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Recruiting Two New Independent Directors to the Mountain Training England Executive and Board

Mountain Training England is seeking to appoint two new independent non-executive directors. We are interested to receive applications from people with expertise in the following areas:
  • Marketing and fundraising
    Women Board
  • Finance/ business strategy
These posts are non-salaried.

What’s in it for Me?

“It is the opportunity to make a serious and profound contribution to the present and future of the sports of mountaineering, climbing and walking. These sports are all founded in camaraderie and inclusiveness - this is your chance to make a major difference at the highest level.”
Barry Lynn, MTE Treasurer.

How Is Mountain Training England Organised?

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

The Board of MTE consists of representatives of elected member organisations. The members decide on the policy and strategy of MTE. The Board is supported by a committee of elected, non-executive Directors. This committee is known as the Executive Committee. The functions of the Directors are to oversee the implementation of the decisions of the Board and to run the company.

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

What Does Mountain Training England Do?

Our vision: Lifelong, healthy participation in climbing, hillwalking and mountaineering for all.
Our mission : Mountain Training England exists to inspire, enable and develop people in walking, climbing and mountaineering through the provision of leadership and coaching excellence.

To achieve this Mountain Training England:
  • Administers 8 award schemes: the Climbing Wall Award, the Climbing Wall Abseil Module, the Climbing Wall Leading Award, the Single Pitch Award, 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.
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What Will My Role Be?

To attend Executive and Board meetings, take an active part in running the business and advise the Board and staff in your specialist area of expertise. See the Job Description for further details.

What Level of Commitment is Required?

You will be expected to attend four executive meetings and three general Board meetings per year, all of which are held in Manchester. You will need to be able to commit to seven meetings per year and be willing to communicate with the Executive Committee and the staff outside of those meetings from time to time. 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.

What about Diversity?

We are keen to achieve greater diversity in our business. We currently have no women on our Executive Committee and applications from suitably experienced female candidates would be particularly welcomed. Mountain Training England operates an equal opportunities policy.

Job Description & Person Specification - marketing and fundraising expertise
Job Description and Person Specification – finance and business strategy expertise
More information about Mountain Training England here

The Timescale

The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 27 January 2017.

Interview format: Long listed candidates will be interviewed by Skype or phone during the last week in January, exact date and time to be arranged by mutual convenience. Short listed candidates will be invited to attend a face to face meeting at the offices of the British Mountaineering Council in Manchester, exact date to be arranged (potentially during the week of 20-24 February).

Next meeting of MTE Directors: This meeting is set for 28 February. Ideally we would like our new directors to attend. We appreciate that this is very short notice and if attendance is not possible, the next meeting of MTE's general Board members is Wednesday 15 March.

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: Cath Luke