Jon is a dive leader and an assistant dive instructor who is also the chief barbeque expert when we make summer dive trips away. He makes sure that the club and food hygiene are all kept in good order!
The Chair is responsible for leading our Club and making sure our meetings run properly (arbitrating if necessary) and has the casting vote when its needed.
Diving Officer - Paul Ritson
Paul is a First Class Diver and Advanced Instructor who also works on the regional coaching time and BSAC's instructor training scheme. He's been diving for over 20 years and is never happier than in the water, either training other or diving for pleasure.
The Diving Officer has ultimate responsibility for monitoring all our diving activities, appointing a Training Officer and signing off our BSAC diving qualifications.
Club Welfare Officers - Paul Ritson and Linda Ritson
Both Paul and Linda have worked professionally for many years with children, young people and vulnerable adults so have a lot of knowledge and experience to bring to the role of ensuring that the welfare of all members is safeguarded.
The Welfare Officer is responsible for ensuring all relevant DBS checks are carried out for club Instructors where required. They are also responsible for looking out for the welfare of Club members.
Teasurer - Elle Fletton
Elle is a qualified sports diver working towards the dive leader qualification who has been diving in some exotic places around the world! An accountant by profession, she keeps a strong grip on the club finances and manages the branch accounts very efficiently.
The Treasurer is responsible for ensuring the sound financial management of the Club, receiving income and monitoring expenditure as well as preparing final accounts for submission to the AGM
Secretary - Linda Ritson
Linda is a first class diver and advanced instructor, and has been diving for over 20 years. She also works on the regional coaching team and for the BSAC instructor training scheme, helping to develop the next generation of divers and instructors.
The Secretary is responsible for ensuring an efficient level of communication between the Committee and membership; and between the Club and BSAC Headquarters. They are also responsible for minuting our Club meetings and occassional Committee meetings, special meetings and AGM.
Equipment Officer - Stuart Bone
Stuart is a trainee Advanced Diver who regularly heads off to Spain for some sun and diving. Having started diving almost as the club began, he has many club's stories to share!
The Equipment Oficer is responsible for maintaining all the club kit (which includes regular servicing), O2 kit and first aid provisions. Also allocates pool and open water kit to our trainees.
Equipment Officer - Hannah Townsend
Hannah is working towards her Dive Leader qualification and plans on starting on the route to become an instructor soon.
The Social and Publicity Officer is responsible for making sure that the club is promoted and that there is an active calendar of events to entertain both diving and non-diving members.
Expeditions Officer - Keith Ballin
Where do you want to dive next year? Tell Keith, he'll tell you where to go....
The Expeditions Officer plans and organises trips made by the Branch, at the request of members