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

Welsh Expansion Manager

Senior Level Executive

 

Reports To
Outreach Director

Closing date
08/03/2020

The Expansion Manager supports and assists new teams within their region to develop their skills and provide resources to help them continue to grow.
The 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.
The Expansion Manager is a proactive role, requiring the organisation of 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. Another key aspect of this role is researching and interacting with relevant local partners, QuidditchUK clubs, other quidditch organisations and external bodies in order to successfully promote and run quidditch events.
Previous experience of club management and development is highly desirable but not essential. Evidence of event management and/or promotion are highly valuable along with organisation and the ability to plan ahead. Strong communication skills across multiple platforms is essential.
We’re looking for someone enthusiastic and passionate about the growth of quidditch who can bring creativity and communication to the events they plan.

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

Assistant Media Director

Senior Level Executive

 

Reports To
Media Director

Closing date
06/03/2020

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.

Social Media Coordinator

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Media Director

Closing date
Open for 2019/2020 season

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 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
06/03/2020

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: 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.

Volunteers Director

Senior Level Volunteer

Reports To
President

Closing date
27/03/20

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.

Previous experience in people management or welfare will offer you a strong foundation for this role, and an understanding of Quidditch is useful but not essential. A strong grasp of written, verbal and digital communication is essential to this role. A good understanding of spreadsheets and data management is also highly desirable, along with experience managing and reviewing difficult situations. We are looking for someone with a blend of empathy and professionalism – capable of putting the interests of people at heart in a balanced manner.

Secretary to the President

Senior Level Volunteer

Reports To
President

Closing date
31/03/20

The Secretary to the President works directly with both the President and Vice-President to coordinate and minute meetings and discussions. They are also responsible for other administrative duties to ensure the smooth running of the Executive Management Team (EMT), such as publication of minutes summaries, maintenance of a standing agenda, and implementation of constitutional requirements and/or strategic objectives. They will be an essential part of EMT meetings and General Forums, taking and presenting notes as required as well as responding to emails received through the “Contact Us” form from the QuidditchUK website. Applicants for this position should have an excellent grasp of English as well as note-taking, be proactive in communicating with the EMT, and be willing to be flexible in their approach to work as necessary.