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