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Tweet Wednesday 19th September 2018

Map Updates to ISOM 2017 by 1st Jan 2019

Already Christmas seems not too far away and with it the deadline of 1st Jan 2019 approaches, by which time maps used for all levels of event should be drawn to ISOM 2017.

Many clubs are well on their way to updating their maps to the new specification. You may like to check that the maps that will be used in the New Year have been, or are in the process of being, revised to ISOM 2017. Further details, including some guidance documents, are available on the Mapping Resources page of the BOF website under the heading ISOM 2017. Scroll further down to the British Orienteering Symbol Sets section for details of the ISOM 2017 symbol sets and links to download Symbol Set files.

Tweet Wednesday 19th September 2018

England Development Officer (Maternity Cover)

Closing Date: Friday 19th October 

Salary: £25,000 pa plus pension 

British Orienteering is the National Governing Body for Orienteering in the UK with the vision that Orienteering is the ‘go to’ outdoor sport for people wanting to test themselves physically and mentally. 

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, passionate and committed individual to further their experience and contribute to the continued growth of orienteering across England. 

The position available with flexible location but with a preference for individuals based in the Midlands.  

This is an exciting and challenging role with the responsibility of implementing the national strategy at a local level by supporting clubs and local delivery partners to improve the retention of frequent participants, in particular women, and increase the number of participants that orienteer frequently. 

Candidates will need to be flexible and able to work weekday evenings and weekends where appropriate. 

The role is full time and for a minimum of 6 months. The position is home based with regular travel and a requirement to attend the national office fortnightly. More information can be found in the job description and person specification below

Orienteering is an ambitious sport, as such, we are keen to attract a wider pool of talent to help the sport attract and integrate with a wider participant base, better reflecting today's society. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, race, colour, sex, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, disability or sexual orientation. 

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter detailing why you feel you are suitable for the role to by Friday 19th October. 

Interviews will take place on Thursday 1st November. 

For more information please contact Craig Anthony, Head of Development on 07342 882530. 

Tweet Tuesday 11th September 2018

Major Events Consultant

British Orienteering is pleased to announce that Helen Errington from Maprunner has been awarded a short-term contract to support British Orienteering’s Major Events, in particular the JK 2019 which is being held in the South Central Region from 19th – 22nd April 2019 in the Aldershot and Newbury areas.

Peter Hart, Chief Executive said:

"After a thorough and rigorous recruitment process we are delighted that Helen Errington has agreed to work with British Orienteering as their Major Events Consultant. Helen has very significant experience in organising and supporting major events in orienteering.

She has excellent event organisational experience and the drive to help us support our Major Events programme and development.

I am personally very pleased that we have been able to attract someone with her calibre, track record and further potential. I look forward to working with her over the next few months."


Tweet Wednesday 3rd January 2018

World Orienteering Day 2018

“Be part of something bigger!”

5 months to go for the next WORLD ORIENTEERING DAY! On Wednesday May 23rd 2018, the third World Orienteering Day will be conducted all over the world.  With the new record, 288 007 participants in 79 countries, last year we are now ready to achieve the IOF’s vision! Following the idea “Be part of something bigger-Colour the World”, people all over the world will take part in locally organised orienteering events, and celebrate the biggest worldwide orienteering event ever.

“500 000 participants, at 5000 locations in 100 countries” is the target we want to achieve.

Is it possible? YES, of course it’s possible!!! If Turkey can get more than 80000 children taking part at WOD I have a very great hope to achieve the target together with all big orienteering countries. Many countries, e.g. China, Norway, Czech Republic, USA, Serbia, France and Egypt increased the participation last time and if countries e.g. Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark and Finland can improve the activities next year we will achieve the vision. If we get the passion and the attitude I’m sure it’s possible to achieve the target!

Already now you can register your WOD event at The main day of WOD 2018 will be 23 May 2018 but you have the possibility to organise an event until 30 May 2018. That means you can both carry out a WOD event at school, at your club hut, at your work or a normal O-training can be a WOD event.

Take the chance to be part of something bigger!

Find out more here