Job Opportunities

Marketing, Communication & Events Assistant

To work as part of a team to provide a service in Marketing, Communications, Event Management and General Administration.

Based at Athletics House, Belfast (Mary Peters Track)

Salary £18,000

Contract Permanent/Full Time

Closing Date Monday 20th March 2017 at 4pm

Interview Date Tuesday 28th March at Athletics House, Belfast.

For more information , email or telephone 028 9060 2707. No CVs will be considered.

Athletics Northern Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.






Everybody Active Athletics Coach Antrim and Newtownabbey

 Athletics Northern Ireland is looking to recruit an Everybody Active Athletics Coach to deliver athletics sessions in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Council areas. Prospective candidates should submit a CV and covering letter detailing previous experience which prepares them to fulfil the key tasks of the role and how they meet the essential criteria.

Contract: Initially for 1 year (beginning 1st April 2017) with possibility of renewal

Base: Mileage can be claimed from Antrim Forum Leisure Centre. £1000 travel allowance per annum to fulfil all duties required.

Hours: Initially 12 hours per week (1.5 days) but flexibility will be required at busy times. Due to the nature of the role there will often be a requirement to deliver sessions during evenings and weekends.

Responsible to: Running Participation Officer.

Salary: £6000 per annum. (Lottery Funded Post)


Closing Date: Friday 17th March 2017 at 5pm





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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