Job Opportunities

Job Opportunity – Every Body Active Coach - Newry, Mourne & Down (2 p/t posts)

Athletics Northern Ireland is looking to recruit two Every Body Active Coaches to develop, deliver and coordinate programmes and initiatives that aim to achieve the objectives of Every Body Active 2020 in Newry, Mourne & Down. This will involve increasing 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.

Each post will be for 16 hours per week, leading on either running or track & field athletics.

Contract: Initially for 6 months (finishing on 31st March 2020) with possibility of extension for a further 12 months to 31st March 2021 (subject to confirmation of funding). Due to the short-term nature of the contract we welcome applications from candidates who can start immediately

Base: Mileage can be claimed from St. Colman’s Track, Newry

Hours: 16 hours per week but flexibility will be required at busy times. Due to the nature of the role there will be a requirement to deliver sessions during evenings and weekends. Consideration will also be given to those candidates wishing to apply for both roles

Responsible to: Coach & Club Development Officer

Salary: £7,800 per annum for each role

Closing Date: Friday 25th October at 12noon. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 30th October at Athletics House, Mary Peters Track, Belfast BT9 5PR

For the Job Description and Personnel Specification for the Running Coach role, click here

For the Job Description and Personnel Specification for the Athletics Coach role, click here

For the Application Form click here

For the Equal Opportunities Form click here

This is a Sport NI Lottery 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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