IOHA seek Anti Doping Officer

The Irish Olympic Handball Association are on the lookout for a new Anti Doping Officer.



The IOHA’s policy is that doping is contrary to the spirit of sport and every member has a duty to ensure that the sport is free of doping.

Membership of the IOHA means that all athletes may be selected for testing. Your membership of the IOHA commits you to agreeing to be tested.  In the case of a minor (U/18) the prior written consent of the parent or guardian is required via the initial membership process at Club level, or at selection for competition/training squads or through competition entry forms.

Clubs play an important role in raising awareness for anti-doping. Club management is responsible for promoting an ethos of drug free sport within their club at all levels.


Volunteer Title: IOHA Anti Doping Officer

Location: Nationwide

Reports to: IOHA President or other such Director nominated by IOHA Board

Irish Olympic Handball Association:

The Irish Olympic Handball Association (IOHA) is the National Governing Body for the sport of Olympic Handball in Ireland and is responsible for the management and overall development of all areas of the sport, throughout the island.

Job Purpose:

The Anti-Doping officer is the primary liaison person between the Anti-Doping Unit of the Irish Sports Council and the IOHA. The IOHA plays a pivotal role in ensuring our membership are informed and educated about anti-doping rules, and ensuring that all athletes and athlete support personnel participate in an environment that is drug-free and promotes the spirit of sport. The Anti-Doping Officer will be proactive in carrying out this role.


The post will be accountable to the IOHA Board. The post will be line-managed by the IOHA President or other such Director nominated by the IOHA Board.

Specific Duties:

  • Distribution of education materials such as the Wallet Card and Irish Anti-Doping Rules to their members and particularly to those who will be affected by the anti-doping programme.
  • Facilitating workshops or other education initiatives for athletes and their support personnel, particularly those moving through national squad type programmes.
  • Creating awareness of anti-doping regulations through social media tools used by the IOHA
  • Represent the NGB at information meetings or workshops and disseminate information back to the IOHA Board
  • Liaise with the Irish Sports Council to develop an Anti-Doping education policy for the NGB
  • On request, provide a calendar of national squad training to the Irish Sports Council
  • On request, assist the Irish Sports Council to set up testing at Events


Key Requirements:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to process and store sensitive information.
  • Goal focused, ability to produce activity reports.
  • Ability to work with a team of staff & volunteers.
  • Ability to keep up to date with current Anti Doping practice



This is a voluntary position. It is expected that on average, 3-4 hours per month work will be involved. The successful candidate will receive administrative support where required from IOHA Staff. Full training will also be provided by the IOHA Board.


Applying for the Position: Potential applicants are requested to apply in writing only to The  Secretary, Irish Olympic Handball Association, Irish Sports HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.  Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday July 31st 2013.