Mountain Training Scotland Director Vacancy

Interested in walking, climbing, mountaineering?

Can your experience influence the direction of Scotland’s awarding organisation for the Mountain Training qualification and personal skills schemes?

MTS Director recruitment

Mountain Training Scotland is inviting applications for one new non-executive Director for its Board of Directors.

Directors share responsibility for the governance of the organisation, set its strategic direction, and oversee its management. This is an exciting opportunity to ensure Mountain Training Scotland is well positioned to oversee and develop the provision of the Mountain Training qualifications, personal skills training schemes and their associated learning pathways.

Applications are invited from individuals with personal experience of walking, mountaineering and/or climbing activities. Participation in Mountain Training courses and qualifications is not essential; significant relevant experience should be outlined in the application process.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
• governance and work with committees (in non-profit or commercial organisations)
• expertise/achievements in one or more of these specialist areas:
  • Inclusion, diversity, equity
  • Branding, brand recognition and protection
  • Formal and/or informal education
  • Business finance and strategy
  • Commercial and/or partnership development
  • A working understanding of the Mountain Training schemes
We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to their role as directors and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. At MTS, we are committed to creating an environment that is diverse and inclusive. We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a board that represents the rich diversity of the communities we support. Therefore, applications from candidates from underrepresented groups including women, people from BAME communities and people who consider themselves to have a disability, are particularly welcomed.

How to apply:

Whilst no remuneration is available for the role, all reasonable expenses incurred whilst involved in, or conducting MTS business will be reimbursed.

For a recruitment pack and details of how to apply please email

Closing date for applications is mid-day on the 15 August 2022.

We will notify applicants selected for further consideration/recruitment by email within five days from the closing date.

Interviews will be held via Zoom following the conclusion of application review. Dates and times for interviews will be flexible (within reason) on the 26/27 August 2022 and applicants must please ensure they are free for one or other of these dates.

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.

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