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 staff 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

Team UK Beater Coach

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Team UK Head Coach

Closing date
15/10/18

The Beater coach is in charge of development, training, mentoring and selection of beaters within the Team UK structure. Involves planning and running drills at Team UK sessions, developing both individual players and the team as a whole, and contributing to Team UK’s tactical and organisational structure.

Other duties involve feedback to individual players, scouting for up-and-coming players and keeping up to date on high-level tactics both within the UK and internationally, and coaching at international tournaments, tweaking tactics and running sub rotations within games.

Team UK Chaser Coach

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Team UK Head Coach

Closing date
15/10/18

The Chaser Coach is in charge of development, training, mentoring and selection of quaffle players within the Team UK structure. Involves planning and running drills at Team UK sessions, developing both individual players and the team as a whole, and contributing to Team UK’s tactical and organisational structure.

Other duties involve feedback to individual players, scouting for up-and-coming players and keeping up to date on high-level tactics both within the UK and internationally, and coaching at international tournaments, tweaking tactics and running sub rotations within games.

Department: Outreach

What we do

Grow new teams and spread quidditch across the country.

Skills

Social Media, Team Management, Organisation

No volunteer roles available

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.

Assistant Development Director

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Development Director

Closing date
06/11/18

The Assistant Development Director assists the Development Director in the overall running of the department. If you’re keen to help grow existing teams into bigger and better clubs and you’re happy putting yourself out into the community to make a difference for the future then this is the role for you!

Key responsibilities you can expect to take on include organising and assisting with General Forum, acting as chairperson if the Development director can’t attend; developing policies and initiatives for both university-based and community clubs, as well as monitoring the growth and development of existing clubs but your work won’t be limited to this.

Key skills that will help you grow in this role include good organisational and time management skills, confidence communicating with people both face-to-face and online, experience in taking charge, understanding and experience of good teamwork.

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

Facebook Social Media Coordinator

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Communications Director

Weekly Commitment
3+ Hours

Closing date
24/10/18

The Facebook Social Media Coordinator is in charge of maintaining and creating new content for the QuidditchUK, Team UK, and British Quidditch Cup Facebook pages.

The main responsibilities of this role include responding to questions via Facebook Page message, as well as supporting tournament committees with Facebook event pages, and email and Slack communications to participating teams. They liaise regularly with the Communications department on external publicity and press, as well as internal communications keeping the community updated with the work of QuidditchUK. Finally, they are responsible for contributing to the overall coverage of social media updates at all QuidditchUK events.

 

Assistant Communications Director

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Communications Director

Weekly Commitment
3+ Hours

Closing date
06/11/18

The Assistant Communications Director will be working closely with the Communications Director to improve the presence of QuidditchUK on social media and press. They will assist in overseeing the key sub-departments of PR, Social Media, Multimedia and Media whilst also having the opportunity to get involved with all areas of the department including writing, editing and publishing different types of material. The successful candidate can also be expected to assist in coordinating tournament promotion and coverage alongside other projects.

Key skills to bring to this role include experience in writing, editing and/or curating a social media site, time management, communication with external stakeholders and enthusiasm for the sport.

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 

Tournament Director – Northern

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Events Director

Closing date
17/10/18

The TDs are responsible for the overall organisation of the tournament. They will manage the team of committee members and take charge in designing the competitive elements of the regional tournament as well as ensuring the smooth delivery of the entire weekend. The TDs will meet regularly with the Events Director in the run up to the competition to feedback updates and collaborate on both regional events. The will lead the meetings held by the committee leading up to the tournament.

This role should ideally be filled by a non-playing volunteer. However, we will consider applications from playing TDs on the basis that only one of the TD/ATD positions needs to be filled by a non-playing person.

Key/desirable skills include team leadership, experience in organizing quidditch events, a good knowledge of what makes competitive quidditch flow efficiently, and a sense of impartiality and competitive professionalism.

