Mountain Training Scotland (MTS) is recruiting two Directors for the Board

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Who we are

Mountain Training Scotland, as one of five National Mountain Training organisations, works closely with the central coordinating body, Mountain Training United Kingdom (MTUK), to develop and manage a portfolio of UK wide qualification schemes known as the Mountain Training schemes. This ensures parity in the qualifications' syllabi, and consistency of delivery across all the national Mountain Training organisations throughout the UK and Ireland. As a National Governing Body, MTS receives investment from its funding partner Sport Scotland.

Our Mission

Mountain Training Scotland provides innovative leadership and ensures consistent quality in mountain related skills training and coaching in Scotland.

Our Organisation

Mountain Training Scotland (originally called Scottish Mountain Leader Training Board or SMLTB) was created at the direction of the Secretary of State for Scotland, and was set up within the Scottish Council for Physical Recreation in 1964 (Scottish Sports Council from 1972, latterly sportscotland). In 2001 Mountain Training Scotland further formalised its status by becoming a Company Limited by Guarantee (Company No.215532) and received recognition as a Scottish Charity.

Mountain Training Scotland is managed by an Executive Board of volunteer Directors, elected by the Members of Mountain Training Scotland. A full-time paid Executive Officer, who reports directly to the Executive Board, is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of Mountain Training Scotland, including its interaction with Mountain Training UK. The Executive Board reports to the Members of Mountain Training Scotland who are stakeholder organisations and have a significant interest in the Mountain Training qualifications managed by Mountain Training Scotland.

As Members of Mountain Training Scotland they contribute actively to its management by monitoring activity and giving guidance to the organisation. This includes, collectively helping to set overall policy, defining and setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets via thrice-yearly Business Meetings.

There are currently twelve Members of Mountain Training Scotland.

As a Director you will be expected;
  • to attend Executive and Members meetings, take an active part in running the business and advise the Executive and staff in your specialist area of expertise;
  • to think strategically and creatively, to exercise independent judgement and a willingness to speak your mind;
  • have relevant outdoor experience and have an interest in the implementation and development of the Mountain Training awards;
  • to be part of an exciting, dynamic partnership between Mountain Training UK, Mountaineering Scotland, Glenmore Lodge and sportscotland;
  • to have a passion for the delivery of Mountain Training Scotland’s Strategic Plan.
Your Commitment will be;
  • to attend three executive meetings (usually by phone) and three Members meetings per year held in Edinburgh, Perth and Aviemore (each one involves around a half day/evening commitment);
  • to be willing to attend one or two MTUK meetings per year held in N Wales, Scotland and N Ireland (attendance at a MTUK meeting typically will involve two to three days) ;
  • be willing to contribute to management discussions from time to time outside of meeting commitments (typically done via email/Skype or teleconf).
  • be willing to commit time to work with the Executive to support various projects as and when required.
  • be willing and able to represent MTS at events and forums relevant to the work of MTS.
For a recruitment pack and details of how to apply please email

Closing date for applications is Friday 20th April 2018.
We will notify applicants selected for further consideration/recruitment by email.
Interviews will be held at the Mountain Training Scotland Office, Glenmore on Monday 7th May 2018 and successful applicants must be available to attend for interview on this date.

Please note: This vacancy is not open to anyone who has been disqualified from holding a Directorship in a Limited Company.
Mountain Training Scotland operates an equal opportunities policy.