Getting Involved with the AC
Volunteering with the AC Getting Involved with the AC

The Association for Coaching’s continued success relies upon on key people, contributing their time and experience in the areas that work to their strengths, to serve our collective profession and our membership community throughout the world.

Our contributors are themselves members who want to play active participative roles within the AC. They can contribute to an array of projects, professional initiatives and events across our 'One AC' Community. They dedicate what time they can afford to collectively help the AC advance the coaching profession and champion coaching excellence.

Why get involved?

By being in a designated role with the Association for Coaching (AC), or alternatively, as a contributor for specific projects, you will have the opportunity to:

  • work as part of a dynamic and diverse high performance professional team
  • help to collectively create a lasting legacy for coaching internationally
  • access to high level networking opportunities across the AC global community
  • raise your own personal and professional profile
  • experience significant personal satisfaction through supporting AC members and the wider coaching profession.

Ways to get involved

Getting involved with AC varies in type and level of commitment required. All require you to be a member and a self-starter with enthusiasm and energy.

Some roles require no previous experience, just an interest or desire to contribute, other roles require some specific experience. Some roles can be for as little as a few hours a year or for a one-off project, whilst others require a somewhat longer commitment.

We are currently looking for contributors for the following roles. Please read more about what is involved and the commitment required by opening each role.

If any of these are of interest to you, we'd love to hear from you!

The AC understands the importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for coaches. This is why we ensure that regular workshop events take place for both members and non-members to attend throughout the UK. We ensure that our workshop events have engaging topics and are delivered by expert speakers in a friendly group environment. We are looking for Regional Event Organisers to help with workshop events in your region on an ongoing basis.

Regional Events-London role

The Editorial Team currently consists of the Editor, Deputy Editor, Editorial and Advertising Coordinator. From January 2020 the current Editor Hetty Einzig will adopt the role of Executive Editor in addition to the above roles. The team works very collaboratively, supporting each other where needed, so responsibilities are often shared or negotiated where needed.

The role of Deputy Editor includes:

  • commissioning articles from contributors, in collaboration with the Editor
  • overseeing the content of feature articles
  • generating ideas for features in collaboration with the Editor
  • liaison with contributors regarding articles
  • carrying out interviews and writing these up
  • editing and re-writing articles, some of which may be rejected or returned to the contributor for revision
  • sourcing potential new contributors to ensure diversity, geographical spread, range of background and experience in the magazine articles
  • selecting feature articles for each issue
  • briefing to contributors
  • raising the profile of the magazine through outreach activities and social media
  • recording podcasts to trail features and the upcoming edition of the magazine
  • reviewing copy prior to publication
  • liaising with other volunteer members of the editorial team to meet our deadlines
  • creating the running order and contents page
  • updating the contributor database
  • adhering to agreed deadlines for publication of each issue
  • follow up with contributors once the magazine is published: sending out notification of publication email with links to online version and a pdf of their contribution for their own circulation

Deputy Editor role

We are seeking a new Sub-Editor to replace our team member who has fulfilled this role since the launch of the magazine in 2014 and stepped down in April 2018. This voluntary role will be an ideal fit for someone with a love and extensive experience of working in copy- and sub-editing roles in journalism or publishing.

The Editorial Team currently consists of the Editor, Deputy Editor, and the Editorial and Advertising Coordinator. From January 2020 the current Editor Hetty Einzig will adopt the role of Executive Editor in addition to the above roles. This is a contributor role and is estimated that this will be approximately 25 hours per quarter. The team works very collaboratively, supporting each other where needed, so responsibilities are often shared or negotiated where needed.

We are seeking a person who:

  • has extensive expertise of working in editorial roles in journalism, publishing or other contexts
  • is happy to work both on their own and as part of a team
  • has a good understanding of the coaching profession

And who can bring:

  • a love of, and high standards for, written English
  • high attention to detail
  • a global outlook and an appreciation of other cultures
  • project-planning and management skills, and, ideally, a basic awareness of legal issues pertinent to publishing (copyright, libel, contracts)

And who acts with:

  • commitment to ethical production (accessibility, respect for copyright, inclusivity)
  • flexibility of mind and action – knowing when and how to ‘bend’ rules and schedules
  • respect for, and a collegiate style with, fellow team members
  • Sub-Editor: Coaching Perspectives

    We at the Association for Coaching are looking for a talented Blogger to generate engaging, original content for our AC Community Blog. The Blogger will research topics and develop interesting posts that will appeal to our members and promote the blog using social media, direct email, and other methods to alert and expand our readership. You should have excellent writing skills and be able to create appealing, insightful posts that will reach and grow our audience whilst staying true to the AC’s tone of voice. Please be advised that this role is purely one of a contributor.
    If you are interested in applying then please click on the button below and include your CV

    AC Community Blogger

    We are also interested to hear from you, on what interests you have and how you would like to get involved in. Please complete this form.

    Apply here

    To find out who is in our current Contributor Community, see below:

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