Recruiting Two New Elected Directors

Mountain Training UK
We are currently recruiting for two posts:

Honorary Treasurer

Honorary Vice Chair

These posts are non-salaried (out of pocket expenses will be paid)

The role of Mountain Training UK is to coordinate the combined global objectives of the Home Nation Mountain Training Boards. It's areas of work include:
  • Coordination of the global objectives of the Home Nation Boards
  • Development and management of the Candidate Management System
  • Administration of the Mountaineering Instructor Awards, the International Mountain Leader Award and the Coaching Award Scheme
  • Liaison with Government and other external bodies
  • Creation of the official handbooks of the award schemes
  • Development of the Mountain Training Association (MTA)
  • Providing services for the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI), British Association of Mountain Leaders (BAIML) and the British Mountain Guides (BMG)
We see it as a key part of our role to ensure that all who contribute, whether volunteers or professionals, have an effective and influential voice. This is a crucial time for mountain training, with many new developments and opportunities.

We wish to recruit non-executive Directors, for an initial three-year term, to our Board of Directors.

We have two Directors who are due to step down in June and need individuals who can help develop and maintain Mountain Training UK’s strategic focus and direct the changing organisation towards its future.

You would need to be able to make a commitment to Mountain Training UK and devote the necessary time, have strategic vision, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind.

In particular, we are looking for Directors who have skills and experience in the following areas:
  • Knowledge of, and enthusiasm for mountaineering, including the way it is organised and run.
  • Have relevant outdoor experience and have an interest in the development of the Mountain Training awards
We are particularly keen to achieve a more diverse Board of Directors. Mountain Training UK operates an equal opportunities policy.

We will pay Directors’ travel expenses and provide a full induction to the organisation’s work.

You will be expected to attend at least three board meetings per year, which are held across the UK.

Job Descriptions and Person Specifications

For more detailed information about Mountain Training, please browse the website.

For an informal discussion about the role of the Director please contact Corinna on 01690 720272.

To apply

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

Chief Executive
Mountain Training UK
Siabod Cottage,
Capel Curig,
LL24 0ES

or email the above to

The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Tuesday 6th May 2014.

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