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Recruitment - Non-Executive Director

Posted on Thursday, 20th Jun 2013 by Eleanor Guest


Pentathlon GB, the National Governing Body for the summer Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon is looking to co-opt or elect a non-executive director.

Details of our sport are on http://www.pentathlongb.org/

We particularly need applicants with high level commercial experience and an interest in the promotion of our sport in the Home nations. This unpaid post requires the ability to operate at Board level within a National Governing Body, attendance at 6 Board meetings a year and at our events, a positive commitment to our sport, teamwork within the Board and focussed enthusiasm. We recruit openly and without discrimination.


Job Specification

Title:                            Non Executive Director Pentathlon GB Board

Reports to:                 Chairman of the Board

Salary:                         Unpaid

Role of Non-Executive Directors

  • Provide leadership of the company within a framework of prudent and effective controls which enable risk to be assessed and managed.
  • Set the company’s strategic aims, ensuring that the necessary financial and human resources are in place for the company to meet its objectives, and review management performance.
  • Set the company’s values and standards and ensure that its obligations to its members and others (including funders) (including all its statutory obligations) are understood and met.
  • Constructively formulate, debate and implement the Company’s aims and develop proposals on strategy.
  • Scrutinise the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives and monitor the reporting of performance.
  • Satisfy themselves as to the integrity of the Company’s financial information provided to the Board and in the Company’s financial statements; and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and appropriate.
  • Be responsible for determining appropriate levels of remuneration of executive directors; have a prime role in appointing (and if necessary removing) directors and in succession planning.
  • Constantly seek to establish and maintain confidence in the conduct and performance of the Company.


Person Specification

The following experience and personal characteristics are essential:

  • Upholding the highest ethical standards of integrity and probity.
  • Board or relevant experience in a particular area or field which, when considered in the context of the different skills within the Board, deliver a balanced mix of abilities, including economic and technical skills such as accounting, finance, commercial, management, personnel, diplomatic and legal skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively within the Board, including knowledge of how a Board should operate.
  • Adherence to and promotion of the highest standards of corporate governance and management.


The following experience and personal characteristics are highly desirable:

  • Knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, Modern Pentathlon, sport and recreation, including the way it is organised and run.
  • Substantial experience of work with and/or commitment to Modern Pentathlon.
  • The ability to support executives in their leadership of the MPAGB while monitoring their conduct.
  • The ability to question intelligently, debate constructively, challenge thoughtfully and decide dispassionately.
  • The ability to listen sensitively to the views of others, inside and outside the Board.
  • The ability to gain the trust and respect of other Board members.


Applicants should email Eleanor Guest, eleanor.guest@pentathlongb.org in confidence by 1200 17 July 2013 with a CV, supporting reference and all relevant information.

News from April 2014

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Monday, 14th Apr 2014 2014-04-14 Tasker set for World Cup debut in China

Twenty-year-old Luke Tasker is set to make his Modern Pentathlon World Cup debut at this week’s competition in Chengdu, China.
Tasker is a member of a six-strong GB team competing at the event. He joins 20-year-old Sam Curry, who contests his fourth World Cup, and 21-year-old Tom Toolis, who competes at only his second World Cup, in a young GB men’s team.
London 2012 Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray heads the GB women’s team. She is joined by Freyja Prentice and Kate French, who are ranked 17th and 19th in the world respectively.
Jan Bartu, Pentathlon GB Performance Director, said: “Chengdu will be another opportunity for selected athletes to score points for the pentathlon world ranking list and hopefully achieve positive results for the British rankings, which will be used to select the teams for the European and World Championships later in the season.”
Tasker, who is studying Sports Performance at the University of Bath, finished 27th at the International Budapest Cup in Hungary a week ago, where Curry was 22nd and Toolis 23rd.
French continued her strong performances over the last year by taking the silver medal in the women’s competition at the International Budapest Cup, finishing 26 seconds behind Hungary’s Sarolta Kovacs.
Samantha Murray came home sixth with Jo Muir seventh, Georgia Pipes 20th and Caroline Nickerson 25th.
Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of modern pentathlon and has its National Training Centre at the University of Bath.
Chengdu World Cup schedule
(please note: Chengdu time is seven hours ahead of UK time)
Wednesday: 16 April: women’s heats
Thursday 17 April: men’s heats
Friday 18 April: women’s final
Saturday 19 April: men’s final
Sunday 20 April: mixed relay
GB team for Chengdu
Kate French – 11.02.91, Meopham, Gravesend – Bath
Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
Freyja Prentice – 20.05.90, Inverurie, near Aberdeen - Bath
Sam Curry – 03.09.93, Salfords, near Redhill – Bath
Luke Tasker – 28.01.94 – Waddington, Clitheroe, Lancashire - Bath
Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, north east London- Bath

Steve Ballinger
Monday, 14th Apr 2014 2014-04-14 Muir wins gold and Choong silver at junior international

Two young British pentathletes produced strong performances to secure podium places at the Milan Kadlec Memorial junior international competition in Prague at the weekend.