|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.email@example.com 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.
|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."
|Murray, Choong, Cooke and Prise take titles at British Championships||Sunday, 7th Apr 2013||Steve Ballinger||
Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray produced a fine all-round display to win her first British Modern Pentathlon Championships crown in Solihull yesterday (Saturday).
|Warranty Direct to sponsor Biathle||Thursday, 4th Apr 2013||John Woodbridge||
PentathlonGB Biathle is pleased to announce a sponsorship deal with Warranty Direct.
Warranty Direct are to sponsor the 2013 GB Biathle Series and the National Biathle Championships. This deal, amongst other things, will enable the prize fund for the overall Series standings to be increased from the top three to the top six in each class with value of the winners prizes rising to £100.
Warranty Direct is the industry's leading provider of direct consumer warranties. They specialise in mechanical breakdown insurance for vehicles and warranties for most cars vans and motorbikes as well as extended warranties for brown and white household goods.
|Olympic medallists and world champion to contest British Modern Pentathlon Championships||Wednesday, 3rd Apr 2013||Steve Ballinger||
Two Olympic medallists and a reigning world champion are among the athletes battling it out for honours at the British Modern Pentathlon Championships in Solihull this weekend.
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Have a great Easter weekend, and keep up the Pentathlon training!!
|Tom takes title at Schools Biathlon Champs||Monday, 25th Mar 2013||Steve Ballinger||
Tom Randolph of the Landau Free Academy at Tamworth won the Year 9 boys’ title at the Pentathlon GB British Schools Modern Biathlon Championships in London yesterday (Sunday).
|2013 International Masters Pentathlon/Tetrathlon Competitions||Monday, 18th Mar 2013||Eleanor Guest||
|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.
|UIPM Are Recruiting for a Development Manager - Apply Now||Friday, 1st Mar 2013||Eleanor Guest||
Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) is the governing body for the Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon. Modern Pentathlon has been on the Olympic Programme since 1912 following the conception by Baron Pierre de Coubertin to include a unique sport reflective of the ancient pentathlon. The five disciplines of Modern Pentathlon are fencing, swimming, equestrian, laser shooting and 3,200m run.
UIPM has created a new and challenging post, based at its Headquarters in Monaco. The Development Manager will be in charge of managing the UIPM Strategic Plans for Development programmes and will report to the UIPM Secretary General.
· To manage the launching of any initiatives proposed in the Strategic Plans for the Development of Modern Pentathlon as agreed by the UIPM Executive Board
· To manage, develop and improve existing UIPM Development Programmes such as
- Certification courses for National Federation Coaches
- Development competitions such as World School Biathlon, Triathle and Tetrathlon
- Creation of new Modern Pentathlon federations
· To create best practice manuals for Continental Confederations and National Federations
· To develop new projects and ideas for UIPM Development
· To manage Olympic Solidarity and other funding programmes
· Create an integral an comprehensive marketing and sponsorship plan in coordination with UIPM partners and stakeholders
· Work with the UIPM Communications Manager to increase media presence and sponsorship at UIPM events
· To retain existing clients by ensuring they receive excellent customer service and then keep a dialogue open to ensure they are aware of all future opportunities
· To proactively identify and source new business
· To work alongside the UIPM EB Member for Marketing to constantly review UIPM’s hospitality product to ensure it is of the highest standards
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Educated to University degree level preferably in the fields of sport management
· Minimum of 3 years of experience in the field of sport and event management in major sporting events or organization
· Any other relevant sport industry experience is an asset
· Experience in policy development, project management, knowledge transfer,
· implementation and monitoring of all levels of sport projects
· A solid knowledge and understanding of the international sports community
· Strong organizational skills with the ability to set and manage priorities and cope with a demanding workload
· Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
· The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
· Problem solving skills
· High level of attention to detail
· Willingness to travel and flexibility
· Enthusiastic and motivational
English is the working languages of the UIPM headquarters. Fluency in oral and written English is a must. Working knowledge of other languages, in particular French is an advantage.
Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office) is required, as well as ability to keep abreast of technological developments in the field of business management
Deadline for Applications: 10 March 2013
|New Shooting Certificate||Wednesday, 20th Feb 2013||Sue Hyde||
A new shooting certificate is being introduced with effect from 1st January 2014. From this date all athletes wishing to compete in Triathlon, Tetrathlon, Pentathlon or any other competition involving either static or combined run/shoot will need to have lodged a shooting certificate with Head Office. The shooting certificate is available from https://www.pentathlongb.org/resources/forms/ShootingCertificate.pdf.
|Assurance for the Future||Tuesday, 12th Feb 2013||Alexia Jones||
Assurance for the future
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today agreed on the 25 sports it will propose to the 125th IOC Session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
The 25 sports include modern pentathlon.
(The EB recommended that wrestling, governed by the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA), not be included on the list of core sports. Wrestling will now join the seven shortlisted sports – baseball/softball, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, wakeboarding and wushu – vying for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic programme as an additional sport.)
Though the matter has to be approved by the IOC session from 7 to 10 September in Buenos Aires, Argentina this is great news for our sport, for us at Pentathlon GB and for our future.
Tony Temple – for the Board
|New Triathlon Format 2013||Tuesday, 5th Feb 2013||Sue Hyde||
The exciting combined run/shoot has now been introduced into the triathlon, tetrathlon and pentathlon for all age groups with immediate effect. The triathlon competition retains precision shooting and therefore the competition for all age groups will comprise; shoot, swim, combined run/shoot. The 2013 Rules for Modern Biathlon and Triathlon can be found by following this link - https://www.pentathlongb.org/pentathlongb/resources.php?tab=1. Appendix 1 at the back of the rules has a summary of the competition format.
