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Recruitment - Event Director Modern Pentathlon Senior European Championships 2015 Tuesday, 4th Mar 2014 Eleanor Guest

Event Director Modern Pentathlon Senior European Championships 2015 Recruitment

Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the sport of Modern Pentathlon with a rich history of Olympic success. We are seeking to recruit an Event Director for the Modern Pentathlon Senior European Championships taking place in Bath 17 – 23 August 2015.

In August 2015 Europe’s top Modern Pentathletes will begin the battle for selection for the 2016 Olympic Games when the University of Bath hosts the 2015 Modern Pentathlon Senior European Championships – the first senior international Modern Pentathlon competition held in the UK since the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Modern Pentathlon Senior European Championships 2015 is the highest level of Senior competition in Europe and takes place on an annual basis. In terms of the performance level of competition, it is third only to the Olympic Games and Senior World Championships. In 2015 the status of the Modern Pentathlon Senior European Championships will carry even greater significance as the event will be a key Olympic qualification competition for the Rio Games.

The University of Bath, UK Sport and Pentathlon GB are working in partnership to bring this prestigious event to life and to maximise the opportunity to raise the profile of Modern Pentathlon and to bring the sport to a wider audience.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved with an Olympic sport at a critical point leading into the Olympic Games of 2016.

We are looking for a dynamic Event Manager who will build and lead an effective and enthusiastic team responsible for the delivery of this world class event. Experience in the following areas is essential:

  • Delivering a successful significant (e.g. World or European) major sporting event.
  • Strong event and project management including experience of outdoor venues and temporary build projects for a major event.
  • Budget management and the relevant reporting requirements associated with a major event or project.
  • Risk management.
  • Experience and understanding of high performance sport.
  • Working with a number and variety of contractors.
  • Delivering a project or major event with a number of stakeholders.
  • Understanding of volunteers within sports events.
  • Managing the implementation of commercial and marketing plans within the context of an event or project
  • Proven ability to engage with partners and able to work with and manage a variety of people at all levels
  • Experience of leading teams consisting of paid employees and volunteers.

 

The Event Director will be responsible for the operational delivery of the event including the management of contractors and stakeholder relationships. The role involves working closely within the organising framework and will report to the Chair of the Stakeholder Group. They will establish the administrative framework and the delivery plan including the project timeline for the organisation of the Championships. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate these personal qualities and key skills:

  • Good team player able to work for periods without direct supervision
  • Goal oriented, highly motivated, able to use initiative
  • Able to evaluate situations and react accordingly
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Able to prioritise and be calm under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Personable, able to meet and work with people at all levels
  • High standards of discretion and integrity
  • Proficient and comfortable with IT

 

The base location of the successful candidate is flexible but there will be a requirement to be based in or around Bath at an agreed point prior to and during the Championships.

This will be a fixed term self employed role starting around 1st May 2014 with completion around September 2015. Hours will be discussed with the successful candidate.

The total amount for the contract will be £30,000 including expenses.

Pentathlon GB welcomes applications from individuals or companies with the relevant experience.

For further information including the Job Description please contact Ellie Guest via e-mail on

eleanor.guest@pentathlongb.org

To apply for this role please send a CV and covering letter detailing your suitability for the role to eleanor.guest@pentathlongb.org by 5pm on Wednesday 26th March 2014. It is anticipated that the interviews will be the week commencing 31st March 2014.

2014 International Masters Competitions Calendar Thursday, 2nd Jan 2014 Eleanor Guest

The 2014 International Masters Competitions Calendar has now been published.  Fore all details and entry forms please check on the UIPM website.

 

Date

Location

Competition

MP = Modern Pentathlon

MT = Modern Tetrathlon

18 - 20 Jan

Helsinki

Finland

Winter MP and MT

28 - 29 Mar

Prague

Czech Republic

MT only

9 - 11 May

Neuss

Germany

MP and MT

6-8 Jun

Tartu

Estonia

MP and MT

Open Estonian Masters Championships

4-6 Jul

Minden

Germany

MP and MT

International German Masters Championships

Open German Masters

17-21 Sep

Berlin

Germany

UIPM World Masters Championships (Individual and Team)

MP and MT Relay

Shooting in all competitions will be old fashioned i.e. no combined event

 

 

2014 Team Selection Policy Monday, 9th Dec 2013 Eleanor Guest

The 2014 Team Selection Policy is now available, please ring Head Office on 01225 386808 if you would like a hard copy.

