News 2021

Title:  Job Opportunity – ‘Youth Development Officer – Northern Ireland’
Date:  29/04/2021

Project Overview

Mountaineering Ireland with the support of Sport NI invites applications for this exciting fixed-term position. Mountaineering Ireland works in collaboration with a number of key stakeholders to promote participation and growth throughout the island of Ireland. Mountaineering Ireland is currently expanding its project areas and wishes to recruit a fixed-term Youth Development Officer to work on increasing participation and building structures across all clubs within Northern Ireland.


Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will; facilitate the delivery and support the evaluation of increasing participation and building structures; develop resources; collaborate with local and national partner organisations, various stakeholders including selected participation regions to ensure the development and implementation of the project has sustainable outcomes beyond its duration; and support activities and reach of Mountaineering Ireland throughout it club networks (hillwalking clubs, climbing clubs and youth clubs).


Employer:                   Mountaineering Ireland.

Post:                           Youth Development Officer – Northern Ireland.

Duration:                    Fixed-Term Contract, up until 31/03/2022will be offered to the successful

Hours of Work:          39 hours per week, in a variable working hours’ arrangement involving

                                   evening and weekend work.

Annual Leave:            21 working days per annum (dependent on start date this will be calculated on a pro-rata basis).

Salary:                       £28,500 - £32,500 salary range per annum depending on experience

                                  (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 operationally.

Location:                   The person appointed will have office facilities at the Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, will also work remotely, travel extensively within Northern Ireland, and will be required to attend regular meetings at Mountaineering Ireland’s Head Office, Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Interviews:                Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on week commencing 24th May 2021.

Closing Date:             Applications must be received no later than 14:00hrs on Monday 17th of May 2021.


Please click here for the Job description


If you would like to apply for the position, please email a one-page cover letter and two-page curriculum vitae to with “Youth Development Officer – Northern Ireland” in the subject line. For further information on the role, please contact Murrough McDonagh, CEO of Mountaineering Ireland, at 01 6251115.


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