Get Going…Get Rowing Women In Sport & Development Manager


The Get Going…Get Rowing programme seeks to recruit a Development and Women in Sport Manager to manage this successful programme.

Get Going…Get Rowing was launched in 2014 and has been a hugely successful initiative. In 2017, Get Going…Get Rowing engaged 25,000 individual participants.

The ethos behind the programme is to bring rowing machines (ergometers) into schools and give students the opportunity to try rowing through the use of the rowing machines and the Olympic Values Education programme. Get Going..Get Rowing creates a link to clubs, with mass participation events in partnership with organisations across the country, through learn-to-row school sessions, on the water “#Blitzit” events and Learn to Row holiday courses. The programme is funded by Sport Ireland, Dublin City Sport and Well Being and partners a number of key local sports partnerships across the country.


The Role:

  • To develop and co-ordinate the delivery of a schools indoor rowing programme for Rowing Ireland, driving it forward
  • Engagement with key stakeholders, bringing on board new partners and sourcing innovative areas of funding
  • To mobilize, educate and manage volunteers involved in the programme
  • Roll out and increase revenue with the TrY Rowing TY programme
  • Review and develop new events that will attract female participation
  • Work in partnership with Rowing Ireland members and clubs to expand and develop the programme
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of interventions and prepare written and oral reports as necessary relating to the post
  • To work closely with the Rowing Ireland CEO
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to create new initiatives and drive the programme forward
  • This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organization.


The Candidate:

It is expected that candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Relevant qualifications, financial management, and management experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with persuasive influencing and negotiation skills
  • Ability to analyse data and find innovative and straight-forward solutions
  • Experience of developing and maintaining effective strategic partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Successfully influencing stakeholders and identifying issues which will impact the programme
  • Proven ability to successfully implement and execute programmes and drive volunteers
  • Demonstrate leadership ability including proactive development, motivation and engagement of contractors
  • Ability to inspire volunteers, create team cohesion, and help coaches understand how their work contributes to end goals.


Additional Information

A knowledge of rowing and Rowing Ireland clubs is essential. The Women in Sport and Development Manager will be based in Dublin as the role is part funded by the Dublin City Council, Sport and Well-Being partnership.

A considerable amount of nationwide travel is a feature of the role. This is a fixed term yearly contract with a probation period of six months.



Please submit a CV, with a covering letter explaining how you are qualified for this role, to by Monday 4th June at 5pm.


Rowing Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.


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