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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.

Volunteers Needed to Support Pentathlon Activity in the South East Thursday, 21st Nov 2013 Eleanor Guest

The South East Regional Committee of Pentathlon GB is looking to recruit volunteers who can provide support in high quality competition for athletes competing in the various formats of Pentathlon. 

Volunteering is a great way to feel part of something amazing and the Olympics demonstrated the fun of sports event volunteering. You may want to volunteer to gain skills for your CV, to meet new friends, to do something different, to put something back into sport or because someone they love participates in the sport already.

If you are interested please have a look at the job roles below and speak to Regional Chair Tim Fraser (timothy.fraser@monotype.com or 07900683594) to find out more. Please provide Tim with a CV or a Biography about yourself in the first instance.

 

Positions vacant:     

  • Competition Co-ordinator
  • Trophies and Presentations Secretary
  • Registration co-ordinator
  • Event Health, Safety and Welfare Officer
  • Equipment Co-ordinator

 

Volunteer Job Role – Competition Co-ordinator

Reporting to:  South East Regional Committee

Key people to link with: Pentathlon GB Competition and Events Manager, Penthalon GB Central competition entries system, Trophies and Presentations Secretary, Registration co-ordinator, Results Secretary, Event Health, Safety and Welfare Officer, Equipment Co-ordinator, Sport Specific Officials

Main Purpose of the Role:  To coordinate the event organisation for the regional Biathlon, Triathlon, Tetrathlon and Pentathlon competitions for the South East Region.

Maximum Commitment:  Attendance at Regional Committee meetings twice a year, 1 hour per week average co-ordination plus full days during the 4 events.    The competitions are Biathlon (one day), Schools Biathlon (probably merged with normal Biathlon (one day), Triathlon (one day) and Pentathlon (two days)

Main responsibilities:              

  1. To book suitable and cost effective event venues.
  2. To work with the Regional Committee on a budget for the events.
  3. To ensure that the Event Health, Safety and Welfare has undertaken a risk assessment of the venue and event.
  4. To advertise events via the Pentathlon GB website.
  5. To work with the Regional Committee regarding the technical aspects of the sport and to ensure that appropriate sport specific officials are in place.
  6. To conduct a briefing to all volunteers / sport specific officials are the start of the event.
  7. To liaise with the Equipment Co-ordinator regarding the equipment needs of the event.
  8. To liaise with the Registration Co-ordinator regarding the process for registration and to ensure that all participants are welcomed and provided with the right information.
  9. To oversee the event on the day and ensure it runs successfully.
  10. To liaise with the Results Secretary to ensure the system is in place for the event.
  11. To support the Trophies and Presentations Secretary in their duties.
  12. To evaluate the event and report back to the Regional Committee.

In return you will be supported with technical advice and support from Pentathlon GB.

 

Volunteer Job Role – Trophies and Presentations Secretary

Reporting to:  Competitions Co-ordinator

Key people to link with:  Results Secretary

Main Purpose of the Role:  To organise the trophies and presentations for the regional Biathlon, Triathlon, Tetrathlon and Pentathlon competitions for the South East.

Maximum Commitment: 3 hours in advance of the event and then 2 hours at each event. 5 hours per event. 

Main responsibilities:              

  1. To establish the trophy and certificate needs of the event in liaison with the Competition Co-ordinator.
  2. Working within the budget set by the Regional Committee order the Trophies and print the certificates required for the event.
  3. Organise and deliver the presentations at the event.
  4. Where possible recruit dignitaries to present the trophies and certificates.
  5. Make sure the presentations ceremony is enjoyable, valued and memorable for participants.

 

Volunteer Job Role – Event Health, Safety and Welfare Officer Event Health, Safety and Welfare Officer

Reporting to:  Competition Co-ordinator

Key people to link with:  Pentathlon GB Safeguarding and Protecting Children Officer, Equipment Co-ordinator, Sport Specific Officials

Main Purpose of the Role:  To ensure the regional Biathlon, Triathlon, Tetrathlon and Pentathlon competitions for the South East are delivered according to the health and safety requirements and policies of Pentathlon GB. 

