Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active

Community Sports Development Officer

CSDO - Vacancy Advert 2022

The Community Sports Development Officer (CSDO) will foster and encourage a culture of active participation, supporting opportunities for and access to sport and physical activity in local communities across Cork. The CSDO will address barriers to participation, encourage access and increase opportunities for participation by those who experience disadvantage for any reason.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate proven experience in sports development. Excellent networking, leadership, planning, organisational, IT and communication skills will also be a prerequisite for this post.

This post is for a 1-year fixed-term contract accompanied by an attractive remuneration package based on relevant qualifications and experience.

To apply please upload a copy of your cover letter and curriculum vitae through the form below. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 2nd June 2022 @ 5 pm. Please note late applications will not be considered. 

Interviews to be scheduled for Wednesday 15th June 2022.

Cork Sports Partnership CLG is an equal opportunities employer

Essential Requirements:
The Candidate must have:

  • Degree in Sports Development, Leisure Management, Health Fitness & Leisure Studies, Community Development, Health Promotion or other relevant discipline or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience of working in a sports development environment.
  • Experience in project management and of piloting, developing & delivering sustainable physical activity-based initiatives.
  • Relevant marketing experience in the tools and strategies used to develop public campaigns from concept to execution. 
  • Ideally, 3 + years of experience working in a related role. 
  • Ability to consult, communicate and network appropriately and effectively with all sectors of the community
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate work and write reports
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to produce and access information efficiently and accurately.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to advise, inform, motivate and support individuals and organisations.
  • A constructive, positive and progressive attitude to working as part of the Cork LSP team
  • A self-motivated approach to work
  • An awareness of the role and importance of the co-ordinated inter-agency approach to the strategic development of sport
  • A full clean driving licence and use of personal transport for work is required.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  • Ability and commitment to work unsociable hours.

Jobs Specification:
Download a detailed description of the service and person specifications: 

To apply:
To apply please upload a copy of your cover letter and curriculum vitae using the form below.

If you have any issues with submitting your CV, please email

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