Job Opportunity – Waterford GAA County Secretary

Cumann Lúthchleas Gael is Ireland’s leading sporting and cultural organisation with membership approaching one million people and more than 500,000 playing participants at all levels. Inspired and supported by the voluntary efforts of its members, the GAA is focused on the development and promotion of Gaelic Games and culture on the island of Ireland and in local communities.

County Secretary – Operations Manager – Waterford GAA

The Association is constantly responding to the growing and changing needs of our members, players, volunteers and supporters and on this basis is currently recruiting for an Operations Manager for the Waterford County Committee. The successful candidate will be directly responsible for assisting the County Board Committee in formulating the long – term objectives and priorities for the development of our games in Waterford, whilst carrying out duties in relation to the day to day management of the county board activities.

Duties and Responsibilities include:
 Manage the operational structure of the county on a day to day basis to include the management and supervision of all full and part-time personnel;
 Assist the Chairman with production of an annual operations plan and a framework to enable officers to operate as an effective team;
 To act as a conduit between County Executive and Subcommittees by maintaining key lines of communication and build relationships with key local stakeholders and other agencies;
 Providing the necessary leadership, management, decision making and organisational skills to enhance the county board operation,to develop and implement marketing strategies to develop the county commercially;
 Identifying and seeking out partnership opportunities for the Association with external parties, qualifying those opportunities and developing appropriate approaches to engage the parties professionally presenting the specific opportunity for support;
 Maintain key lines of communication with Clubs, Schools and relevant Community groups, to ensure the effective promotion of Gaelic Games through Club School and Community links;
 To assist the County Treasurer with the management of all financial services/operations ensuring that proper governance is in place.
 At least 5 years’ experience of working in the GAA or similar sporting organization (Voluntary or Professional Capacity);  Strong ability to work in high-pressure situations is essential and a willingness to work out of office hours and some weekends;  Proven track record in the areas of programme planning, evaluation and budgetary control;
 Superb communication and stakeholder management skills, including ability to build enthusiasm for commercial or sponsorship opportunities, with an aptitude for brand management;  Excellent administrative and IT skills are essential with exceptional attention to detail and efficient at keeping records;
 Excellent communication/presentation skills (verbal and written) and exceptional interpersonal skills;  An in dept knowledge of the GAA and its structures is essential;  An appropriate Third Level Qualification would be a distinct advantage.

Candidates interested in the above role should apply by sending an up to date cover letter and Curriculum Vitae by email to on or before 5pm on Wednesday 30th September 2015.

GAA is an equal opportunities employer