JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title Club Captain Postholder Club Accountable To Athletic Union via Club Committee Time Commitment At least 3 hours per week Term of Appointment Varies from club to club but should always include a hand over period with current post holder. Job Purpose To facilitate the development of (sport) through effective club leadership, working in partnership with Club Coaches to deliver a high quality winning performance both on and off the field of play. (may like to tailor this to be more participation rather than performance led depending on the club or sport) Main Duties 1.0 Club Management 1.1 To chair Club meetings including Executive and AGMs and that action points are agreed and delegated and minutes are taken and distributed to all club members and the coaching team. 1.2 Through effective delegation to the Club Treasurer, ensure that Club finances are efficiently managed and remain within budget including submission of annual budget application to the AU. 1.3 To work with the USB team to recruit and monitor the performance of coaches. 1.4 Through effective delegation to team captains, ensure that pre, post and match day preparations are carried out efficiently and in accordance with BUSA/Relevant regulations. 1.5 To deal promptly with any disciplinary issues which may occur within the Club, informing the AU Executive of causes of action taken. 1.6 Through effective delegation to Committee members, ensure that the Club is represented at all meetings as requested by USB & AU Executive such as Mini Forums, Club Committee training, first aid training, Club 121s, etc 1.7 To ensure effective handover of all Club Committee positions. 2.0 Communication 2.1 To communicate all decisions made by AU Exec and USB to all club members b through appropriate channels of communication established within the club. 2.2 To ensure that requests for information by AU/USB staff are responded to in prompt manner either directly or through effective delegation. 2.3 To regularly liaise with the Club Coaches to keep them informed of Committee decisions, or ensure effective delegation for communication Team Captains. 2.4 To support Club Coaches in the development of sessions, players, coaching programmes and the Club. 2.5 Via USB, liaise with key agencies such as Governing Bodies of Sport and the Birmingham Sports Partnership where appropriate. 2.6 To ensure the Club liaises with the Athletic Union Coordinator on health and safety issues and risk assessments, advising on equipment maintenance and replacement. 2.7 To work with Club Coaches to identify, recruit, support and develop young athletes with excellent academic qualifications and high performance potential. 2.8 To act as Club spokesman and deal with public relations issues in partnership with the USB Marketing team. 3.0 Leadership 3.1 To lead the Club by acting professionally on and off the field of play, displaying good conduct at all times promoting an inclusive, respectful and winning atmosphere within the Club. 3.2 To lead the Club Committee and Coaches in creating a highly committed and motivated club culture, whilst providing encouragement and support for the development of players at all levels. 3.3 To be aware of relevant/BUSA rules and regulations, keeping up to date on any changes to rulings and ensuring that all relevant members of the club (especially team captains) have the same important level of knowledge. 3.4 To support the incoming Club Captain during hand over period. 3.5 To ensure accurate records are maintained and handed over to replacement officer SUPPORTING INFORMATION The job is likely to provide the holder with the following opportunities: 1. Gain management and leadership experience. 2. Have an impact upon the direction, development & operation of the club. 3. Develop a wide range of contacts within the sport at all levels. 4. Represent the club at a high level. 5. See how other clubs operate. 6. Develop a high profile both within the club & the University. 7. Gain understanding of sports administration and development. The job is likely to involve the following challenges: 1. Not everyone will agree with all decisions made & the post holder will be expected to defend the decisions & actions of the AU, USB and the Management Committee. 2. Disciplinary committee duties may involve making very difficult decisions, particularly where friends are involved. The following support will be available: 1. The Athletic Union Executive; Vice President -Sport, AU Executive Team and Individual Sports Representatives, AU Development Officer (Rachel Hares), and AU Union Coordinator (Ade Scriven). 2. USB Management Team (Director of Sport and four senior managers). 3. National Governing Body Officers. 4. Club Committee. 5. Use of office space & equipment in the Sports Development Office. 6. Access to Training courses. 7. During the first month in post support from the retiring Club Captain to learn the role.