Welcome to EBED

The national charity for the promotion and development of bridge

Vacancies for EBED Trustee and Education & Development Officer

EBED have two vacancies for which applications are now invited.

If you have any queries regarding either appointment, please ring the General Manager, Barry Capal, on 01296 317200.

Trustee

One of our founding Trustees, Michael Krause has resigned due to pressure of work – we’d like to thank him for all the time, effort and interest he has given to the charity as an unpaid volunteer.

We are therefore looking for a new trustee who can be the board’s lead person on fundraising. Experience in this field would be a distinct advantage but not essential, as there is advice widely available to help trustees.

A job description and application form are available here: job description; application form.

Applicants should email a completed application form, a current c.v. and a covering letter to barry@ebu.co.uk, by 30 June 2016. Interviews will take place during August.

Education and Development Officer

We have decided that as the national charity for bridge education we need to look at organising more teaching ourselves, on a national and regional basis. We are therefore looking for an Education and Development Officer, based at Aylesbury, who can be the charity’s lead organiser of these courses. As part of this project we want to explore the opportunities now offered by web-based systems to deliver online, interactive teaching. The person appointed will therefore need strong (but not expert) IT skills and very good organisation and planning skills.

A job description is available here: job description.

Applicants should email a current c.v. and covering letter to richard@ebedcio.org.uk, by 30th June 2016.

Youth bridge camps this summer

Unfortunately EBED will not be holding the Junior Teach-In this year, but there is still chance for juniors bridge players to attend residential bridge events this summer.

EBED is supporting the county bridge associations in Sussex and Oxfordshire, which are organising Summer Camps on 12-14 August and 3-4 September respectively. These events are open to children of all bridge/minibridge abilities.

See here for more information.

EBED Sim Pairs raises over £11,000 for health project

The EBED Spring Simultaneous Pairs has recently finished, with over 130 clubs and 2300 pairs taking part. The event has raised over £11,000 which will be specifically used to help fund EBED's work researching and promoting the health and social benefits of playing bridge. Thank you to all who took part.

Work on this project is already underway, with researchers at Stirling University preparing a survey which will gather information to look at the affect of playing bridge on the respondents perception of various topics.

This is just the first stage of a larger project that will take place over the coming months and years. If you would like to continue to support EBED’s work one way to do so is by entering the EBED Autumn Sim Pairs which will take place 5th to 9th September.

Results from the Sim Pairs can be found on the EBU website.

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