Irish federation seeking new high performance director

By Shane Stokes

Cycling Ireland has begun advertising for a new High Performance Director, seeking to fill the role previously held by Frank Campbell.

The Irish federation indicated recently that it wanted to get fresh blood in at the end of this Olympic year, with an eye of a strong showing on the track in London 2012 one of the stated targets.

According to the brief laid out by CI, the new High Performance Director will oversee the development and management of CI's high performance plan, recruiting and managing high performance staff, devising selection criteria, helping develop coaches, athletes and support staff, dealing with the Talent Identification and Talent Transfer programmes, liasing with CI's funding partners and running high performance activities.

The successful candidate should have an education to degree standard or equivalent – preferably in spots science – a full driving licence, experience in management and dealing with world-class athletes, as well as proven leadership and teamwork abilities. Good oral and writing communication skills, IT competence and networking ability are also of high importance, according to the ad.

Those interested in the role should contact CI's Executive Office Geoff Liffey by emailing, sending a CV and cover letter. The closing date for applications is January 16th. The post will be based in Dublin, but travel is clearly likely.

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