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October 2014
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Vacancies at the ECF

The Board is seeking to fill the following vacancies.  All Director posts are held until the AGM in October, when incumbents are entitled to stand for re-election.

Service on FIDE and ECU Commissions
The European Chess Union (ECU) asked the ECF and other national chess federations to nominate people for the ECU positions on the following FIDE Commissions:

• Technical Commission (TEC)
• Arbiters Commission (ARB)
• Qualification Commission (QC)
• Chess in Schools Commission (CIS)
• Events Commission (EVE)
• Trainers’ Commission (TRG)
• Development Commission (DEV)
• Medical Commission (MED)
• Commission for Women’s Chess (WOM)
• Social Projects Commission (SPC)
• Social Action Commission (SAC)
• Technical Commission (TEC)
• Rules and Tournament Regulations (RTR)
• Systems of Pairings and Programs (SPP)
• Disabled Commission

The ECU is also soliciting people to serve on these new ECU Commissions:

• Educational
• Events
• Arbiters

If you are interested in this opportunity, read material at these links [ONE] [TWO] and contact David Sedgwick, Manager of Arbiters (International), by 8 September 2014.

Manager of ICT
The person appointed will be responsible for providing advice to the Board on all ICT matters. He/she will support the office to ensure that the office ICT is maintained, and provide advice as necessary on upgrades to the office ICT infrastructure.
The Manager is appointed by the Board and reports to the Commercial Director.

Editor, Chess Moves
The person appointed will be responsible for co-ordinating the production of the Federation’s bi-monthly newsletter for members. They will commission, source and edit articles for the publication from both regular and casual contributors, and incorporate within the publication such official news items as the Board shall from time to time request, together with reports on the meetings of the Federation’s Council. They will liaise with the office staff on production of the document, which is currently available as a PDF for download from the website exclusively by members of the Federation.
Reports to the Director of Membership, to whom applications for this post should be sent in the first instance.

Publicity Officer
The person appointed will be responsible for attempting to place favourable items of chess news in the media on a regular basis. They will work closely with organisers of League, County and Congress events, many of which currently receive little or no publicity, in order to obtain media coverage of such events. There will be a particular need to work on publicising such events on Mondays and Tuesdays as the results of weekend events are made available by organisers. They will also be responsible for encouraging such organisers to produce suitable material for press releases. Maximum publicity needs to be obtained for International Events which include England Teams and also of individual International Events where English players are competing.
The Publicity Officer will report to the ECF Commercial Director. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. Some experience of journalism would be a positive advantage, but is not essential.
Applications in the first instance to Bob Kane, Commercial Director Email:

1. Controller, Counties Rapidplay Championship

2. National Primary Schools Co-ordinator (South)

Holders of post 1 above report to the Director of Home Chess
(Alex Holowczak Email:
Please contact him for further details and to make applications

Holders of post 2 above report to the Director of Junior Chess and Education
(Lawrence Cooper Email:
Please contact him for further details and to make applications

These are voluntary (unpaid) posts