Qualifying competitions are being held in the following regions: Yorkshire, North West, West Midlands, South West and South East. Dates and further details can be accessed via the calendar. Athletes who reside in regions that are not organising a qualifying competition should enter the regional competition most convenient to them in order to gain valuable competition experience in the new format and to qualify for the British Championships.
|2013 Biathle World Tour||Saturday, 19th Jan 2013||Howard Jones||
We have been informed by the German Federation that there will be no BIathle World Tour in Germany in 2013. To date, World Tour events have been confirmed in Italy, Portugal and Great Britain. Please see the Biathle calendar for further details.
|Barbara Woodward Joins Pentathlon GB Board||Thursday, 17th Jan 2013||Eleanor Guest||
Pentathlon GB is pleased to announce that Barbara Woodward has been appointed to the Board of Directors with immediate effect.
Mrs Woodward is currently the Director General of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), she is a member of the FCO Board and is listed as one of the top 200 civil servants in Whitehall. Prior to this Barbara has gained a huge amount of experience in a variety of challenging roles and a number of countries. She brings both this knowledge and a love of sport to the Board, having been involved with Team GB during the Beijing Olympics, and competed in both swimming and running events.
We welcome Barbara and wish her every success as a member of the Board. We are extremely pleased to have such an experienced member contributing to the progression of Pentathlon GB.
|2012 AGM Minutes Published||Thursday, 10th Jan 2013||Eleanor Guest||
The minutes for the 2012 AGM can be found here: http://pentathlongb.org/resources/other/20130109-Pentathlon%20GB%20AGM%202012%20Minutes-Final.pdf
|End of Year Review 2012||Tuesday, 18th Dec 2012||Eleanor Guest||
Pentathlon GB have just published their End of Year Review 2012!!
Have a look at it here: http://pentathlongb.org/resources/other/20121205-End%20of%20Year%20Review.pdf
There's a competition included in there so don't forget to go and like us on Facebook for your chance to win one of five Pentathlon GB sweatshirts!!
|AGM Decisions||Tuesday, 18th Dec 2012||Eleanor Guest||
The Pentathlon GB AGM took place on 08 Dec 12. A short summary of the decisions is as follows:
The full minutes will be published on the website shortly.
|Insurance Update||Tuesday, 20th Nov 2012||Eleanor Guest||
In September following enquiries from a number our members and affiliated clubs a notice about ‘Affiliated Club-Insurance Recommendations’ was posted on the website.
As a result we have asked our brokers Towergate to clarify the position relating to Club insurance. We are in detailed discussions with our brokers who in turn will seek clarity from our insurers.
In the meantime, though it is not in doubt, we have sought and received assurance that – always depending on the precise policy terms - our public liability insurance policy continues to cover all members, employees, committee and subcommittee members, volunteers, Home Country Federations (i.e. Scotland) in relation to any activity under the auspices of Pentathlon GB.
I will update you on progress once we receive a further response. I am sorry there has been a degree of uncertainty about Clubs (insofar as they have a wider membership beyond those who are in any event members of PGB), over recent months but I trust this interim statement helps to make the position clear. As soon as we have an up to date statement about Clubs from insurers we will post it. In the meantime if you have an uncertainty about the extent of cover you should contact our broker and Account Executive by email as shown below.
Mr Freddie Hawkings-Byass(Cert CII)
Tel: 01926 439439 Fax: 01926 439440 www.towergatewarwick.co.uk
0121 709 1765
024 7641 4797
|Pentathlon Development Officer (North)||Rachael Hares
|22/06 to 23/06/2013||British Youth Modern Pentathlon Championships
Venue: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre & Solihull Riding Club
Contact: Sue Hyde , 07590 444374 , email@example.com
This competition is open to all athletes aged 10 to 18 as at 31st December 2013 (Youth D, Youth C, Youth B, Youth A). The competition will be conducted in accordance with the British Modern Tetrathlon and Pentathlon Rules 2013 using pellet and knock-down targets for all age groups. The run/shoot will be combined for all age groups. The timetable will be published shortly after the closing date once final numbers are known.
It was originally envisaged that this competition would be used to select the GB Team for the European Continental Championships (Qualifier for the Youth Olympic Games in 2014) but because of the wide age group that this would have to encapsulate we are organising a separate competition on 31st August 2013.This event posted: 14/11/2012 and last updated: 27/02/2013
|30/06/2013||Gloucestershire Biathle Championships & Training Day
Venue: Sandford Parks Lido, Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7PU
Contact: Peter Evans , 07855 957924 , firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry Form: Download Entry Form
This event is an open event well as being the Gloucestershire Championships.This event posted: 08/04/2013
|31/08/2013||GB Team Selection Competition for European Continental Championships (Qualifier for Youth Olympic Games)
Venue: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Solihull
Contact: Sue Hyde , 07590 444374 , email@example.com
This competition is open to all athletes eligible for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games (dates of birth between 01/01/1996 and 31/12/1999).
A copy of the selection policy for the 2014 Youth Olympics can be downloaded here.
The competition will be organised using laser technology as that is what will be used at the European Qualifier and the Youth Olympic Games.
A fencing certificate must be lodged at HQ prior to the compeition. Fencing kit must be of the higher standard (Level 2).This event posted: 27/02/2013