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