Job Opportunities

Pathways Coach & Administrator (Part time, 3.5 days/week)

Salary £15,400 per annum (£22,000 pro rata)

Based at Ulster University, Jordanstown

Athletics Northern Ireland is working in collaboration with British Athletics (BA) and the other Home Country Athletics Federations (HCAF) to align the Talent pathway across all areas of the UK with the aim of transferring junior to senior success and reducing the dropout rate of 14 – 17 year olds. This work is focused at the ‘Performance Foundation’ level, which sits at the top of Event Group and bottom of Event Specialist, on the Athletics NI Athlete Development Pathway (ADP).

The post holder will co -ordinate and deliver support to a core group of Youth Academy athletes and their coaches including delivery and reporting on Physical and Technical Preparation sessions, Strength Diagnostics and regular liaison with assigned physiotherapists. The post will also provide administration related to athlete benchmarking, profiling, selection and competition policies.

For the Job Description and Person Specification click here

For the Application Form click here

Interviews will be held on Friday 2nd August 2019 at Athletics House, Mary Peters Track, Belfast

Athletics Northern Ireland is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date 5pm on Thursday 25th July 2019

This is a British Athletics Funded post




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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