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 Head Coach

Executive Level Volunteer

Reports To
Presidential Team

Weekly Commitment
5-10+ Hours (will vary with training/tournaments)

Closing date
27/08/18

 

This role is a fixed term volunteer position, running for two years through European Games 2019 and World Cup 2020.

Your responsibilities will include:– Developing talented UK quidditch players into a competitive UK national team for international tournaments.

– Overseeing the selection and training of athletes representing QuidditchUK.
– Selecting the Team UK athletes who will represent us on an international stage.
– Selecting and building a team of assistant coaches to work with you as you create the strongest version of Team UK.
– Developing training strategies and tactics for Team UK to implement.
– Working with the Team UK managers and coordinators to organise regular training sessions for the Team UK training squad.
– Working with the Team UK scouts to determine who is eligible and ready to join the Team UK system.
– Working with the Expansion Squad coaches to determine who is ready to move up and down between the Training and Expansion squad systems.

If you wish to apply, please provide the following in your application:

– An introduction to you and your relationship with quidditch
– A history of your coaching experience, both in and out of quidditch
– A brief outline as to how you will train and run Team UK over the next two years
– A list of goals you have for Team UK, and for coaching as a whole across the UK
– Two issues Team UK has – one tactical, one other; and how you would fix both

Expansion Squad Head Coach

Senior Level Volunteer

Reports To
Team UK Head Coach

Weekly Commitment
5-10 Hours

Closing date
27/08/18

 

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.

Team UK Head Scout

Senior Level Volunteer

Reports To
Team UK Head Coach

Weekly Commitment
3+ Hours

Closing date
27/08/18

 

As the Head Scout for Team UK, you will coordinate the various scouts to identify potential talent that could be suitable for both the Expansion and/or Training Squads.

You will work with the scouts to develop the most effective methods of scouting as well as correlating their scouting reports and opinions for who should be put into the national squads.

You will also work as a scout yourself; working at tournaments to scout the up-and-coming talent at official and “merc” tournaments alongside the other scouts.

Head of Research and Analysis

Senior Level Volunteer

Reports To
Team UK Head Coach

Weekly Commitment
3+ Hours

Closing date
27/08/18

 

The Head of Research and Analysis will be working in an exciting sub-department of Team UK.

You  will be responsible for liaising with the Team UK coaches, EMT and any relevant externals to develop and organise robust systems of data collection and analysis to support the development of quidditch in general terms. Your  main area of concern will be in supporting Team UK and organising the provision of footage and data to inform the Team UK coaches.

Please note that this is an administrative/organisational support role. All gameplay and coaching decisions are made by the Team UK Training and Expansion Squad coaches. Selection decisions will be made in accordance with the Team UK Selection Process.

Team UK Scout

Junior Level Volunteer

Reports To
Team UK Head of Research and Analysis

Weekly Commitment
3+ Hours

Closing date
31/08/18

 

Team UK Scouts will, under the director of the Head of Research and Analysis, collect information specifically about promising new players. As with Statistics and Data volunteers, this will include a significant amount of filming games, watching footage back and analysing the skills and attributes of specific players. Selection decisions are made in accordance with the Team UK Selection Process.

Department: Outreach

What we do

Grow new teams and spread quidditch across the country.

Skills

Social Media, Team Management, Organisation

Outreach Director

Executive Level Volunteer

Reports To
Presidential Team

Weekly Commitment
5+ Hours

Closing date
31/08/18

 

The Outreach Director is responsible for the management of the Outreach Department. This includes Expansion Managers and the Junior Quidditch Coordinator. Their major responsibilities will be:

– Attend EMT and participate in EMT responsibilities including occasional attendance at General Forum, answering queries and assisting the president with ad hoc projects as required.
– Identify priority areas for expansion in collaboration with Expansion Managers and devise overall expansion strategy
– Provide support for Expansion Managers in organising taster sessions or events in their regions as necessary
– Develop and run support or engagement schemes for new clubs

Welsh Expansion Manager

Senior Level Volunteer

Reports To
Outreach Director

Weekly Commitment
5+ Hours

Closing date
27/08/18

 

Expansion Managers 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 eventsExpansion 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.

Development Director

Executive Level Volunteer

Reports To
Presidential Team

Weekly Commitment
5+ Hours

Closing date
31/08/18

 

The Development Director will be responsible for the management of the Development Department. This will include the Coaching Development volunteer and the Assistant Development Director.

