Ayrshire Tigers Powerchair Football Club (South Ayrshire)

Charity registered in Scotland SC048926

To encourage and promote the development of powerchair football as a sport within the community of Ayrshire.


Current opportunities

To encourage and promote the development of powerchair football as a sport within the community of Ayrshire. Ayrshire Tigers PFC is a community-based Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) based in Ayr which works in partnership with the Scottish Powerchair Football Association (SPFA) to provide equal opportunity for wheelchair users in Ayrshire to engage in team sport. The Club is an independent organisation run by its own board of trustees which is elected by its members. The club is focused on providing opportunities to play, coach and support powerchair football and is open to everyone. The team is currently playing in the Scottish Powerchair Football Championship. The Club was formed to benefit wheelchair users living in Ayrshire to engage in team sport and prevent isolation by offering a place for people to come and feel welcome, have fun and be part of a team. Role Title: Secretary Role description of volunteering opportunity: An opportunity to work as part of a team and to develop your communicative skills. The Club Secretary is the hub of the club, acting as the club's communicator with our membership and external organisations. The Secretary plays a key role in supporting the Chair and being part of a small and committed team. The secretary also plays a vital role in assisting the committee ensure the Club runs smoothly. Duties: • Preparing for meetings • Sending notices of all meetings to members within the time required by the governing document • Making arrangements for meetings – booking rooms, arranging refreshments, ensuring access for all attending • Preparing the agenda in consultation with the Chair and distributing the agenda with any background papers • Checking that members have carried out tasks agreed at the previous meeting. • Participating in meetings • Ensuring that the minutes of the previous meeting are accurate, agreed and signed and dated on each page by the Chair • Taking and producing minutes of the meeting, noting the names of those attending and apologies, major decisions, any votes taken and agreed further actions • Distributing minutes in a timely manner. A full UK driving licence is desirable but not essential. This role will primarily take place within the individual’s own home therefore access to appropriate technology is required although if this is not feasible they will support you in any means possible. On occasions you may be required to visit training to meet players and coaches and attend committee members when required. In return for your time, the club will provide any training deemed necessary and put you through your PVG. To apply for this role, please upload a CV to info@ayrshiretigers.co.uk. Closing date for applications is the 1st April 2024 at noon. Interviews will take place, via video conference and will be conducted by a Trustee.

Role Title: Trustee/Treasurer Role description of volunteering opportunity: The Club runs its own powerchair football training sessions on Tuesdays between 7pm and 10pm at the Citadel in Ayr. Sessions specifically designed for wheelchair users across the Ayrshire region. Ayrshire Tigers PFC is a community-based Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) based in Ayr which works in partnership with the Scottish Powerchair Football Association (SPFA) to provide equal opportunities for powerchair users in Ayrshire to engage in team sport. The Club is an independent organisation run by its own board of trustees which is elected by its members. The club is focused on providing opportunities to play, coach and support powerchair football and is open to everyone. The team is currently playing in the Scottish Powerchair Football Championship. The Club was formed to benefit wheelchair users living in Ayrshire to engage in team sport and prevent isolation by offering a place for people to come and feel welcome, have fun and be part of a team. Would you like to give a little back to your local community? Would you like to gain invaluable experience in Project Management, Committee Meetings and Teamwork? Do you have some spare time to help a local charity involved in helping people with disabilities to engage in sport? We are currently seeking committee members with life skills or business experience to assist with the continuous improvement of our work. Benefits of being a board member with Ayrshire Tigers PFC include • Supporting the work of organisation. • Meeting new people. • Being part of a team. • Developing new and existing skills. We are looking for a Treasurer to join our committee and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. Our Treasurer will work as part of the Board providing financial oversight and preparing regular finance reports to ensure financial rigour across our organisation. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic individual(s) with accounting and finance experience to assist with the continuous improvement of our work. The committee meets once every three months for two hours. If you are new to community work, support and training will be provided. A full UK driving license is desirable but not essential. To apply for this role, please upload a CV to info@ayrshiretigers.co.uk. Closing date for applications is 1st April 2024 at noon. Interviews will take place, via video conference and will be conducted by a trustee.

Ayrshire Tigers PFC is a community-based Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) based in Ayr which works in partnership with the Scottish Powerchair Football Association (SPFA) to provide equal opportunity for powerchair users in Ayrshire to engage in team sport. The Club is an independent organisation run by its own Board of Trustees which is elected by its members. The club is focused on providing opportunities to play, coach and support powerchair football and is open to everyone. The team is currently playing in the Scottish Powerchair Football Premiership. The Club was formed to benefit powerchair users living in Ayrshire to engage in team sport and prevent isolation by offering a place for people to come and feel welcome, have fun and be part of a team. Ayrshire Tigers PFC is seeking to recruit suitably experienced and qualified people onto our Board of Trustees. This is a rewarding opportunity to join the founding charity trustees of Ayrshire Tigers Powerchair Football Club, to help it develop, grow and become sustainable. In an increasing challenging financial environment, we are seeking to increase our working partnerships, improve our effectiveness, continue to develop creative approaches to meet need and increase our income. To help achieve this, we are seeking new volunteer Board Trustees, particularly those with an appropriate level of the following knowledge, skills or experience:  Grant Funding Applications  Fundraising  Marketing (selling and promoting the club in the community)  Admin  Social Media  Club Development As a trustee you will help to set and maintain the charity’s vision, mission and values. You will also help to ensure that the charity: • pursues its charitable purposes as defined in its Governing Document • complies with relevant legislation or regulations • works towards sustainability by developing a funding strategy • maintains the financial stability of Ayrshire Tigers PFC, • resources are well managed and used effectively. As a trustee you will also be involved in appointing and supporting Ayrshire Tigers PFC volunteers. New Trustees should be able to attend at least 75% of meetings per year, actively participate, to read papers in advance of meetings and participate in other tasks as arising from time to time. It is important to note that no one individual is responsible for the governance of the charity, rather we act collectively and make decisions based on collective responsibility. Not had experience as a trustee? Don’t worry - We have support in place to support all new trustees. A full UK driving license is desirable but not essential. In return for your time, the club will provide any training deemed necessary and put you through your PVG. To apply for this role, please upload a covering letter (maximum 2 sides of A4) and CV to info@ayrshiretigers.co.uk. Interviews will take place, via video conference and will be conducted by a small panel of current Board Trustees. Benefits Benefits of being a board member with Ayrshire Tigers PFC include: • Supporting the work of organisation. • Meeting new people. • Being part of a team. • Developing new and existing skills.