The President's Fund was established to encourage members of the club with ambition to represent their country. 2011 is the 20th anniversary year of its foundation and in that period the Fund has been able to help a significant number of young members to achieve their ambition.

IT Infrastructure and PR Officer

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Raise the profile of the club with the public, mainly via as many press articles as possible

  • Communications with the membership/parents of juniors/other club associates

  • Operate the club IT

 

Key Activities

  • Be responsible for the Club Website, Phone, internet connection, email (including bulk emails), domain names, other online facilities (e.g. membership database online, with the Membership Secretary), and other Internet presence (online listings, Facebook group, Twitter account etc.). Not the CCTV (Facilities Manager).

  • Edit and distribute an online newsletter at least every other month.

  • Maintain a database of contacts at local newspapers, radio and TV stations.

  • Advertise club events to the local press

  • Issue regular updates to the press about the club's progress

  • Design, produce and maintain club brochures, marketing material/signs, branding/logos

  • Assist event managers in marketing their event

  • Assist/Liaise with the External Liaison and Sponsorship Officer to present a united external club image, and inclusion of any Sponsor logos in website etc as promised to Sponsor.

 

Recommended Experience

 

  • Ideally some experience as a publicity officer with an understanding of how to gain maximum publicity for the club in the local and if possible national press.

  • Ability to communicate effectively to all club members.

  • Is familiar with developing and maintaining databases.

  • At least medium and preferably strong IT skills.

  • Since they have access to all club data, must be trustworthy.

  • Good literacy/written skills.

 Equipment Manager

 

Roles and Responsibilities

 

  • Organise equipment maintenance programme in consultation with the Captain, Vice Captains and Coaches.

  • Has overall responsibility for maintaining boats, launches and associated equipment in safe working order.

  • Reports to the committee on the status of the fleet and any major repairs.

  • Maintains a damage and maintenance reporting system for use by club members.

 

Key Activities

 

  • Providing basic maintenance for the Club blades, boats, launches and trailers, carrying out works in-house where possible or managing third party repair arrangements.

  • Purchasing and keeping secure a stock of spares to facilitate basic maintenance, recycling parts where appropriate and possible.

  • Keeping a record of major repairs, and launch servicing.

  • Providing advice as required to club members regarding boat maintenance.

  • Keeping the Treasurer informed of any purchases, costs and future budgeting requirements.

  • Assisting with the organization and running of MRC events.

  • Ensuring any safety concerns, accidents or incidents are captured without delay, managed in accordance with BR guidance and if appropriate, brought to the attention of the Management team or Club Water Safety Officer.

  • Where possible and relevant, ensuring compliance by members with Safety guidance and the Club Constitution.

 

Recommended Experience

  • Reasonable DIY skills.

  • Knowledge of rowing equipment.

  • Knowledge of safety requirements.

  • Can communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of club members.

  • Can be regularly available at the club premises to carry out necessary works.

Facilities Manager

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Organise the maintenance and upkeep of Marlow Rowing Club premises and grounds where appropriate.

  • Submit a timely budget to the Treasurer for the maintenance and development of Marlow Rowing Club premises and all equipment.

  • Ensure compliance with regulations regarding insurances and fire safety.

 

 

Key Activities

  • Maintaining accurate records with regard to maintenance and upkeep of the Club premises with particular reference to: repairs and renovations; safety checks on gas, water and electricity; and checks on unseen areas for problems - roof, gutters, floor, apron, and pontoons.

  • Ensuring compliance with regulations regarding insurances and fire safety. Arrange for regular servicing of fire prevention equipment

  • Preparing and submitting to the Treasurer a timely annual budget for maintenance work required, as well as advising on equipment purchase and repair.

  • If necessary, implementing systems to ensure the continued cleanliness of the club and all assets other than rowing equipment (e.g. a cleaning rota).

  • Reporting progress against maintenance plan and budget performance to the committee meetings and AGM.

  • Coordinating maintenance activities with the Captain and Vice-Captains.

  • Assisting with the organization and running of MRC events.

  • Ensuring any safety concerns, accidents or incidents are reported without delay to the Club Safety and Welfare Officers.

  • Where possible and relevant, ensuring compliance by members with Safety guidance and the Club Constitution.

Recommended Experience

 

No specific experience is mandatory; however, the following would prove beneficial:

  • Previous experience on a Marlow Rowing Club committee or working group, or that of another club, giving insight into the types of issues that will need to be managed.

  • Some knowledge of the fundamentals of facilities and asset management.

  • Basic DIY skills

  • Basic IT skills.

External Liaison and Sponsorship Officer

 

Role and Responsibilities

 

  • Provide the link between MRC and external sporting agencies, such as British Rowing and other rowing clubs.

  • Build and maintain effective relationships between MRC and relevant third parties and legislative bodies, such as the Town, District and County Councils.

  • To liaise with local companies and organizations in order to identify and maximize fundraising and sponsorship opportunities.

  • To work with the Public Relations Officer where necessary in relation to these responsibilities.

  • Attend and contribute to the monthly meetings of MRC management team.

 

Key Activities

 

  • Maintaining regular contact with Regional Representative for British Rowing to ensure timely exchange of information, and to communicate the salient issues to MRC management team.

  • Maintaining regular contact with Local Authorities and other third parties, with particular regard to identification of possible revenue streams for MRC.

  • Identifying and contacting companies and agencies who may wish to provide sponsorship to MRC.

  • Assisting with the organization and running of MRC events.

  • Ensuring any safety concerns, accidents or incidents are captured without delay, managed in accordance with BR guidance and if appropriate, brought to the attention of the Management team or Club Water Safety Officer.

  • Where possible and relevant, ensuring compliance by members with Safety guidance and the Club Constitution.

 

Recommended Experience

 

Whilst not mandatory, the following would prove beneficial:

 

  • Squad membership within MRC, to provide credibility both within and beyond the club.

  • Basic IT skills.