Volunteers

2017 SF AGM - election of President and Directors

Three Director Vacancies

As our President Chris Hyde, has come to the end of his cycle on the Board, he is standing down and we wish to elect a new President.  Chris had led the organisation very successfully across his two terms, rebrandiing it, building the staffing and funding of the organisation, staging successful Commonwealth Championships and constantly improving the quality of the Scottish Open.

President

The main roles of the President are:

Referee Development - training

Scottish Fencing is keen to move from the current referee education system which is based on qualifications and levels and which tests how well referees know the rules. Ideally a future system would gauge someone’s competency to referee in an event or competition based on the experience they have gathered and on peer review. (this is similar to the philosophy of the current coach education programme).

Coach Education Manager – thanks to Paul Neil-MacLachlan for his long service

After service to Scottish Fencing of more years than even he can remember (but at least 16), Paul Neil-MacLachlan has decided it’s time to retire from his position as Scottish Fencing’s Coach Education Manager. Paul played a key role in developing and delivering coach education in Scotland, including the highly successful Hungarian collaboration which trained many of our current senior coaches.

Annual Equality Survey - Why it matters

As part of our commitment to equality and to demonstrate that Scottish Fencing meets the equality related governance standards set by sportScotland, we are required to collect and report equality statistics.

British Fencing will collect this data on our behalf by conducting an online, anonymous Equality Survey. This was emailed to all members on the 2 June 2016.

Volunteer Vacancies Youth Weapon Co-ordinators (6)

BACKGROUND

Following the successful experience of sending Scotland’s U15 and U13 fencers to Challenge Wratislavia in 2014 and 2015, we have decided to increase the opportunities for Scotland representation at these age groups.  In order to support this initiative we need to recruit six volunteers as Youth Weapon Co-ordinators – one for each weapon.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMPETANCIES

PVG Clinic

Scottish Fencing will run a PVG clinic from 12 noon until 1.30pm on the 7 of February at Caledonia House (this is prior to the AGM). 

 

Scottish Fencing Needs Women Directors

Scottish Fencing is committed to having a truly representative Board of Directors that reflects the make-up of SF membership.  All of the current directors are male.

We are therefore seeking expressions of interest from women who feel they can contribute to the management and governance of Scottish Fencing. 

If you have any interest in making a contribution, in any way, please contact Roy Clarke roy@scottish-fencing.com or any other Board member for an informal discussion.

Scottish Fencing - Website Content Manager

SF require a volunteer to provide overall ‘content management' for their forthcoming new website.

Position will report to the SF board and responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure overall coherence of website content, style and messaging
  • Provide content/style guidelines and standards to all contributors
  • Partition content management tasks into different areas...
  • ...and identify/encourage appropriate volunteers for each area
  • Agree level of "editorial gating" (and therefore website editing permissions) for all contributors with approp
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