Non-Executive Directors: Mountain Training Scotland

Interested in walking, climbing, mountaineering?

Have views on leadership, decision making and teaching skills, and how they are trained and assessed?

Can your experience influence the direction of Scotland’s awarding organisation for the Mountain Training qualification and personal skills schemes?

Mountain Training Scotland is inviting applications for two new non-executive Directors for its Board of Directors.

Directors share responsibility for the governance of the organisation, set its strategic direction, and oversee its management. This is an exciting opportunity to ensure Mountain Training Scotland is well positioned to maximise the potential of the provision of the Mountain Training qualification and personal skills training schemes and their associated learning pathways and use its considerable expertise as effectively as possible.

Applications are invited from individuals with personal experience of walking, mountaineering and/or climbing activities. Participation in Mountain Training courses and qualifications is not essential; significant relevant experience should be outlined in the application process. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • governance and work with committees (in non-profit or commercial organisations)
  • expertise/achievements in one or more of these specialist areas:
    • Inclusion, diversity, equity
    • Branding, brand recognition and protection
    • Formal and/or informal education
    • Business finance and strategy
    • Commercial and/or partnership development

Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups including women, people from BAME communities and people who consider themselves to have a disability, are particularly welcomed.

How to Apply

Whilst no remuneration is available for the role, all reasonable expenses incurred whilst involved in, or conducting MTS business will be reimbursed.

For a recruitment pack and details of how to apply please email

Closing date for applications is Close of Business on the 5 July 2021.

We will notify applicants selected for further consideration/recruitment by email within five days from the closing date.

Interviews will be held via Zoom following the conclusion of application review. Dates and times for interviews will be flexible (within reason) to account for the challenging restrictions.

Please note:

This vacancy is not open to anyone who has been disqualified from holding a Directorship in a Limited Company.

Mountain Training Scotland operates an equal opportunities policy.

Date published: 16 June 2021
Date updated: 16 June 2021


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