New Pentathlon GB Shop Online Launched!! Friday, 6th Dec 2013 Eleanor Guest

Pentathlon GB are pleased to announce the opening of the brand new online shop, and to celebrate we're offering a 15% discount off all purchases.

Simply go to our shop at www.shoppentathlongb.org and enter PGB15 at the checkout!!  Perfect for any Christmas presents you're looking for.

Happy shopping!

Biathle World Championship Dates & Venues Tuesday, 26th Nov 2013 Howard Jones

Following several years of uncertainty over the dates and locations of the Biathle World Championships, the UIPM have approved bids for this prestigious event for the next three years.

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala is planned to be the host in 2014 over the weekend of the 10th/12th October and, for 2015, the event will move to Tbilisi in Georgia over the 18th - 20th September. Orlando, USA will be a very welcome host for 2016 and the dates of  2nd - 4th September will coincide with the last weekend of the school holidays.

Recruitment: Pentathlon GB Development Officer (South of England) Wednesday, 13th Nov 2013 Eleanor Guest

Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the sport of Modern Pentathlon with a rich history of Olympic success.  We are seeking to recruit a Pentathlon Development Officer to manage  South of England who is experienced and dynamic and has the drive and ambition to translate the Whole Sport Plan into action through co-ordination of coaches and organisers at a local level, maximising opportunities to build capacity in our sport with the following development aims:

  • To provide opportunities for supporting the development of the Pentathlon GB English Talent Programme at national and regional levels.
  • To increase the number of people participating in the sport of Modern Pentathlon as members of the Association and in particular competing in the different competition formats of the sport.

 

The role can be based away from our Head Office at Bath University, and will have a requirement to travel.   

The salary will be in the range £24,000 - £26,000.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with proven experience of developing participation in sport, excellent people skills and ability to deliver on set objectives.  This includes the ability to demonstrate experience in the following areas:

  • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of the sporting structures in Great Britain.
  • Previous experience of developing sport and encouraging participation (minimum of 2 years).
  • Able to demonstrate previous experience in managing projects, setting goals and achieving results.
  • Able to form effective relationships and partnerships to enable the delivery of projects.
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of coordinating and managing teams of people.
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team and if necessary be able to use initiative and lead peers when required.

 

For further information including the Job Description and Competency Profile please contact Ellie Guest via e-mail on eleanor.guest@pentathlongb.org

 

In addition if you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity contact the National Development Manager, Rebecca Gibson, on 07720591421 or rebecca.gibson@pentathlongb.org  

 

If you would like to apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the role to eleanor.guest@pentathlongb.org by 5pm on the 2nd December 2013.

Bishop Burton College hosts College Sports Extravaganza Friday, 1st Nov 2013 Ashley Quinlan

On the 23rd October, Bishop Burton College played host to a College Extravaganza organised by Pentathlon GB and supported by the British College Sport. The event was a resounding success, and benefited from support from the Equine and Sports Department at the college.

 

During the day students from Bishop Burton, Shipley and Greenhead Colleges got to experience three of the five disciplines of the sport of Modern Pentathlon. They received expert coaching in the shooting, fencing and equestrian elements as well as receiving a tour of some of the facilities on campus. To end the day, the students took part in a combine event competition. The combine event concludes the full five-event Modern Pentathlon with a shoot and run.

Rachael Hares, Development Officer for the North (Pentathlon GB) said, “All the students showed an excellent attitude to the day and were disciplined and focused. I would like to thank Bishop Burton for their involvement in the day and I look forward to building on this and looking to host future events for Colleges in the area.”

Damien Butters of Shipley College seconded this statement, commenting, “I just wanted to say a big thank you again for organising today's activities. The students had a brilliant time. They are really looking forward to the [forthcoming] summer events.”

If there are any colleges who are interested in receiving information about future events, or would like to know how to get involved in Modern Pentathlon please contact Rachael Hares: rachael.hares@pentathlongb.org 07590444372.

Pentathletes shoot for the future with successful Sport England bid Wednesday, 23rd Oct 2013 Steve Ballinger

A successful bid to Sport England is helping current and future generations of Yorkshire pentathletes develop their skills and enjoy the sport.

