Rob Hickling's photoControllers’ Coordinator

Rob Hickling
Status: Volunteer

Job Description

Appointed by: SOA Board

Period of tenure: Not limited

Reporting: Regular standard report to Operations Director


  1. Ensure appropriate controllers are appointed for all SOA events.
  2. Be the source of accurate information regarding Controller qualifications and experience among SOA members.
  3. Encourage and facilitate training of controllers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be aware of British Orienteering rules and guidelines regarding controller qualifications.
  • Be aware of British Orienteering rules and guidelines regarding appointment of controllers for events.
  • Identify controllers for SOA Regional events (SOL etc.)
  • Assist as requested in identifying suitable controllers for Level C events.
  • Encourage people to gain, maintain and upgrade controller qualifications.
  • Inform people of qualification requirements – for maintaining as well as obtaining qualifications.
  • Encourage qualified controllers to officiate regularly.
  • Keep accurate records of controllers, their qualifications and recent. experience, contact details and known commitments or restriction.
  • Report to British Orienteering any additions / changes to Controller grades.
  • Circulate, as required, details of qualified Controllers to SCORE and the Website
  • Organise controller courses as required.
  • Receive and process applications for new and upgraded Controllers; process and communicate appropriately.
  • Obtain relevant information from relevant British Orienteering committee minutes.

Pro-forma for reporting (“Nothing to report” is permitted!)

Headings should include:

  1. Any issues regarding appointing of controllers for events.
  2. Courses planned/run – number of attendees, costs, any issues.
  3. Applications for new controllers.
  4. Applications for upgrading of controllers.
  5. Any change in numbers of active controllers at each grade, highlighting changes and any areas of concern.
  6. Any significant changes notified from British Orienteering.
  7. Any action required from the Board.

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