Secretary - Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama

Opportunity description: 

Dates needed: Immediately 

The Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech & Drama urgently needs someone to take over as Secretary, following the retirement through illness of Linda Wilson. This is a voluntary position but expenses can be reimbursed.

The main responsibilities currently include:

  • liaison with the Federation and attendance at regional and national meetings;
  • arranging Committee meetings & preparing the minutes of those; -
  • arranging the AGM and preparing the minutes of that;
  • booking adjudicators (issuing letters of engagement and contracts etc keeping three years in advance);
  • the ongoing management of the adjudicator panels (keeping them up to date about the Syllabus Programme etc);
  • the preparation of the outer pages of both the Syllabus and the Programme (everything except for the sections containing the actual classes);
  • attendance at all the festival sessions in March & being the first point of contact for people with queries.

Please contact Alan Connell at

Dates needed: 
Tuesday, 24 October, 2023 - 15:30