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Non-Executive Director Recruitment Wednesday, 6th May 2015 Eleanor Guest

Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon which involves five disciplines; fencing, swimming, riding, running and shooting.  We are highly successful in winning Olympic and World Championship medals, including at London 2012 and the World Championships 2014.  We have been successful in securing and maintaining funding to support our participation and world class aspirations for the 2013-17 funding cycle and are now looking to achieve major ambitions by growing our sport and continuing its sustained success internationally. 

Vacancies

We are looking to recruit Non-Executive Directors to the Board. There are two current vacancies with a further two posts becoming vacant after Rio 2016.

In particular we are looking for Independent Directors with specific skills and experience in one or more of the following areas: accountancy, legal, HR, commercial, marketing, social media and communications and sports development.

These are voluntary positions, with travel expenses paid.  

The Board

The Board consists of ten Non-Executive Directors plus the Chief Executive Officer and the National Performance Director.  They meet six times a year, usually in London, and attend at least one of the five national domestic competitions held each year.

The Role

The role will require a time commitment of 10 - 15 days per year. The following accountabilities reflect the role:

  • Constructively formulate Pentathlon GB’s strategic aims, ensuring that the necessary financial and human resources are in place for us to meet our objectives.
  • Provide leadership within a framework of effective controls which enable risk to be assessed and managed.
  • Set our values and standards and ensure that our obligations to our members and others (including funders) are understood and met.
  • Scrutinise the performance of the Senior Management Team in meeting agreed goals and objectives and monitor management reporting.
  • Satisfy yourself as to the integrity of the company’s financial information and reports provided to the Board; and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and appropriate.
  • Constantly establish and maintain confidence in the conduct and performance of the company and, through it, the national governing body.

 

Person Specification

Our ideal candidates will have:

  • Success and seniority in a professional career with experience of a high level of accountability.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively within the Board and knowledge of how a Board should operate.
  • The highest standards of corporate governance, integrity  and management.
  • The ability to listen sensitively to the views of others, inside and outside the Board, displaying good judgement and decisiveness in pressured circumstances and the skills and experience to influence decision making.
  • A proven ability to operate and plan at a strategic level.

 

Pentathlon GB is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We recruit openly and without discrimination.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply by email to the Company Secretary Ellie Guest eleanor.guest@pentathlongb.org in confidence with a CV, a supporting reference (or at least the identity of a referee who we may approach) and any other relevant information.

Closing Date

28 May 15

Interviews

19 June in London, or on an alternative date in agreement with the interview panel.

Get Ready for National Modern Pentathlon Week! Thursday, 26th Feb 2015 Eleanor Guest  Pentathlon Week 2015

We're introducing National Modern Pentathlon Week; 6-12th April 2015. The purpose of this campaign week is to:

  • To create an inspirational and co-ordinated week of Modern Pentathlon related activity to attract and retain members.
  • To engage the whole pentathlon family in one activity campaign and therefore provide a motivational centre piece.
  • To link localised provision for the sport to our mass participation event – the British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships – providing follow up activities introducing the different disciplines and easing the transition into clubs and Modern Pentathlon activity.
  • To raise the profile of Modern Pentathlon as a participation sport as well as at performance and elite level.  Linked to this would be delivering some of the key messages about what our fabulous sport has to offer.  

   
Pentathlon GB cannot make this campaign happen without YOU!  We are looking for a range of activities to demonstrating the range and breadth of our sport: from grass roots to talent; from two to five disciplines; from taster days to competitions.  All of these activities should show that we are fun, diverse and challenging as a sport.
 
Activities can happen across the country at any point through the week commencing 6 April.  Examples of activities include:
 

  • Taster sessions
  • Family fun days
  • Holiday camps
  • Introductory competitions – inter/intra club (Modern Biathlon, Biathle, Modern Triathlon, RUN SHOOT)
  • Adapted activities – for young participants, participants with disabilities
  • Activities to engage participants/parents into coaching
  • Charity activities
  • Challenge activities
  • Engage a role model to help with your club activity

 
This is a time to be creative or even just celebrate what you already offer by opening your doors to new members through this campaign.
 
If you are interested and want to know more please contact a member of the Development Team who are here to help you make the most of the campaign.  The week will be officially launched on 23rd February. So to make the most of the opportunity we need a full to bursting activity schedule between 6th and 12th April. If you have something to promote as part of this week please complete the attached form and return to louise.andren@pentathlongb.org – we need the details of your activity by Thursday 19th February.
 
