For Dewsbury parkrun to continue to thrive, it is important that new faces take on some of the key roles in our core team. We currently have just a handful of active Run Directors and this needs to increase in order reduce the demands on these individuals. An RD takes responsibility for making sure that an individual event on a Saturday morning happens as it should, so the role needs someone with a bit of parkrun experience. This is really not as daunting as it sounds, and you will be able to work alongside an experienced RD until comfortable to fly solo!
We are also looking for one or two people to become Event Director. After seven years helping to run Dewsbury parkrun, the last three or so as EDs, we feel it is time for someone who can bring some fresh ideas and enthusiasm to take over. EDs have overall responsibility for an event, liaising with parkrun HQ as necessary and the role can be done by an individual or shared by two people. Excellent support is offered via an ambassador, a regional forum for EDs and event support at parkrun HQ.
If you are interested, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us via Dewsbury@parkrun.com or speak to us or one of the other RDs. Otherwise please share so this reaches as many parkrunners as possible.
Anne & Steve