Volunteer Department Structures

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new volunteer department structure!

British Taekwondo has been conducting a thorough governance review, looking at how we can best represent and serve our clubs and membership, as we build a longer-term strategic plan for our National Governing Body.

Some of the findings and recommendations from this review, relating to board and departmental structure were presented and unanimously approved by the members attending the AGM in December.

An overview document setting out some of the main changes to the way in which the British Taekwondo experienced volunteer led departments will function going forwards can be downloaded here.BT volunteer department structure

Our expert volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation, having the technical knowledge and experience in the various disciplines, and the willingness to share this passion for the Martial Art and Sport to help us create and shape the programs, participation, learning and advancement opportunities for our members both nationally & internationally.

Framework

 From the research, review and consultation we have done, in its simplest form, British Taekwondo’s membership activity can be broken down into the three core areas of Martial Art, Poomsae and Olympic Sport.

With each of these disciplines sub-divided further into three areas of performance, referees and events activity.

 

Across all of these areas over the years, there has been a lot of great work by dedicated volunteer committees, with some fantastic events and advancement opportunities taking place. However, it was apparent from the review and consultation, that this activity was dropping off significantly, becoming more disjointed and ad hoc in nature, mainly due to a lack of structural support from British Taekwondo centrally.

This will change.

Having met and consulted with representative groups and technical leads in each of the disciplines, British Taekwondo is now ready to launch and roll out our new volunteer led departmental structure. This will have clear objectives for each department, with defined roles and responsibilities to grow opportunity for our membership across all disciplines.

This structure will be democratic and accountable.

It will be supported by the BT executive and back office, and together will create and deliver long term strategic and operational plans for our organisation in the years to come, with the ambition to make us one of the most proactive and world leading Taekwondo member national associations.

These structures will recruit and develop department by department throughout 2020 as we build for the future – together.

Roles

Role descriptions on offer and person specifications will be released on a phased basis during 2020 as we embark on a sustained recruitment drive to get our volunteer workforce enthused and moving forward with a fair and transparent structure.

This starts today with a range of opportunities to become part of our new Sport Taekwondo Referee Department and Poomsae Referee Department.

Take a look through the roles on offer below and join us as we reshape BT for the future!

POOMSAE REFEREE DEPARTMENT ROLES

Poomsae Referee Department – Chair Role Description final Poomsae Referee Department – Operations manager Role Description final Poomsae Referee Department – Referee Director Role Description final Poomsae Referee Department – Education & Progression Manager Role Description final Poomsae Referee Department – Marketing Manager Role Description final

 

SPORT TAEKWONDO REFEREE DEPARTMENT ROLES

Sport Taekwondo Referee Department – Chair Role Description final Sport Taekwondo Referee Department – Operations manager Role Description final Sport Taekwondo Referee Department – Referee Director Role Description final Sport Taekwondo Referee Department – Education & Progression Manager Role Description final Sport Taekwondo Referee Department – Marketing Manager Role Description final