News 2016

Title:  Job Opportunity - Project Coordinator – Schools Walking Project
Date:  16/11/2016

Project Overview

The Get Ireland Walking (GIW) initiative is led by Mountaineering Ireland and supported by Healthy Ireland and Sport Ireland. GIW works in collaboration with a number of health promoting agencies to promote walking throughout the country. GIW is currently expanding its project areas and wishes to recruit a part-time Project Coordinator to work on a post-primary school project.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will; facilitate the delivery and evaluation of the walking project in schools; develop resources; collaborate with local and national partner organisations and other stakeholders to ensure the continued development of the project; and support activities of the GIW Initiative.

Employer:                   Mountaineering Ireland

Post:                          Project Coordinator - Schools Walking Project

Duration:                   A one year contract (to year end 31/12/2017) will be offered to the successful applicant.                 

Hours of Work:          Part-time post of 20 hours per week, in a variable working hours’ arrangement involving evening and weekend work.

Annual Leave:            10.5 working days per annum (dependent on start date this will be calculated on a pro-rata basis).

Salary:                        €15,000 per annum (dependent on start date this will be paid on a pro-rata basis).

Reporting to:              The person appointed will report to the CEO of Mountaineering Ireland (Functionally) and the Programme Manager of Get Ireland Walking (Operationally).

Location:                    The person appointed will work remotely, travel extensively and will be required to attend regular meetings at Mountaineering Ireland’s Office, Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Interviews:                  Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in Dublin on the 8th of December 2016.

Closing Date:              Applications must be received no later than 17:00hrs on Wednesday 30th of November 2016.

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If you would like to apply for the position, please email a one-page cover letter and two-page curriculum vitae to with “Schools Walking Project” in the subject line. For further information on the role, please contact Murrough McDonagh, CEO of Mountaineering Ireland, at (01) 625 1115.


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