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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.

Minutes Secretary
This person needs to attend Board and Council meetings and produce accurate Minutes within a reasonable timescale (say, three working days). In practice, this means travelling to London, Birmingham and venues in between about half a dozen times a year. The ECF pays for out-of-pocket expenses and offers a modest honorarium per set of minutes produced of £50 (£70 for Council meetings). As well as being an essential function, this role offers the candidate the chance to see the Board and Council in action and for some it might be a useful way of deciding whether to seek further involvement.
Reports to the Chief Executive

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.

1a. Controller, Counties Rapidplay Championship

1b. Controller of the Grand Prix

The scope of this post is the seven sections of the ECF Grand Prix. This is distinct from the English Youth Grand Prix, which is administered separately. This voluntary post will consist of the following responsibilities:
* Ensuring that the monthly leaderboards are produced by the Grading Database Administrator, and published on the website.
* Purchasing the trophies from a supplier agreed with the Director of Home Chess.
* Liaising with section winners to arrange a suitable presentation date.
* Other administrative matters relating to the competition that may arise from time-to-time.
Interested candidates should email before 31st October, 2014

2. National Primary Schools Co-ordinator (South)

Holders of posts 1a and 1b above report to the Director of Home Chess
(Alex Holowczak Email: director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk)
Please contact him for further details and to make applications

Holders of post 2 above report to the Director of Junior Chess and Education
(Traci Whitfield Email: director.juniorchess@englishchess.org.uk)
Please contact her for further details and to make applications

These are voluntary (unpaid) posts