Volunteer

Volunteering with QuidditchUK is like joining a family – we work together, play together, support and build each other up 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.

We currently have no vacancies in the Gameplay, Media, Operations, Presidential, or Teams Departments. However, this page is constantly updated with new vacancies so 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!

Events Department

Oversee the creation, development, and management aspects of official QuidditchUK events. Department workloads include event bidding, schedules and formatting, venue search, third-party accreditation, and tournament direction.

Scheduling Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

Scheduling Officers develops and maintain the tools which drive QuidditchUK's events. Their responsibilities include oversight of our events data structures, development of our team submission forms, and organisation of tournament schedules.

This role reports primarily to the Scheduling Director, but you will be working other volunteers from the Events department as well as those from Gameplay and Media on a regular basis.

The role requires knowledge of creating spreadsheets, and experience with tournament scheduling is also desirable.

Tournament Finance Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

The Tournament Finance Officer is a permanent tournament volunteer responsible for overseeing the finances of QuidditchUK events and tournaments. Throughout the season they, alongside the Events and Operations Directors, will oversee the budgets and maintain records of spending for QUK events.

While the role is listed within Events, it reports to both the Events and Operations Directors and will involve working with volunteers from both departments throughout the year.

This role is great for anyone with an interest in finance. Desirable skills include organisation, experience in budgeting, and teamworking skills.

Tournament Media Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

The Tournament Media Officer is a permanent tournament volunteer responsible for the media aspects of QuidditchUK events and tournaments. Throughout the season they, alongside the Events and Media Directors, will organise professional media suppliers and live streaming partners for QuidditchUK events. They are also responsible for preparing social media releases for specific tournament information.

While the role is listed within Events, it reports to both the Events and Media Directors and will involve working with volunteers from both departments throughout the year.

This role requires good communications skills and ideally a background in writing media releases. Experience creating graphics for release on various social media platforms will be useful, as well as basic knowledge of photography and videography. In general, prior experience with tournament media is desirable but not essential.

Tournament Operations Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

The Tournament Operations Officer is a permanent tournament volunteer responsible for handling logistics at QuidditchUK events and tournaments.

While the role is listed within Events, it reports to both the Events and Gameplay Directors and will involve working with volunteers from both departments throughout the year.

This role requires good communication skills and experience with tournament organisation is highly desirable. Experience in finance or budgeting (e.g. as a treasurer) and versatile computer skills are all useful to the role, but not essential. Enthusiasm for gazebos mandatory.

Tournament Volunteers Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

The Tournament Volunteers Officer is a permanent tournament volunteer responsible for handling the volunteer management aspects of QuidditchUK events and tournaments. This includes helping with the recruitment of non-permanent tournament committee, assisting with the handling of complaints, and checking on the Welfare of other tournament volunteers.

While the role is listed within Events, it reports to both the Events and Volunteers Directors and will involve working with volunteers from both departments throughout the year.

This role requires good communication and interpersonal skills. Experience with interviewing and welfare management is desirable, but not essential.

Expansion Department

Oversee and direct the growth of new clubs and spread quidditch across the country. Department workload includes developing grants, identifying areas of opportunity, assisting newly formed quidditch clubs, creating events to attract potential joiners to the sport.

Northern Expansion Manager

Senior Level Volunteer

The Northern Expansion Manager supports players looking to set up new teams in the north of England, as well as existing clubs looking to grow. They offer advice to committees and recommend resources to get teams started and provide a platform for existing teams to reach a new level. Although Expansion managers focus primarily on their own region, they can collaborate with other managers as needed and can expect support from the Expansion director. Anyone with a passion for seeing their region grow will be ideal for this role.

Southern Expansion Manager

Senior Level Volunteer

The Southern Expansion Manager supports players looking to set up new teams in the south of England, as well as existing clubs looking to grow. They offer advice to committees and recommend resources to get teams started and provide a platform for existing teams to reach a new level. Although Expansion managers focus primarily on their own region, they can collaborate with other managers as needed and can expect support from the Expansion director. Anyone with a passion for seeing their region grow will be ideal for this role.

Gameplay Department

Oversee the creation and development of resources and training for referees and snitch runners across QuidditchUK. Department workload includes rulebook adjustments, training resources, field testing, and standardisation of official ability across QuidditchUK tournaments and leagues.

Assistant Gameplay Director

Senior Level Volunteer

This role involves working closely with the Gameplay Director on overseeing projects to develop the UK's referees, snitches, and the sport more generally. Experience as a player and referee is highly desirable, and while team management skills will be a big plus this role offers plenty of room for growth and development in that area.

Volunteers Department

Oversee the ever important recruitment and wellbeing of our volunteers. Department workload includes recruitment of volunteer staff, development and training, health and wellbeing, volunteer disciplinary matters, and identifying areas within QuidditchUK that require volunteer resource.

Wellbeing Officer

Junior Level Volunteer

This is a new role working alongside the Volunteers Director and Assistant Director in developing and maintaining welfare structures to support QuidditchUK volunteers. Current systems under development are volunteer office hours and regular volunteer check-ins, but we are open to applicants who have their own ideas for expanding the support we can offer.

This role reports to the Volunteers Director, but due to the nature of work will involve talking with volunteers from across QuidditchUK.

Being friendly, approachable, and trustworthy are all required traits. Previous experience in a peer support role (e.g. as a club’s inclusions officer) is highly desirable, but not essential.

National Team Volunteers

Develop, coordinate, and train the most talented players in the country at the highest levels of competitive international quidditch.

Team UK Scout

Assist the Team UK coaching leadership in identifying and recognising top-level quidditch talent across the country.

You will gauge performances of those who have requested to be scouted, and report to the Team UK coaches so they can make an informed decision about selection.

Team Scotland Scout

Assist the Team Scotland coaching leadership in identifying and recognising top-level quidditch talent across the country.

You will gauge performances of those who have requested to be scouted, and report to the Team Scotland coaches so they can make an informed decision about selection.

Team Wales Scout

Assist the Team Wales coaching leadership in identifying and recognising top-level quidditch talent across the country.

You will gauge performances of those who have requested to be scouted, and report to the Team Wales coaches so they can make an informed decision about selection.

Apply to Volunteer

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