Job Opportunities

When an opportunity arises, it will be displayed here.


Events and Membership Officer 

Job Purpose

  • To assist in the organisation of all Athletics NI events and to support the administrative functions of the business.


Duties to include:

Athletics Events Organisation

  • To assist in the organisation of various events including Track and Field, Road Running and Cross
  • Approving event permit applications, issuing permits and certificates, maintaining fixture lists.
  • Set up online race entries, provide race organisers with online entry information and support.
  • Monitoring returns forms and issuing online release of funds.
  • Managing club affiliation and athlete registration, athlete transfers. Issuing club registration handbook.
  • Liaison with the various partners and suppliers for the events to ensure the promotions are properly organised.
  • Preparation of programmes and results.
  • For all bookings and events expenditure, follow Athletics NI financial policies and procedures.
  • Attendance at certain promotions to undertake administrative duties (this may involve working away from normal base at weekends and occasional overnight stays).



  • To provide an administrative service to Athletics Northern Ireland Duties will include:
  • Maintain and answer the info email queries.
  • Deal with telephone enquiries.
  • Order medals, bibs and other supplies.
  • Monitor Athletics NI kit and merchandise stock levels and re-order when required.
  • Update and maintain databases, website and social media
  • Provide an administrative service for the Honorary Officers, Sub-Committees and Professional Staff of Athletics NI.
  • General office admin, including opening and closing Athletics House, where required.
  • Managing room bookings
  • Act as fire warden
  • Provide information and support for ongoing event and administration quality improvement
  • Participate in staff team meetings
  • Participate in ongoing Continued Professional Development
  • The key responsibilities above give a broad outline of the functions of the post. However, these duties must be approached in a flexible manner. The post holder will be expected to adapt to changing circumstances and undertake other duties appropriate to the grade of the post as allocated by your line manager as part of working in a small team to deliver for Athletics NI from time to time. 

Please apply by downloading the application form and monitoring form.

For more information or any assistance on downloading the application forms please email 

No CVs will be considered

Interviews will be held at Athletics House, Belfast.

Closing Date for applications is 12 noon Tuesday 28 May.

All completed applications to be sent to

Athletics NI is an equal opportunities employer.


Events and Membership Officer- Recruitment Pack

Events and Membership Officer- Job Application 

Athletics NI Fair Employment Monitoring Questionnaire


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. The expression of interest form below allows coaches to sign up to be included in the Casual Coaches list for Athletics NI. Being part of this list means you may be contacted for coaching opportunities on some of the Athletics NI programmes, such as MPT Panthers, StarTrack or Sports Hall competitions.


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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