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The Marshals' Pathway - acting on your feedback

 
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The Marshals' Pathway - acting on your feedback
by SMMC Admin - Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 4:28 PM
 

In April, Motorsport UK launched a consultation exercise on proposals to revise the current Marshals’ Grading Scheme into a new development Pathway. Following analysis of survey responses, they have shared some key results of the feedback.

Message from Motorsport UK

In April, we reached out to the Marshal community to provide feedback on our proposal to revise the current Marshals’ Grading Scheme into a new development Pathway. Throughout the consultation period, we received a tremendous response constituting:

  • 1,481 survey responses from:
    • 29% of all Race grades
    • 27% of all Specialist grades
    • 17% of all Rally grades
    • 17% of all Speed Grades
    • 11% of all Kart Grades
  • 63 additional detailed emails from members of the community.

 We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your feedback; it is clear that the Marshal community is passionate about the future of our sport.

Following analysis of survey responses, we can now share some key results of the feedback survey with you.

  • 89% of respondents agree that generic training modules should count towards multiple discipline upgrades, rather than having to be repeated.
  • Only 41% of respondents believe that the Pathway proposal in its current format is an improvement on the current Grading Scheme; however, 61% of respondents believe the proposal provides a clear and simple structure for upgrading.
  • 55% of all respondents agreed with the amalgamation of Specialist roles into the discipline-specific Pathways; however, 80% of the Specialist Marshals did not agree.
  • 66% believe that the proposal would provide clear instruction for new marshals to progress as a volunteer within motorsport.

Given this feedback, it is clear that the proposal has had a mixed reception. When we set out to develop this Pathway alongside the Marshals Advisory Group, we were open to adjusting it based on the response received from the Marshal community during consultation. As such, we are now working on a revised Pathway that takes your feedback into account, whilst also maintaining our aim to support volunteer participation and recruitment.

We will be in touch in due course with the revised Pathway, which will be implemented for 2023.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards,
Motorsport UK


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