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: Expansion

What we do

Grow new teams and spread quidditch across the country.

Skills

Social Media, Team Management, Organisation, Funding

No volunteer roles available

Department: Teams

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.

Teams Director

Executive Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
The President

Closing date
30/06/2020

The Teams Director heads the Teams department for QuidditchUK, who also is an essential part of the Executive Management Team. An ideal candidate for this role will have the passion to work to improve the general organisation of clubs across the United Kingdom.

Heading the Teams department will have a number of responsibilities which include the management of seasonal transfers at the summer and winter transfer windows every year. Other responsibilities include handling complaints, appeals and also chairing several meetings such as Annual General Meetings hosted every season and General Forums.

As a department, Teams work with both University and Community quidditch teams to support their current status within the sport in addition to their continuous growth helping the sport advertise itself to new players creating new teams in the process. The Director’s optimism and enthusiasm is essential with checking in on club managers and working through any of the above duties listed previously.

Required skills and experiences include an involvement in coaching and/or captaining for a team (or general club progression in a committee role). Administration duties and organisational qualities are also valued traits to a candidate too. We’re prioritising applicants who are currently a part of the UK quidditch community as QuidditchUK are looking for a candidate with sufficient experience within the sport and has a general idea of which teams already exist and are currently up and coming. Strong communication skills across multiple platforms is essential.

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

Content Creator

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Media Director

Closing date
Open for 2019/2020 season

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 

Events Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Events Director

Closing date
Open for 2019/2020 season

Events officer is a versatile role that caters to many different skills. As part of this role, officers can work on scouting potential venues for tournaments, processing and analysing event feedback to help improve our events and forming part of the essential team coordinating our national tournaments. This role can offer flexible time commitment, experience in planning and implementing events on a regional and national level, as well as a supportive network of volunteers. While events officers do some items as necessary, preferences will be noted and tasks will aim to be allocated with that in mind. Knowledge of Excel, good communication skills (digitally and face-to-face), willingness to jump into new opportunities, creativity and a proactive approach to situations are all useful skills in Events.

Department: Operations

What we do

Financial, Logistics, Merchandise

Skills

Organisation, Budgeting, Logistical, Mathematics

Operations Assistant

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Operations Director

Closing date
Open for 2019/2020 season

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.

Partnerships Manager

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Operations Director

Closing date
Open for 2020/2021 season

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.

Finance Assistant

Junior Level Volunteer

Reports To
Operations Director

Closing date
Open for 2019/2020 season

The Finance Assistant will work under the Operations Director in coordination with other departments to streamline payments and refund claims following tournaments.

This role is 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 the 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: Volunteers

What we do

Overseeing the ever important recruitment and wellbeing of our volunteers that make the sport run. From referees and tournament volunteers, to permanent volunteer staff that oversee day-to-day operation.

Skills

Personnel Management, Recruitment, Wellbeing

Volunteers Director

Executive Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
The President

Closing date
30/06/2020

The Volunteers Director is responsible for managing the recruitment of volunteers, advising on welfare matters from players, referees and volunteers, and promoting the development of volunteers including at Executive Management Team (EMT) level. The main day-to-day tasks of this role include advertising for volunteer roles, coordinating interviews for applicants and onboarding new volunteers. The Volunteers Director advises on conflicts or issues, which can be raised in feedback forms, in person, and via our ‘Contact Us’ form. The Volunteers Director also attends the weekly EMT meeting and is a full member of the team with voting powers in issues which need to be approved by the executive board.

If you’re looking for high-level administration and people management experience then this could be the next step in your journey!