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We are Recruiting for 2 New Directors

Mountain Training England is seeking to recruit two new non-executive directors to join its seven person Board. The Board consists of a mix of independent Directors and Directors with sector-related knowledge and experience. In this round of recruitment we are interested to receive applications from:
  • People with experience of the adventure activities sector
  • People with experience of not for profit organisations outside of the adventure activities sector.
  • People with legal experience or experience of contract law
  • People with safeguarding expertise
This post is non-salaried. Directors’ travel and reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

How Is Mountain Training England Organised?

Mountain Training England is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a registered Charity.

Mountain Training England consists of a Council of representatives of elected member organisations. The Members support the Board of Directors and act as a consultation body. They have the authority to elect Directors. The responsibilities of the Directors include setting the budget and organisational strategy, overseeing its implementation by the staff and running the company.

The Directors are supported by an Executive Officer who in turn is supported by a staff complement.

What Does Mountain Training England Do?

We are the awarding body for qualifications in walking, climbing and mountaineering leadership. We also have a personal walking skills scheme.

Our Vision

To promote a diverse and active outdoor society, supported by inspirational leaders, instructors and coaches.

Our Mission

To inspire, enable and develop people in walking, climbing and mountaineering through the provision of nationally and internationally recognised skills training and leadership qualifications.

To achieve this Mountain Training England:
  • Administers 8 qualifications: the Climbing Wall Instructor, the Climbing Wall Instructor Abseil Module, the Climbing Wall Development Instructor, the Rock Climbing Instructor, the Lowland Leader Award, the Hill and Moorland Leader Award, the Expedition Skills Module, the Mountain Leader Award, and two skills training schemes, Hill Skills & Mountain Skills.
  • Quality assures the delivery of our courses.
  • Provides induction and training for our course providers.
  • Regularly reviews all of our award schemes.
  • Collaborates on the global objectives of the Home Nation Boards.
  • Liaises with stakeholders and partners in order to be most effective.

What Will My Role Be?

To attend Board and Members’ meetings and oversee the running of the business. The Directors of MTE are responsible for setting the strategy and budget, overseeing the management of the operational side of the business and ensuring the safe running of the company by implementing good governance.

The ability to think strategically and creatively, to exercise independent judgement and a willingness to speak your mind are some of the key attributes we are looking for.

See the Job Description for further details.

What Level of Commitment is Required?

You will be expected to attend four Directors’ meetings and three meetings of the Members per year. All meetings are face to face and all are usually held at the offices of the British Mountaineering Council in Manchester. Directors must be willing to communicate with the Board of Directors and the executive staff outside of those meetings from time to time. Directors also participate in sub-committees and special project groups such as the Finance sub-committee, the Screening committee and Award Review groups.

In practice this equates to a time commitment of between 7 - 15 days a year on average.

What about Diversity?

We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and welcome applications from members of currently under-representative groups (such as women, black and minority ethnic communities and/or candidates who consider themselves to have a disability). Mountain Training England operates an equal opportunities policy.

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Job Descriptions

Non-executive Director with experience of the adventure activities sector.
Non-executive Director with experience of not for profit organisation outside of the adventure activities sector.

How Do I Apply?

Please send your CV together with a letter/personal statement giving your reasons for wishing to become a Director of Mountain Training England to: Harriet Wheeler

The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 28 May 2018.

This appointment is to be confirmed by the Members.

Interview date: A date in June to be confirmed.

To ask questions about this opportunity please contact Guy Jarvis