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Tweet Tuesday 27th April 2021

Job Vacancy - Access and Environmental Officer

British Orienteering is creating an exciting new role to address the increasing environmental, economic and regulatory challenges we face in securing access to the countryside for orienteering. This new position will be part-time for three days per week and can be carried out remotely or at British Orienteering’s National Office in Matlock. 

You will be a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and passionate advocate for the sport of orienteering. You will have a professional understanding of the importance of access to the countryside, with relevant technical, legal and environmental knowledge, and experience of putting this knowledge into practice. 

You will not be afraid to experiment and will develop new initiatives in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, including landowners, environmental organisations, other NGBs, and voluntary and special interest groups. The role requires excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, with the aim of providing a modern, responsive and effective service delivering good quality access to the countryside for the sport including clubs and associations. 

This is a demanding, varied and rewarding role. If you are committed to the positive benefits of sport and access to the outdoors, as well as to promoting sustainable and responsible use of the countryside, we would like to hear from you. 

Access and Environmental Officer - Job Description

To apply, please complete and return the documents below to:  rgamble@britishorienteering.org.uk 

 

Closing date: Sunday 16 May 2021
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Tweet Thursday 15th April 2021

Thriving Clubs for a New Generation: introducing British Orienteering’s new strategy

Thriving Clubs for a New Generation are at the heart of the new British Orienteering Strategy to strengthen the sport in this country. It will allow us to engage with a new generation via a thriving club network.

British Orienteering believes that if we change perceptions about orienteering, improve accessibility and deliver engaging fun experiences, more people will become hooked on the sport.

Once engaged, clear pathways to progress in competitor or volunteering will enable people to enjoy the sport for life.

The four focus areas of the Strategic Plan are:

  • Change the perception.
  • Create engaging experiences.
  • Strengthen lifelong pathways.
  • Provide foundations for success.

Thriving Clubs for a New Generation” will be formally launched at the AGM on Wednesday, 21 April 2021 and we will be consulting further with the membership and key stakeholders.

Read the Full Strategy here

Call to Action

British Orienteering is keen to hear from you as we turn Thriving Clubs for a New Generation into reality.

  • How can this strategy benefit your club, new and existing orienteers in your local area?
  • What ideas do you have to support the news strategic priorities?
  • What is working well for you that we could share?
  • Would you be interested to be involved in a focus group?

All views are valued and we will factor them into our thinking as we take our sport and the plan forward.

Please click here to fill out the survey and help us to collect as many views as possible or send your comments to insight@britishorienteering.org.uk.

 

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Tweet Friday 7th May 2021

Schools Questionnaire - Teachers, fill in this short questionnaire for the chance to win a £50 Cotswold voucher!

If you are a member of staff at a school click here to complete this short questionnaire.

 
The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. 

Your answers will be kept confidential and will not be used by other persons outside British Orienteering. 

Free prize draw for a £50 Cotswold Voucher!
At the end of the form you will be asked if you wish to enter the free prize draw for a £50 Cotswold Voucher. If you choose to do so, you will need to provide a contact email address. Your data will be stored according to GDPR and British Orienteering policy. 

The questionnaire must be completed by 11pm on the 23rd May 2021

Your feedback is important to us and hopefully of future value to schools and young people. 

Thank you for your time! 

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Tweet Monday 13th July 2020

Green Light Given to Return of Orienteering in England

British Orienteering are delighted to announce today that orienteering will return to England on Saturday 1 August 2020.

Please note: This is subject to any further restrictions or additional announcements that may be imposed by the UK Government ahead or after the date of 1 August 2020.

British Orienteering has today released a document which highlights the ‘Return to Orienteering Guidelines for England to support clubs and all members across England in bringing a safe return to grassroots orienteering.

The ‘Return to Orienteering Guidelines’ have been documented by the Board and staff at British Orienteering and are in line with the latest UK Government Guidelines on COVID-19 restrictions in England. The Guidance document works on the same basis on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation in England, for providers of grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities, and where relevant the return to recreational team sport framework.

Peter Hart Chief Executive Officer at British Orienteering, says:  “There has been a lot of work put in by the Board and all staff in creating this set of guidelines to support clubs and members return to orienteering. These guidelines aim to provide clubs and members in England with clarity on how the sport can resume on the 1 August in a few weeks-time. This set of guidelines highlights how best orienteering clubs can create a safe environment for their members to enjoy the sport whilst still ensuring complying with the current restrictions imposed by the government in England.”

 

The Return to Orienteering Guidelines for England can be found here.

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