Job Opportunities

Every Body Active Athletics Coach Newry, Mourne & Down (Maternity Cover, 2 days/week)

Athletics Northern Ireland is looking to recruit an Every Body Active Athletics Coach to deliver athletics sessions in the Newry, Mourne & Down Council areas.

Contract: Nine month maternity cover commencing 3rd January 2019

Base: Downpatrick Council offices (mileage can be claimed from this location to coaching sites within the Newry, Mourne and Down Region.) Administrative work may be completed from home and there will be occasional meetings in Belfast at Mary Peters Track.

Hours: Initially 16 hours per week (2 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

Salary: £7,600 per annum

Closing Date: Friday 14th December at 4pm

Interview Date: Thursday 20th December 2018

Job Description

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

No CVs will be considered.

This is a Sport NI Lottery Funded post



 The Treasurer will play a key role in ensuring the financial health and management of the organisation. The post holder will be required to have an aptitude for finance and relevant supporting qualifications and experience, particularly within Athletics.

 The Treasurer will need to work within the Board structure to help ensure that Athletics NI is managed and controlled appropriately; to ensure it is accountable to its legitimate interest groups and stake holders and to ensure that it maintains the highest level of governance and accountability.

A full application pack is available here

Please return to Kerry Woods:

Athletics House, Old Coach Road, Belfast BT9 5PR

The closing date for applications will be Friday 7th December 2018 at 5pm.

Applications received after this date will not be considered.


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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