Maximum Commitment:  3 hours prior to the event and attendance at events (4 per year). 

Main responsibilities:              

  1. To conduct a risk assessment of the venue and event.
  2. To ensure that the event complies with Safeguarding and Welfare policies and best practice.
  3. To work with the Regional Committee regarding the technical aspects of the sport and to ensure that appropriate sport specific officials are in place.
  4. In conjunction with the Competition Coordinator brief to all volunteers / sport specific officials are the start of the event related to the risk assessment.
  5. To liaise with the Equipment Co-ordinator regarding the safety of the equipment being used at the event.
  6. To attend the events ensuring the risk assessment and policies are being implemented.
  7. To report back to the Regional Committee any health, safety or welfare concerns.
  8. To report any accidents or incidents to the relevant bodies.

 

Volunteer Job Role – Equipment Co-ordinator

Reporting to: Competitions Coordinator

Key people to link with:  Pentathlon GB Technical Advisor, Event Health, Safety and Welfare Officer, Sport Specific Officials

Main Purpose of the Role: To ensure the equipment required for events is in place – for the regional Biathlon, Triathlon, Tetrathlon and Pentathlon competitions for the South East.

Maximum Commitment:  Storing of equipment, 4 hours leading up to the event plus a full day during the 4 events, 2 hours post event.

Main responsibilities:              

  1. To regularly store or manage the storage of the South East Regional Committee equipment including the keeping of an asset register. As such it is essential that the successful volunteer has some experience in the storage or maintenance of shooting and / or fencing equipment and that the South East Regional Committee can check on the location and security of the designated equipment store.
  2. To liaise with the Pentathlon GB Technical Advisor regarding PGB owned equipment in the charge of the region.
  3. To liaise with the Competitions Coordinator regarding the equipment needs of the event.
  4. To check the equipment in terms of suitability, function and safety.
  5. Organise and deliver the required equipment to the event and support the setup of the event related to the equipment.
  6. Report any equipment issues immediately to the Regional Committee and Competition Coordinator.
  7. As appropriate and within a budget set by the Regional Committee procure equipment for the events.
  8. To set down equipment and return it to storage following the event.

In return you will be supported with technical advice and support from Pentathlon GB.

 

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.

President Bridget Robbie
01689 856903
email Bridget
Chair Timothy Fraser
email Timothy
Secretary Andrew Inkester
020 8642 5781
email Andrew
Treasurer Nick Bright
01342 311354
email Nick
Member Sheena Moss
01474 703028
07850 415507
email Sheena
Member Bill Bland
020 8300 5247
07956 652108
email Bill
Member Lawrence Moss
01474 703028
07810 543621
email Lawrence
Member Christina Hales
07736 074546
email Christina
Competitions Secretary Kim Myatt
01634 254463
email Kim
Pentathlon Development Officer (South) Miranda Palmer
email Miranda
Website http://www.mpagbse.co.uk/

Date Event Closing Date
27/04/2014 South East ETP Training Day
Venue: Medway Park


Contact: Bill Bland , 07956 652108 , bill.bland@btinternet.com

Training for all ETP and ETP Consideration athletes.

Other dates for your diary are: 18 May 2014
                                                  8 June 2014
                                                  20 July 2014

 

 

This event posted: 11/03/2014 and last updated: 31/03/2014

11/05/2014 Surrey Development Day at St Teresa's School
Venue: St Theresa's School


Contact: Carol Bilton , 07754299900 , carolsbilton@gmail.com

This will be an all day event from 9:45am to 4pm.  We will rotate through a combination of running, swimming, shooting, fencing and strength/conditioning. This will be a regular monthly development day, with the following dates already booked in:

June 22nd, 2014

The cost will be £25 pp, a real bargain for a great days training and fun. We have capacity for 75 athletes and it will be on a first-come, first served basis.  Please note: We do not accept credit/debit card payments via email.

Put the dates in your diary and check back regularly. We know that demand will be huge, so on your marks, get set...

