Volunteer

Volunteering with QuidditchUK is like joining a family – we work together, play together, support and nurture each other in our mutual journey, collaborating towards the single aim of developing the sport of quidditch in the United Kingdom.

At any given time, we will have a number of vacant positions within our organisation. Some of these positions may be brand new, but some may have a long and established history. Some vacancies may be for temporary positions, working on a particular project such as the British Quidditch Cup. Others may be permanent positions, working in one of our departments under a member of the Executive Management Team.

To apply for a volunteer position in QuidditchUK, we ask that you first read the position description on this page and then fill out the form below.

The table below is constantly updated within vacancies. Please check back often to see if a position of interest to you has become available.

If you would like to volunteer with us and there is not a vacancy or role in the area you feel you are suited to, please still get in contact with us by selecting Other in the form below and we will see what we can do!

Department: Team UK

What we do

Develop, train, and coordinate the most talented players in the country into a competitive national squad.

Skills

Coaching, Management, Coordination, Administration, Reporting

Expansion Squad Head Coach

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Team UK Head Coach

Weekly Commitment
3+ Hours

Closing date
21/03/19

The Expansion Squad Head Coach is responsible for the training and development of quidditch players within the UK, who have the potential to train and compete at an international level.

Your responsibilities will include developing raw talented UK quidditch players into athletes with international potential; working with Expansion Squad players one-on-one to improve their athletic ability and quidditch skills to better suit an international competitive environment; working with your assistant coaches and coordinators to organise and execute regular training sessions for Expansion Squad players; working with Team UK training squad coaches to identify players ready to move up into the Team UK Training Squad system.

You will also be expected to attend Team UK Training Squad sessions when possible as both an assistant and an observer, so that you may be a part of the wider system and contribute to the decision making process when moving players between Expansion and Training Squads.

Decisions on the final Team UK international squad still lie solely with the Team UK Head Coach.

Department: Outreach

What we do

Grow new teams and spread quidditch across the country.

Skills

Social Media, Team Management, Organisation

Welsh Expansion Manager

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Outreach Director

Weekly Commitment
3+ Hours

Closing date
06/04/19

The Welsh Expansion Manager will be responsible for:
-Liaising with individuals in their region who want to form teams, providing advice and answering questions
-Providing support to new captains through the New Captains Support Group on Facebook
-Providing advice to anyone in their region who approaches QuidditchUK wishing to run a quidditch session at an event
-Working closely with Development, Coaching and Ref Development volunteers within QuidditchUK to ensure new clubs have access to the right resources.
-Proactively thinking of and organising relevant outreach activities with the aim of introducing people to the sport, generating interest and potentially team growth in areas where there is not a quidditch team.
-Researching and interacting with relevant local partners, both QuidditchUK clubs, other quidditch organisations and external bodies in organising and advertising local taster sessions, club trainings or events.
Expansion Managers should be enthusiastic and passionate about the growth of quidditch and should have good communication skills. Experience of setting up or running a club would be advantageous but is not essential.

Department: Development

What we do

Work to improve the standard of play, and organisation of club quidditch across the United Kingdom

Skills

Coaching, Administration, Organisation, Working with clubs/players.

No volunteer roles available

Department: Communications

What we do

Talk to and inform the community of happenings within QuidditchUK, maintain our image, and regularly update QuidditchUK media across multiple platforms

Skills

Social Media, Creativity, Attention to Detail, Writing, Technology

No volunteer roles available

Department: Events

What we do

Select bids, and oversee the creation and/or running of QuidditchUK tournaments throughout the season.

Skills

Adaptive, Confident, Experimental, Attentive to Detail, Creative Solutions 

No volunteer roles available

Department: Operations

What we do

Financial, Logistics, Merchandise

Skills

Organisation, Budgeting, Logistical, Mathematics

Operations Assistant

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Operations Director

Closing date
30/03/19

Operations assistants offer assistance on projects within the department including processing payments, creating departmental budgets, and research into new programs to improve the department’s efficiency. Treasurer experience, research skills and versatile computer skills are all useful to the role. Flexible time commitment with an average of 1-2 hours a week.

