Chief Officer – Mountaineering Council of IrelandAs a vital step in completing a restructuring and strengthening of the organisation, the Mountaineering Council of Ireland (MCI) is now recruiting its first Chief Officer.   The Chief Officer, working in conjunction with the Executive Committee and the MCI?s staff, will lead the organisation to achieve its strategic goals. Key responsibilities of the post include: raising the profile of the MCI; developing and maintaining effective communications with members and key stakeholders; managing staff; and ensuring the MCI secures, and optimises use of, the resources necessary to support its development.The successful applicant will have management experience, strong leadership skills and the visionary drive to take MCI to a much higher level of performance and impact. A Job Description and Person Specification for the Chief Officer?s post are available on www.mountaineering.ie. A three-year contract will be offered. The salary for the position will be commensurate with the responsibilities and will take account of similar positions in other governing bodies. To apply, send a letter of application, with a detailed CV, to: MCI, Sport HQ 13 Joyce Way Park West Business Park Dublin 12To arrive before 5pm on Wednesday 21st June 2006. The envelope should be marked ?Chief Officer?. The MCI will shortly be recruiting a full-time Administrator for its Dublin office and a full-time Youth Development & Training Officer to be based at the Hot Rock Climbing Wall, near Newcastle, Co. Down. Details of both these posts will be available on www.mountaineering.ie in the coming weeks. The MCI is an equal opportunities employer. A Kestrel is nesting on Medusa at Ravensdale so no climbing on that route? Check out this link on the New Scientist website. Scientists have now developed a robotic Gheko thing which can walk up walls and across ceilings using an intermolecular force called van der Waals… Glenn Singleman and Heather Swan have set a new world record by making a wing suit / basejump from a launch site at 6604m over the East Face of Meru Peak. Source: VerticalResources Alpinist Magazine are currently donating 10% of the purchase price of the mag to the dZi foundation which provides remote mountain communities with dental care, education and welfare in Ladakh, Nepal, Sikkim, Ecuador and Abkhazia. Details   ———————————————————————– If you have any news worth reporting please contact Matt – matt@planetfear.com / 0114 2969114 ———————————————————————–