We are looking for an extra Run Director or 2 at St Helens parkrun. If you are interested in applying please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of what’s involved are below, please make sure that you can commit to it 100% before applying. Full training will be provided, it’s extremely fulfilling and once you’ve done a couple it’s quite straightforward. You will probably be on duty every 4 or 5 weeks.
No prior experience is needed, but as ED, I have to ensure that anyone who applies can manage the role and maintain the standards already set by our great Core Team. Therefore, I reserve the right to say "sorry, but no" if I don't think that you meet the criteria.
- Adhere to the parkrun Code of Conduct and maintain the spirit of St Helens parkrun
- Ensure that the run goes ahead smoothly and safely above all other priorities.
- Report any issues or concerns to the Event Director (Ant).
- Liaise with the previous RD and arrange to collect the bags.
- Arrive at 7.30am to unlock the lodge and set up the course.
- Check the course for any risks and decide Go / No Go.
- Liaise with the Volunteer Co-Ordinator to ensure that we have cover in the right places (if needed).
- 8.50am - Deliver 1st timers briefing
- 9.00am - Deliver main briefing
- 9.05am – Set the run off and continually monitor safety, volunteers and lead runners. As the run progresses, ensure that the Funnel is managed effectively and that the team are all doing the right things.
- Post-run: Pack the Trolleys, return the kit to the lodge and lock up. Usually finished by 10.30am latest.
- Return home and process the results including manual entries. Usually takes no more than 20 minutes.
- Report any “incidents” to HQ and Liaise with them in the event of any issues.
- Check emails for any runners reporting valid issues.
- Sort out the tokens – takes about 30 mins in front of the TV
- Recharge the kit
- Liaise with next week’s RD to swap the bags over
- Read Core Team Update emails
- Very occasionally meet the Core Team to discuss upcoming events
Because of the above, applicants should be:
- Very Organised
- Willing to take responsibility
- Good communicators
- Team Players
- Assertive – “No barcode, No result”