Team Attaché for the Sainsbury's 2013 UK School Games

Posted by James Phillips at 11:04 on 12 April 2013

SAINSBURY’S 2013 SCHOOL GAMES
ROLE DESCRIPTION:  TEAM ATTACHÉ

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OVERALL ROLE:

To provide practical and/or administrative support to a Team Manager (TM) as required, to ensure every athlete has a high quality experience at the Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games which is positive, safe and well managed.  This is a critical support role for the Games and enables a real insight into the work of a Team Manager and the operations of an Athletes’ Village at a multi-sport Games.

DATES REQUIRED:

• Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th September (inclusive)
• Role specific training day as advised by the Volunteer Manager

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• To make contact with a designated TM at least two weeks prior to the Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games to confirm roles and responsibilities as guided by the TM
• To meet the Chef de Mission/Arrivals Liaison and/or the TM at an agreed time on arrivals day at the Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games, and to assist the TM where needed e.g. providing tours, liaising with the Games Services Team and/or assisting with the team’s arrivals process
• To accompany the team as required at training, competition, catering, athlete down time and other activities as requested by the TM
• To assist the TM as required, in supporting individuals and teams. Specific duties could include;
o ensuring all athletes report at the agreed times for transport, catering, training and competition
o liaising with Games Services to access Games time information
o solving any problems and/or issues which may occur
• To read and abide by the School Games Manual and Safeguarding Plan
• To report into the Team Attaché Manager(s) on a regular basis / as required Games time to discuss the Games time experiences

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

• Be over 18 yrs at the time of the Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games
• Have access to a mobile phone for communication during the Games
• Have experience of working with young people in a sports based setting, including residential trips
• Have completed the relevant checks and training in accordance with the Sainsbury’s 2013 School Games Safeguarding Plan
• Be young people focussed and able to effectively communicate with team managers, volunteers and Games Services Team members
• Be able to follow instructions as directed by TMs
• Have good communication skills
• Be able to work on own initiative and also able to work effectively within a team.

PLEASE NOTE TEAM ATTACHÉS MUST WEAR THE SAINSBURY’S 2013 SCHOOL GAMES VOLUNTEER UNIFORM ISSUED, AND ARE NOT PERMITTED TO WEAR TEAM KIT AT ANY TIME
DURING THE SAINSBURY’S 2013 SCHOOL GAMES.

If you are interested in being a team attaché for the Welsh team please email James Phillips

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