Your major responsibilities will include:
– Attending EMT meetings and participate in EMT responsibilities including occasional attendance at General Forum, answering queries and assisting the president with ad-hoc projects as required.
– Source or produce resources for club management, leadership, and administration as required.
– Develop policies, schemes or initiatives to support existing clubs with issues related to management or organisation.
– Organise QuidditchUK Emergency Fund grants. Develop and administer other funding opportunities, grant schemes and/or awards for existing clubs.
– Development membership, eligibility and roster policies in collaboration with EMT.
– Organise and carry out membership and roster checks in advance of major tournaments
– Advise and oversee international transfers in and out of QuidditchUK

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

Copywriter

Junior Level Volunteer

Reports To
Communications Director

Weekly Commitment
3+ Hours

Closing date
31/08/18

 

Copywriters are responsible for writing up announcements and articles for the QuidditchUK website.

This involves drafting announcements for QuidditchUK news, policies, and events.

This also involves writing articles or other short pieces on tournament reviews, Team UK news, or general happenings in QuidditchUK or the global quidditch community.

Photographer

Junior Level Volunteer

Reports To
Communications Director

Weekly Commitment
Will vary based on tournament to tournament

Closing date
31/08/18

 

Photographers are responsible for photographing and editing images to be used and had on file for QuidditchUK announcements and media.

This involves attending tournaments and photographing a broad range of teams, players, positions, and volunteers.

This may also involve attending QuidditchUK accredited tournaments you or your team would not normally attend.

Graphic Designer

Junior Level Volunteer

Reports To
Communications Director

Weekly Commitment
2+ Hours

Closing date
31/08/18

 

The graphic designer picks up a variety of different briefs from different volunteers through QuidditchUK.

This requires work with different sections of the Communications Team and other departments and to collaborate on projects, gaining feedback along the way, in order to design something perfect for its purpose.

UK Quidditch Moderator

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Communications Director

Weekly Commitment
2+ Hours

Closing date
04/09/18

 

The UK Quidditch Facebook group is a central hub for news, ideas, and discussions related to quidditch both in and outside of the QuidditchUK community.

The UK Quidditch Moderators keep an eye on the groups, ensuring conversations remain healthy and productive. Your responsibilities would include:
– Maintaining the group as a place of healthy discussion and debate of all things quidditch.
– Moderating the UK Quidditch Facebook Group discussions and ensuring it is free of spam and abuse, as per the rules of the group.
– Accepting new members to the group.
– Engaging the community and it’s members on the forum where appropriate.
– Removing members from the group who consistently abuse others, or use language that is deemed offensive or harassing.
– Reviewing posts and/or comments that are flagged for abuse, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate content.
– Updating the group with content or media relevant to the current quidditch season.

 

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 

Venue Scout

Senior Level Volunteer

Reports To
Events Director

Weekly Commitment
3+ Hours

Closing date
27/08/18

 

The Venue Scout is key in identifying and investigating potential high quality venues for QuidditchUK tournaments.

The role will be a balance of investigating and personally visiting new and interesting venues.

They will also be encouraging clubs to do the same, supporting clubs/teams that make bids for tournaments, and maintaining accurate records of what is out there.

The ideal venue scout is:
– Familiar with tournament needs
– Keen to ask questions
– Confident in reaching out to venues
– Has a keen eye for details.

 

Department: Operations

What we do

Financial, Logistics, Merchandise

Skills

Organisation, Budgeting, Logistical, Mathematics

Finance Assistant

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Operations Director

Weekly Commitment
5+ Hours

Closing date
04/09/18

 

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; 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

 

Operations Director

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Presidential Team

Weekly Commitment
5+ Hours

Closing date
04/09/18

The Operations Director oversees the financial and logistical requirements of QuidditchUK. This includes overseeing financial assistants, plus setting and maintaining the annual QUK budget.

Your major responsibilities will include –

Creating and setting budgets for QuidditchUK and each of our departments.
Attending weekly meetings with the Executive Management Team as a full voting member.
Working towards the incorporation of QuidditchUK as a legal company.
Managing Operations Department volunteers.
Reconciling and releasing both annual and tournament financial reports.

Typical work will include managing accounts, financial forecasts and reviews, managing transactions between accounts and departments and working alongside departmental directors on ongoing project. This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to get involved at the heart of QuidditchUK and help lead the organisation in a period of sustainable growth.

Equipment Manager

Senior Level Volunteer

Reports To
Operations Director

Weekly Commitment
2-3 hours

Closing date
04/09/18

 

Equipment manager will work under the Operations Director to coordinate QuidditchUK-owned equipment including but not limited to: maintaining equipment and keeping a regular inventory; managing the buying of equipment where required; arranging long term storage of equipment.
Role suitable for highly organised, hardworking individuals. Previous experience with equipment handling and construction is 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