Two of the posts will be based at the BMC headquarters in West Didsbury, Manchester

Two of the posts will be based at the BMC headquarters in West Didsbury, Manchester

The British Mountaineering Council is looking to recruit a new member of staff to promote its hillwalking work.

The BMC, which represents climbers, mountaineers and hillwalkers in England and Wales, will appoint a new officer along with two others after it received Sport England funding following a growth in its membership.

The full-time hillwalking development post will be on a four-year fixed-term contract at its West Didsbury, Manchester, headquarters.

A BMC spokesperson said: “This exciting and challenging position will complement the BMC’s wider work programmes covering the hill and mountain environment, and other Sport England funded work.

“The officer will also have an important role in promoting the BMC’s work for hillwalkers in the outdoor media and will act as a spokesperson and technical expert on hillwalking related matters.

“This is a new post funded by Sport England.”

The council said the new appointment will be an advocate for hillwalking within the BMC and will support new participants wishing to take to the hills and join mountaineering clubs.

“The officer will also support the transition from summer to winter walking, and from hillwalking to scrambling and general mountaineering,” it said.

The BMC is also looking for two regional development officers working with younger climbers, one to cover the West of England from Lancashire to the West Midlands, and one to cover the East, from Yorkshire to the East Midlands.

Their jobs will be to support new participants, mountaineering clubs, climbing-wall operators and BMC volunteers at a regional level.

The BMC said: “The roles will focus on the 14 to 25 year old age group and will encompass all aspects of the sport.

“These challenging posts will complement the BMC’s overall work for climbers and hillwalkers and will form an integral part of our Sport England-funded work.

“The officers will play a key role in promoting BMC membership, supporting the transition from indoor to outdoor climbing and encouraging new climbers to join mountaineering clubs.”

One of the posts will be Manchester-based and the other at Sheffield.

More details are on the BMC website. Closing date for applications is 24 January.

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