Committee

Club Chairperson – to ensure that all the club’s business is undertaken effectively, to represent the club externally and to ensure that the interests of the club are expressed nationally to the governing body. To ensure that members needs are met and that all appropriate governance is met.

 

Treasurer – to ensure that the clubs finances are managed appropriately, that budgets are planned and adhered to and that all due diligence is taken with the club’s finances.

 

Secretary – to act as the first point of contact for the club and answer general enquiries regarding club activities. To take minutes of club committee meetings and to ensure Club affiliation paperwork is returned to British Canoeing recording the club’s activities.

 

Volunteer and Coaching Officer – to maintain records of all those volunteering and coaching within the club, to offer support to coaches on development and coaching pathways and to recruit and support new volunteers and coaches.

 

Membership and Charity Management – to manage the membership process for new members and club members renewing membership, to ensure accurate records are maintained and that members receive the appropriate reminders and membership cards. To manage the club’s relationship with the Charity Commission and ensure that all returns are completed in good order and in good time.

 

Communications Officer – to ensure that the club's various communication channels (email, newsletter, social media etc) are up to date and active, and that news and other communications find their way to all members.

 

Youth Officer – to ensure that young people within the club have an appropriate programme of activities that are appropriate for their age and that young people have a point of contact to discuss any concerns they may have.

 

Freestyle Representative – to represent the interests of Freestyle paddlers within the club and ensure that an appropriate programme of coaching and activities are organised. To ensure that there is a development plan which can be funded and sustained from activities, and to ensure that Freestyle canoeing is promoted and supported within the club. To ensure that coaching or technical mentoring is provided by appropriate people, and to ensure that there are sufficient people to do this.

 

Slalom Representative – to represent the interests of Slalom paddlers within the club and ensure that an appropriate programme of coaching and activities are organised. To chair the slalom sub-committee and ensure that the slalom development plan can be funded and sustained from activities, and to ensure that Slalom canoeing is promoted and supported within the club. Where appropriate, bid for, and ensure the smooth running of slalom events, ensuring that these cover their costs. To ensure that coaching or technical mentoring is provided by appropriate people, and to ensure that there are sufficient people to do this.

 

Recreational Representative – to represent the interests of recreational paddlers within the club and ensure that an appropriate programme of coaching and activities are organised, including personal development awards and trips. To ensure that there is a development plan which can be funded and sustained from activities, and to ensure that Recreational canoeing is promoted and supported within the club. To ensure that coaching or technical mentoring is provided by appropriate people, and to ensure that there are sufficient people to do this. Organise the Saturday morning open club sessions for all levels of paddlers including first time paddlers.

 

Club Welfare Officers
All of the Club Welfare Officers have been trained to deal with any matters that may concern any paddler regarding the safety or welfare of any paddler within the club. They have also received additional safeguarding training to be able to support young people with any concerns that they might have.

 

Club Health and Safety Officer
The Club Health and Safety Officer is appointed by the Committee to take an oversight of all club run activities. They will receive and review all risk assessments for all club activities and trips, and will ensure that appropriate safety training is offered to all those acting on the club’s behalf providing safety cover.

 

Webmaster
The Webmaster is appointed by the Committee to manage and promote the club's website and social media accounts. They are responsible for ensuring that the site is available and up to date, and that its content and purpose reflects the club's aims and activities.