Our Development Officers can help by giving guidance on the activities you would like to run.  If you’re in the North then contact Rachael Handley: rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org or 07590 444372.  If you’re in the South then contact Miranda Palmer: miranda.palmer@pentathlongb.org or 07855 957024.

British Biathle Team Dominate in Dubai Saturday, 14th Feb 2015 Howard Jones  GB Team at the Atlantis

Hot temperatures and a last minute change of venue to the Atlantis Hotel on Dubai's Palm did not deter the British Team at the first Biathle World Tour of 2015.

The event held on the Atlantis's Nasima Beach in front of the famous Aquaventure Water Park saw teams from Germany, Italy, South Africa and the host United Arab Emirates as well as ourselves. The GB team were so dominent that no individual finished lower than second position.

The team's first involvement was in the Youth D races and there were immmediately emphatic wins for both Rebecca Wren and Kieron Mutch with Josh Dreelan finishing second.

Sophie Mutch's very impressive swim brought her through the field to finish second in the Youth C Girls race. Kizzie Price showed the rest the way with an easy win in the Youth B Girls race and Jessica Sutton took a deserved second place. Not to be outdone, Jamie Price matched his sister's performance with a win in the Youth A race.

James Greenwell overcame the shock of being lead into transition in the Masters A race with a masterly swim which brought him back into transition with a clear half a minute lead, enough to ensure victory by the end of the race. Andy Price gained second in the Masters B race and Mary and Peter Colett won their masters C and D races respectiveley.

The final events, the seniors, saw victory for Rachel Jones and a silver for Gareth Allen. So 8 winners and 5 runners up - a spectacularly good performance from the team who, imediately following the presentation went into the adjacent water park to relax and rest on their laurels for the remainder of the day.

The next World Tour event is in Italy on 7th June.

BUCS Modern Pentathlon and Biathlon Championships 2015 Thursday, 12th Feb 2015 Alexia Jones  BUCS Modern Pentathlon adn Biathlon Championships 2015

The BUCS Modern Pentathlon and Biathlon Championships 2015 will take place on 13-14 March in Oxford.  Any student at a BUCS affiliated college or university can take part as a biathlete, tetrathlete or pentathlete.  Entries shut on Thursday 26 February (Visit website for entries).  The competition is run with a friendly and helpful atmosphere.  It is designed to cater for both novice athletes at their first competition and elite athletes alike.  

For all news and updates like us on Facebook (BUCS Modern Pentathlon and Biathlon Championships 2015) or follow us on Twitter (@bucsmodernpent)

All competitors need to be members of Pentathlon GB and thanks to the support of BUCS and the University of Oxford entry fees can be kept low:

• Full Pentathlon or Ride Tetrathlon = £35

• Non-ride Tetrathlon = £16

• Run & Swim biathlon = £6

The organisers are always grateful for volunteers, especially fencing referees!  Volunteers on the Saturday will receive a packed lunch and refreshments throughout the day.  Contact: jonathon.wright@ssho.ox.ac.uk for more details.

2014 Biathle World Tour Rankings Friday, 9th Jan 2015 Howard Jones

The 2014 Biathle World Tour Rankings are now available at http://www.pentathlon.org/biathle-triathle-world-tour-ranking-2014/ .

Congratulations to Bea Stanton, Poppy Clark, Jake Fisher, Conor Jelley, Elizabeth Tolley, India Cooper, Bradley Sutton, Matthew Cook, Harry Lane, Rachel Jones, Emma Fisher, James Greenwell, Nicola Quinlan, Mary Collett, Michael Covell and Peter Collett for topping the rankings in their respective categories.

British Biathletes also took 17 second places and 15 third places in the overall rankings which counted the best four results from the seven 2014 World Tour events available.

Congratulations to all who participated.

 

2015 Biathle World Tour Monday, 29th Dec 2014 Howard Jones

The UIPM have announced the venues and provisional dates for the 2015 Biathle World Tour:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14th February

Cascina, Italy, 6th - 7th June

Setubal, Portugal, 18th - 19th July

Weymouth, GBR, 5th - 6th September

Goa, India, 27th - 30th October

The Selection form for the first event in Dubai is on the web site calendar and discounted accommodation is limited and available on a first come basis

 

 

Laser Safety Guidance Friday, 19th Dec 2014 Eleanor Guest

For our updated guidance on laser safety for competitors and organisers please see the document here.

