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Coventry Bears Volunteering and Recruitment

The following opportunities are available for application with the club. We are seeking to recruit a number of valuable volunteers who can join the club as we turn professional.

There will be a number of incentives for volunteers depending on the commitment given and number of weeks and fixtures committed too. We are seeking individuals to want to be involved in a new and exciting sport for Coventry and the midlands first and foremost.

Volunteering is a rewarding experience and can help individuals develop new skills for use at college, university or the workplace and nothing beats the ‘feel-good’ factor of being part of a successful sports club.

The below roles will require some hours of commitment during the week as well as on home and away match days. Incentives include Bears leisurewear, a free season ticket, and discount for family and friends to Bears games as well as the opportunity to meet the players and be a full part of the Bears set up. Some of the roles below may include some monetary expenses. Games will mainly be on Sundays.

Club related roles:

The below roles will require time during the week and on match days.

Sponsorship Managers (Role’s available immediately)

We are seeking a number of outgoing and professional individuals to become part of a small sponsorship team. Sponsorship managers will be self-starters who will have the confidence to set up meetings and secure new sponsors for the club. There will be an opportunity to earn commission on sponsorship. You will be working with the club on a management level and directly assisting the club in making the step up to the professional game through the income you bring in. You will also have some responsibility to assist in the management of sponsors and their involvement with the club.

PR Officer (Role available immediately)

The PR Officer will be a confident and outgoing individual who has had some experience of promotions or media campaigns. The PR officer will be a key volunteer in the development of the club towards semi-professional status and growing our Roar database and support base.

Roar Street Teamers

Our street teamers will be the guys and girls on the street who can promote the club, flyer and assist in the generate promotion of the Bears face to face with the public! Our street teamers will be involved in planned club promotional events such as key times of the year in the city centre or at other local organisations and sponsors events.

Bears TV/ Media Developer (Role available immediately)

Our media developer will ideally have experience of film and video making and be very proficient in IT and video editing. The officer will become part of the team covering both home and away games and will work closely on team driven video matters as well as club promotions on YouTube and online.

Lottery Officers

Our lottery officers will be responsible for growing our community lottery scheme which assists the club in delivering local participation and growing the sport.

These individuals will be self-starters who can work independently. Lottery officers would be required to attend match days and club events and engage with fans, friends and family who are involved in all aspects of the club. They will liaise with the club management to ensure that the lottery is promoted to its fullest through social media and any other local areas and that the purpose of the lottery is fully understood. This role is a unique opportunity and is an opportunity to earn % cash back on signups gained for lottery growth.

Match day roles:

The below roles will require time on home match days.

Match Day Officer and Volunteer Co-ordinator (From March 2015)

The match day officer will be an articulate and responsible individual who can plan and organise themselves well and has had experience of managing people. He or she should be confident and outgoing and able to work closely with all members of the club to ensure that the Match day experience is a good one for all fans, sponsors and key guests who attend the game.

The Match day officer will work closely with the clubs management to ensure that all is in place for a match day and be responsible for managing other volunteers who are part of the match day. (Estimated hours per week 3-4 hours on match day, 1 hour weekly planning and communicating with other volunteers)

PA Announcers (From March 2015)

PA announcers will be responsible for making all public announcements on match days.

In particular announcing teams to the field, substitutions and player sponsors. They will be a lively individual who has confidence on a microphone and a definitive personality that fans will enjoy engaging with. The individual must also get to know the players and club members as to be able to react quickly to actions on the field.

Sound Controllers (From March 2015)

Sound controllers will be responsible for music played on match days and taking care of the PA system. They will be comfortable using IT equipment and liaise with the PA announcer to ensure smooth transition between announcements and music. They will possess the ability to generate an atmosphere from mixing and playing music to get the crowd up for the game and enjoying the game throughout with a positive upbeat atmosphere.

Gate Officer (From March 2015)

Our Gate officer will be responsible for managing ticketing at the gate on game days and ensuring that cash is collected and managed in the appropriate manner.

Match Day Stewards (From March 2015)

Match day stewards will be responsible for the customer care of spectators and assist in checking tickets, seating spectators, selling match day programmes and taking care of the car park. Stewards will require a small amount of training.

Ball Boy/Girl Co-Ordinator (From March 2015)

The Ball Girl/Boy Co-ordinator will oversee the smooth running of the team of ball collectors.

They will instruct and train the ball collectors to ensure the match ball is retrieved and made available for play as efficiently as possible.

Ball Boys/ Girls (From March 2015)

The team of Ball Girls/Boys will be responsible for retrieving the match ball and returning it to the pitch side ensuring there is no delay in play during the match. The team will be supervised and supported by the Ball Girl/Boy Co-ordinator.

Bears Mascot (From March 2015)

The Mascot volunteer will be required to wear the Bears mascot outfit during matches and at other promotional events. You will need to be energetic and outgoing and use your own initiative to make the character come alive in a safe and sensible way.

Match Day Hospitality Host/Hostess (From March 2015)

The Match Day Host/Hostess will work closely with the Match Day Officer and club management to ensure that sponsors and away team guests and directors are looked after in the Hospitality bar.

Rugby related roles:

MEDICAL:

Club Doctor and Standby Doctors (From March 2015)

We are currently seeking a Doctor/ Doctor’s who are looking for an exciting opportunity to be involved with a new professional Rugby League club. The Doctor/ Doctor’s must be Registered and Practicing with a current GMC number and either have or be willing to undertake training in the RFL’s pitch-side IMMOFP course. It is vital to League rules that the Doctor would be present at all Coventry Bears Home games. This position includes payment for attendance on matchday’s.

Club Physiotherapist and Standby Physiotherapists (From October 2014)

We are currently seeking a Physiotherapist/ Physiotherapist’s who are looking for an exciting opportunity to be involved with a new professional Rugby League club. The Physiotherapist/ Physiotherapist’s  must be chartered with current HPC registration and a degree or graduate diploma in Physiotherapy. You must either have or be willing to undertake training in the RFL’s pitch-side IMMOFP course as well as the MHFA Lite (Mental Health) and UKAD (Anti- Doping) Advisory courses. You would need to be present at all Coventry Bears Home games and have a close involvement with the coaching team and club management during pre season and during weeks of competition. This position includes payment of a monthly fee.

MANAGEMENT:

First Team/ Reserve Team Manager (From October 2014)

The First team manager will work with the Bears management, First team coaches and medical staff on a weekly basis. They will also have some player welfare responsibilities. On a match-day they will liaise with away team staff and any RFL officials on arrival to ensure that they are looked after in the appropriate manner. This is a very important and rewarding role and would require a particular amount of previous experience working with teams.

First team kit manager (From October 2014)

The First team kit manager will have key responsibilities to look after and ensure the security of all kit and equipment at training and on match days. You will be a key member of the Bears team and work alongside the Team manager, coaching and medical staff.

Anyone interested in any of our roles please email alan.robinson@coventrybears.co.uk or call 07974 517519 for an interview.

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