Trainee member application form

We’re glad you’re thinking about joining us. Mountain rescue is a challenging and rewarding activity. If you have read through and feel you meet all of the requirements for trainee membership, please complete the form below. Alternatively, you can download a PDF application form if you prefer.

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Your details

Please upload a photograph of yourself (limit 5mb):

Your full name *

Your date of Birth *

Your address *

Contact phone number 1 *

Contact phone number 2 *

Your email address *

Your place of work: *

Your job title or description *

What are your normal working patterns? (e.g. Mon-Fri, 9-5/shifts/irregular hours) *

Your availability

Would you be allowed to leave work to attend callouts? *

Do you live in our operational area? *

Are you regularly available on weekdays?

Are you available on school holidays?

Are you available on evenings and weekends?

Do you have a valid full Driving Licence?

Do you have use of a motor vehicle to get to call outs?

Experience and training

You will be asked as part of your induction to undertake a hill craft/navigation test. You will need to provide your own hill kit. This is done in darkness with map and compass not GPS and this will look at map orientation; distance measuring; contour interpretation and walking on a bearing.
Do you feel confident to take this test?

If you have concerns, please specify what you feel you are weak on:

Please give details of any further experience to support your application:

Do you have a first-aid qualification? (Please give details) *

Do you have climbing/mountaineering experience? (Please give details) *

As part of your membership you may need to complete a background check. Are you happy for us to do this? *

Team training takes place every Thursday with some additional sessions at weekends. Are you able to attend on a regular basis? *


I understand that mountain rescue is an active service that places considerable physical and mental pressures on those who participate; also, that it is my responsibility to inform the Team Leader of any health condition or change of health condition that may effect my safety and wellbeing whilst on mountain rescue training exercises and incidents or that may jeopardise the effective completion of a mountain rescue incident.

Selecting the box indicates your acceptance of the above statement.

Any information kept from this form will be in a secure database. If your application is unsuccessful your application form will be deleted. This information will not be disclosed to any agencies outside mountain rescue.