Volunteer Skills Survey


As we discussed the future of MBCF earlier this year, it was identified that many of our existing volunteers have professional skills and experience that could help the festival go forward but which they have never been asked about.

This survey is aimed at identifying professional qualifications and professional / amateur experience relevant to the festival organisation (both in its current form and possible future changes).

About you:
YesNo (but have been previously)No (have never been)
Other festival experience:
Are you, or have you been a manager or deputy manager or had a specific organisational role at any other festival(s)?
Yes - currentlyYes - previouslyNo
Include any organising roles at CAMRA or independent festivals
Not including serving on bars / glasses / foyer etc.

Qualifications:
Do you have any qualifications in any of the topics below?
First aid / Clinical

Emergency First AidFirst Aid at WorkSt Johns / Red CrossParamedicNurseDoctorOther

Health and Safety

NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work QualificationNEBOSH National General Certificate (Level 3)NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (Level 6)NVQ Level 3 in Health and SafetyNVQ Level 6 in Health and SafetyNCRQ Certificate in Applied Health and SafetyIOSH Managing SafelyOther

Food Hygiene

Food Safety Awareness (Level 1)Food Hygiene & Safety (Level 2)Supervising Food Safety and Hygiene (Level 3)BIIAB Level 2 Award in Food Safety in CateringOther

Beer and Cider Tasting / Appreciation Training (e.g. CAMRA Taste Training / Sommelier / Cicerone)

Beer SommelierCider PommelierCicerone Certified ServerCertified CiceroneAdvanced / Master CiceroneCAMRA Taste TrainingOther

Bookkeeping / Accountancy

AAT Access Award in BookkeepingAAT Foundation / Advanced Certificate in BookkeepingIAB Level 1 AwardIAB Level 2 Certificate or aboveICB Level 2 Certificate or aboveAAT Qualified Accounting TechnicianAssociate Chartered Accountant (ACA)Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA)CIMA Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA)Other

Education / Training

Primary teacherSecondary TeacherTertiary / College / UniversityOther (e.g. corporate training

Level 2 Award for Personal License HoldersPersonal Licence Holder (England & Wales PLH)


BIIAB Level 2 Award In Beer and Cellar QualityABCQ Cellar ManagementBIIAB Level 2 Certificate in Cellar Service Installation and Maintenance


SIA Door Supervisor Licence (Current)SIA Level 2 Award / SCQF level 6 Door Supervisor (without current licence)


Any other qualifications?
Practical trade skills
Do you have any of the below practical skills?
(Professionally or experienced amateur)
ElectricianPainter/decoratorPlumberCarpentryGoods vehicle driving (3.5 tonne and above)Fork lift operation
Beer festival cellar trained

Cask aleKeg / KeyKeg

Pub cellar trained

Cask aleCraft keg beersKeg beers
People skills
Do you have any of the following 'people' skills and experience?
(Tick all that apply)
Work in customer servicesWork in hospitalityProviding information and approachableEducator / trainerSupervising teamsManaging teamsAny other people skills?
Drinks knowledge
Would you consider yourself knowledgeable and able to talk about:
Brewing ingredientsFull mash home brewingCommercial brewing processesUK Beer StylesInternational Beer StylesCider production and/or stylesGin production and/or styles
Professional skills and experience
Do you have any of the below role skills, training and experience?
These skills are relevant to specific roles with the festival.
Draughtsman - 2D CAD (e.g. AutoCAD, Draftsight or similar)Digital design (artwork, posters/flyer design)CashierBusiness financial skills (book keeping, auditing, VAT returns)Event managementMarketing managementCommunicationsGDPR / Data ProtectionEquality & diversityBritish Sign LanguageWarehouse / Stock management / Goods in/outTraffic / vehicle marshallingHealth & Safety (e.g. Risk assessment / COSHH AssessmentStewardingWebsite design / authoring (ideally Wordpress and/or PHP)Writing and issuing media releasesSite ManagerSite Supervisor
Social media management
Do you have experience of using social media for business / organisations / campaigns?
(e.g. Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / TikTok)

Please indicate the platforms and area(s) of experience:
Any other skills or experience?
Please let us know about any other skills or experience which you think might be relevant to the festival:

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) takes your privacy very seriously.

We Manchester Beer & Cider Festival, as a CAMRA event, are collecting your data so that we can contact you about volunteering for future festivals. We will only contact you in relation to this specific reason. We will treat your data as outlined in CAMRA’s privacy policy.

If we require any specific Sensitive Personal Data about you, we will only process this with your explicit consent.

Please visit www.camra.org.uk/privacypolicy for further information.

We will keep your data for no longer than 2 years, until the date of the next Manchester Beer and Cider Festival or until you opt-out, whichever is the sooner. We will process your data in accordance with the 2018 General Data Protection Regulations.
If you have any concerns regarding data protection, please contact CAMRA at dataprotection@camra.org.uk

By filling in and submitting this survey, you are giving us permission to process the data you supply