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Vacancy for Club Chairperson

Woodstock Town Football Club are looking for a dedicated and passionate person to undertake the role of Chairperson.

The role has been vacant for several months and the club committee are keen to find someone to help take the club forward in time for the 2018/19 football season. 

Woodstock Town Football Club currently has teams in the Hellenic League and Oxfordshire Senior League as well as Ladies teams in the Thames Valley League. The club also has plans to establish youth teams (under 18 and under 16) to better serve the community. The Chairperson will play an important part in this and in future developments at the club.

The role of the Chairperson in grassroots football – and all sports – is significant and varied. As the ultimate leader of the Club the Chairperson is a figurehead in the football and wider community, representing the Club with integrity and vision. The Chairperson has to be able to inspire confidence in the leadership of the Club, and be able to particularly lead the Club Committee on whose shoulders rest the vast bulk of the week to week Club responsibilities. The Chairperson also needs to be a diplomat, able to resolve conflicts in the club and able to deal with any external issues as well. Ultimately a club Chairperson is represented for the respect that they hold in the football and local community. Q: Who is the Club Chairperson  responsible to? A: The Main Committee Q: Who is the Chairperson responsible for? A: The Main Committee Q: What is the role of the Club Chairperson? A: Chair the Committee meetings and AGM, assist the secretary to produce the agendas, head the committee in making decisions for the benefit of the whole club including disciplinary matters and strategic planning. Q: How much time does the Club Chairperson give to the job? A: Several hours per month for meetings – but possibly more on a weekly basis in leading the club and dealing with issues. Q: What sorts of tasks are involved? A: Tasks include: Chair committee meetings/AGM; agree monthly agenda for committee meetings and the AGM Q: What else is involved in the job? A: As the Chair of the Club, it is essential that the Chairperson is a strong leader who can be objective.

We would welcome applications from anyone who is passionate about football and can fulfil the roles and responsibilities detailed above. We also welcome applications from both males and females, reflecting the changing landscape of grassroots football. 

Applications need to be in writing and addressed to Ian Whelan (club secretary) via email: ian.whelan@lucyelectric.com

Closing Date: 31st May 2018

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