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Director vacancies

Tuesday 8th September 2020, 4:05pm


Three of Mountaineering Scotland's current directors are stepping down at the next annual general meeting (AGM) on 21st November 2020 and we would like to hear from individual members or members of clubs who may be interested in learning more about these important voluntary roles. Joining the board of Mountaineering Scotland offers potential for the development of new and existing skills, meeting new people, developing new networks and making a genuine difference to mountaineering in Scotland.

Mountaineering Scotland is a membership organisation with over 14,000 members including 163 clubs and is the only recognised representative organisation for hill walkers, climbers, mountaineers and ski-tourers who live in Scotland or who enjoy Scotlandís mountains, and acts to represent, support and promote Scottish mountaineering.  This is an exciting time to be involved in shaping the future of the organisation as we look to develop a new strategic plan to take the organisation forward from 2021.

Mountaineering Scotland has a small professional staff headed by a CEO which rely on the support and advice provided by volunteer directors. As a member of the board, directors help to shape the future of Scottish mountaineering and guide the strategic direction and policy development of the organisation. The board also provides a governance function assessing and managing strategic risk and monitoring budgets and the implementation of the operational plan. 

Mountaineering Scotland is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff / voluntary directors and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Mountaineering Scotland is the representative organisation for Scotland's hill walkers, indoor and outdoor climbers, boulderers, mountaineers and ski tourers, with nearly 15,000 members from all walks of life.

Membership is excellent value at less than £3 a month for adults, and includes insurance, a range of member discounts and offers, access to great value mountain skills courses, quarterly Scottish Mountaineer magazine and more. 

Become a member and support the work we do, from campaigning and protecting mountain landscapes and access, to promoting skills, responsible access and self-reliance for those who visit Scotland's hills, crags and climbing walls. 

Join online to get a free gift and save 25% for your first year when you pay by direct debit (new members only, T&Cs apply).  Read more about our membership benefits.


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