Job Opportunities

Running Participation Coach (Part-time, 16 hours/week)

Salary £8,800 per annum (£22,000 pro rata) 

Based at Athletics House, Mary Peters Track, Belfast, plus field-based in running clubs through-out Northern Ireland

Athletics Northern Ireland is recruiting a Running Participation Coach to support high quality coaching practice and running club development throughout Northern Ireland. We are looking for a running coach who is immersed in the running community and is passionate about developing clubs, coaches and their runners at all levels and abilities to achieve their targets and offer a better participation experience that engages every community.

The successful applicant will work closely with the Running Participation Officer to create a pathway for runners moving from beginner programmes, such as Couch to 5k, to a club environment and regular racing. They will support coaches in our running clubs with development opportunities and resources that will build coaching expertise and capacity to improve the experience and performances of their runners.

For the Job Description and Person Specification click here

For the Equal Opportunities Form click here

For the Application Form click here

Interviews will be held on Thursday 26th September 2019 at Athletics House, Mary Peters Track, Belfast

Athletics Northern Ireland is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date 5pm on Friday 20th September 2019





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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