Triathlon Ireland seeking National Development Coach

Spurred on by recent successes internationally, Triathlon Ireland is currently recruiting for a National Development Coach to lead the identification, development and performance of athletes in the TI Junior High Performance Squad. This is a unique career opportunity for an internationally experienced triathlon coach to have an impact on the development of the sport in Ireland.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to some technical issues with the TI mail server a number of candidates experienced difficulty during submission. The closing date has been extended to 20 December 2012 and all applicants who have already applied will be duly considered at this time and need not re-apply.

About the Role
Reporting directly to TI High Performance Director Chris Jones, the successful applicant will lead the National Junior Development Program with the key purpose of increasing the performance of TI’s talented junior athletes on the European and ITU stage. The National Development Coach will also manage the regional coaching network of TI Regional Squad and Academy coaches.
A competitive remuneration package in the region of €35-50K will be offered, commensurate with the qualifications, skills and experience of the successful applicant. The successful applicant will be required to complete all necessary conditions of TI’s Safeguarding Code for Young People including satisfactory vetting by the Garda Vetting Unit in Ireland and Access NI in Northern Ireland.

Additional information is contained in the Position Description found here
Examples of TI’s performance in the most recent Olympic cycle can be found here:

REVISED Recruitment Timeline
Recruitment for this position will involve a merit-based, transparent and open process. A three person selection panel will assess all applications and conduct interviews of the short-listed candidates.
5pm 20 December 2012: Applications Close
21 December 2012: Short-listing of Applicants
Early January 2013: Notification to short-listed applicants for interview.
Mid-Late January 2013: Interviews Held
Early February 2013: Successful Applicant Announced.
A start date will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

How to Apply?
Please email your application to by 5pm, 20 December 2012. Please include a covering letter of not more than 1 page, a CV detailing your skills and experience relevant to the position and a 2-3 page document adressing the selection criteria in the Position Description.

Any queries regarding the role, after reading the Position Description, can be directed to Chris Jones on +353834028285 or on


About swimbikerun1
Devoted Father, Husband and Employee.Endurance sports fanatic (running,cycling,swimming).Triathlon athlete and coach.If only days had more than 24 hours.

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