This event posted: 15/07/2013 and last updated: 04/03/2014

18/05/2014 South East ETP Training Day
Venue: Medway Park


Contact: Bill Bland , 07956 652108 , bill.bland@btinternet.com

Training for all ETP and ETP consideration athletes

Other dates for your diary: 8 June 2014
                                           20 July 2014

This event posted: 12/03/2014 and last updated: 31/03/2014

29/05/2014 Horse Riding Clinic
Venue: Burstow Park Equestrian Centre, Antlands Lane


Contact: Gill Measures , gillmeasures@googlemail.com

Entry Form: Download Entry Form

SE Region Pentathlon is holding a riding clinic at Burstow Park EC, Surrey on Thursday 29th May, 1pm-5pm.

This will be an afternoon of two riding lessons and theory appropriate to PGB needs.

Please see attachment for all details.


 

This event posted: 12/08/2013 and last updated: 14/04/2014

08/06/2014 South East ETP Training Day
Venue: Medway Park


Contact: Bill Bland , 07956 652108 , bill.bland@btinternet.com

Training for all ETP and ETP consideration athletes

Other dates for your diary: 20 July 2014

This event posted: 12/03/2014 and last updated: 31/03/2014

22/06/2014 Surrey Development Day at St Teresa's School
Venue: St Theresa's School


Contact: Carol Bilton , 07754299900 , carolsbilton@gmail.com

This will be an all day event from 9:45am to 4pm.  We will rotate through a combination of running, swimming, shooting, fencing and strength/conditioning.

The cost will be £25 pp, a bargain for a great day of training and fun. We have capacity for 75 athletes and it will be on a first-come, first served basis.  Please note: We do not accept credit/debit card payments via email.

Put the dates in your diary and check back regularly. We know that demand will be huge, so on your marks, get set...

This event posted: 15/07/2013 and last updated: 31/03/2014

20/07/2014 Sout East ETP Training Day
Venue: Medway Park


Contact: Bill Bland , 07956 652108 , bill.bland@btinternet.com

Training for all ETP and ETP consideration athletes

This event posted: 12/03/2014 and last updated: 31/03/2014

26/08 to 28/08/2014 Horse Riding Clinic
Venue: Burstow Park Equestrian Centre, Antlands Lane


Contact: Gill Measures , gillmeasures@googlemail.com

More details to follow in due course

This event posted: 12/08/2013 and last updated: 04/03/2014

06/09 to 07/09/2014 Open Pentathlon & Tetrathlon
Venue: Burstow EC / Medway Park


Contact: Kim Myatt , 07946 088646 or , johnandkim@jkm-international.co.uk

Entry Form: Download Entry Form

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

04/08/2014
12/10/2014 Surrey Schools Biathlon
Venue: K2 Leisure Centre


Contact: Katie Tinkler , katie@s2performance.co.uk

Details to follow

This event posted: 23/01/2014 and last updated: 10/04/2014

19/10/2014 South East Regional Biathlon Championships
Venue: Medway Park Leisure Centre


Contact: Bill Bland , 07956 652108 , bill.bland@btinternet.com

Further details will appear here and on the South East Regional website at www.mpagbse.co.uk

This event posted: 13/12/2013 and last updated: 04/03/2014

22/09/2014
15/03/2015
This date is provisional!
SE Region Triathlon Championships
Venue: Tonbridge School Sports Centre


Contact: Kim Myatt , 01634 256185 or , johnandkim@jkm-international.co.uk

This event date may be changed to comply with the National Calendar when published.  Venue is provisionally booked.  It is hoped that this competition date will become firm by the end of June 2014.

May include Biathlon TBA

This event posted: 17/03/2014 and last updated: 16/04/2014

Ashford Prep School Stephanie  Orr
01233 620493
07980026606

Dartford District Swimming Club Lynda  Pinkess
email Lynda
New Ash Green Epee and Shooting Club Marina  Nicholls
01474 871484
email Marina
North Kent MPC Bill  Bland
020 8300 5247
07956 652108

Whitgift School Laura  Gomersall
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