Fell Top Assessor

£22,304 pro rata

Part time (minimum of 5 days every 14 days, 5-8 hours per day)

December - April

The Lake District National Park is one of 15 National Parks in the UK. The Park is the largest in England, with high fells, deep glacial lakes and thriving rural communities, it welcomes over 17 million visitors and local residents each year. It’s the Lake District National Park’s job to inspire a sense of freedom and wellbeing for the nation so people and the spectacular landscape can flourish together.

About the role

We are looking for a Fell Top Assessor to work with our Weatherline Service to assess and report on the fell conditions from the summit area of Helvellyn (and other fells as required) from December through to April.  The role is to provide information and advice to other fell users to ensure safe and responsible use of the mountain. You will be an ambassador for the Lake District National Park and the role will entail some media commitments throughout the season.

The Fell Top Assessor role will mostly be working Wednesday through to Sunday throughout the season but will vary and additional days may be required. You will be working alone, or leading a team of paying guests. You may also run our winter skills courses during your Fell Top Assessors days, which would usually last for around 8.5 hours. The role will usually be based from Glenridding.

Why the service matters

The Weatherline service encourages safety on the fells and a boots on the ground view. It gives a vitally accurate account of conditions on the fells for the Lake District’s 18 million visitors each year and local residents. It provides the opportunity to learn new skills via the winter training and summer courses run by our Fell Top Assessors.

About you

This is a role for someone with considerable winter mountaineering experience and skills.  Winter ML (Winter Mountain Leader) qualification is essential and WMCI (Winter Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor) is desirable.

You will have an excellent level of fitness, be self-motivated, driven and enthusiastic and have excellent people skills.

You must have the ability to write concise reports, assess snow and ice conditions and use a map and compass.

A key part of your job will be to update the Weatherline website and actively run the social media channel @lakesweather.

You must be familiar with Microsoft Office and have web entry skills - including photo / video uploading and interested in content generation.

You will be flexible to work weekends and week days, be on call as required during the Fell Top Assessor season.

Information pack including application form

Role profile

Application form

Equality of opportunity

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applicants from all sectors of society. If you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the job, we will interview you.

Key dates

  • Closing date for applications is: Monday 26 August 2019 10:00am
  • Interviews will be held at Lake District National Park Authority on Monday 9 September 2019

Next steps

Please fill in the application form and email it to HR.Services@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Alternatively, you can post it to:

Human Resources
Lake District National Park Authority
Murley Moss
Oxenholme Road
Kendal LA9 7RL

We are unable to accept CVs.