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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

To apply for this role please send a CV and covering letter detailing your suitability for the role to 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.





MP = Modern Pentathlon

MT = Modern Tetrathlon

18 - 20 Jan



Winter MP and MT

28 - 29 Mar


Czech Republic

MT only

9 - 11 May



MP and MT

6-8 Jun



MP and MT

Open Estonian Masters Championships

4-6 Jul



MP and MT

International German Masters Championships

Open German Masters

17-21 Sep



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 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


In addition if you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity contact the National Development Manager, Rebecca Gibson, on 07720591421 or  


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 by 5pm on the 2nd December 2013.

Chair Colin Smith
01252 845781
07889 595307
email Colin
Treasurer Mike Page
01252 656343
email Mike
Competitions Secretary Paula Parker
01256 478895
email Paula
Pentathlon Development Officer (South) Miranda Palmer
email Miranda

Date Event Closing Date
27/04/2014 Come and try it - Biathle
Venue: Leweston School

Contact: Mick Flaherty , 07917 444641 ,

Entry Form: Download Entry Form

This event posted: 10/01/2014 and last updated: 04/03/2014

24/05/2014 Pentathlon GB South Schools Biathlon Open Championships (Traditional Format)
Venue: Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre

Contact: Colin Smith ,

Entry Form: Download Entry Form

Dear Teachers and Athletes,

As you may know, the Pentathlon GB Schools Biathlon event has changed format this year.  We no longer have the traditional school year by year event. We recognise that many schools would like to continue their involvement in this popular format, which existed for many years and therefore athletes will compete in their schools years in this event.

Pentathlon GB South now offers you the chance to compete against all the schools within the region in an attempt to become Pentathlon GB South Schools Biathlon Open Champions 2014. Please note this event is also open to athletes from all regions of Pentathlon GB.

You can enter this competition individually or your school can enter you along with your friends, making up a team if you want to. All you need to do is complete the attached entry form and email it to . Teachers, if you need to add more rows to the entry from please do so. If athletes are not a member of Pentathlon GB please don’t worry as all non-members will be given free First Steps membership.

There are medals for the first 3 children in each year group and certificates for the first 3 teams in each age group. For County Championships, there will be certificates for the first 3 children and the first 3 teams.

For this competition, teams will comprise of 4 athletes. This is to encourage you to have teams of 4 ready for our next big event which is coming in the spring, The Biathlon Relay Championships. (More on this in the near future).

This event will be run on a negative scoring system. Therefore if an athlete comes 1st in the run and 2nd in the swim their points total will be 3, the athlete with the lowest total points will be the winner. 

Please note that there will be no presentations or final results on the day. This will save hanging around on the day waiting for results, it will also make it easier to run this large event. All results will be sent out via email on Monday 26th May. Medals and certificates will be sent by post to the recipient’s school on the same day.

Distances and an approximate time table are as follows. Please note the time table is subject to change depending on the number of entries. 


School Year

Registration time at track

(Run First)

Registration time at pool



Finish time approx














































I look forward to watching you compete on the 24th May.

Good luck.


Colin Smith

Chairman Pentathlon GB South

Schools Biathlon

The Grey House School

Mount Pleasant

Hartley Wintney


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This event posted: 20/03/2014 and last updated: 31/03/2014

08/06/2014 Come and try it - Biathle
Venue: Leweston School

Contact: Mick Flaherty , 07917 444641 ,

Entry Form: Download Entry Form

This event posted: 10/01/2014 and last updated: 04/03/2014

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