As I am sure you are aware, Marston Saints is a club run entirely by volunteers. Whilst managers are perhaps the most prominent and visible of these volunteers, the club cannot function without the support of a committee carrying out a number of key roles. We have been lucky in recent seasons to have had the support of a number of committed volunteers (a mixture of parents of kids past and present and friends of the men's team) who have carried out these behind the scenes roles to allow everything to run smoothly.
A few of these volunteers have decided that after a number of years of service they wish to step down from the committee and as such there are a number of key positions within the club currently vacant. Unfortunately the remaining committee members are stretched as it is and unable to take on additional responsibilities, therefore we are looking to parents who may have an interest in becoming more involved in the running of their son or daughter's club and would be willing to give up a small amount of their time to fill these positions. The positions vacant are:
Club Secretary: The main function of the club secretary is to act as an interface between the club and the FA/leagues, particularly around affiliation and disciplinary matters etc. Attendance at monthly committee meetings is also essential. Further information is available in the attached documents.
Fixture Secretary: The main duties of the fixture secretary is to liaise with the FA regarding fixtures and manage pitch allocations for all home games to avoid clashes. It will be your responsibility to inform managers of upcoming fixtures and manage and rearrangements. Further information is attached.
Webmaster: The main duties are to maintain and update the website as required, especially new team photos and news, forward on any contact requests received through the website to the appropriate person and manage access to the website.
Fundraising Co-ordinator: A new position within the club, with the new clubhouse arriving imminently the club are looking into ways of increasing the amount of fundraising undertaken, to reduce strain on the tournament and the risk of increasing membership fees in subsequent seasons. As a new position it would be an opportunity to make the role your own, but main duties would be to arrange and oversee (with support) fundraising events. There are a number of ideas that have been put forward, but any creative ideas would be greatly welcomed.
Groundsman: Owing to the level of professional knowledge and expertise needed, this role is a paid position within the club and as such experience of ground maintenance in some capacity is required. Main duties would be pitch maintenance and cutting throughout the season, as well as advice and consulting on any required pitch repairs in the off-season.
With the exception of the new post of fundraising co-ordinator, previous post-holders are available and willing to support a handover period. Full training will be provided and all new members will be fully supported by the committee. We are also always looking for parents wishing to become coaches at the club and will support any parent wishing to undertake a coaching qualification to do so. The time commitment for each role varies, and will fluctuate over the course of the season but no job should take more than a few hours per week on average.
If any of the roles above sound like they would be of interest to you, please contact me either by mobile (07917160903) or email (email@example.com) to discuss the role further. I look forward to hearing from you.
Updated 18:12 - 29 May 2017 by Kelly Homer
Vice-Chairman, Marston Saints FC