The Board is seeking to fill the following positions:
ECF Book of the Year Committee vacancy
The three judges of this prestigious award are appointed by the ECF. A vacancy has arisen due to the retirement of David Friedgood. Applicants will be expected to have a knowledge of and interest in chess literature combined with having achieved a reasonably strong playing level at some stage in their career. The position involves reading and evaluating the books submitted by publishers between June and September annually.
Applications should be sent by email to the ECF office. Recommendations will be forwarded to the ECF Board for appointment in time for the 2015 award.
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.
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: email@example.com)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please contact her for further details and to make applications
These are voluntary (unpaid) posts