Carlow County Council are now recruiting for the post of Community Sports Development Officer.

The Community Sports Development Officer will be based in Carlow Sports Partnership.


The aim of the Community Sports Development Officer funded by Sport Ireland is to strengthen and enhance the capacity of the Local Sports Partnerships to further develop locally led plans and more long term sustainable physical activity programmes under the National Physical Activity Plan (Action 46). Funding for the role of Community Sports Development Officer has been secured for this position through Sport Ireland. The objectives of the post are to:

  1. Support the development of exciting and dynamic opportunities to increase participation for people who are sedentary
  2. Capacity build smaller National Governing Bodies (NGBs) that do not currently have development officers and other stakeholders to deliver services to increase participation
  3. Develop sustainable local leadership for sport within communities.

The role of the Community Sports Development Officer is to foster and encourage a culture of Active Participation, supporting opportunities for and access to sport and physical activity in local communities. The Community Sports Development Officer will address barriers to participation and encourage access and increase opportunities for participation by those who experience disadvantage for any reason.

To access the job booklet and application form, please click the links below:



Informal enquiries regarding the role may be made to Deborah Foley at 059 913 6241 / 087 912 1497