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Mountain Training England is recruiting
for an Honorary Treasurer

Mountain Training England is seeking to recruit a non-executive director/treasurer to join its seven person board. The board consists of a mix of independent directors and directors with sector-related knowledge and experience.

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 administer a personal walking skills scheme and a rock climbing 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 9 qualifications: the Indoor Climbing Assistant, 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 three skills training schemes, Hill Skills, Mountain Skills and Rock 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 specific role and responsibilities of the Treasurer are listed on the accompanying Job Description.

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?

As Treasurer you will be expected to chair the Finance sub-committee, which meets quarterly. You will also 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 Nominations Committee, the Screening committee and Award Review groups. Occasional attendance at MTUK Members’ meetings is required. In practice this equates to a time commitment of between 12 - 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-represented 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.


For more detailed information about Mountain Training England, http://www.mountain-training.org/about/about-mountain-training-england

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 cath@mountain-training.org

The closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 4th November 2018.

This appointment is to be confirmed by the Members.

Interview date: A date in December, to be confirmed.

To ask questions about this opportunity please contact Guy Jarvis: guy@mountain-training.org