Mountaineering Scotland: President and two new Directors

Mountaineering Scotland is seeking three volunteers to take up the roles of President, Director for Mountain Safety, and Director for ClimbScotland.

In recruiting to these positions, we are looking for individuals with the enthusiasm, experience and personal qualities that will help provide strategic direction and encourage innovation, enabling us to learn from within and from outside the organisation. 
Nominations for the filling of vacancies on the Board at the AGM shall be competent only if made in writing by a voting member to the Company Secretary at least 70 days before the AGM or if endorsed by the outgoing Board.

In accordance with the Articles of Association nominations for election to these positions require to be submitted in writing by Friday the 13th of September in advance of our AGM which will be held on the 23rd of November. See below, under 'How to apply' for further details on expressions of interest and nominations.


We are looking for someone with strong leadership qualities and the ability to provide strategic direction to  the board of Mountaineering Scotland over the next 4 years. This is a key role in the organisation working closely with the CEO. The ideal candidate will have experience of working at board level, a good understanding of governance arrangements and a strong commitment to  working with Directors and partner organisations to make a positive contribution to the mountaineering community in Scotland.

Director for Mountain Safety

Mountaineering Scotland has built a reputation as the one of the lead national organisations in promoting mountain safety and our popular training programme delivers important training to help people to be self-reliant in the Scottish hills. This is a diverse and exciting role working closely with the Senior Mountain Safety Advisor and as chair  of the Mountain Safety Group with a wide range of partners who are involved in promoting mountain safety in Scotland. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who is skilled in partnership working and, although not essential, has some background in mountain training, mountain rescue or other safety management experience.

Director for ClimbScotland

With the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 this is a unique opportunity for an individual who has an interest in indoor and competition climbing to help direct the climbscotland team into the next 4-year strategic planning cycle. We are looking for a dynamic and innovative thinker who can support the team and understands the complexities of partnership working to develop sport. Although not essential the ideal candidate will also have an appreciation of all forms of climbing indoors and outdoors as well as a commitment to help the development of technical pathways within the sport including participants, coaches and route setters.

Further information

We are keen to hear from you if you have a passion for mountaineering or outdoor activities – or – if you have relevant experience and personal skills which meet the stated criteria and are keen to contribute.

These roles offer  fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to Scottish mountaineering as part of a welcoming team in a growing and vibrant sport with a strong social and cultural heritage.

We offer successful candidates the chance to develop new and existing skills, gain experience supporting and advising Board colleagues drawn from a range of professional and technical backgrounds, to help implement our Strategic Plan and guide future strategic and policy development. You will be able to participate in a range of training courses which could complement or refresh your present skill set.

Time commitment

Directors are expected to attend Board meetings, which are held four times a year in Perth, and a general meeting held annually in November. In addition, half a day will be required for induction and sufficient time on an ongoing basis for papers and communication with fellow directors and staff. A reasonable estimate is the equivalent of two or possibly three working days per month, depending on upon the time you have to give.


Board roles are not remunerated. Travel and appropriate expenses will be reimbursed according to prevailing policy. 

Further information and application



Date published: 09 July 2019
Date updated: 09 July 2019


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