Committee

The committee is elected by the members of the club every year at the AGM

Executive Committee

Ed
Sumner

Chair

Responsibilities
  • Chair the committee and the club
  • Represent the interests of the club

Ali
Watson

Vice-Chair

Responsibilities
  • Deputise for the chairman
  • Assist with any aspect of the committee as required

David
Birkinshaw

Secretary

Responsibilities
  • Minutes of meetings
  • Arrange meetings
  • AGM notices
  • Correspondence as required

Tony
Manning

Treasurer

Responsibilities
  • Maintain accurate accounts
  • Prepare the annual account
  • Advise on expenditure

General Committee

Ben
Satchell

Safety Co-Officer

Responsibilities
  • To act as a point of reference for club members with safety concerns or queries
  • To record reports relating to safety concerns
  • To collate near miss and accident reports including reporting to the BCU when appropriate
  • To advise the committee on safety related matters
  • To raise safety concerns with the committee
  • To advise the training lead where more training would lead to a safer environment and activity
  • NB it is not the safety officers responsibility to ensure safety of club members as this rests with all club members

Michael
Stannard

Safety Co-Officer

Responsibilities
  • To act as a point of reference for club members with safety concerns or queries
  • To record reports relating to safety concerns
  • To collate near miss and accident reports including reporting to the BCU when appropriate
  • To advise the committee on safety related matters
  • To raise safety concerns with the committee
  • To advise the training lead where more training would lead to a safer environment and activity
  • NB it is not the safety officers responsibility to ensure safety of club members as this rests with all club members

Bertie
Davis

Welfare (Protection) Officer

Responsibilities
  • To provide information and advice on child protection within the Club and promote a child focus
  • To implement screening procedures within the club
  • To be a confirmation signatory, verifying the identity of individuals completing disclosures
  • To receive information from members including children or parents and carers who have child protection concerns and record it
  • To assess the information promptly and carefully, clarifying and obtaining more information about the matter as appropriate
  • To advise the Club about Child Protection training opportunities
  • The designated person should be aware of the local statutory child protection network, including the contact details for the local Police and Children’s Social Care Services, the role of the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) and the awareness of local inter-agency child protection procedures
  • They should understand the BCU Child Protection Policies and Procedures and the requirement to safeguard and protect children in sport
  • Awareness of Equity issues and Child Protection
  • Understanding of poor practice and abuse – behaviour that is harmful to children
  • They should be well known in the club and have a strong child focus
  • They need to be accessible to and approachable for children and young people
  • Have undertaken or willing to undertake the Sports Coach UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop or an equivalent training programme. They must also be committed to attending the BCU Time to Listen Workshop that has been developed specifically for Club Welfare Officers with the NSPCC.

Debbie
Bush

Training Lead

Responsibilities
  • Organise training opportunities
  • Maintain a list of members qualifications
  • Maintain list of ‘yellow T-shirt’ training completed
  • Maintain list of river leaders / coaches
  • Work with members of the club to form a training sub-committee
  • Organise the pool rota for coaching and yellow T-shirt cover
  • Organise Chipstead rota

NB it is not for the training lead to lead all training – they coordinate coaches and others

Andrew
Sylvester

Events Lead

Responsibilities
  • Organise events calendar
  • Liaise with others to ensure clashes do not occur
  • Work with the Training Lead to form ‘events and training’ sub-committee
  • Arrange for each trip to have a trip organiser and advise them on the correct procedures
  • Arrange for social events to be organised

NB it is not for the events lead to organise all or any events – they coordinate others

Nic
Morton

Facilities & Equipment Lead

Responsibilities
  • Maintain equipment inventory
  • Organise maintenance of storage facilities including ‘the Den’ and the pool
  • Organise repairs of equipment as required
  • Act as a point of contact for all queries to do with equipment
  • Obtain quotes for new equipment as required

Frank
Bown

Membership Co-Lead

Responsibilities
  • Maintain the membership records
  • Administer WebCollect
  • Prepare report for BCU affiliation
  • Work with communications lead to form ‘membership and comms’ sub-committee

Bridget
Huggett

Membership Co-Lead

Responsibilities
  • Maintain the membership records
  • Administer WebCollect
  • Prepare report for BCU affiliation
  • Work with communications lead to form ‘membership and comms’ sub-committee

Rob
Hole-Thomas

Communications Lead

Responsibilities
  • Maintain the club website
  • Maintain the club email system
  • Organise production of the monthly newsletter
  • Work with membership lead to form ‘membership and comms’ sub-committee