Job Opportunities

Athletics Northern Ireland - Admin & Events Internship

Salary £8,000 - 10,000 p.a dependent on experience

Based at Athletics House (Mary Peters Track) Belfast

To work as part of a team to provide a service in Events, Marketing & General Administration. Starting in July 2020.

This Internship is only open to those students wishing to take a 12 month placement as part of their degree course. Recent graduates are not eligible.

For more information and to download the job description please visit, email or telephone 028 9060 2707

Please send a CV and covering letter to Kerry Woods, by 3pm on Friday 7th February 2020. The covering letter should detail:

  • What attracts you to the position
  • What you feel you could bring to the job
  • How you feel this job would develop you in your future career
  • Available start date

Athletics Northern Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date 3pm on Friday 7th February 2020.

Interviews will be held at Athletics House on Monday 24th February.

Job Description

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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