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Director sought for Mountain Training Scotland

Monday 11th September 2017, 11:47am

The organisation which manages the nationally recognised mountain training schemes and qualifications is looking for a new director for the board in Scotland.

Mountain Training Scotland (MTS) is one of the five National Mountain Training Boards, and 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 and consistency in the qualifications throughout the UK and Ireland. 

Now MTS is recruiting one Director for the Board.

The organisation 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 MTS, 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, de?ning and setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets via thrice-yearly Business Meetings.

Directors are expected to attend Executive and Members meetings, take an active part in running the business and advise the Executive and staff in their specialist area of expertise. They should also be able to think strategically and creatively, to exercise independent judgement and have a willingness to speak their mind, as well as having relevant outdoor experience and an interest in the implementation and development of the Mountain Training awards.

They will have to attend three executive meetings (usually by phone) and three Members meetings per year, held in Edinburgh, Perth and Aviemore, and be willing to attend one or two MTUK meetings per year, held in N Wales, Scotland and N Ireland. They will also be expected to contribute to management discussions from time to time outside of meeting commitments, be willing to commit time to work with the Executive to support various projects as and when required, and 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 George@mountain-training.org

Closing date for applications is 6th October 2017.

Interviews will be held at the Mountain Training Scotland Office, Glenmore on 23rd October 2017.