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Scotland Regional Development Officers (2 positions)

Salary scale £23.6k to £27.5k plus benefits

With a growing membership of 12,500 members, the MCofS is the national governing body for indoor (sport) climbing, and the national representative organisation for mountaineers, hill walkers, climbers and ski-tourers.

This year sees the launch of Climb Scotland – an exciting, new, nation-wide initiative which will be the future face of the MCofS for indoor climbing for people in the age group 7 to 24 years.

We are seeking two Regional Development Officers who will develop grass roots climbing, including working with schools, clubs and climbing walls; in addition they will promote coaching and other awards, climbing competitions and events, and introduce young people to outdoor climbing activities.

The successful candidates will be responsible for the achievement of Climb Scotland development targets for a designated territory, and for contributing to Climb Scotland communications content through a variety of media.

These roles require a range of skills and experience. Acting as an ambassador for the MCofS and the sport of climbing, you should be an active climber, with the ability to communicate with, support and inspire young people, their parents and club volunteers and to impart personal and technical knowledge. You should also be able to demonstrate experience of delivery and knowledge of working practices gained in a climbing wall environment.

Follow the links for: Job description Terms and conditions of employment including benefits Application form Applications will only be accepted if made using the application form.

Please do not send a CV. Timetable:

Closing date for applications is Monday 13 April

We will notify applicants selected for interview by email by Thursday 16 April
Interviews will be held at the MCofS office in Perth on Tuesday 5 May

If you would like further information, please contact Jamie Smith, MCofS Club Development Officer, on 07772-425775 or

These posts are offered on an initial two-year fixed-term contract, as a result of sportscotland investment.
An extension to the initial two year term may be possible, subject to confirmation of further investment.


Mountain Training

Full Time Office Administrator

Mountain Training is seeking to appoint a full time office administrator to join its Customer Service Team.
This post is a fixed term contract of 1 year and includes an element of maternity leave cover.

Location: Mountain Training's Capel Curig office.

Hours of work: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. There may be occasional out of hours or weekend work, negotiated by agreement.

Starting salary and starting holiday entitlement: £16,086 and 20 days paid holiday per annum.

Job Description
Main Duties and Responsibilities: To work as a member of Mountain Training's Customer Service Team providing administrational support to the following groups:


To undertake staff training as appropriate for the development of the service within Mountain Training.

To undertake any other duties commensurate with this post as directed by the Customer Services Manager.

Download a Person Specification here

Applications by CV and covering letter to
In your covering letter please make reference to the job description and person specification. You should aim to convince us that you are the right person for this job.

Please feel free to visit our website and our Candidate Management System

Closing date for applications: 5pm Thursday 9 April 2015.
Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.


Mountain Leaders Required

British Exploring are recruiting for the following roles:

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For British Exploring's new outreach programme, Operation Aspire: Transylvania 2015.

You will be part of the team delivering this exciting new outreach programme run by British Exploring. Delivered in partnership with the Youth United Foundation, Operation Aspire is targeted primarily at disadvantaged young people from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

The aim of the programme is to offer young people from Youth United Member Organisations a chance learn about themselves and develop essential skills through a UK based training programme followed by a dedicated 3 week expedition in summer 2015. Provisional dates for the programme are as follows: 


The job description and details of how to apply online can be found here alongside further information about Operation Aspire.

Please submit your application ASAP.

Recruitment will be on going until suitable candidates are found.

Please send any queries to or phone 020 7591 3141 and speak to Jo or Caroline

Please be aware that this is a voluntary position however all expenses relating to the programme, including flights, food, accommodation and group equipment, will be paid throughout.


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