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

Weekly Commitment
3+ Hours

Closing date
07/03/19

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

No volunteer roles available

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

Assistant Communications Director

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Communications Director

Weekly Commitment
3+ Hours

Closing date
06/02/19

The Assistant Communications Director will be working closely with the Communications Director to improve the presence of QuidditchUK on social media and press. They will assist in overseeing the key sub-departments of PR, Social Media, Multimedia 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 coordinating tournament promotion and coverage alongside other projects.

Key skills to bring to this role include experience in writing, editing and/or curating a social media site, time management, communication with external stakeholders and enthusiasm for the sport.

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 

Assistant Events Director

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Events Director

Weekly Commitment
3+ hours

Closing date
06/02/19

The assistant events director aids the events director in the management of events and tournament infrastructure. If you are interested in how our major tournamnets are run and want to get involved then this role is ideal for you! Key responsibilities of the role include attending department meetings, working with tournament committees to support them, filling in as a member of the committee as needed, and working to develop new ideas within the department.

Key skills and experience that will help you in this role include experience in logistics/tournament management, long-term planning and forward thinking, innovative and creative thinking and attention to detail.

 

BQC Tournament Director

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Events Director

Weekly Commitment
Varies greatly in the lead up to the event

Closing date
18/02/19

QuidditchUK holds numerous tournaments throughout the year, which would not be possible without tournament directors to step up and take a lead on the individual events.

The tournament director (TD) is responsible for leading the committee in following the brief from the Events Department, as well as trying to develop and improve from previous years.
This role should ideally be filled by a non-playing volunteer. However, we will consider applications from playing TDs on the basis that only one of the TD/ATD positions needs to be filled by a non-playing person.

Desirable skills include team leadership, experience in organizing quidditch events, a good knowledge of what makes competitive quidditch flow efficiently, and a sense of impartiality and competitive professionalism.

BQC Assistant Tournament Director

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Events Director

Weekly Commitment
Varies greatly in the lead up to the event

Closing date
18/02/19

The Assistant Tournament Directors (ATDs) are responsible for assisting and working with the Tournament Directors (TDs) in their duties. They will provide support, when necessary, to both committee members and the tournament director to ensure the timely delivery of actions. They will help to ensure morale and enthusiasm in the committee are high, and the TD feels supported. They will also take on a leadership role during the event itself by making themselves available to the public and to the committee/volunteers. If the TD is unable to chair a committee meeting, the ATD must also chair the meeting on their behalf. They are also responsible for making sure every committee meeting has an agenda & minutes, though they do not have to create every set.

This role should ideally be filled by a non-playing volunteer.

Desirable skills include heavy involved with club management or tournament (e.g. refereeing, volunteering) or in a logistics position in their club.

BQC Operations Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Tournament Director/Operations Director

Weekly Commitment
Varies greatly in the lead up to the event

Closing date
18/02/19

This is a position is designed to enable the tournament committee to work more efficiently with QUK on key matters. They will handle the overall logistics and finance of the event. They will also be responsible for liaising with the venue and external suppliers and vendors. They are also responsible for creating documentation, such as forms to sign items in/out.

Demonstrable experience in at least two of these three areas (finance, logistics and dealing with suppliers) is necessary, and all three is desirable.

Desirable qualities include creativity, organisation and excellent communication skills.

BQC Gameplay Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Tournament Director/Operations Director

Weekly Commitment
Varies greatly in the lead up to the event

Closing date
18/02/19

This position will work closely with the Gameplay department (under Gameplay Director) as well as the TDs.
Gameplay concerns structure, policy enforcement, dispute resolution, and team administration. The coordinator will need to vet all teams, rosters, and in advance of the tournament and manage things such as waivers. They will also need to address any enforcement of tournament or QuidditchUK policies (such as suspensions) over the weekend, and will be tasked with any other gameplay-related jobs arising throughout the event. Candidates must be either a certified ref or else able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the current rulebook.

Desirable experience includes of gameplay and scheduling, attention-to-detail, and a sense of professionalism and integrity. Ideally, we will be looking for a non-playing volunteer, however, we will accept player applications.

