|Headline||Date Posted||Posted by||Details|
|Part Time National Development Manager Recruitment||Thursday, 25th Apr 2013||Eleanor Guest||
Part Time National Development Manager Recruitment
Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for Modern Pentathlon in the UK. We have had a highly successful period, including Olympic medal success at London 2012 and the securing of funding to support our Participation and World Class aspirations.
We are seeking to recruit an experienced and dynamic part time National Development Manager to manage a small team and be part of the Senior Management Team to drive our ambitions and deliver our Operational Plan by maximising resources and building capacity.
The key areas of development for the role are:
1. Increasing the number of people participating in the sports of Modern Pentathlon as members of the Association.
2. Providing opportunities for supporting the development of the English Talent Programme at regional and national levels.
Pentathlon GB Head Office is at the University of Bath and the role can either be based here or from home. There will be a requirement for national travel.
The post is part time, equivalent to three days per week, the salary will dependent on experience within the range of £40,000 - £45,000 (pro rata).
Knowledge and Experience
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a proven experience of developing sport, excellent people skills and ability to deliver on objectives. This should include the ability to demonstrate experience in majority of the following areas:
1. Able to demonstrate a good understanding of the sporting structures in Great Britain.
2. Previous experience of developing sport and encouraging participation (min 2 years).
3. Able to demonstrate previous experience in managing projects, setting goals and achieving results.
4. Able to form effective realationships and partnerships to enable the delivery of projects.
5. Able to demonstrate an understanding of coordinating and managing teams of people.
6. Proven ability to effectively work as part of a team and if necessary be able to use initiative and lead peers when required.
If you are interested in further information including the Job Description and Competency Profile please contact the Office Manager, Ellie Guest Eleanor.firstname.lastname@example.org In addition if you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, contact Ellie who will be able to assist.
If you would like to be considered for this role please forward your CV and covering letter to the email address above, detailing your reasons for applying and suitability for the role by 1700 on 23 May 2013.
The intended timescale for interview will be the week commencing the 3 June 2013.
|GB Youth Team Head Out to Sant Boi||Wednesday, 24th Apr 2013||Alexia Jones||
This weekend, 14 of Pentathlon GB's most promising young athletes will be competing at the Sant Boi Youth International.
Sisters Francesca and Georgina Summers, Georgia Pipes, Kelcey Pillage, Naomi Craig, Kerenza Bryson and Aylish Paisley will be competing in the women's event which begins on Saturday 27th April.
Competing in the men's event will be brothers Joseph and Henry Choong, Alexander Macaulay, William Eccleston, Harrison Yarnold, Myles Pillage and Harry Sykes. The men's event also kicks off on Saturday, and the competition concludes on Sunday 28th April for both men and women.
To keep up to date with news and results, please visit the official website http://trobadapentatlovilasantboi.blogspot.com.es/
Or go to www.twitter.com/pentathlongb for updates.
Good luck to all the athletes!
|Safety Warning||Wednesday, 17th Apr 2013||John Woodbridge||
The manufacturers of IQ systems have very recently raised a safety concern about the power of lasers used in some laser pistols. Pentathlon GB is making further enquiries about this but while the matter is being clarified it is recommended that laser pistols should not be used in continuous beam mode, even for training sessions.
Members are reminded that all pistols, whether used with pellet or converted for use with laser should always be treated as potentially dangerous weapons. They must never be pointed at anyone else and when not in use should always be either boxed or left unloaded, with breach open, pointed down the range. Never walk in the line of fire of any pistol, laser or pellet.
In summary, do not use continuous beam unless advised that you should do so – and never point a laser pistol at anyone.
|Master's Pentathlon Competition Invites||Wednesday, 10th Apr 2013||Eleanor Guest||
The dates for the 2013 European Masters Championship in Budapest, Hungary have been confirmed as 12 – 15 September 2013.
The organisers will send out the detailed invitation in the beginning of June.
I am sure that our Hungarian friends will organise a splendid competition right in the center of the Modern Pentathlon history. For many many years the Masters have not been invited to Budapest for competitions. Now we must show have many and how good we are.
NEUSS (GER) Competition
Please see the invitation here. Please notice the last entry date: Sunday 14th April.