Assistant Tournament Directors – Northern/Southern

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Tournament Director

Closing date
17/10/18

The ATDs are responsible for assisting and working with the TDs in their duties. They will provide support, when necessary, to both committee members and the tournament director to ensure the timely delivery of actions. They will help to ensure morale and enthusiasm in the committee are high, and the TD feels supported. They will also take on a leadership role during the event itself by making themselves available to the public and to the committee/volunteers. The ATDs are encouraged to join in the regular meetings between the TDs and the Events Director in the run up to the competition. If the TDs are unable to make a meeting, the ATDs must be able to attend the meeting on their behalf. Likewise, if the TD is unable to chair a committee meeting, the ATD must also chair the meeting on their behalf. They are also responsible for making sure every committee meeting has an agenda & minutes, though they do not have to create every set.

This role should ideally be filled by a non-playing volunteer. However, we will consider applications from playing ATDs on the basis that only one of the TD/ATD positions needs to be filled by a non-playing person.

Tournament committee experience is extremely desirable; if the applicant has no tournament experience, they should at least be heavily involved with tournaments in other ways (e.g. reffing, volunteering) or in a logistics position in their club.

Operations Officer – Northern/Southern

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Tournament Director

Closing date
17/10/18

This is a position is designed to enable the tournament committee to work more efficiently with QUK on key matters. They will handle the overall logistics and finance of the event. They will also be responsible for liaising with the venue and external suppliers and vendors. They are also responsible for creating documentation, such as forms to sign items in/out.

Demonstrable experience in at least two of these three areas (finance, logistics and dealing with suppliers) is necessary, and all three is desirable.

Other key qualities include creativity, organisation and excellent communication skills

This position does not need to be filled by a non-playing committee member, however, the selected applicant must be on hand to help during the event.

Gameplay Officer – Northern

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Tournament Director

Closing date
17/10/18

GOs will work closely with the Gameplay department (under Gameplay Director) as well as the TDs.
Gameplay concerns policy enforcement, dispute resolution, and team administration. The coordinator will need to vet all teams, rosters, and in advance of the tournament and manage things such as waivers. They will also need to address any enforcement of tournament or QuidditchUK policies (such as suspensions) over the weekend, and will be tasked with any other gameplay-related jobs arising throughout the event.

Mandatory and demonstrable experience of gameplay and scheduling, attention-to-detail, and a sense of professionalism and integrity. Ideally, we will be looking for a non-playing volunteer, however, we will accept player applications.

All candidates must be either a certified ref (allowance will be made to allow time to certify with new rule book) or else able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the current rulebook

Communications Officer – Southern

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Tournament Director

Closing date
17/10/18

The Communications officer will liaise regularly the Communications department to lead on matters of media and marketing. They will work closely with QUK staff to generate external publicity, whilst focusing their main attention on internal communications from creating a Facebook page, answer FAQs, and being the ‘public face’ of the regionals event. They will be responsible for keeping the community updated with the work of their fellow committee members, as well as ensuring all new (and old!) players are fully aware of the ins and outs of the regional event. This includes leading the creation of the Player Guide, and Hospitality Guide. Finally, they will be responsible for the overall coverage of the event from videography and photography to social media updates.

Key and desirable qualities include: creativity, marketing experience, knowledge of social media, and public relations expertise.

They will ideally be able to commit to attending the tournament in a non-player role, but this is not mandatory.

Department: Operations

What we do

Financial, Logistics, Merchandise

Skills

Organisation, Budgeting, Logistical, Mathematics

Assistant Operations Director

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Operations Director

Closing date
30/10/18

Assists the Operations Director in overseeing the financial and logistical requirements of QuidditchUK.

Your major responsibilities will include:
– Taking lead on the compiling of some event financial reports
– Assisting the Director in the compiling of End-of-year financial reports and budgets
– Managing the inventory of QuidditchUK equipment and merchandise
– Fulfilling the roles of the Operations Director in their absence.

Typical tasks will include working with tournament committees to plan logistics for upcoming events and aiding the department in day to day financial administration. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a department which is seeing a great deal of development, and a chance to shape process and policy.

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.

No volunteer roles available