- Organises the equipment maintenance programme in consultation with the Captain, Vice Captains and Coaches
- Overall responsibility for maintaining boats, launches and associated equipment in safe working order
- Report to the Committee on the status of the fleet and any major repairs
- Maintains a damage and maintenance reporting system for use by club members
- In conjunction with the Captain, allocate equipment where appropriate
- Acts as a gatekeeper, effectively, to enable the club to keep track of its equipment
- Provide basic maintenance for club blades, boats, launches, trailers and gym equipment, organising and lightly supervising the carrying out of work in-house where possible, or managing third party repair arrangements
- Manage the volunteers working as part of the Equipment Team
- Decide whether to pass minor issues/repairs back to the crew and, if this is to be the case, provide any tools and/or parts required. Ensure such jobs are completed in a timely fashion
- Purchase and keep secure a stock of spares to facilitate basic maintenance, recycling parts where appropriate and possible
- Acquire and keep secure the appropriate tools to facilitate basic repair and maintenance
- Keep a record of repairs, boat, trailer and gym equipment servicing
- Periodically arrange club maintenance days
- Provide advice to club members regarding boat maintenance
- Keep the Treasurer informed of any purchases, costs and future budgeting requirements
- Authorised to spend up to £1000 of club money to facilitate the above without first referring to the Committee, but must always remain accountable for this expenditure
- Canvas members’ opinion and forward these to the Committee where appropriate
- Ensure any safety concerns are reported to the Safety Adviser
- Ensure all members abide by the club rules and bye-laws
- Reasonable DIY skills
- Knowledge of rowing equipment
- Knowledge of the Tees Rowing Club fleet of equipment
- Knowledge of the fundamentals of rowing
- Knowledge of safety requirements
- Regularly available at the club premises to carry out necessary works
- 2 hours per month to attend the committee meetings.
- This is not easy to quantify and could be anything from 1hour to 20 hours per month.
Times fluctuate depending on ongoing projects and support provided from volunteer members.
The main thing to be aware of is that the EM is very much “on call” and needs to be prepared to field both emails and phone calls at any time the club is operational. He/she also needs to be prepared to spend several hours at a time working on boats alone or with one other person who they must first recruit, to solve operational issues.