Dev Cup Assistant Tournament Director

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Tournament Director

Weekly Commitment
Varies greatly in the lead up to the event

Closing date
11/02/19

The Assistant Tournament Directors (ATDs) are responsible for assisting and working with the Tournament Directors (TDs) in their duties. They will provide support, when necessary, to both committee members and the tournament director to ensure the timely delivery of actions. They will help to ensure morale and enthusiasm in the committee are high, and the TD feels supported. They will also take on a leadership role during the event itself by making themselves available to the public and to the committee/volunteers. If the TD is unable to chair a committee meeting, the ATD must also chair the meeting on their behalf. They are also responsible for making sure every committee meeting has an agenda & minutes, though they do not have to create every set.

This role should ideally be filled by a non-playing volunteer.

Desirable skills include heavy involved with club management or tournament (e.g. refereeing, volunteering) or in a logistics position in their club.

Dev Cup Operations Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Tournament Director/Operations Director

Weekly Commitment
Varies greatly in the lead up to the event

Closing date
11/02/19

This is a position is designed to enable the tournament committee to work more efficiently with QUK on key matters. They will handle the overall logistics and finance of the event. They will also be responsible for liaising with the venue and external suppliers and vendors. They are also responsible for creating documentation, such as forms to sign items in/out.
Demonstrable experience in at least two of these three areas (finance, logistics and dealing with suppliers) is necessary, and all three is desirable.

Desirable qualities include creativity, organisation and excellent communication skills.

Dev Cup Gameplay Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Tournament Director/Gameplay Director

Weekly Commitment
Varies greatly in the lead up to the event

Closing date
11/02/19

This position will work closely with the Gameplay department (under Gameplay Director) as well as the TDs.
Gameplay concerns structure, policy enforcement, dispute resolution, and team administration. The coordinator will need to vet all teams, rosters, and in advance of the tournament and manage things such as waivers. They will also need to address any enforcement of tournament or QuidditchUK policies (such as suspensions) over the weekend, and will be tasked with any other gameplay-related jobs arising throughout the event. Candidates must be either a certified ref or else able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the current rulebook

Desirable experience includes of gameplay and scheduling, attention-to-detail, and a sense of professionalism and integrity. Ideally, we will be looking for a non-playing volunteer, however, we will accept player applications.

Department: Operations

What we do

Financial, Logistics, Merchandise

Skills

Organisation, Budgeting, Logistical, Mathematics

Assistant Operations Director

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Operations Director

Closing date
15/02/19

Assists the Operations Director in overseeing the financial and logistical requirements of QuidditchUK.

Your major responsibilities will include:
– Taking lead on the compiling of some event financial reports
– Assisting the Director in the compiling of End-of-year financial reports and budgets
– Managing the inventory of QuidditchUK equipment and merchandise
– Fulfilling the roles of the Operations Director in their absence.

Typical tasks will include working with tournament committees to plan logistics for upcoming events and aiding the department in day to day financial administration. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a department which is seeing a great deal of development, and a chance to shape process and policy.

Operations Assistant

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Operations Director

Closing date
15/02/19

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
15/02/19

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.

President

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Executive Managment Team

Weekly Commitment
15 hrs /week as a minimum

Closing date
31/04/19

The President is the overall manager of QuidditchUK, and as the sport continues to evolve, will guide QuidditchUK’s team of volunteers towards developing the future of the sport.

People management, team work, and passion are essential for the day-to-day tasks of this prestigious role, as well as leadership skills. Overall, we are looking for an individual with a drive for the future – someone who will not only manage QUK but build the organisation and the sport for the future. This is reflected in the responsibilities associated with the president’s role.

On a national level, the president is a representative of QuidditchUK’s values both online and in person. This is crucial to achieving our goal of incorporating QuidditchUK and building relationships to grow and legitimize the sport. One such example is Enrich Education who are at the forefront of development of youth quidditch. The president maintains these relationships and seeks out further opportunities for growth.

In their capacity as part of the Executive Management Team, alongside the Vice President, the President will be called to consult on various situations and should demonstrate fairness, consideration and open-mindedness. The President chairs weekly EMT meetings with department leaders, and ensures the volunteers of QuidditchUK are working towards the achievement of QUK goals

Alongside the Vice President and other department heads, The President 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.

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

Ultimately, this position offers room for your own personal development as well as organisational development. This position is demanding in that it offers new challenges and the chance for the right individual to develop their own strengths. We know that “Leaders are made, they are not born” – what kind of leader will you make?