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    Player Executive

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    The Player Executive will cover a diverse set of administrative tasks which range from recruitment, database management, player interaction, dispute resolution right through to event planning and management.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

    Reporting to the General Secretary responsible for administration in the following key areas of the association.

    * Recruitment - signing up new members, registering them with SIPTU, coordinating the membership database with office manager
    * Communicate directly with players - any information relevant to the players as individuals or as teams
    * Liaising with delegates at each club - keeping in close contact with the delegates as a group and individually in relation to issues in league, surveys to complete, filtering information back to full squads, arrange and attend club visits(3 times per year)
    * Consult with General Secretary - report daily/regularly into General Secretary in relation to any issues/topics that are happening on the ground, individual/squad issues
    * Disciplinary/DRC - work with General Secretary and lawyer in relation to any cases that are ongoing or may possibly go to DRC
    * Player Of The Year voting - coordinate the whole process from delivery and collection of votes from each club to media launch and announcement of nominees
    * Transfer List - assemble and publish transfer list after season end and communicate with managers in relation to player availability
    * Annual Training Camp - liaise with coaches and organise dates, facilities, equipment requirements, publicise amongst players, arrange games and inform managers of players involved
    * FIFPro - work with members of FIFPro in relation to campaigns, attend conferences/workshops. Build relationships with FIFPro employees and other unions.
    * Project manage union initiatives which educate and assist the members in both they're playing career and in their life after football.
    * Management committee/ AGM - organise and prepare meetings from location and member attendance to minute taking
    * Annual Awards Night - work with the General Secretary and Office Manager in relation to whatever is required, specifically getting nominees/players to attend, VT required, audio/lighting, trophies/medals.
    * Social media/Website - Manage the content on all platforms and ensure all the latest information is updated
    * Assist General Secretary in other duties from time to time as is required.

    The Person:

    The ideal candidate will have:

    * Minimum 5 years’ experience in a busy executive administration role
    * Previous experience working in a sports administration position is ideal
    * Experience in managing budgets and expense accounts
    * Highly skilled administrator with experience in project management
    * Good organisation skills, self-discipline and attention to detail essential
    * Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
    * Must be highly motivated, flexible and with integrity being a core value
    * The successful candidate will be hard working and enthusiastic with the ability to work on his or her own initiative and equally as part of a team
    * Excellent IT/Microsoft Office skills with the ability to work under time constraints
    * A good work ethic with a positive, can do attitude and approach to work with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build effective relationships
    * Event management and planning experience desirable
    * Experience in PowerPoint preparation and presentation to groups essential
    * Knowledge of the League of Ireland landscape essential
    * Experience in working with stakeholders in the game desirable
    * Experience preparing digital content for distribution across all social media platforms and website desirable
    * Knowledge of FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players/ Standard Players Contract /FAI rulebook and basic employment law essential

    Process of Application:

    You are invited to apply via email to ollie@pfai.ie no later than 12pm 23rd January 2022.
    You will be asked to submit your CV together with a Cover Letter outlining your motivation for application.

    Any applications received without a cover letter won’t be considered.

    The subject field on the email should read “Job Application PFA Ireland”

    Informal enquiries can be made to Stephen McGuinness, General Secretary PFA Ireland, stephen@pfai.ie

    PFA Ireland is an equal opportunities employer