Chair Russell Singleton
email Russell
Treasurer Clive Townend
024 7641 4797
07886 924331
email Clive
Pentathlon Development Officer (North) Rachael Handley
email Rachael
Website http://www.westmidlandspentathlon.org.uk/

Date Event Closing Date
24/05/2015
This date is provisional!
Herefordshire Training and Development Days
Venue: Lucton School


Contact: Rachael Handley , 07590444372 , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 20/02/2015

30/05/2015 West Midlands Shooting Training
Venue: TBC


Contact: Trevor Haynes , trevor.haynes@tesco.net

This event posted: 12/03/2015

06/06/2015
This date is provisional!
Herefordshire Mini Pentathlon
Venue: TBC


Contact: Rachael Handley , 07590444372 , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 20/02/2015

07/06/2015 West Midlands Regional Training
Venue: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre


Contact: Rachael Handley , 07590444372 , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 20/02/2015

13/06/2015 WS7.5 Training Day
Venue: Chase Technology College


Contact: Rachael Handley , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 06/03/2015

14/06/2015 West Midlands Shooting Training
Venue: TBC


Contact: Trevor Haynes , trevor.haynes@tesco.net

This event posted: 12/03/2015

20/06 to 21/06/2015 British Modern Pentathlon Championships (Pellet)
Venue: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre & Solihull Riding Club


Contact: Sue Hyde , 07590 444374 , sue.hyde@pentathlongb.org

There will be two separate Pentathlon Championships.  A pellet competition for U13, U15, U17, Open (U19, Junior & Senior) & Masters athletes and a laser competition for U17, U19, Open (Junior & Senior) athletes.  There is a separate entry form for those wishing to shoot using laser technology. 

  • The pellet Championships are open to athletes 11 years of age or older on 31 December 2015.
  • Athletes must have lodged a Level 2 shooting certificate, Level 1 or 2 Fencing Certificate and a riding certificate appropriate for their class at HQ before the competition.
  • Athletes who have not achieved the standard required to compete in the Riding event may participate in the other four disciplines if there are spaces available. Their scores are for training/selection purposes only and will not count for the presentation of awards).  Successful athletes will be notified via email after the closing date.
  • The organisers reserve the right to restrict the number of entries and to amalgamate classes with insufficient numbers.
  • All competition information, such as start times, etc, will appear on the website – www.pentathlongb.org – approximately 2 weeks prior to the 1st day of competition.

This event posted: 10/10/2014 and last updated: 22/05/2015

27/05/2015
20/06 to 21/06/2015 Wheatland Pony Club Tetrathlon
Venue: Much Wenlock Leisure Centre


Contact: Rachael Handley , 07590444372 , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

This is a Pony Club Tetrathlon Competition with a triathlon format to Pentathon GB Members.

This event posted: 02/02/2015 and last updated: 07/05/2015

12/06/2015
20/06 to 21/06/2015 British Modern Pentathlon Championships (Laser)
Venue: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre & Solihull Riding Club


Contact: Sue Hyde , 07590 444374 , sue.hyde@pentathlongb.org

There will be two separate Pentathlon Championships.  A laser competition for  for U17, U19, Open (Junior & Senior) athletes and a pellet competition for U13, U15, U17, Open (U19, Junior & Senior) & Masters athletes .  There is a separate entry form for those wishing to shoot using pellet. 

  • The laser Championships are open to athletes 15 years of age or older on 31 December 2015.
  • Athletes must have lodged a Level 2 shooting certificate, Level 1 or 2 Fencing Certificate and a riding certificate appropriate for their class at HQ before the competition.
  • Athletes who have not achieved the standard required to compete in the Riding event may participate in the other four disciplines if there are spaces available. Their scores are for training/selection purposes only and will not count for the presentation of awards).  Successful athletes will be notified via email after the closing date.
  • The organisers reserve the right to restrict the number of entries and to amalgamate classes with insufficient numbers.
  • All competition information, such as start times, etc, will appear on the website – www.pentathlongb.org – approximately 2 weeks prior to the 1st day of competition.

