Careers

Working with QuidditchUK is like joining a family - we work together, play together, support and nurture each other 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 staff structure. 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 staff position in QuidditchUK, we ask that you first read the position description on this page. Once you click the ‘Apply for this Position’ button, you will be taken to a page where you can upload your CV and a Cover Letter. Your CV and Cover Letter should detail your personal achievements, display a clear sense of work ethic and a passion for the sport of quidditch and its development. 

Once applications for the position have closed, we will assess the applications and select a handful of candidates to move on to the interview stage. At the interview stage, candidates will be interviewed on Skype by at least two staff members - usually the relevant department’s Director and the Human Resources Director. 

The table below is constantly updated within vacancies. 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 get in contact with humanresources@quidditchuk.org and we will see what we can do!

Should you require any further information regarding any upcoming or advertised roles, please also get in contact with the HR department (humanresources@quidditchuk.org), and we will be happy to help!

There are currently no Permanent Positions available to apply for.

Tournament Director (Northern Cup) Apply

The TD is responsible for the overall organisation of Northern. They will manage the team of committee members, and take charge in designing the competitive elements of the regional tournament as well as ensuring the smooth delivery of the entire weekend. The TDs will meet regularly with the Events Director (Tom Challinor) in the run up to the competition to feedback updates and collaborate on both regional events.

This role should ideally be filled by a non-playing volunteer. However, we will consider applications from playing TDs on the basis that only one of the TD/ATD positions needs to be filled by a non-playing person.
Time commitment should not exceed 6-8 hours per week; this will often be less until the immediate run up
Key/desirable skills include team leadership, experience in organizing quidditch events, a good knowledge of what makes competitive quidditch flow efficiently, and a sense of impartiality and competitive professionalism.
Another desirable quality is familiarity with the area or venue, or the ability to orientate oneself to the locality easily.

Tournament Director (Southern Cup) Apply

The TD is responsible for the overall organisation of Southern. They will manage the team of committee members, and take charge in designing the competitive elements of the regional tournament as well as ensuring the smooth delivery of the entire weekend. The TDs will meet regularly with the Events Director (Tom Challinor) in the run up to the competition to feedback updates and collaborate on both regional events.

This role should ideally be filled by a non-playing volunteer. However, we will consider applications from playing TDs on the basis that only one of the TD/ATD positions needs to be filled by a non-playing person.
Time commitment should not exceed 6-8 hours per week; this will often be less until the immediate run up
Key/desirable skills include team leadership, experience in organizing quidditch events, a good knowledge of what makes competitive quidditch flow efficiently, and a sense of impartiality and competitive professionalism.
Another desirable quality is familiarity with the area or venue, or the ability to orientate oneself to the locality easily.

Assistant Tournament Director (Northern Cup) Apply

Responsible for assisting the Tournament Director in duties and helping to ensure the committee are working as required. This will including chairing meetings and performing other tasks when the TD is unable to do so, picking up general tasks, and ensuring morale and enthusiasm in the committee are high. The position includes a leadership role during the event itself. Commitments include being present on both days of the event, regular meetings with the tournament committee, and other commitments beginning at roughly 5 hours a week, increasing closer to the event. Tournament management experience desirable. Applicants must be willing to commit to not playing at Northern Cup.

Assistant Tournament Director (Southern Cup) Apply

Responsible for assisting the Tournament Director in duties and helping to ensure the committee are working as required. This will including chairing meetings and performing other tasks when the TD is unable to do so, picking up general tasks, and ensuring morale and enthusiasm in the committee are high. The position includes a leadership role during the event itself. Commitments include being present on both days of the event, regular meetings with the tournament committee, and other commitments beginning at roughly 5 hours a week, increasing closer to the event. Tournament management experience desirable. Applicants must be willing to commit to not playing at Southern Cup.

Hospitality Coordinator (Northern Cup) Apply

The Hospitality Coordinator will be expected to plan and organise the social elements of the weekend. They will work with the Events Director (under Tom Challinor) to create accommodation manuals, a hospitality guide and organise other quidditch events. This role requires talking to hotels, taxi companies and so on to work out deals in advance of the events. They will be expected to sit in on weekly committee meetings, contribute to the development of the project, and conduct their own research into venues and events.

