Job Opportunities

Management Board - Vice Chair

Athletics Northern Ireland is seeking an enthusiastic and forward-thinking Vice-Chair to join its Board. We are looking for an experienced individual with a background in athletics and strong critical thinking skills who is capable of applying independent judgment to work effectively with other non-executive directors.

Athletics Northern Ireland’s vision is to create a vibrant athletics community that inspires everyone to reach their full potential.

Full details available here

Closing date for applications is Friday 4th September at 4pm

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Everybody Active Athletics Coach- Antrim & Newtownabbey

Athletics Northern Ireland will recruit an Every Body Active Coach to develop, deliver and coordinate programmes and initiatives that aim to achieve the objectives of Every Body Active in Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council. The role will increase the number of quality opportunities for targeted groups to develop and sustain participation in sport across key life-course transitions with a specific focus on women and girls, people with a disability, and those living in areas of high social need on the basis of their continued under-representation in sport. This is a Sport NI Lottery Funded post.logo-sportnifunded.jpg

This is a full-time post, but consideration will be given to applicants who would be interested in a part-time position.

Contract: Six months (finishing on 31st March 2021). Due to the short-term nature of the contract we welcome applications from candidates who can start immediately

Base: Mileage can be claimed from Antrim Forum, Antrim

Hours: 37.5 hours per week but flexibility will be required at busy times. Due to the nature of the role there is a requirement to deliver sessions during evenings and weekends. Consideration will be given to those candidates who wish to apply for a part-time position.

Responsible to: Coach & Club Development Officer

Salary: £19,000 pro rata per annum

Closing Date: Friday 11th September at 12noon. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 22nd September at a location to be decided subject to Covid restrictions.

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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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