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

No volunteer roles available

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

Facebook Social Media Coordinator

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Communications Director

Weekly Commitment
3+ Hours

Closing date
28/12/18

The Facebook Social Media Coordinator is in charge of maintaining and creating new content for the QuidditchUK, Team UK, and British Quidditch Cup Facebook pages.

The main responsibilities of this role include responding to questions via Facebook Page message, as well as supporting tournament committees with Facebook event pages, and email and Slack communications to participating teams. They liaise regularly with the Communications department on external publicity and press, as well as internal communications keeping the community updated with the work of QuidditchUK. Finally, they are responsible for contributing to the overall coverage of social media updates at all QuidditchUK events.

 

Assistant Communications Director

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Communications Director

Weekly Commitment
3+ Hours

Closing date
28/12/18

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 

EQT Tournament Director

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Events Director

Weekly Commitment
This will vary greatly in the lead up to the event

Closing date
15/12/18

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.

 

EQT Assistant Tournament Director

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Events Director

Weekly Commitment
This will vary greatly in the lead up to the event

Closing date
15/12/18

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.

 

EQT Operations Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Events Director

Weekly Commitment
This will vary greatly in the lead up to the event

Closing date
15/12/18

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.

 

EQT Gameplay Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Events Director

Weekly Commitment
This will vary greatly in the lead up to the event

Closing date
15/12/18

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.

 

Tournament Communications Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Events Director

Weekly Commitment
This will vary greatly in the lead up to the event

Closing date
15/12/18

To ensure that QuidditchUK can successfully support the growth of its tournaments throughout the rest of 2018/2019 season, the Communications Department are looking for a volunteer to join the team as the organisations Tournament Communications Officer.

Liasing with the rest of the Communications department and working closely with the Gameplay and Events Departments, the successful candidate will be expected to create engaging social media plans, and various guides (player and hospitality) in the lead up to each tournament and to devise social media coverage at the event.

The ideal candidate should be familiar with multiple social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, feel comfortable working independently from a brief issued by the EMT and able to target their content to those familiar and unfamiliar with the sport.

 

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
28/12/18

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
15/12/18

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
15/12/18

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, 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