Robin Strain's photoElectronic Systems Coordinator

Robin Strain
Status: Volunteer
Club: ELO

Job Description

Appointed by: SOA Board

Period of tenure: Not limited

Reporting: Regular standard report to Operations Director


  1. Encourage and facilitate the spread of expertise in the use of electronic systems for events (SPORTident & Emit).
  2. Keep informed of developments of hardware / software.

It should be noted that one person is unlikely to have the personal expertise in both SportIdent & Emit; it is perfectly acceptable to ‘contract out’ one side and gather reports from that person.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Through appropriate training, encourage people to gain expertise in the use of electronic systems (SPORTident & Emit).
  • Arrange for people to be updated as new equipment / software is purchased.
  • Liaise with the SOA Treasurer if there are budget implications.
  • Inform the 6 Day Company Finance Director any hire / replacement charges incurred by loan of the SPORTident equipment.
  • Input as required to SOA Strategic Plans.
  • Maintain an up to date inventory of the equipment.
  • Publish articles / updates as appropriate in Score and on the web site.
  • Advise the SOA on any changes to the Rules / Guidelines regarding the use of electronic equipment.

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

Headings should include:

  1. Any issues regarding electronic equipment (SPORTident & Emit).
  2. Training courses planned / run – number of attendees, costs, any issues.
  3. Any significant changes notifies by British Orienteering.
  4. Any action required from the Board.

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