Job Opportunity: Sport Ireland ASPIRE Programme


Sport Ireland ASPIRE Programme: ASPIRE Graduate

Organisation: Athletics Ireland

Location: Santry, Dublin 9

Contract Length: 11 months contract

Full time: Full time

Salary: €25,000 (per annum – pro rata over 11 months)

Application closing date: Friday November the 13th 2020 at 5pm

Programme duration: Dec 2020 – Nov 2021


The Sport Ireland ASPIRE Programme

ASPIRE is a graduate employment programme that is being funded by Sport Ireland. This programme has been approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund. The aim of this programme is to enable a number of recently qualified sport and physical activity graduates to gain relevant experience working in the sports sector and to develop relevant skills and knowledge. The successful graduate will receive an 11-month contract and will work directly for Athletics Ireland. Athletics Ireland are responsible for the recruitment and selection of the graduate.


Job Summary

The role of the ASPIRE Graduate will be to support and coordinate programmes and projects in liaison with the organisation’s business departments/units, stakeholders and volunteers. The successful individual will perform a wide range of administrative duties to support the organisation. This placement offers the successful graduate a significant opportunity to gain relevant experience and to potentially advance their career in the sports sector. Previous experience in a similar role is not required.


For full Job Description of Key Job Duties & Responsibilities please click HERE.


How to apply for this post

Selection shall be by means of a competition based on a virtual interview conducted by Athletics Ireland. Applications must be sent by email with the subject line of: [ATTN: ASPIRE GRADUATE].

When applying by email, please provide a letter of introduction detailing your skills and experience relevant to the role and your Curriculum Vitae outlining your relevant third level education and any work experience you may have not later than 5pm on Friday the 13th of November 2020 to the Athletics Ireland Human Resources Manager at

This project was approved by the Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund.

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