Norfolk Snowsports Club is managed by an Executive Committee, who operate on behalf of the members.
They are re-elected on an annual basis at the AGM. Responsibilities and accountabilities are delegated to sub committees, as detailed below.
Roles & Responsibilities
- Approve changes to the club’s operations such as activity sessions and slope timetable
- Private booking of the slope(s) and activities
- Approve business cases for investment supported by a minimum of two financial quotations
- Ensure activities are well managed, maintained and driven forward to improve the experience for club members and the general public
- Ensure club events are well planned, adequately resourced and operated safely both from a club house and slope side perspective
- Ensure all equipment and infrastructure is adequate and well maintained
- Positive relationship with the relevant National Governing Bodies supporting the activities on offer at the club
- Positive relationship with the local community, businesses, press, media clubs and organisations
- Positive relationship with other regional and national Snowsports Clubs
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Chair, Operations Committee, Disabled Lift Working Group, Volunteer Liaison, SSE Liaison, Ski & Board Equipment
I have been a club member for 22 years. am a Ski Instructor and enjoy working across a range of activities, including with the Adaptive Team.
My background is in Property and Construction where I trained and qualified as a Civil & Structural Engineer, before moving over to Project & Programme Management.
My background has given me the skill set in the areas of: Project Delivery, Corporate Governance, Business Case preparation, Risk Management, Business Management and Dispute Resolution.
Vice Chair, Operations Committee, Race Liaison, Volunteer Liaison and Safeguarding Liaison
I have been skiing for over 35 years and have worked as a ski instructor in the UK and abroad. My family are club members and my children in the race team. I am a qualified Race official, Race course setter and have almost completed the first level of Performance Race Coaching qualification.
I have been a member of the Exec Committee for 3 years and in my working life was a lawyer until 2002 and since then have over 20 years of running my own businesses. I am experienced in governance, operations, finance and strategy. I have held positions as a trustee in Charities, Multi Academy School Trusts and Parish Council positions.
Club Secretary, Operations Committee, Governance & Policies
I have been skiing for over 35 years and a member of the club since I moved to Norfolk in 2017. I am passionate about the club and my whole family participates in club life. My children and I are all in the race team. My wife is an instructor, and we are both performance coaches. Between us we coach and attend Wannabes, the Race Team and Junior Club. We are also regulars at Masters.
Professionally I am a lawyer with a focus on commercial law, compliance, governance and risk management.
Operational Improvements & Efficiencies, Grants & Funding, Volunteer Liaison
I have been a member of the Snowsports Club for around 25 years and began volunteering as a ski instructor in 1998.
I am keen to promote the club as a family friendly organisation for all ages with opportunities to learn to ski and board, make friends, volunteer and become part of a community.
I believe in the importance of good communication and working together to facilitate the passions and ambitions of the group that make up the club.
Instructor Committee, Volunteer Liaison, SSE Liaison
I am a SSE Alpine Development Coach L4 and also hold an IVSI (International Federation of Snow Sport Instructors) license.
Currently Chair of the Instructor and Coaches Committee.
I have been a member of the club since 1982 and instructing at the club since 1985. More recently my main responsibilities/interests have been in instructor coaching & development.
I have been skiing for approximately 30 years (starting with straight skis and rear entry boots) and first attended NSC when I was a student at UEA 16 years ago. Since then I have joined the race team, been a volunteer boot fitter and qualified as a ski instructor, development coach and performance coach. Currently I am working towards qualifying as an alpine development coach (L4) after completing the initial training week in Italy earlier this year.
My current roles at the club focus on my role as an instructor and coach, taking leading roles at
Junior Club, Race Training, Masters and Instructor Training, but also assisting with other areas.
Through these roles I have also worked with freestylers and snowboarders, particularly in relation to skier cross and boarder cross.
Outside of skiing I work part time as a solicitor and also helping to manage my family business.
