Mountaineering Ireland seeks Youth Development Officer

Title:  Job Opportunity – ‘Youth Development Officer – Northern Ireland’

Project Overview
Mountaineering Ireland with the support of Sport NI invites applications for this exciting full-time, fixed-term position. Mountaineering Ireland works in collaboration with a number of key stakeholders to promote participation and growth throughout the island of Ireland. Mountaineering Ireland is currently expanding its project areas and wishes to recruit a full-time, fixed-term Youth Development Officer to work on increasing participation and building structures within Northern Ireland.


Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will; facilitate the delivery and support the evaluation of increasing participation and building structures; develop resources; collaborate with local and national partner organisations, various stakeholders including selected participation regions to ensure the development and implementation of the project has sustainable outcomes beyond its duration; and support activities and reach of Mountaineering Ireland.


Employer:                             Mountaineering Ireland.


Post:                                    Youth Development Officer – Northern Ireland.


Duration:                              A four year, full-time, fixed-term contract (to year end 31/03/2021) will be offered to the successful applicant.


Hours of Work:                    Full-time post of 39 hours per week, in a variable working hours’ arrangement involving evening and weekend work.


Annual Leave:                      21 working days per annum (dependent on start date this will be calculated on a pro-rata basis).


Salary:                                  £28,500 – £32,500 salary range per annum depending on experience (dependent on start date this will be paid on a pro-rata basis).


Reporting to:                        The person appointed will report to the CEO of Mountaineering Ireland functionally and operationally.


Location:                               The person appointed will have office facilities at the Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, will also work remotely, travel extensively within Northern Ireland and will be required to attend regular meetings at Mountaineering Ireland’s Office, Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.


Interviews:                           Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in Belfast on Monday 3rd of April 2017.


Closing Date:                        Applications must be received no later than 17:00hrs on Friday 24th of March 2017.


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If you would like to apply for the position, please email a one-page cover letter and two-page curriculum vitae to with “Youth Development Officer – Northern Ireland” in the subject line. For further information on the role, please contact Murrough McDonagh, CEO of Mountaineering Ireland, at (01) 625 1115.


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