Swansea Bay Orienteering Club (SBOC) provides a focus for orienteering across much of South West Wales, with members raning from beginners to elite orienteers. Despite its small size (about 30 active members), the club has demonstrated its ability to “punch above its weight” and played active roles in major events including the Welsh 6-days, Home Internationals, the British Night Champs, and a day of JK 2014.
The club development officer will plan and lead a series of events/activities that aim to increase recruitment of new members, enhance the development of new and existing members, and to generate enthusiasm for the sport that results in new members being retained.
The club development officer will initially be recruited for 12 months, but with a view that this is a 3 year programme subject to annual review. See here for the job advert with more detail on the role nad how to apply.
This is the third club development officer role that the Orienteering Foundation has supported, following ongoing engagements with CLOK (see award and appointment) and FVO (see award and appointment). SBOC are already in contact with those clubs and looking to learn from their best practice.
We wish SBOC every success in this project.