The bid for Small Grants Lottery funding from Sport England was put together by Rachel Price, a local volunteer and now a committee member of Yorkshire Pentathlon Club.

It secured funding for new shooting targets, fencing equipment and additional coaching at the club’s main training base at Bishop Burton College at Bishop Burton near Beverley. It has also helped the club provide extra training sessions.

Rachel said the project will help people to take part in the sport whether or not they are of the standard to progress to the English Talent Programme, a talent development pathway between grass roots and Pentathlon GB’s Performance Programme.

“We were really pleased that the bid was successful,” said Rachel, whose three sons are involved in the sport. “We’re hoping it will get more people into the sport and enjoying the sport, but we also had to show how we could carry on the project after the initial 12 months.

“There’s a big focus on getting people on to the English Talent Programme, but we also need to make sure that we provide an environment in which people feel comfortable taking part in our sport if they don’t get to that level.”

Sport England’s Regional Strategic Lead for the North East, Judith Rasmussen, said: “While our larger investments tend to grab the headlines, we’re proud that most projects we fund are the local clubs like Yorkshire Pentathlon Club that are the heartbeat of community sport in England.

“There is several million pounds of lottery money still to invest through Small Grants, so we really want to hear from organisations that need support to open up more sporting opportunities for their community.”

A new 20-point outdoor shooting range – part of the range used for the 2009 World Championships in London – was recently added to the already impressive pentathlon facilities at the college in a partnership between Bishop Burton College, Pentathlon GB and the Yorkshire Pentathlon Club.

Jeanette Dawson, Principal of the college, was instrumental in bringing the range to Bishop Burton.

The addition of the range alongside the other facilities at Bishop Burton College, which include an international standard equine centre, means the site could also host major pentathlon competitions in the future.

The cash injection from Sport England for the Shooting for the Future project has provided new ‘drop down’ shooting targets – panels containing five targets that individually drop down when each one is hit, giving clearer results than traditional paper targets and more closely resembling targets used in laser shooting.

The money will also provide additional fencing equipment, extra coaching training for volunteers in pentathlon’s run/shoot, fencing and riding, to ensure the project will be sustainable after the 12-months covered by the funding.

The funding has also enabled additional training sessions on the range.

It is hoped the project will help recruit more young people to the sport and encourage them to stay in pentathlon past the age of 14, when there is traditionally a fall off in participation across many sports.

It is also hoped the extra equipment, coaching and training sessions will encourage more local college students to try out the sport.

The Yorkshire Pentathlon Club has achieved a big increase in athletes participating in the sport recently, especially among young people, with 64 per cent of its 1100 members aged 13 and under.

Yorkshire Pentathlon Club Chairman Brian Parkinson and Treasurer Ian Price also contributed support and financial information for the successful Sport England bid, Gill Davison, Senior Community Recreation Officer at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, provided advice and guidance.

Pentathlon GB is the National Governing Body for the Olympic Sport of Modern Pentathlon. For further information please see www.pentathlongb.org

You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PentathlonGB and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PentathlonGB

The modern pentathlon sees athletes tackle fencing, swimming, show jumping and a run/shoot all in one day.

Great Britain's women have collected an impressive haul of five modern pentathlon medals from the last four Olympic Games, with Steph Cook winning gold at Sydney 2000 and Kate Allenby bronze, Georgina Harland taking bronze at Athens in 2004, Heather Fell winning silver at Beijing in 2008 and Samantha Murray taking silver at London last year.

For further information members of the media can contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518 or 07765 071683. 

Chair Brian Parkinson
01904 449556
07876 578905
email Brian
Vice Chair Steve Hood
07794555969
email Steve
Secretary Sheena Martindale
01377 240272
email Sheena
Treasurer Ian Price
07850 785497
email Ian
Regional Development Coach Sonja Greaves
01262 470413
email Sonja
Regional Development Coach Samuel Sanderson
07828299163
email Samuel
Welfare Officer Mary Colman
01751 432342
email Mary
Welfare Officer Sonja Greaves
01262 470413
email Sonja
Pentathlon Development Officer (North) Rachael Hares
07590 444372
email Rachael
Website http://www.pentathlongb-yorkshire.co.uk

Date Event Closing Date
26/04/2014 Harrogate Schools Mini Biathlon
Venue: Ashville College