This event posted: 29/04/2015 and last updated: 22/05/2015

27/05/2015
28/06/2015 Pentathlon Hereford Training and Competition
Venue: Lucton School


Contact: Rachael Handley , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

Biathlon Competition and Combined Event Training

This event posted: 31/03/2015

11/07/2015 Wenlock Olympian Biathlon
Venue: Much Wenlock Leisure Centre


Contact: Rachael Handley , 07590444372 , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 14/04/2015

04/07/2015
25/07/2015 WS7.5 Training Day and ETP Training
Venue: Chase Technology College


Contact: Rachael Handley , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 06/03/2015

15/08/2015 West Midlands Shooting Training
Venue: TBC


Contact: Trevor Haynes , trevor.haynes@tesco.net

This event posted: 12/03/2015

24/08/2015 Pentathlon Hereford Summer Fencing Camp
Venue: Lucton School


Contact: Rachael Handley , 07590444372 , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 31/03/2015

06/09/2015 West Midlands Regional Training
Venue: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre


Contact: Rachael Handley , 07590444372 , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 20/02/2015

12/09/2015 West Midlands Shooting Training
Venue: TBC


Contact: Trevor Haynes , trevor.haynes@tesco.net

This event posted: 12/03/2015

13/09/2015 WS7.5 Club Training
Venue: Chase Technology College


Contact: Rachael Hares , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 10/03/2015

20/09/2015 Pentathlon Hereford Training and Competition
Venue: Lucton School


Contact: Rachael Handley , 07590444372 , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 31/03/2015

26/09 to 27/09/2015 British Modern Tetrathlon Championships
Venue: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre


Contact: Sue Hyde , 07590 444374 , sue.hyde@pentathlongb.org

Details will be posted close to the event

This event posted: 10/10/2014

07/09/2015
10/10/2015 WS7.5 Club Training
Venue: Chase Technology College


Contact: Rachael Handley , 07590444372 , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 10/03/2015

11/10/2015 Pentathlon Hereford Training
Venue: Lucton School


Contact: Rachael Handley , 07590444372 , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 31/03/2015

17/10/2015 West Midlands Shooting Training
Venue: TBC


Contact: Trevor Haynes , trevor.haynes@tesco.net

This event posted: 12/03/2015

18/10/2015 West Midlands Regional Biathlon Championships
Venue: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre


Contact: Russell Singleton , russell_singleton@hotmail.com

This is a qualifying competition for the British Modern Biathlon Championships (28th & 29th November 2015) and the British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships TBC). It has automatic qualifying places for BOTH of the British Championships.  This competition is being held in the same venue as the British Biathlon Championships - the swim is in a 25m, 8 lane pool and the run on a tartan track.

For further details of the Modern Biathlon Series 2015/16 including format, how to enter, qualification places available etc. please visit https://www.pentathlongb.org/schools/index.php

Entries for the following classes will open online at 11am on 1st September and will be restricted to 450 athletes.  Entries will close once capacity has been reached or the closing date whichever is the sooner.  The competition entry fee is £10 and athletes need to be fully paid up members of Pentathlon GB. 

CLASS

Age taken as at 31st December 2015

Year of Birth

Run Distance

Swim Distance

U10

2006

800

50

U11

2005

800

50

U12

2004

800

50

U13

2003

1600

100

U14

2002

1600

100

U15

2001

1600

200

U16

2000

1600

200

U17

1999

1600

200

U19

1997/1998

1600

200

Junior

1994/1996

1600

200

Senior

1993 or earlier

1600

200

Masters

1980 or earlier

800/1600 (f/m)

100

Teachers

n/a

800

50

The competition will be organised in accordance with the Pentathlon GB Rules for Modern Biathlon effective 1st September 2015.  These are available from the resources page of the Pentathlon GB website - https://www.pentathlongb.org/pentathlongb/resources.php?tab=1.

This event posted: 10/10/2014 and last updated: 10/03/2015

28/09/2015
01/11/2015 West Midlands Regional Training
Venue: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre


Contact: Rachael Handley , 07590444372 , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 20/02/2015

08/11/2015 Herefordshire Training and Development Days
Venue: Lucton School


Contact: Rachael Handley , 07590444372 , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 31/03/2015

14/11/2015 West Midlands Shooting Training
Venue: TBC


Contact: Trevor Haynes , trevor.haynes@tesco.net

This event posted: 12/03/2015

21/11/2015 WS7.5 Club Training
Venue: Chase Technology College


Contact: Rachael Handley , 07590444372 , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 10/03/2015

28/11 to 29/11/2015 British Modern Biathlon Championships
Venue: Tudor Grange Leisure Centre


Contact: Sue Hyde , 07590 444374 , sue.hyde@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 10/10/2014 and last updated: 19/11/2014

02/11/2015
06/12/2015 WS7.5 Club Training
Venue: Chase Technology College


Contact: Rachael Handley , 07590444372 , rachael.handley@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 10/03/2015

12/12/2015 West Midlands Shooting Training
Venue: TBC


Contact: Trevor Haynes , trevor.haynes@tesco.net

This event posted: 12/03/2015

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