‘Pitch In’ : Club Chairperson

The Chairperson of a club is a figurehead, ambassador and principal officer for the club. He or she will chair and lead meetings within the club and be responsible for key decision-making and leadership in consultation with other Committee members.

Time commitment:

Ongoing throughout the year.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide direction for the club by effective leadership and management.
  • Chair and control meetings of the Management Committee.
  • Act as principal officer within the club, and make decisions when the need arises in consultation with other officers as appropriate.
  • Represent the club at external meetings.
  • Be involved, where appropriate, in the co-ordination of club activities.
  • Manage and oversee the work of officers and other club personnel.
  • Ensure that club's statutory documents and other returns are administered and filed on time.
  • Advise the treasurer on the use and investment of club funds.

Skill​s required:

  • Enthusiasm.
  • Good knowledge of how the club operates.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Organisational skills.
  • The ability to delegate effectively.
  • The ability and knowledge to act as a spokesperson for the club.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Friendliness and approachability.
  • Openness to new ideas.
  • The ability to be supportive of other volunteers.

Benefits:

  • Learning new skills and developing existing skills through hands-on experience.
  • Personal and professional development and/or training.
  • The ability to explore career or job opportunities in a voluntary capacity.
  • A chance to have fun and meet new people, enjoying the traditional social life that baseball or softball clubs generate.
  • Experiencing new challenges.
  • Supporting your local community, with the personal satisfaction that comes with knowing you have helped others.
  • A written/verbal reference.
  • A brilliant CV booster (73% of employers will employ a candidate with volunteer experience over one without).

Special conditions:

If the Club Chairperson has contact with young people or vulnerable adults he or she must have a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

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