Work in Boxing: Regional Performance Coach.

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) wishes to recruit a Regional Performance Coach, with the
successful candidate to work in the Ulster High Performance Unit in Jordanstown, Belfast. Boxing is
Ireland’s most successful Olympic sport with a rich history of medal winning performances across multiple
Games. Northern Ireland (NI) has produced some of the countries most talented boxers and Ulster Boxing
contributes significantly to Team NI and Commonwealth Games success.

The Ulster program is an important part of the overall IABA approach to high performance development
and sustainable world class performances on an international stage. This is a great opportunity for a
suitably qualified and motivated coach to make a difference in both a local setting and to the National
program.

This exciting role will require a strong technical and tactical knowledge of Boxing, high-level planning and
communication skills, proficient computer literacy, a good understanding of athlete development and a
proven commitment to the development of high performance Boxing.

Duties and Responsibilities:
To assist in the design of relevant training programs within the Ulster High-Performance Unit. To be
present when requested in a coaching capacity at all levels of squad training, training camps, sparring
camps and international competitions, at home and abroad. Duties and responsibilities outlined, in full, in the Role Description.

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • A minimum 1 Star Boxing coaching qualification; a higher grade is desirable.
  • 2 Years previous experience coaching elite senior high performance boxers.
  • Previous experience coaching talented Elite, Youth and Junior athletes in an High Performance
    boxing setting.
  • Competent in use of Microsoft office.
  • Advance planning and good administrative skills.
  • Competent English language skills.
    Desirable Skills and Qualifications
  • 2 Star or 3 Star coaching qualification.
  • Previous experience in performance and pathway planning.
  • Previous experience in a coaching leadership role in a HP boxing environment.

Desirable Skills and Qualifications

  • 2 Star or 3 Star coaching qualification.
  • Previous experience in performance and pathway planning.
  • Previous experience in a coaching leadership role in a HP boxing environment.

Salary Range:
£30-£35k, but subject to qualifications and experience.

Contract Duration
Initial 2 Year contact with the possibility of extension. A six-month period of probation will apply.

Hours of Work
The successful candidate is expected to work 40 hours per week. However, given the nature of the
position, a flexible working arrangement is necessary. Such arrangements will be discussed and

Application Process
Interested persons are invited to submit the following by email to hr@iaba.ie:

• CV including 2 referees

• Cover letter outlining how they meet the essential skills and qualifications by providing examples of how they have previously fulfilled the duties and responsibilities of this type of role

Application closing date: Friday 25th March 2024 at 5pm

Shortlisting: 25th -31st March 2024

Anticipated Interview Dates: Stage 1: 10th April 2024 (Online) Stage 2: 12th April 2024 (In person). Please note that interviews will address the essential skills of the role, core competencies and a practical element involving performance planning and assessment of delivery.

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post holder is required to undergo Safeguarding Training, to be agreed with the Head of Safeguarding. The successful candidate will be required to complete the necessary AccessNI checks prior to appointment. The Irish Athletic Boxing Association is an equal opportunities employer

Role Description