Key/desirable qualities include: excellent communication skills, knowledge and experience of liaising with external vendors or organising large scale events and a sense of fun.
The candidate has to commit to 2-3 hours a week in the run up to the tournament and at more in the immediate run-up.

Hospitality Coordinator (Southern Cup) Apply

The Hospitality Coordinator will be expected to plan and organise the social elements of the weekend. They will work with the Events Director (under Tom Challinor) to create accommodation manuals, a hospitality guide and organise other quidditch events. This role requires talking to hotels, taxi companies and so on to work out deals in advance of the events. They will be expected to sit in on weekly committee meetings, contribute to the development of the project, and conduct their own research into venues and events.

Key/desirable qualities include: excellent communication skills, knowledge and experience of liaising with external vendors or organising large scale events and a sense of fun.
The candidate has to commit to 2-3 hours a week in the run up to the tournament and at more in the immediate run-up.

Operations Officer (Northern Cup) Apply

This is a new position, designed to enable the tournament committee to work more efficiently with QUK on key matters. The officers will liaise with the Operations Department in the first instance, and handle the overall logistics and finance of the event. They will also be responsible for merchandise, liaising with the venue and external suppliers and vendors.

Demonstrable experience in at least two of these three areas (finance, logistics and merchandise) is necessary, and all three is desirable.

Other key qualities include creativity, organisation and excellent communication skills

Can commit to working approximately 4 hours a week (including a weekly meeting with the Operation Department), increasing to at least 6-7 in the immediate run up to the to the tournament.

This position does not need to be filled by a non-playing committee member, however, the selected applicant must be on hand to help during the event.

Operations Officer (Southern Cup) Apply

This is a new position, designed to enable the tournament committee to work more efficiently with QUK on key matters. The officers will liaise with the Operations Department in the first instance, and handle the overall logistics and finance of the event. They will also be responsible for merchandise, liaising with the venue and external suppliers and vendors.

Demonstrable experience in at least two of these three areas (finance, logistics and merchandise) is necessary, and all three is desirable.

Other key qualities include creativity, organisation and excellent communication skills

Can commit to working approximately 4 hours a week (including a weekly meeting with the Operation Department), increasing to at least 6-7 in the immediate run up to the to the tournament.

This position does not need to be filled by a non-playing committee member, however, the selected applicant must be on hand to help during the event.

Gameplay and Scheduling Coordinator (Northern Cup) Apply

GSCs will work closely with the Gameplay department (under Gameplay Director, Steve Cockram) as well as the TDs and Assistant Gameplay and Scheduling Coordinators. Their role is split into two significant sections:

Gameplay concerns policy enforcement, dispute resolution, and team administration. The coordinator will need to vet all teams, rosters, and in advance of the tournament and manage things such as waivers. They will also need to address any enforcement of tournament or QuidditchUK policies (such as suspensions) over the weekend, and will be tasked with any other gameplay-related jobs arising throughout the event.
Scheduling focuses on the creation of a gameplay schedule that is efficient, fair to all teams, and allows sufficient time to play all the quidditch required, as well as establishing consistencies for conceivable delays and issues arising. Scheduling will also be responsible for selecting, scheduling and managing both match officials and general volunteers.

Mandatory and demonstrable experience of gameplay and scheduling, attention-to-detail, and a sense of professionalism and integrity. Ideally, we will be looking for a non-playing volunteer, however, we will accept player applications.
All candidates must be either a certified ref or else able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the current rulebook
This role will require a weekly commitment of 6 hours a week (including weekly meetings with Gameplay Director, Steve Cockram), increasing to 10 hours in the immediate run up to the tournament.

Gameplay and Scheduling Coordinator (Southern Cup) Apply

GSCs will work closely with the Gameplay department (under Gameplay Director, Steve Cockram) as well as the TDs and Assistant Gameplay and Scheduling Coordinators. Their role is split into two significant sections:

Gameplay concerns policy enforcement, dispute resolution, and team administration. The coordinator will need to vet all teams, rosters, and in advance of the tournament and manage things such as waivers. They will also need to address any enforcement of tournament or QuidditchUK policies (such as suspensions) over the weekend, and will be tasked with any other gameplay-related jobs arising throughout the event.
Scheduling focuses on the creation of a gameplay schedule that is efficient, fair to all teams, and allows sufficient time to play all the quidditch required, as well as establishing consistencies for conceivable delays and issues arising. Scheduling will also be responsible for selecting, scheduling and managing both match officials and general volunteers.

