Pentathlon GB is the governing body for the Olympic sport of modern pentathlon which comprises five diverse sports: swimming, fencing, riding, running and shooting. It leads the development of the sport and the elite performance programme for the Olympic Games, which is funded by UK Sport. Each discipline is held separately, apart from running and shooting, which are held together in a challenging and exciting combined laser-run (formally known as the combined run-shoot).

Pentathlon GB is now recruiting a new Chair. The Chair of the organisation leads the Board and the CEO, providing oversight of strategic matters. The role promotes effective relationships and open communication between non-executive directors, ensures corporate governance is of the highest level and ensures effective implementation of Board decisions. There are up to five Board meetings per annum, four of these are likely to be in London and one at the headquarters in Bath. Board members also run the various committees and attend some pentathlon events, such as the national championships.

It is an exciting time to join Pentathlon GB, with the Senior European Championships taking place in 2019, the development of the new Laser Run format and the Tokyo Olympics only two years away. Candidates for this position should be able to demonstrate Board experience, strategic leadership capability and an understanding of good governance. Successful candidates do not need to have experience within the sport sector and applications from other sectors are encouraged. The term is for two years but with the opportunity to serve up to four terms.

To apply please send CV and covering note to daryl.mason@hartmannmason.com

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.