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

Closing date
27/04/19

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

Closing date
26/05/19

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.

Assistant Outreach Director

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Outreach Director

Closing date
26/05/19

The Assistant Outreach Director will support and assist the director in the management of the Outreach department. Outreach is focused on making connections with new teams through our expansion managers and junior quidditch program therefore we are looking for an individual with a passion for reaching out and building relationships with new teams across the country.
The key responsibilities of this role include attending departmental meetings including acting as chair as needed, including at EMT meetings in place of the director as needed; providing support and guidance for the expansion managers in organising taster sessions or events in their regions; working with the director in examining and reviewing QuidditchUK’s expansion strategy at regular intervals
The key skills and experience that will help you in this role include long-term planning and development, enthusiasm working with new people, approachability and professionalism along with flexibility adapting to new situations. Desirable experience includes experience in project management and implementation, especially around projects relating to recruitment and/or engagement, and experience working with new clubs or teams.

Youth Quidditch Coordinator

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Outreach Director

Closing date
26/05/19

Youth Quidditch is a growing part of the growth of the sport and we are looking for a Youth Quidditch Coordinator to develop and support our ongoing partnership with Enrich Education. You will be working with Enrich and the outreach team to spread the impact of youth quidditch and to coordinate junior quidditch activities in schools throughout the UK! With that, this volunteer will be:
– Providing advice on the specifics of the sport and its adaptation for children and young people in the development of resources and training for junior quidditch coaches
– Making connections between those interested in hosting quidditch sessions for children and young people and those who run sessions
– Working with the Gameplay department on a ruleset specifically for Youth Quidditch, and developing coaching guides with the Development Department.
This is a new aspect of quidditch that we’re keen to see grow and moulded in its own beast! The right candidate will ideally have experience of working with children and/or young people, specifically running quidditch sessions for them is highly desirable. We are looking for candidates with strong communications skills, enthusiasm for the sport and the confidence to engage with new groups of people.

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
30/06/19

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
30/06/19

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.

No volunteer roles available

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.

No volunteer roles available