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Mountain Training Trust

Non-Executive Director Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in finding out more about becoming a non executive director of the Mountain Training Trust. We are seeking to appoint four directors you would ideally have a proven track record in one or more of the areas of expertise: Finance; Legal; Market insight to aid strategic planning and growth; Community engagement. In addition, we would welcome applications from under-represented groups.

As MTT has an absolute commitment to improving diversity and equality and understands the need to address under-represented groups in outdoor adventure sports, we particularly welcome applications therefore from these groups.


Voluntary position, expenses paid



Contract type

Volunteer (Part time)

About Mountain Training Trust

This is an exciting time of strategic development for MTT, established by the British Mountaineering Council, Mountain Training UK and Mountain Training England in 1997. The charity's primary aim is the advancement of education, training and skill development for safe conduct within mountain and sea environments. The board members provide strategic direction to meet the charitable objectives of the Trust and to oversee the contract management of Plas y Brenin, the national centre for mountain sports located in Snowdonia, on behalf of Sport England. MTT is committed to not only providing best-in-class training but also encouraging more people to get active in the outdoors, regardless of their abilities, experience or competence.

The Board

The board has overall responsibility for the performance and direction of MTT. Led by an Independent Chair, the board is made up of 10 Non-Executive Directors, including the three founding members and a further seven independent directors. Non-executive directors are subject to annual review. Alongside the Chair, the Non-Executive Directors are involved in shaping the strategic development of the organisation, providing creative, insight-led and constructive input. Information on the membership of the MTT board can be accessed here

The directors of MTT are also the directors of Mountain Training Limited (MTL), the wholly owned subsidiary of the Trust. The purpose of MTL is to manage the commercial operations of the Trust, running facilities and generating sales from hospitality, event hosting and conference business. MTL gift aids all surpluses generated to MTT annually.

The required time commitment for a Board director is equivalent to 8 days per annum. Board meetings are held four times per annum at Plas y Brenin in Capel Curig, Snowdonia. Overnight accommodation is available if required.

Skills and experience required:

You will need to demonstrate empathy with the outdoors and a genuine interest in developing a sound corporate strategy and a robust governance framework to aid the long term sustainable development of the charity. This is a skills-based board so you would ideally have a proven track record in one or more of the areas of expertise: Finance; Legal; Market Insight to aid strategic planning and growth; Community Engagement.

The role descriptor can be accessed here

How to apply

Candidates should submit their CV, together with a covering letter expressing their rationale for their interest in the role and outlining any specific business competencies that they could bring to the board. You should include details of two referees (who will only be contacted if successful).

Applications should be marked private and confidential and sent by email to the MTT Chief Executive, Jackie Bryson at jackie.bryson@mountaintrainingtrust.org

The closing date for application is 12 noon, Wednesday 17th February 2016

Discussions for short listed candidates will be held on Tuesday 1st March and Wednesday 2nd March, at Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Sports Centre, Capel Curig, Snowdonia.

Any appointment would take effect from April 2016.


Plas y Brenin National Mountain Sports Centre

Centre Assistant Scheme at Plas y Brenin 2016-2017

We need to find 8 centre assistants who will share our enthusiasm for delivering something special, striving to be best in training, development and assessing of mountain-based sports. Our centre assistants will be with us from June 2016 throughout to August 2017, and will gain an insight into all aspects of working in a national centre – from instructing to working on reception and contributing to programme development. These are full time volunteer positions but the personal and career benefits from this extended voluntary placement are impressive.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become an integral part of the Plas y Brenin team, learning how a national centre ticks and seeing first hand how a busy all-year round facility operates.

Our Centre Assistants are pretty special people. We are not just looking for keen outdoor enthusiasts who want to become leaders and instructors, but you should identify with some of the things we’ve listed below:

  • Have a friendly and outgoing personality, with excellent inter-personal skills
  • Be flexible and mature in your approach to day to day tasks and be happy to participate fully in a range of ‘asks’
  • Have a reasonable level of office and IT skills
  • Be able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Make a 15 month commitment to Plas-y-Brenin beginning 6th June 2016
  • Positively promote and represent the interests of Mountain Training Trust, the charity that operates Plas-y-Brenin, throughout your time with us
  • Be a minimum age of 21 years and have held a full UK drivers licence for at least two years (D1 category is very desirable) as you must be able to comply with our minibus driving restrictions.

If you would like to apply, please complete an online application form and send this to ceri.pritchard@pyb.co.uk. Tell us why we need to offer you one of these exciting positions. As the workforce across the outdoor sector is not representative of the wider population, we are particularly keen to receive applicants from those that can help us readdress this imbalance. The closing date for applications is Friday 19th February at 5pm and interviews will be held at Plas y Brenin over 10th and 11th March 2016.

Download more details and job description here

Download an application form here



Zip World

General Manager at Zip World Titan

Zip World needs you!

We require the very best to join our fast growing team. We need energetic, articulate and passionate staff focused on delivering an excellent service to our discerning customer base.

If you require further information and/or to see the Job Description, please contact Hannah Barratt at hr@zipworld.co.uk.

To apply for this role please send your CV and cover letter to the above contact.

Location: Zip World Titan – Blaenau Ffestiniog

Titan is Zip World's largest site that not only hosts Zip World Titan itself but also a world first, Bounce Below and most recently Caverns. This post has become available due to internal promotion of the current GM.

As the General Manager at Titan you will be responsible for overseeing the smooth running of all on site adventures, the administrative department, staff planning and training. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in developing a team to deliver outstanding customer service in a fast paced, high pressure environment. Weekends, bank holidays, school holidays are our busiest times. Your working hours will be reflective of this. Outdoor experience is not a pre-requisite for applicants.

Essential Requirements and skills

  • Is practically minded
  • Able to communicate and consult with and report to the Directors as required
  • Able to work al one and on one's own initiative
  • Participation in staff meetings
  • Participation in training activities
  • Taking responsibility for one's own personal development by keeping abreast of legal requirements relating to your role and techniques and policies associated with working practices
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of anybody else whom your acts or omissions may affect
  • Able to lead and manage all members of staff
  • To train other members of staff (whilst working within one’s abilities) in relevant areas identified by the Directors

    Closing date: 4th March

    Interview date: 15th March

    Staff Package: You will be offered full time permanent contract. Please enquire within for salary details.


    Adventure Leaders

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    We are looking for qualified Mountain Leaders to support teams of young people as they complete a challenging programme of UK outdoor education following by a 3 week overseas expedition to the wilds of Iceland in summer 2016.

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