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Company Director/ Trustee

  • Organisation: Mountain Training England
  • Salary: Expenses paid
  • Contract: 3 year term
  • Closing Date: 21 March 2021 | Non Executive Director

Job Description

Non-Executive Director

Mountain Training England (MTE) maintains a Board of seven Directors and is recruiting for one new independent non-executive Director. The Directors share the responsibility for overseeing the management of the organisation and implementing the strategic objectives of its Members.

Who are we looking for?

Applications are open to anyone who believes they fit the requirements in the person specification:

Mountain Training England aspires to meet Sport England’s ‘Code for Sports Governance’ Tier 3 requirements. These state “Organisations shall recruit and engage people with appropriate diversity, independence, skills, experience and knowledge to take effective decisions that further the organisation’s goals…..”

We are committed to achieving a diverse Board and welcome applications from members of currently under-representative groups (such as women, black and minority ethnic communities and/or candidates who consider themselves to have a disability). We therefore particularly welcome applications from people who will help to expand the diversity of our Board.

Specifically, we are recruiting for one independent non-executive director. By independent we mean that applicants will have an interest in walking or climbing, or will not have any current, direct involvement in the work of Mountain Training.

Role Description

The role of the Board of Directors is to set the strategic direction of the organisation, to oversee the implementation of that strategy and to ensure that the organisation is governed to the highest standards.

Directors’ Roles & Responsibilities

  • Set the values of MTE with a clear vision and mission statement;
  • Set the strategy of MTE;
  • Oversee the work of the management team;
  • Risk management & monitoring of internal controls;
  • Finance planning and monitoring;
  • Policy framework;
  • Governance

Additional Responsibilities

As well as the above collective duties, you will be expected to use your skills and experience to advise fellow Directors and the Member organisations.

For example, this may involve producing papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues and providing advice and guidance.


The Board of Directors of Mountain Training England meets four times a year. There are a further three meetings of Members per year. Meetings are usually held at the offices of the British Mountaineering Council in Manchester. For the last year all meetings have been held remotely via video conferencing. Once the pandemic restrictions ease the arrangements for future meetings will be reviewed. Directors also participate in sub-committees and special project groups such as the Finance sub-committee, the Course Providers Screening committee and Award Review groups.

Directors serve for a maximum of three years and are re-elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. At the end of the first three-year term of office Directors are eligible for re-election for one further term of three years. From time to time the positions of Treasurer, Vice-Chair and Chair become subject to renewal. Applications are invited and the Members appoint at the Annual General Meeting.

Please see separate document on Time Commitment for more detail.

Directors’ Liability

MTE carries insurance for Directors’ liability.

Person Specification

As a member of our seven person Board you will share the responsibility for overseeing the management of the organisation and the implementation of MTE’s strategic objectives.

Essential skills/experience:

  • An interest in walking or climbing;
  • Expertise in diversity & inclusio;
  • Development of digital resources;
  • Understanding of charities and voluntary sector organisations;
  • Experience of collaborative partnership working

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Experience of governance of not-for-profit voluntary organisations;
  • Fundraising – at governance and strategy level;
  • Human resources - strategy;
  • Understanding of sports national governing body coach award systems.

For more details and how to apply please download the recruitment pack. 

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