YOUR WELFARE

We take the welfare of all our members seriously and as part of that we have appointed two welfare officers that represent you on the club committee

What's it all about? 

Welfare is essential  to contribute to good practice within the club, develop performance and to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our runners, run leaders, officials and volunteers.

 

Welfare covers a range of issues including:

  • Safeguarding

  • Protecting

  • Anti-bullying

  • Equality

  • Diversity

  • Poor practice

  • Disciplinary matters

  • Grievances

 

The Welfare Officer’s role is to advise and support the club officers and committee, to respond to any concerns and to ensure that all leaders, officials and volunteers have completed any relevant checks.

 

Welfare – it is every members responsibility

All members are responsible to ensure the welfare of all those who participate and represent the club and our activities. As a member of the club, you have accepted the clubs Code of Conduct and as such, are expected to represent the standards that we uphold.

 

Under the Code of Conduct, all members should be secure and protected from abuse, maltreatment, discrimination or misconduct and to accept that each member has a right to equality regardless of age, sex, race, religious or social background.

We should all remember that members have varying aspirations and reasons for their membership, so we encourage, but never pressurise them to perform at a level at which they are not comfortable.

 

All members need to consider their own safeguarding and should conduct themselves accordingly as ambassadors of Pitsea Running Club.

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MEET OUR
WELFARE OFFICERS

Tony and Lois have been appointed to help you feel comfortable and supported at all times when attending training sessions or other events organised by the club.

 

To get in contact you can either email or speak to them at our club runs.

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LOIS WHITROD

 

I joined Pitsea Running Club in 2018 after chatting to some of the members at Basildon parkrun and volunteering at a couple of events.  I had been running on my own in my local area and wanted something where I could run with other people but not feel uncomfortable as I am not the fastest of runners!  The club is very inclusive and all are made to feel very welcome, there is always a run to suit everyone.

Pitsea Running Club takes the welfare of its members very seriously so I was very pleased to take on the role of Welfare Officer along with Tony and look forward to building on this as the club moves forward.

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TONY GRIFFIN

 

I joined Pitsea Running Club about 4 years ago after starting parkrun. My partner and I were looking at alternatives to parkrun and found Pitsea Running Club.

 

We were looking for a club that felt inclusive, was organised, helped us to improve our running yet was fun to be a part of, Pitsea Running Club had this all!

As one of the club Welfare Officers, I am here to ensure that everyone feels part of the club, help to deal with any personnel issues within the club and to be the person to who you can talk to. Please feel free to contact me or speak to me at any time.