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Volunteers
« on: June 11, 2022, 11:01:00 AM »
Following on from the positive meeting on Monday evening, the club (BP) are now looking for a wide range of volunteers to help at the club - https://www.kltown.co.uk/2022/06/11/volunteers-needed-for-new-season

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Re: Volunteers
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2022, 12:19:23 PM »
Which position tickles ya fancy Tony ?

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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2022, 12:44:04 PM »
Would volunteers be expected to pay to get in as they have previously? :dontknow:
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2022, 01:22:45 PM »
Would volunteers be expected to pay to get in as they have previously? :dontknow:

I would think they would want to anyway as it’s for their club.
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2022, 01:35:24 PM »
Following on from the positive meeting on Monday evening, the club (BP) are now looking for a wide range of volunteers to help at the club - https://www.kltown.co.uk/2022/06/11/volunteers-needed-for-new-season

I would have thought that at least a couple of these jobs, when you take into account the relativity small scale of the business, would have come directly within the scope of the CEO, and not a volunteer. Seems that with a couple of jobs in particular, a volunteer will be doing all the work for free, but the CEO will be getting paid for the other persons efforts.

Maybe a functioning supporters club could take responsibility of at least one area as well.

If this is the route Barrie is taking, I wish him the best of luck with it. Hopefully he will have enough applicants so he is spoilt for choice with quality applicants and not have to fill some of the positions with people who’s only qualification is that they hang around the club a lot.

A positive move (may need some fine tuning) and it will be interesting to see the outcome.


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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2022, 01:43:30 PM »
It’s interesting BP is going down the route of trying to get cheap ( free) Labour to carry out a multitude of task.   The Volunteers might well need a lot of spare hours to take on these tasks.

I wish him luck in getting some round  pegs in some round holes.  It’s an interesting route to take.   It does seem like the buck is getting passed down the food chain.

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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2022, 05:19:01 PM »
Just continuing with the amateur approach, then. 

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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2022, 06:19:26 PM »
Ain’t it amazing years of crying over fan involvement at club and still the knockers moan cos they think jobs should be paid and there’s the trust always banging on that they would run club purely with volunteers you can’t just make this up at times

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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2022, 07:29:15 PM »
I am looking for a volunteer gardener, chauffeur and cleaner... :laughcry:

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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2022, 08:41:15 PM »
I am looking for a volunteer gardener, chauffeur and cleaner... :laughcry:

Have you got a Bentley?

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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2022, 08:49:16 PM »
I am looking for a volunteer gardener, chauffeur and cleaner... :laughcry:

Have you got a Bentley?

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Not yet!  :laughcry:

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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2022, 09:36:49 PM »
I am looking for a volunteer gardener, chauffeur and cleaner... :laughcry:

Have you got a Bentley?

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Not yet!  :laughcry:

They're available to rent!

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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2022, 09:08:30 AM »
Personally I think this is a positive move if, as B&G says, BP can get some the right applicants, which I guess is always the issue and no doubt there will be bumps along the way.  At least it seems that with BP on board the club is finally looking to build some sort of the infrastructure that is necessary at step 2.

In terms of volunteers vs paid staff, I think many of the positions would suit a keen volunteer who is genuinely committed to the role over a 'doing it for the money' person and again B&G is right that a functioning supporters club could have a role there.  Equally there are a couple on the list that probably should be part-time paid roles but I think it's clear the club isn't rolling in money so maybe BP is seeing what he gets and then may need to supplement this with some paid staff?

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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2022, 10:56:04 AM »
Personally I think this is a positive move if, as B&G says, BP can get some the right applicants, which I guess is always the issue and no doubt there will be bumps along the way.  At least it seems that with BP on board the club is finally looking to build some sort of the infrastructure that is necessary at step 2.

In terms of volunteers vs paid staff, I think many of the positions would suit a keen volunteer who is genuinely committed to the role over a 'doing it for the money' person and again B&G is right that a functioning supporters club could have a role there.  Equally there are a couple on the list that probably should be part-time paid roles but I think it's clear the club isn't rolling in money so maybe BP is seeing what he gets and then may need to supplement this with some paid staff?

1)Secretary, Admin, PA – to work with the CEO – who will gain valuable work and business experience and it will add value to their career development and CV.

2)Graphic Designer – to undertake creative design work for corporate brochure, flyers, posters etc.

3)Events Organiser – to develop, plan and manage our own club events, ie, sporting dinners, local wedding fairs, shows, charity dinners, ladies’ circle lunches, and end of season player awards etc.

4)Appeals Executive – to contact local companies and organisations and form partnerships to the benefit of both parties.

5)Fans’ Liaison Officer – to liaise and organise Fans’ Consultative Group meetings.

6)Fundraising Organisers – to carry out various activities to raise funds for the club projects and development.

7)The Linnets Junior Club – an organiser to be responsible for setting up the new club, to research, plan, prepare and develop the club ongoing.

Suggestions:

1)Visit CWA and approach people on secretarial courses (if such things exists these days).

2)Visit CWA and approach people looking to make a career from being a graphic artist (rather than just a teenager working from a computer in his bedroom)

3)Experienced and succesful person required, so probsbly needs putting on payroll. The decision to do this or not would depend on the level of activity the Club hopes to achieve.

4)Got to be one that the CEO takes on directly himself. Local business's forming relationships with the Club will want to deal with the Engine Driver.

5)FOTL's (or a Clubs Supporters Club) role.

6)Depends on level of activity expected by the Club. Could be for an experienced fund raiser prepared to work on a commission basis.

7)Club needs to expand on what they mean by a Junior Club. Perhaps a role for someone that has been running projects for juniors in the past. e.g. Scout Leader.

Obviously the less experience an individual will have would dictate how much time BP would need to spend himself in overseeing each project.

Just my initial thoughts, based on the limited information available at the moment about the positions.


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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2022, 11:54:48 AM »
I hope he gets all this sorted and in place before he leaves.

 

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