TARTU (EST) Competition
Please see the invitation here for this very good competition in Estonia from 7 – 9th June.
|Pentathlon GB Insurance Update - Clubs and Travel||Wednesday, 10th Apr 2013||Eleanor Guest||
Pentathlon GB Insurance Update
This update includes information on two key areas:
1. Public Liability insurance for Clubs and
2. Travel Insurance
The position about Club Insurance (meaning the public liability insurance of the Club and those who run it) as opposed to the public liability insurance of the individual members (who are covered in accordance with policy terms provided they are paid up members of Pentathlon GB) has not been sufficiently clear. Accordingly from 1 April 2013 we have decided that in addition to individual members, all affiliated clubs will also be covered in accordance with policy terms.
Travel abroad - i.e. outside Great Britain. We remind members that Pentathlon GB Travel Insurance covers only those members who are travelling abroad to compete, or train, as part of a team officially sanctioned by Pentathlon GB. This would normally be led by a member of the Pentathlon GB Performance Team or the Pentathlon GB Biathle Director.
Members should not rely solely on their ordinary travel insurance as a claim may well be turned down on the grounds of material non-disclosure e.g. the fact that you were competing or training. This applies to all the elements of Modern Pentathlon, not just those involving potentially dangerous activities: insurers may turn down your claim for an accident which occurs during a training session or competition if you do not purchase specialist sports travel insurance. Members should check with their travel insurance provider that cover extends to include their non-incidental sporting activity both on a competing and/or training basis."
|Administration Office Easter Opening Hours||Wednesday, 27th Mar 2013||Eleanor Guest||
The administration office at Pentathlon GB HQ will be closed from 1700 today (27 March 2013) and will re-open again at 0900 on Tuesday 02 April 2013.
If you wish to get in touch over that period then you can either leave an answer phone message on the office phone (01225 386808) or e-mail email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Have a great Easter weekend, and keep up the Pentathlon training!!
|Young athletes shine at Schools Modern Biathlon Championships||Sunday, 24th Mar 2013||Steve Ballinger||
Hampshire schoolgirl Emily Jenkinson collected an impressive seventh successive title at the Pentathlon GB British Schools Modern Biathlon Championships in London today (Sunday).
Barbara Woodward, Director General of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and a member of the Pentathlon GB Board, also made a number of presentations.
|2013 International Masters Pentathlon/Tetrathlon Competitions||Monday, 18th Mar 2013||Eleanor Guest||
|BUCS Modern Pentathlon and Biathlon 2013||Thursday, 14th Mar 2013||Alexia Jones||
BUCS Modern Pentathlon and Biathlon 2013
8-9 March saw 160 athletes from 21 universities and colleges descend on Oxford for the BUCS Modern Pentathlon and Modern Biathlon Championships. The annual competition attracts the top athletes in full time education and the standard is excellent. In the Ladies Modern Pentathlon Rebecca Wain of Aberdeen University topped the results with 5,124 point, whilst Tom Lees came top in the Men’s competition with 5,616 points. In the 3 person team event, Oxford University A showed their strength by averaging over 5,000 points each, beating off both Edinburgh University and Cambridge A.
In the biathlon, records fell in the swimming pool with Guy Giles of Birmingham University recording 1.55. But the overall event was won by Phil Sesemann of Leeds University who racked up a staggering 2,643 points with a superb 3.59 over 1,500m. Competition was just as fierce in the Ladies’ event with Catherine Taylor of Gloucester University narrowly winning with 2,407 points. In the Ladies’ team events, Leeds University women won comfortably, whilst Leeds University Men’s A narrowly beat Birmingham University A in the Men’s competition.
However, these championships are also about the grass-roots level in university sport. 2013 saw more than 15 pentathletes and 2 universities entering a competition for the first time. The standards achieved across the competition showed a dedication to training in all the disciplines. The competition has always prided itself on a competitive but friendly atmosphere, and this was successfully achieved again.
Numbers in the Oxford University 6th Form Competition were lower than in previous years, but the Men’s winner, John Allen of Gravesend Grammar School, kept the standard high with an impressive 5,564. Volunteer numbers were up with more than 25 people assisting with timing, marshalling, refereeing and scoring.
Full results can be found at http://www.oxbridgepentathlon.org.uk/BUCS. 2014’s competition will take place on 14-15 March.
Written by Jonathon Wright, photo courtesy of Paul Wain.
|European Biathle Championships||Tuesday, 5th Mar 2013||Howard Jones||
Entry details have now been received for the European Biathle Championships to be held in Setubal, Portugal over the weekend of 20th and 21st July. This event will also be part of the Biathle World Tour so, in effect, will comprise two competitions within one for the GBR team. The organisers have provided packages for Lisbon airport transfers and accommodation in Setabul at two hotels. See the calendar for further details.