Welsh Bridge Union Chief Executive
The Welsh Bridge Union Chief Executive
The Welsh Bridge Union, with some 2,200 members, is a non-profit-making body with the role of organising duplicate contract bridge within Wales. It is recognised as the National Bridge Organisation for Wales by the European Bridge League and World Bridge Federation of which it is a member. It is represented on Bridge Great Britain, the organising body for the Home Internationals and British Championships. Its main function is the running of national bridge events for Wales, selection and support for teams representing Wales, and regulation of its members within the International Laws of Bridge. It has a promotional and educational role in encouraging the playing of duplicate contract bridge within Wales and the provision of services to its members.
The WBU has a democratic structure.
At its Annual General Meeting its constitution specifies the election of a President, Hon Treasurer, Hon Secretary, Master Points Secretary, and National Tournament Organiser. The holders of these posts receive a non-commercial Honorarium.
The Union has four Areas (North, Mid, West and East) electing delegates to a Council that, together with the elected officers, oversee the affairs of the Union. The Council meets at least twice per year. The Council elects sub-committees (Selection, Laws & Ethics) as required by the constitution and makes appointments to various jobs (e.g. Magazine Editor, Website Manager, Junior Co-ordinator) of which the principal one is Chief Executive. The holders of these posts may be remunerated but none have an employer-employee relationship with the WBU.
The Management Committee
The Management Committee is the body responsible for the management of the Union’s affairs.
Membership: Chief Executive, President, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Tournament Officer, and one member nominated by each Area Association and approved by the Council.
THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE ROLE
The CE reports to the current President, Council and to Management Committee.
To guide the formulation of policy and ensure that the policies of the WBU approved by Council and MC are implemented.
To ensure that all personnel working for the WBU, know their duties, and are supported in carrying them out.
Ensuring the smooth running of the WBU.
Attend AGM, Council, MC (around ten meetings per year).
In conjunction with the Management Committee and President, formulate strategy for the future of the WBU. Including raising the profile of bridge in Wales; improving communication with membership, clubs and areas; policy and policy changes.
For all appointees (e.g. Membership Secretary, Junior Co-ordinator, Newsletter Editor, Education Officer, Website Manager etc.) receive their reports, monitor their progress, present their reports to MC and Council, and advise Council and MC where changes in policy or personnel are needed.
Actively seek sponsorship from companies and individuals; for specific events and for International teams, Junior Bridge and other identifiable sponsorship opportunities.
For Home Internationals hosted by the WBU (the next is Jan 2019). Appoint Match Manager and BBO co-ordinator. Oversee arrangements: venue, personnel, transport, recording, catering.
Arrange for a web service for the WBU and appointment of Webmaster.
Negotiate printing and production of all WBU publications, stationery and playing cards.
With the Education Officer promote and develop Bridge Teaching in order to increase the numbers of bridge players in Wales.
Ensure compliance with DBS checks for those working with children and vulnerable adults.
Ensure compliance with current data protection legislation.
Ensure that Constitutional requirements are followed.
Arrange appropriate insurance cover for both Liabilities and Assets.
Provide personal office facilities with computer, printer and other essential equipment together with appropriate landline telephone and broadband access.
Bridge Great Britain
European Bridge League
The successful candidate will have;
Excellent interpersonal, negotiating and organisational skills.
Willingness and ability to work from home.
Closing Date: 30th July
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