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September 2015
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Vacancies at the ECF

The Board is seeking to fill the following positions —

Legal Advisor
The ECF Board seeks a pro bono legal advisor to replace the incumbent who is retiring after long and distinguished service.  Candidates should commit to providing advice and services across a wide range of law, including Employment Law, Child Protection/Vulnerable Groups, Simple Contracts and Grant Agreements, Property Law, Charity and Trust Law, Company Law, ECF Articles of Association and Bye Laws and FIDE Statutes.  The ideal candidate would demonstrate knowledge of institutional history within the English and international chess community as well as the Voluntary Code of Good Governance in the Sport and Recreation Sector.  The role entails providing pro-active and responsive advice to ECF directors, primarily the chief executive and the company secretary; drafting contracts from negotiated terms, reviewing draft ECF policies and due process, and potentially representing the ECF in Court.  Applications are requested by 30 June 2015 leading to appointment in the Autumn.
Please send expressions of interest to ECF office at

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.

Controller, Counties Rapidplay Championship
The holder of this post reports to the Director of Home Chess
(Alex Holowczak Email:
Please contact him for further details and to make applications

National Primary Schools Co-ordinator (South)
The holder of this post above reports to the Director of Junior Chess and Education
(Traci Whitfield Email:
Please contact her for further details and to make applications

These are voluntary (unpaid) posts

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