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

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: 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
25/01/2020

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.

British Quidditch Cup Tournament Director

Senior Level Volunteer

Reports To
Events Director

Closing date
07/02/2020

The Tournament Director (TD) is responsible for leading the committee in running a successful tournament in line with the brief from the QuidditchUK Events Department. Part of this responsibility includes coordinating and chairing committee meetings, reporting back to the events department on progression, and signposting the committee towards available resources.

The tournament director should also lead and encourage the committee to develop and improve tournaments 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 and effective time management; experience in organising quidditch events on a mid- to large scale; knowledge and an active awareness of what makes competitive quidditch flow efficiently, and a sense of impartiality and competitive professionalism.

British Quidditch Cup Assistant Tournament Director

Senior Level Volunteer

Reports To
BQC Tournament Director

Closing date
07/02/2020

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 previous involvement with club management or club logistics, or previous tournament coordination experience. Experiences of refereeing and/or volunteering are also highly valuable as well as flexible team-working skills, the ability to step up and take the lead, and the ability to demonstrate strong organisation.

British Quidditch Cup Operations Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

Reports To
BQC Tournament Director

Closing date
07/02/2020

This position is designed to enable the tournament committee to work more efficiently with QUK on key matters. The Operations officer will handle the overall logistics and finance of the event. They will 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 is necessary, with all three being highly desirable: finance, logistics and dealing with suppliers. Desirable qualities include creativity problem-solving, strong, professional organisation, and excellent communication skills.

Department: Operations

What we do

Financial, Logistics, Merchandise

Skills

Organisation, Budgeting, Logistical, Mathematics

Operations Director

Senior Level Executive

 

Reports To
President

Closing date
16/02/2020

The Operations Director oversees the financial and logistical requirements of QuidditchUK. This includes overseeing financial assistants, plus setting and maintaining the annual QUK budget. The Operations director is also a designated shareholder for QuidditchUK as an incorporated company.

Your major responsibilities will include: reviewing and setting budgets for QuidditchUK departments using proposals from department heads; producing financial forecasts and reviews; managing accounts; attending weekly meetings with the Executive Management Team as a full voting member; working with QuidditchUK’s solicitors to ensure legal compliance as a company; establishing and managing the administration of the department through the team; reconciling and releasing both annual and tournament financial reports.
Previous experience in finance or the legal sector is highly desirable as in expereince in budgeting or overseeing budgets and adhereing to legal governance. Key skills include time management, confidence in leading a team and delegating work, attention to detail and a passion for the growth of quidditch. This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to get involved at the heart of QuidditchUK and help lead the organisation in a period of sustainable growth.

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
03/02/2020

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
28/02/20

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.