Currently studying for my PhD in biomolecular science at UEA. I will have been a tubing supervisor for a decade, this November, having started as a volunteer before coming a paid member of staff. I eventually took the role of senior lead supervisor which allowed me to help implement changes and work with the rest of the team to making tubing a safer and more enjoyable experience for staff and customers alike.
I have been a member down the club since I was 12 years old. I was a member of the race team for many years also and now occasionally can be found at masters.
Originally from Vancouver, where I began skiing aged 8, I am now a devoted student of dendex!
I first worked in the art world and then in wine, finally marrying the two into vintage spirits.
I hope to help make the already amazing facilities at NSC even better for its members and the general public.
I have been associated with the club for fourteen years originally bringing my children down to ski.
Eight years ago, me and my husband Mark learned to ski at the club. He has since become an instructor and I too, am keen to apply for instructor training if the opportunity arises.
I have volunteered at the club for eight years as a boot fitter and as a member of the adaptive team. I ski four times a week doing both masters, wannabes and open practice so I frequently see the club from a customer’s perspective. I think this
demonstrates my commitment to the club and my knowledge of its activities as a participant and volunteer.
Having worked for seventeen years in super markets up to store manager level I have experience in staff management and customer services. Now running a small family business I understand the challenges in offering value for money against good service.
I have recently joined the skiing world and, loving everything it has to offer, would one day like to coach beginners. I thoroughly enjoy attending the club, whether to practice my turns or have a coffee in the apres bar. I have lots of ideas on what the club may do to increase membership numbers, visibility in the area and sponsorship deals, and have experience on what types of social events people might like to attend at the club. My experience of this type of work has been gained through my voluntary role as Social Secretary for the Junior Lawyers Division where I was responsible for organising large-scale events in London and most recently my contribution to the local community through my CSR membership.
I joined the ski club in 2015 ahead of our first family ski holiday that winter. What started out as
merely functional exercise soon turned into a hobby and then a passion. The evenings and Saturdays spent bringing my 2 children back and forth didn’t feel like a chore, there was something about the atmosphere at the club that gripped me. I do ski myself but have found my niche as a supporting act for my children, taking them to ski all over the UK and also doing a bit of officiating.
I have worked in financial services and travel for 20+ years in commercial roles, working for British
Airways, Virgin Money, Aviva and Legal & General. I now work for John Lewis Financial Services where I head the Car and Pet Insurance propositions. I want to be able to use my extensive experience from the commercial world to help the club retain its enviable position both in the community and in UK sport, reinforcing its place as the best dry slope in the country.
I first became a member of the Norwich Snowsports Club in 1986, at the time I appeared in the local newspaper for being the youngest member of the Club, aged 4. My love for skiing started at the Club and will definitely last a lifetime. I was thrilled when my two children shared my passion for skiing and after two decades, I re-joined the Club with my family. My children Isabella and Percy have thrived at the Club, forming new friendships and working their way up through the classes. They both regularly attend Wannabes, Junior Club, Futures and any other ski camps/ training days we can find. This year with the help and support of the Club coaches, I was able to organise my children’s School Ski Team to compete ERSA Schools completions, it was a great success.
My profession is as a Rural Chartered Surveyor. I am member of the RICS and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. I have predominately specialised in Valuation, Compensation and Estate Management across a variety of businesses, Private Clients, Charities and Institutions. Having worked for Brown & Co for many years, I recently stepped back to assisted with our family business. Although, I continue to work closely with Brown & Co as an External Consultant. The focus of my daily work is running a diversified family business, where communication, problem solving and negotiation are all key to its success. The business covers all aspects of Rural, Residential and Commercial Management.
I hope with my broad spectrum of business knowledge and skills, along with my life long passion for skiing, I would be of benefit to the Club along with its members. I have always been overwhelmed by the dedication of the volunteers, it would bring me great pleasure to put something back which would benefit others. I have seen first-hand the sense of community the Club can bring and how it can benefit a wide range of people and abilities. I would look forward to ensuring this facility continues to thrive and provides opportunities for as many people as possible to enjoy.