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

No volunteer roles available

Department: Outreach

What we do

Grow new teams and spread quidditch across the country.

Skills

Social Media, Team Management, Organisation

Assistant Outreach Director

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Outreach Director

Closing date
23/06/19

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.

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: Media

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

Media Director

Executive

 

Reports To
President

Closing date
23/07/19

The Media Director is responsible for setting the image, brand, and tone of QuidditchUK as a whole.
This goes beyond preparing copy and visual content, and instead focuses more on setting the look, feel, and overall brand for QuidditchUK, ensuring all of our media has a consistent look and message both internally and externally.
The Media Director should have a good eye for branding and messaging, know how to delegate, give feedback to volunteers, and be willing to develop a media foundation that QuidditchUK can pick up and take into the future
The Media Director will sit on the Executive Management Team and contribute to the discussions and vote on important QuidditchUK decisions. They will also need to seek out willing volunteers inside and outside of the community to join QuidditchUK, and build up a strong core of talented creatives.
Key skills and experience to bring to this role would include experience in writing, editing, graphics and/or curating a social media site. Time management, delegation, quality control, brand awareness, and direction are also vital skills to this position.

Assistant Media Director

Senior Level Executive

 

Reports To
Media Director

Closing date
23/07/19

The Assistant Media Director will be working closely with the Communications Director to improve the presence of QuidditchUK both on and offline, to our internal community and the wider public.
They will assist in overseeing the key sub departments of Public Relations, Social Media, 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 designing and shaping the QuidditchUK brand for both an internal and external audience.
Key skills and experience to bring to this role would include experience in writing, editing and/or curating a social media site, time management, delegating and quality control.

Tournament Media Coordinator

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Media Director

Closing date
23/07/19

The Tournament Media Coordinator is a permanent tournament staff member responsible for the media aspects of QuidditchUK events and tournaments.
Throughout the season they, alongside the Media Director, will organise the following.
Organise and book professional media suppliers for QuidditchUK events
Organise live streaming partners for QuidditchUK events
Assign volunteer photographers/videographers/commentators over a tournament
Preparing social media releases for specific tournament information

Social Media Coordinator

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Media Director

Closing date
30/07/19

The Social Media Coordinators are in charge of maintaining and creating new content for the QuidditchUK, British Quidditch Cup, and Team UK Facebook pages. As well as the QuidditchUK Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Responding to questions via Facebook comments and Twitter messages, as well as supporting the Tournament Media Coordinator with event posts and information.
They liaise regularly with the Media Department on external publicity and press, and work with Content Creators on releasing specifically made graphic/video content across our social platforms.

Content Creator

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Media Director

Closing date
Open indefinitely

We’re looking for Photographers, Videographers, and Designers to create Media for our social feeds, merchandise, promotional materials. We’re also looking for video editors to cut together tournament footage for online release.
We want to create a new visual style for QuidditchUK, working with existing footage and photography from previous seasons, repurposing and releasing to boost our internal and external image.

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.

Partnerships Manager

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Operations Director

Closing date
30/07/19

The Partnerships Manager is responsible for seeking new opportunities and building relationships with organisations that could benefit the sport both financially and strategically.
Your role would involve building sponsorship packages for our tournaments, establishing long term partnerships with sporting venues and equipment vendors, and creating sustainable new revenue sources that can be poured back into QuidditchUK projects.
The ideal person for this role would be someone personable and outgoing, able to establish and form professional relationships with people and organisations alike. They must be able to communicate the sport to a wider public audience who are likely unfamiliar with the athletic and competitive elements, as well as the international growth quidditch has had over the last decade and the opportunities that come with that.
A background with business experience or study would also be incredibly useful for this role.

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.

Vice President

Executive

 

Reports To
President

Closing date
29/06/19

The QuidditchUK Vice-President is a key leadership role within the organisation, someone passionate about the sport who will work the President in growing and improving the game both nationally and internationally.

Delegation, team work, and passion are essential for the day-to-day tasks of this role, as well as leadership skills. Overall, we are looking for an individual with a drive for the future – someone who will supplement the skills of the President and work with them and the wider Executive Management Team to grow the sport.

On a national level, the Vice President is a representative of QuidditchUK’s values both online and in person. This is to carry on both internally and externally to the quidditch community. As QuidditchUK forms and builds new relationships with sporting and governing partners, the Vice President will be key in contributing to those relationships.

In their capacity as part of the Executive Management Team, the Vice President may be called to consult on various situations and should demonstrate fairness, consideration and open-mindedness in important decisions made about the sport. In the absence of the President, they become de-facto leader of the organisation, and will assume responsibility of the Presidential roles.
A Vice-President entering the organisation 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. They are also expected to bring their own ideas and directions to the sport. Change is encouraged and they are very much working with the President and the wider team, not under them.

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