Contact: Rachael Hares , 07590444372 , rachael.hares@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 19/12/2013 and last updated: 04/03/2014

30/04/2014 Driffield Schools Mini Biathlon
Venue: Driffield Leisure Centre


Contact: Rachael Hares , 07590444372 , rachael.hares@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 19/12/2013 and last updated: 04/03/2014

07/05/2014 Hambleton Schools Biathlon
Venue: Bedale Leisure Centre


Contact: Rachael Hares , 07590444372 , rachael.hares@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 19/12/2013 and last updated: 04/03/2014

17/05/2014 Yorkshire Region and ETP Training
Venue: Bishop Burton College


Contact: Sonja Greaves , sonjagreaves112@hotmail.co.uk

Opportunity for shoot, run combined fence and ride training for a full day!

This event posted: 02/04/2014 and last updated: 10/04/2014

20/05/2014 Whitby Schools Biathlon
Venue: Whitby


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

This event posted: 09/04/2014 and last updated: 10/04/2014

23/05/2014 Bridlington Schools Biathlon
Venue: Bridlington


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

This event posted: 09/04/2014 and last updated: 10/04/2014

25/05/2014 GB Biathle Series Race 2 & YBC Biathle Race 2 Hull
Venue: Ennerdale Leisure Centre


Contact: Suzanne Clarkson , 01482 655189 , yorkshirebiathle@hotmail.co.uk

Entry Form: Download Entry Form

This event is suitable for schools.

This event posted: 23/10/2013 and last updated: 22/03/2014

11/05/2014
31/05/2014 Yorkshire ETP Training
Venue: Bedale Leisure Centre


Contact: Sam Sanderson , samsanderson26@hotmail.co.uk

This event posted: 02/04/2014 and last updated: 10/04/2014

09/06/2014 Beverly Schools Mini Biathlon
Venue: Beverley Leisure Centre


Contact: Rachael Hares , 07590444372 , rachael.hares@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 19/12/2013 and last updated: 04/03/2014

10/06/2014 South Hunsley Senior School Biathlon
Venue: Francis Scaife


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

This event posted: 09/04/2014 and last updated: 10/04/2014

14/06/2014 Yorkshire ETP Training
Venue: Bedale Leisure Centre


Contact: Sam Sanderson , samsanderson26@hotmail.co.uk

This event posted: 02/04/2014 and last updated: 10/04/2014

21/06/2014 Yorkshire Region and ETP Training
Venue: Bishop Burton College


Contact: Rachael Hares , 07590444372 , rachael.hares@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 02/04/2014 and last updated: 10/04/2014

12/07/2014 YBC Biathle Race 3
Venue: Allerthorpe Lake


Contact: Suzanne Clarkson , 01482 655189 , yorkshirebiathle@hotmail.co.uk

Entry Form: Download Entry Form

This event posted: 06/12/2013 and last updated: 04/03/2014

30/06/2014
13/07/2014 Yorkshire Schools Mini Biathlon Final
Venue: Driffield Leisure Centre


Contact: Rachael Hares , 07590444372 , rachael.hares@pentathlongb.org

This event posted: 19/12/2013 and last updated: 04/03/2014

30/08/2014 Yorkshire Region Tetrathlon
Venue: Bishop Burton College


Contact: Rachael Hares , 07590444372 , rachael.hares@pentathlongb.org

Further details to follow

This event posted: 09/04/2014 and last updated: 10/04/2014

12/09 to 14/09/2014 "Biathle of the Roses" YBC Biathle Race 4, NW Series Race 4 & Training Camp
Venue: Ilkley Lido


Contact: Suzanne Clarkson , 01482 655189 , yorkshirebiathle@hotmail.co.uk

Entry Form: Download Entry Form

This event is open to all competitors and the Training Camp starts from Friday 12th September with the Biathle Race on Sunday 14th September. This race forms part of both the Yorkshire Biathle Club Series and the North West Hub Series of Biathles. More information on camping, programme etc will be added later.

This event posted: 06/12/2013 and last updated: 26/03/2014

24/08/2014
St Martins Ampleforth John  Slingsby
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The Froebelian School Janey  Suggitt
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Yorkshire Biathle Club Russell  Mounsey
07986 752435
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Yorkshire Pentathlon Club Ann  Marshall
07967 918110
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