Coaching and Education Department Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) is the governing body for equestrian sport in Ireland. We are currently seeking a coordinator for the Coaching and Education department to cover maternity leave. The successful candidate will be required to oversee all department activities, plan and manage a calendar of educational events and develop educational syllabi to support new and existing programmes. Therefore, a thorough knowledge and understanding of the sport horse industry is essential.


  • Develop comprehensive education syllabi and supporting course materials for new and existing programmes
  • Coordinate a calendar of educational events for both the Coaching and Equine Education programmes
  • Relationship management with key stakeholders ensuring their inclusion, participation and engagement
  • Responsibility for overseeing all day to day department activities
  • Responsibility for management of the allocated budget in consultation with relevant parties
  • Management of several diverse projects simultaneously
  • Responsibility for marketing and promotion of programmes and events

The successful candidate will have:

  • Appropriate academic qualification in Education/Training and/or relevant industry experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a fast-paced professional environment
  • Have previous event management experience, from development to budgeting and delivery
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to meet strict deadlines while juggling a wide range of competing priorities
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Knowledge of FEI equestrian sports and coaching practice
  • Clean driving licence, own vehicle, and a willingness to travel and work flexible hours
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, ability to produce reports and deal with all correspondence; knowledge of Sage CRM desirable

Please forward your CV with cover letter to Catherine Flanagan at