Job Opportunities

Pathways Coach (Part-Time)

Athletics NI are seeking a Pathways Coach and look forward to working with a candidate who will make the most of this exciting opportunity.

In a fast-paced sport and growing governing body but we aim to recruit a Pathways Coach to deliver physical preparation sessions focused on strength and speed development to our talented young athletes. Reporting to the Academies Manager, the Pathways Coach will contribute to the planning and delivery of Youth Academy and Speed Power Academy programmes including weekly speed development and strength and conditioning sessions and regular athlete, parent and coach education sessions. The Pathways Coach will track and monitor athletes and this will include strength diagnostics, movement screening, and measuring performance progress.

There will be a reasonable expectation that the Pathways Coach will commit to work on evenings and weekends with a varying schedule week to week and have access to own transport for regular off-site meetings.

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

Interviews will be held on Monday 27th September at Athletics House, Mary Peters Track, Belfast (subject to Covid restrictions), or via Zoom.

Athletics Northern Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date 1pm on Friday 24th September

Information Pack

Job Application

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form



Other Opportunities

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


Coach Payment Structure

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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