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Plas y Brenin

Company Secretary - Plas y Brenin
The National Mountain Sports Centre

Circa 180 hours per annum to include attending all board meetings

What will you be doing whilst working for us.

To provide a company secretarial role for the Mountain Training Trust (MTT) to ensure that the administrative responsibilities set out in company law and the articles of association are properly carried out. The Company Secretary will be required to support the Chief Executive, Chair and Board Trustees of MTT. There will be liaison with the Finance Manager and, from time to time, other senior managers plus MTT’s appointed legal advisors and auditor.

Pay is £25 per hour. You will need to be available to prepare for and attend Board meetings, of which there are at least 4 per year. Most meetings are hold at Plas y Brenin in Capel Curig. A proportion of the role could be undertaken off-site. The ability to speak Welsh would be an advantage, although not essential.

Your main job tasks and responsibilities.

  • Advise the Board on compliance with all relevant legislation including Company and Charity Law.
  • Prepare for and attend board meetings, subcommittee meetings and the AGM.
  • Help set agenda, take responsibility for board papers collation and distribution, and produce minutes for the meetings.
  • Provide advice and training on governance and constitutional matters including legal responsibilities of Trustees/Non-Executive Directors.
  • Contribute to the creation of a high performing board, ensuring we are fully aligned to the new Governance Code for Sport in the UK that will be published later this year.
  • Develop the charity’s governance manual.
  • Provide advice on a range of related issues including adherence to good standards of governance, application of the organisation’s scheme of delegation and the requirements of the Charities Commission.
  • To carry out all duties with due regard to confidentiality and data protection regulations.
  • To undertake such additional duties as are reasonably commensurate with the level of this post.


Your experience, skills and abilities.


  • Experience of acting as a Company Secretary, or equivalent to the Board (E)


Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate effective communication, interpersonal and organisational skills (E)
  • Ability to interact with both Board members and senior managers effectively to enable the organisation to meet its legal responsibilities (E)
  • Ability to produce accurate, relevant minutes of meetings (E)
  • The delivery of training and knowledge transfer to Board members (E)



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (E)
  • ICSA accredited (D)
  • Good working knowledge of governance and best practice in this field (E)
  • Good working knowledge of charitable law (D)


Other Requirements:

  • Available for circa 180 hours per annum as required for Board and other associated meetings
  • Possess integrity and the ability to keep information confidential at all times


Commitment to Equal Opportunities:

  • Ability to understand and demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity (E)


E = Essential D = Desirable

To apply please email your CV alongside a covering letter to Gaynor.Lewis@pyb.co.uk

What we can offer you in return is:

  • An opportunity to be part of a charity in an exciting stage of its development
  • Work at the iconic National Centre – so there would be opportunities for you to use the facilities such as the climbing wall, gym, pool and climbing wall. And be part of a really great team
  • Access the beautiful surroundings - you can walk straight out of the centre onto Moel Siabod and the surrounding Snowdonia National Park, or swim or paddle on the lake




Trainee Instructor

Are you passionate about inspiring and developing young people?

Need to gain nationally recognised qualifications and experience?

Learn from a fantastic team at one of the UK’s leading outdoor centres.

Take it from us; Bowles Outdoor Centre is an amazing place to begin a long lasting career in high quality outdoor education. Whether on our ski slope or the centre’s natural sandstone crag, we provide young people with incredibly fun and valuable experiences that leave a lasting effect on their lives. You could be a part of it!

From October 2016 there will be an opportunity to join the Bowles Trainee Scheme. Spend up to 18 months learning from our experienced team, gaining all the skills necessary to become a valued outdoor educator:

  • Learn to effectively engage young people in activity.
  • Access our amazing facilities to learn new outdoor sports and grow your existing skills.
  • Gain nationally recognised qualifications.
  • Work hard and make a genuine contribution to a great charity.
  • Live on site (for free!) and be a part of a great community.

At Bowles we love Outdoor Education and strive to be excellent in everything we do. Our staff are richly experienced, well qualified and dedicated to this profession.

Check out the ‘Bowles Outdoor Leader Training’ section and see if you have what it takes to join our team. Applications close on the 30th November 2016.

For further info email Alistair@bowles.ac.


Cafe Assistant

Zip World Fforest

Have you a passion for the outdoor industry? Do you want to #ExperienceAdventure? Zip World is recruiting. We need energetic, articulate and passionate staff focused on delivering an excellent service to our discerning customer base.

Zip World is all about offering an inspiring range of activities that provide families, thrill seekers and everyone in between the chance to experience world-class adventures in unique environments. Zip World currently has 3 operational sites in North Wales; Zip World Velocity at Bethesda, Zip World Titan, Caverns and Bounce Below at Blaenau Ffestiniog, and Zip World Fforest located at Betws y Coed. 

Principal responsibilities

  • Undertaking the preparation of the food and beverages served in the café
  • Clearing tables
  • Washing up
  • Serving customers in a pleasant and courteous manner
  • Cleaning the kitchen and café area
  • Operating the till


Staff Package
Contracts are 0hr and offered from your start date until early November of the same year.
Hourly rate varies dependant on experience.

Applying couldn’t be easier… 

Please contact Hannah Barratt if you require further information via the e-mail hr@zipworld.co.uk or call 01248 601 444. To apply for this role please complete an online application form at www.zipworld.co.uk/about-us/jobs.

Zip World Velocity, Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Gwynedd, LL57 4YG

Zip World Titan, Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd¸ LL41 3NB

Zip World Fforest, Llanrwst Road, Betws Y Coed, LL24 0HA



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