 2021


West Waterford Women’s
Stretch & Stride Programme

Do you want to feel fitter and increase your energy levels?
Would you like some ‘you’ time in a relaxed social setting?

Our four week ‘Stretch & Stride’ programme, which will include aerobic exercises and yoga, will be delivered outdoors by two qualified tutors.

Starting Tuesday 25th May | 10 to 11am
@ Affane/Cappoquin GAA Club
€10 per person

Book HERE now!

For more information please contact:
Peter Jones on 087 101 5130 or pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

WSP Club Development Webinar Series 2021

Published: April 27, 2021


Over the next few months we will deliver four FREE Webinars for Waterford Sports Clubs.
The Series is supported by Dormant Accounts Funding through Sport Ireland.

 

The series will cover the following topics:

  • What grant funding is available locally and nationally for Waterford Clubs?

  • Volunteer recruitment & management for Waterford clubs

  • Effective communication for Waterford clubs

  • Effective fundraising and sponsorship advice for Waterford clubs


WEBINAR 2 is now booking!

Supporting Volunteers who support your Club

What does the future hold for the recruitment, retention and recognition of volunteers?
Monday 14th June | 7.30 to 9pm

Presented by Stuart Gartland of Volunteer Ireland

Topics that will be covered include:

  • How to develop innovative, creative & good practice ideas when planning a volunteer recruitment campaign.
  • How to retain good volunteers who are aligned with your club’s ethos and objectives.
  • How to get the best from your team of volunteers and get the most from their time commitments.


FREE WEBINAR | BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Book HERE now!
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Peter Jones on 087 101 5130 or pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

 

 

 

 

Waterford Sports Partnership

Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) was established in 2002 by Sport Ireland (formerly the Irish Sports Council) as part of the Local Sports Partnership initiative with the aim of increasing participation in sport and physical activity in County Waterford.

 

Sport Ireland

Useful Links

Sport Ireland
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LSP Contact Finder
Find contact details for other Local Sports Partnerships.

NGB Contact Finder
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Company Info

Waterford Sports Partnership Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG)
CRO Number: 378713

Registered Office –
Civic Offices
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
Ireland

 

Contact Details

County Office:
Civic Offices
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2194

City Office:
Regional Sports Centre
Cork Road
Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2682

Email: info@waterfordsportspartnership.ie
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