Finance Assistant

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Operations Director

Closing date
30/03/19

The Finance Assistant will work under the Operations Director in coordination with other departments to streamline payments and refund claims following tournaments.
Role highly suitable for anyone with any background or experience in finance and logistics, especially researching and evaluating products and services.
Desirable skills include good organisation and ability to work well with a team. Initiative and ability to work independently are also highly appreciated. Further skills and experience in finances as related to quidditch are highly desirable.

Department: Gameplay

What we do

Oversee the implementation of rules and gameplay policy throughout QuidditchUK; and training, managing and recruiting referees and snitch runners throughout the country.

Skills

Attention to detail, analytical, coaching, problem solving.

Gameplay Director

Executive Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
President

Weekly Commitment
10/20 hours a week

Closing date
25/03/19

The Gameplay Director sits on the Executive Management Team as well as leading the Gameplay Department. The Director has responsibility for the management and development of coaches, referees and snitch runners across the UK. Attendance is expected weekly at EMT meetings. Attending or leading other meetings may be required for specific projects and relevant discussions.

There are a lot of responsibilities but a diverse breadth of challenges and plenty of space to make what you want out of the position.

Experience as a player, as a referee, as a coach, and as a snitch runner are all desirable, as is a good knowledge of current and previous incarnations of quidditch rules and experience in logistics/tournament management.
A time commitment of at least 10-12 hours a week is necessary (meetings included), rising to 15-20 during busy periods, although other than meetings, work can be done to suit your schedule.

Department: Presidential

What we do

The overall managers of QuidditchUK, who as the sport continues to evolve, guide QuidditchUK’s team of volunteers towards developing the future of the sport.

Skills

Management, Leadership, Teamwork, Passion.

President

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Executive Managment Team

Weekly Commitment
15 hrs /week as a minimum

Closing date
08/04/19

The President is the overall manager of QuidditchUK, and as the sport continues to evolve, will guide QuidditchUK’s team of volunteers towards developing the future of the sport.

People management, team work, and passion are essential for the day-to-day tasks of this prestigious role, as well as leadership skills. Overall, we are looking for an individual with a drive for the future – someone who will not only manage QUK but build the organisation and the sport for the future. This is reflected in the responsibilities associated with the president’s role.

On a national level, the president is a representative of QuidditchUK’s values both online and in person. This is crucial to achieving our goal of incorporating QuidditchUK and building relationships to grow and legitimize the sport. One such example is Enrich Education who are at the forefront of development of youth quidditch. The president maintains these relationships and seeks out further opportunities for growth.

In their capacity as part of the Executive Management Team, alongside the Vice President, the President will be called to consult on various situations and should demonstrate fairness, consideration and open-mindedness. The President chairs weekly EMT meetings with department leaders, and ensures the volunteers of QuidditchUK are working towards the achievement of QUK goals

Alongside the Vice President and other department heads, The President must also outline measurable goals they wish QuidditchUK to achieve as a sport and a community. These can range from club growth, to financial aims, to international achievement, to Sport England recognition.

On an international level, the President will represent the interests of QuidditchUK to the European Quidditch Federation and the International Quidditch Association. This includes attending regular meetings with global quidditch leaders, and making our opinions, views, and concerns known to the wider international quidditch community. As President of the second largest quidditch NGB in the world, you should also seek to assist and advise smaller and emerging countries as they come into our sport, as well as seeking opportunities to get QuidditchUK on a global stage.

Ultimately, this position offers room for your own personal development as well as organisational development. This position is demanding in that it offers new challenges and the chance for the right individual to develop their own strengths. We know that “Leaders are made, they are not born” – what kind of leader will you make?