Vacancy: Club Volunteer Manager - North Derbyshire Chargers RLFC
8th July 2012
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The North Derbyshire Chargers RLFC is currently seeking to recruit a Volunteer Manager to work across all Junior and Senior teams within the club – currently Under 11s, Under 13s, Under 15s, Open Age, Touch Team and Masters.


The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the Chairman, Team Coaches and Team Managers to ensure appropriate numbers of volunteers to support training sessions, home/away games and whole club events.


Experience of a similar role would be a distinct advantage, but is not a necessity. Opportunity will be given for right person to develop into the role as part of the continued growth of the North Derbyshire Chargers.


Anyone interested in the role should contact Ged Connolly-Thompson (Chairman) by email at 

Purpose of role: 
The Volunteer Manager is responsible for recruiting, managing and providing training to all of the club’s volunteers, ensuring that all are aware of their own responsibilities and happy and able to carry them out.
Typical responsibilities: 
1.Assess on a regular basis the volunteering needs of the club and plan a volunteer development strategy as part of the club’s development plan
2.Write a workforce development plan for the club on an annual basis
3.Co-ordinate and maintain the recruitment and training of volunteers within the club following best practice and policies supplied by RFL
4.Register the club with relevant volunteer agencies and match suitable volunteers to vacant positions.
5.Liaise with the Facilities Manager to ensure that facilities are suitable for the needs of volunteers.
6.Liaise with the Team Managers and Coaches to ensure records of club coaches and coaching qualifications are maintained.
7.Induct, provide initial training and mentor volunteers as described in the RFL Volunteer Policy.
8.Work with the club’s Media Relations Officer to use external media to recruit new volunteers.
9.Ensure regular contact is maintained with all volunteers and that the volunteers feel, valued, needed and recognised.
10.Maintain a database of current volunteers.
11.Identify relevant training courses for volunteer’s future development.
12.Follow the Club’s code of conduct at all times and ensure that other members do the same.
13.Act in accordance with the club’s core documents and policies at all times, with particular reference to the aims and objectives of the club as detailed in the Constitution.
Knowledge and experience: 
14.Previous experience of volunteer work.
15.Experience of identifying training needs and writing and delivering basic training plans
16.IT literacy in Excel, Word and Outlook
17.Understanding of the RFL volunteer policy
18.Knowledge of local and national volunteer agencies
Skills and behaviours: 
19.Good written and spoken communication skills
20.Positive and outgoing attitude and lead by example and motivate others.
21.Good organiser and administrator paying attention to detail
22.Demonstrate tact, diplomacy and understanding
About the Author

Ged CT

Member since: 2nd July 2012

Chairman and Director of North Derbyshire Chargers RLFC, MD of 2and7 Limited - a provider of information systems services to small and medium enterprises, specialising in data collection and analysis systems...

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