A list of current vacancies at the BMC, as well as jobs with other affiliated outdoor organisations.
Opportunities at the BMC:
Chair, Board of Directors & Independent Directors
The BMC has a dual role: it is the national representative body for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers in England and Wales; and is national governing body for competition climbing in Great Britain. They are passionate advocates for their members, the wider outdoor community and competition climbing. The BMC have over 80,000 members, a dedicated volunteer network, over 30 members of staff and a head office in West Didsbury, Manchester. Competition climbing is making its debut as an Olympic sport in the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo and they have at least one qualified athlete as part of Team GB. The BMC also operates BMC insurance, a widely respected and wide-ranging insurance product for travellers, trekkers, hill walkers, climbers, mountaineers and skiers.
Whilst Covid-19 has presented a number of short-term challenges to the BMC, the overall picture for the BMC and its areas of interest remains very positive. Almost all its areas of interest are growing in participation numbers and visibility. With such a large and engaged member voice, the BMC remains one of the key advocacy organisations on issues varying from removal of waste to climate change.
Following a period of constitutional change to ensure compliance with the Sport England and UK Sport Code for Sports Governance, the BMC has been through a substantial period of change in recent years. As a result of a number of these changes, several Board members, including the current Chair, have felt this is the moment for them to retire from the Board. The BMC seeks a new Chair and two enthusiastic and forward-thinking Independent Directors with backgrounds that will add to the Board’s strengths in relation to one or more of: general governance and high level Non-Executive experience, member services, marketing, securing commercial sponsorship, developing people and organisations, and internal audit.
The BMC celebrate the rich variety of British climbing, hill walking and mountaineering, build inclusive relationships and respect each other. In line with this they are keen to achieve a more diverse Board and they encourage applications from under-represented groups, in particular people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and women.
Closing date: Monday 9th November
Opportunities with other organisations:
ABCTT are looking for new people to join the Board of Trustees. The ABCTT administer NICAS (the National Indoor Climbing Award Schemes).
The ABCTT strengthened its board in 2016 and 2019 and is looking for Trustees and Advisors (who may or may not work in the climbing wall industry) who particularly bring the following skills to the team: Governance/HR, Learning and Development, Finance / Fundraising / Commercial Rights, Licencing/Franchising.
Applicants will need to demonstrate empathy with the world of climbing and have a genuine interest in developing a clear strategy and a sound governance framework to aid the long term sustainable development of the charity.
Read more here.
Jonathan Convillle Memorial Trust: Treasurer
The Board of nine Trustees all give their time voluntarily to manage the charity. The position advertised is unpaid, other than expenses incurred in that role. The role would commence January 1st 2021.
Oversee the financial affairs of the charity and ensure they are legal, and within accepted accounting practice, as with the Charities Commission.
Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
Monitor and report on the financial health of the trust.
Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.
Find out more about the role and how to apply here
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