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

Department: Outreach

What we do

Grow new teams and spread quidditch across the country.

Skills

Social Media, Team Management, Organisation

Assistant Outreach Director

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Outreach Director

Closing date
30/10/19

The Assistant Outreach Director will support and assist the director in the management of the Outreach department. Outreach is focused on making connections with new teams through our expansion managers and junior quidditch program therefore we are looking for an individual with a passion for reaching out and building relationships with new teams across the country.
The key responsibilities of this role include attending departmental meetings including acting as chair as needed, including at EMT meetings in place of the director as needed; providing support and guidance for the expansion managers in organising taster sessions or events in their regions; working with the director in examining and reviewing QuidditchUK’s expansion strategy at regular intervals
The key skills and experience that will help you in this role include long-term planning and development, enthusiasm working with new people, approachability and professionalism along with flexibility adapting to new situations. Desirable experience includes experience in project management and implementation, especially around projects relating to recruitment and/or engagement, and experience working with new clubs or teams.

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

Public Relations Coordinator

Senior Level Executive

 

Reports To
Media Director

Closing date
25/10/19

The PR Coordinator handles external relations of QuidditchUK, including news organisations and bodies outside of quidditch.
The role requires QuidditchUK’s public image to be as positive as possible, as well as following the key brand messaging of the organisation. The key responsibilities of the role involve writing content for press releases and websites, communicating with news and media outlets, and proactively reaching out to external organisations to produce new opportunities for QuidditchUK to reach outside the quidditch community. The PR coordinator will also work closely with the Media department to produce integrated campaigns.
Previous experience with PR is highly desirable as well as experience with long-running campaigns delivering a consistent message.

Assistant Media Director

Senior Level Executive

 

Reports To
Media Director

Closing date
30/10/19

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.

Tournament Media Coordinator

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Media Director

Closing date
30/09/19

The Tournament Media Coordinator forms a key part of the tournament committee, all season long and is responsible for the media aspects of QuidditchUK events and tournaments. Throughout the season they, alongside the Media Director, will organise the following.
Organise and book professional media suppliers for QuidditchUK events
Organise live streaming partners for QuidditchUK events
Assign volunteer photographers/videographers/commentators over a tournament
Preparing social media releases for specific tournament information

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.

Northern/Southern
Tournament Director

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Events Director

Closing date
11/10/19

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. 

We are looking for a different director for Southern and Northern.

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 Tournament Directors 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 organising quidditch events, a good knowledge of what makes competitive quidditch flow efficiently, and a sense of impartiality and competitive professionalism.

Travel and Accommodation Expenses will be covered in full per the QuidditchUK Reimbursement Policy

Assistant
Tournament Director

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Tournament Director

Closing date
11/10/19

We are seeking two Assistant Tournament Directors for both Northern and Southern respectively.

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.

Travel and Accommodation Expenses will be covered in full per the QuidditchUK Reimbursement Policy

Northern/Southern
Operations Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Tournament Director

Closing date
11/10/19

This is a position is designed to enable the tournament committee to work more efficiently with QuidditchUK 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.

Travel and Accommodation Expenses will be covered in full per the QuidditchUK Reimbursement Policy

Northern/Southern
Gameplay Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Tournament Director

Closing date
11/10/19

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.

Travel and Accommodation Expenses will be covered in full per the QuidditchUK Reimbursement Policy

Northern/Southern
Media Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Tournament Director

Closing date
11/10/19

The Media Coordinator oversees the creation and distribution of media for the tournament including: releasing key information to attending clubs; coordinating social media relevant to the event on various social media platforms; creating spectator-friendly resources to support those attending as supporters.

This position will work alongside the Media department to make use of social media platforms and resources to deliver the right tone and message for the tournament. 

Previous experience in handling social media campaigns for events or using social media platforms for a club/organisation  is highly desirable as is experience of previous QuidditchUK tournaments to show understanding of the resources needed by players, volunteers and spectators. Desirable qualities include creativity, organisation, the ability to work to a deadline and deliver a consistent message.

Travel and Accommodation Expenses will be covered in full per the QuidditchUK Reimbursement Policy

Department: Operations

What we do

Financial, Logistics, Merchandise

Skills

Organisation, Budgeting, Logistical, Mathematics

Merch & Equipment Officer

Senior Level Volunteer

 

Reports To
Operations Director

Closing date
13/10/2019

The Merch & Equipment Officer’s key responsibility is the management of QuidditchUK merchandise including: coordinating sale and management of QuidditchUK merchandise; identifying trends in sales and opportunities for new merchandise; providing input into the design process for new merch. This role will work closely with the Operations department and Events department, providing support and information as needed.
The Merch & Equipment Officer will also coordinate QuidditchUK-owned equipment including but not limited to: maintaining equipment and keeping a regular inventory; managing the buying of equipment where required and the long term storage of equipment.
We are looking for a mix of organisation and creativity with this role – knowledge of inventory management or a flair for product design will be valuable to this role.
Previous experience with equipment handling and construction will be useful but is not a necessity.

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 2019/2020 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: 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.

No volunteer roles available