Job Opportunities

Director of Coaching and Athlete Development

Based at Athletics House, Belfast (Mary Peters Track)

Salary Competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience

Contract 3 years

Closing Date Monday 6th March 2017 at 3pm

The successful applicant will have ultimate responsibility to lead the successful delivery of athlete, coach and club development within Northern Ireland


Essential Criteria Include

  • UKA Athletics Coach Licence or equivalent athletics coaching qualification
  • Proven expertise of leading coach and athlete performance development at national level
  • Proven success in delivering against performance indicators and within set budgets.
  • A third level educational qualification







Officials and Volunteer Co-ordinator

Athletics Northern Ireland are looking to recruit an Officials and Volunteer Coordinator to manage all aspects of officials and volunteers within athletics. Prospective candidates should submit a covering letter detailing how they feel they could fulfil the key tasks of the role.

Contract: Initially 1 year with possibility of renewal

Base: Athletics House, Mary Peters Track (though some work from home may be possible)

Hours: Initially 12 hours per week (1.5 days) but flexibility will be required at busy times.

Responsible to: Business and Operations Manager

Salary: £6000 per annum.

Closing Date: Monday 27th February 2017 at 5pm





Applications should be sent by post to Kerry Woods, Business & Operations Manager, Athletics Northern Ireland, Old Coach Road, Belfast BT9 5PR or by email to Any queries can be directed to the Athletics NI office on 028 9060 2707 or


Athletics Northern Ireland - Course Measurer

In response to the ever increasing number of road races Athletics Northern Ireland wishes to extend its list of Certified Course Measurers.

Course Measurers work to ensure the accuracy of courses which are advertised as being a particular distance. Accurate measurements mean that Permitted Races can be accredited as being of the advertised distance and are accepted by Power of 10 and RunBritain for ranking purposes.

Basic requirements are:

  • A bicycle
  • A Jones Counter (this can be loaned from Athletics NI)
  • A means of transport to the course to be measured
  • A fair amount of free time

The first step in the process is to complete an on-line introductory test, followed by a practical under the guidance of a qualified measurer. Further information on what course measurement involves can be found HERE.

Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Course Measurer should contact the Athletics NI office to express their interest by email at or calling 028 9060 2707. It should be noted that measurers only receive a modest sum plus travelling expenses, currently paid by Race Directors, for carrying out this task.


Athletics Northern Ireland - Casual Coaching Work

Athletics NI is periodically able to offer casual work to qualified coaches and assistant coaches.

There is now an online register to record your interest in coaching work




Pay rates may vary according to the particular assignment, but the standard is £10 per hour for assistant coach roles, and £15 for lead coach roles.  

By definition of casual work, Athletics NI is not obliged to offer any individual work at any time, nor are coaches obliged to accept any work offered.  By registering you submit your details to be included on a mailing list, and any opportunities that arise will be forwarded with full details to individuals on this mailing list to apply if desired. 


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