Mandatory and demonstrable experience of gameplay and scheduling, attention-to-detail, and a sense of professionalism and integrity. Ideally, we will be looking for a non-playing volunteer, however, we will accept player applications.
All candidates must be either a certified ref or else able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the current rulebook
This role will require a weekly commitment of 6 hours a week (including weekly meetings with Gameplay Director, Steve Cockram), increasing to 10 hours in the immediate run up to the tournament.

Assistant Gameplay and Scheduling Coordinator (Northern Cup) Apply

AGSCs work with their Gameplay and Scheduling Coordinator to ensure the successful delivery of the competitive elements of the tournament. They are primarily responsible for the recruitment, preparation and organisation of volunteers and referees and will coordinate with the GSC on the final scheduling of the regional event. The will liaise directly with the GSCs as well as the Gameplay Department (under Steve Cockram) to ensure that each pitch has impartial, qualified, and suitable officials for all games to be played. They will also be expected to work on developing their consistency through preparatory resources.

Mandatory and demonstrable experience of gameplay and scheduling, attention-to-detail, and a sense of professionalism and integrity. Ideally, we will be looking for a non-playing volunteer, however, we will accept player applications.
All candidates must be either a certified ref or else able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the current rulebook.
This role will require a weekly commitment of 5 hours a week (including weekly meetings with Steve Cockram), increasing to 8 hours in the immediate run up to the tournament.

Assistant Gameplay and Scheduling Coordinator (Southern Cup) Apply

AGSCs work with their Gameplay and Scheduling Coordinator to ensure the successful delivery of the competitive elements of the tournament. They are primarily responsible for the recruitment, preparation and organisation of volunteers and referees and will coordinate with the GSC on the final scheduling of the regional event. The will liaise directly with the GSCs as well as the Gameplay Department (under Steve Cockram) to ensure that each pitch has impartial, qualified, and suitable officials for all games to be played. They will also be expected to work on developing their consistency through preparatory resources.

Mandatory and demonstrable experience of gameplay and scheduling, attention-to-detail, and a sense of professionalism and integrity. Ideally, we will be looking for a non-playing volunteer, however, we will accept player applications.
All candidates must be either a certified ref or else able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the current rulebook.
This role will require a weekly commitment of 5 hours a week (including weekly meetings with Steve Cockram), increasing to 8 hours in the immediate run up to the tournament.

Communications Officer (Northern Cup) Apply

The Communications Officer will liaise regularly the Communications department to lead on matters of media and marketing. They will work closely with QUK staff to generate external publicity, whilst focusing their main attention on internal communications from creating a Facebook page, answer FAQs, and being the ‘public face’ of the regionals event. They will be responsible for keeping the community updated with the work of their fellow committee members, as well as ensuring all new (and old!) players are fully aware of the ins and outs of the two regional events. Finally, they will be responsible for the overall coverage of the event from videography and photography to social media updates.

Key and desirable qualities include: creativity, marketing experience, knowledge of social media, and public relations expertise.

They will ideally be able to commit to attending Northern Cup in a non-player role, but this is not mandatory.

The candidate should commit to at least 2 hours a week, and increasingly more in the run up to the event.

Communications Officer (Southern Cup) Apply

The Communications Officer will liaise regularly the Communications department to lead on matters of media and marketing. They will work closely with QUK staff to generate external publicity, whilst focusing their main attention on internal communications from creating a Facebook page, answer FAQs, and being the ‘public face’ of the regionals event. They will be responsible for keeping the community updated with the work of their fellow committee members, as well as ensuring all new (and old!) players are fully aware of the ins and outs of the two regional events. Finally, they will be responsible for the overall coverage of the event from videography and photography to social media updates.

Key and desirable qualities include: creativity, marketing experience, knowledge of social media, and public relations expertise.

They will ideally be able to commit to attending Southern Cup in a non-player role, but this is not mandatory.

The candidate should commit to at least 2 hours a week, and increasingly more in the run up to the event.