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Independent Director

  • Organisation: British Mountaineering Council
  • Salary: Voluntary - travel and accommodation expenses only
  • Closing Date: 24 October 2019 | Non Executive Director

To balance the composition and skills of our Board, the BMC welcomes applications for an Independent Director with a background in Information Technology during an exciting period of organisational development and governance modernisation.

Key responsibilities will include providing a steer for the Board and the organisation on strategic matters regarding information technology and advising on aspects relating to robustness of operational systems.

The Board meets five times a year midweek, and additionally by conference call as required. The successful candidate can also expect to be involved in some committee work and will also find it useful to attend occasional National Council meetings which take place five times per year at weekends.

In line with our Equality & Diversity Policy we are keen to achieve a more diverse Board and we encourage applications from under-represented groups, in particular people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and women.

To be eligible for appointment, candidates must be free from any close connection to the BMC’s governance in the last 4 years, and must – from the perspective of an objective outsider – be viewed as independent.  Applicants are expected to have a strong interest in the work and responsibilities of the BMC, whether or not they are existing members.

This is a voluntary position; travel and accommodation expenses are covered.

To apply for this position please send the following items to

  1. A one page covering letter explaining your interest in the role.
  2. An up-to-date CV with details of two referees.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 24 October 2019.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 7 November 2019 at our offices in Manchester; if absolutely necessary interviews can be arranged by Skype.

For more information, download the role description and person specification.

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