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Working at Nevis Range

Nevis Range is a very practical, hands-on company with a lively outdoor atmosphere. Staff are recruited largely on their foreseeable potential and adaptability. Working conditions and level of business are governed almost entirely by the weather and the seasons, demanding an unusual level of flexibility of all Nevis Range staff.

The number of employees varies from a core staff of 50 who work all year round to 100 at the height of a busy winter season. The key qualities that we look for in our staff are adaptability, resilience to harsh weather, passion for the outdoors, team spirit, good customer care skills and a sense of humour!! Seasonal employees include ski lift operators, groomer drivers, ski & board instructors, ski hire technicians and catering staff.

Download the Nevis Range application form in ***word*** or as a ***pdf***

Other Useful Information

Nevis Range Development Company does not offer staff accommodation however most seasonal staff find accommodation quite easily in Fort William or the surrounding areas. If you do experience difficulties we can recommend certain local establishments who offer short-term accommodation until you can find something more permanent.

All staff are provided with a uniform that is appropriate for the requirements of their particular job.

If you are successful in your application you will be given an induction on arrival and specific training that is appropriate to your position within the company. Nevis Range has been accredited with the Investors in People Standard since the inception of the scheme.

Employee Benefits
All full-time staff receive a season pass, which allows access to the uplift facilities at Nevis Range and the other four ski areas in Scotland. Part-time staff receive a discounted price ticket, which offers the same benefits. Some local outdoor retail establishments offer discounts for full and part time staff.

Gaelic Language Plan
Nevis Range is presently in the process of implementing a Gaelic Language Plan in partnership with Bord na Gaidhlig.

Please note before applying

  1. You must be legally entitled to work in the UK
  2. You must be able to travel, at your own expense, to Nevis Range, Fort William for the interview process
  3. PLEASE adhere to the specific instructions for the particular job that you are applying for ie Nevis Range employment application form (which must be completed in full) – or current CV – and covering letter. Download the Nevis Range employment application form in word or as a pdf
  4. If you have any employment related questions please contact 01397 705825 or email
  5. Closing dates are final and we strongly recommend that you apply for a position as soon as you see it to avoid missing out on the opportunity.

Catering Assistant

  • Closing date: Sun 17 Sep 2017
  • Pay: From £7.50 per hour

Join our busy and diverse company where you will work in the Catering Department at Nevis Range on a daily basis including weekends, in a fun and friendly environment. Perfect for those that love a challenge and find job satisfaction from delivering great customer service in an ever-changing environment

Scope of Responsibilities

Work in both Snowgoose Restaurant & Bar and Pinemarten Café Bar
Provide natural, friendly and efficient service
Maintain high standards of cleanliness throughout the department
Use of tills/cash handling

Primary Tasks

Prepare and maintain a clean and tidy work area
Ensuring adequate stock levels of products throughout the day
Serve customers throughout opening times, handle cash and cards, advise customers
Store goods correctly and use stock on a rotational basis
Communicating with other members of the team
Adhere to company’s HACCP system and completion of any relevant records
Multi-tasking, using initiative and prioritizing work
Working shifts for any catering events and functions

Knowledge and Skills Required

Excellent Customer Service Skills
Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
Experience in use of tills and cash handling (desirable, however full training will be provided)
Ability to promote company on a face to face basis
Flexibility & reliability
Interest in Snowsports/outdoor activities

  • Benefits: Access to skiing/boarding and biking facilities. Free and discounted food and drink. Staff discount scheme. Uniform provided.
  • Term: Full Time Permanent
  • Pay: From £7.50 per hour
  • Hours: A range of part time and full time hours are available. Full time hours are 40 Hours per week, straight shifts, 5 out of 7 days with extra hours required at certain times of year and as business needs dictate. Hours worked over 40 per week are paid at our overtime rate of time and a half. Must be able to work weekends and holiday periods.
  • Contact: Sarah Shepherd

Tree Adventure Staff

  • Closing date: Fri 1 Sep 2017
  • Pay: £7.50 per hour

Nevis Range Tree Adventure are looking for staff to work the remaining duration of the 2017 season contributing to the safe daily operation, maintenance and  development of the Tree Adventure facility.

This is a short term position, ending at the beginning of November however would suit someone looking for a foot in the door to potentially other ongoing opportunities at Nevis Range, for example winter season work, as well as re-employment for the new Tree Adventure season starting Easter 2018.

Scope of Responsibilities

During September and especially October Nevis Range Tree Adventure will be welcoming customers culminating in our unique ‘In the Dark’ sessions during the three weeks of the October holidays. Quieter midweek times will allow for scheduled maintenance and planned developments with staff contributing to the long term enhancement of the facilities.

Primary Tasks

Key responsibilities within this role are the daily inspections, customer safety briefs and supervision, during quiet times, project work and ground works.

Essentially staff are required to confidently work at height and must be prepared to work outside in all weathers. Working as part of a small customer fronting team requires individuals to be reliable and committed.

Knowledge and Skills Required

To be considered for this Post applicants should have:

  • A keen interest in adventure tourism
  • Excellent customer care
  • Rope handling experience
  • An ability to work at height and in all weathers
  • An ability to do manual labour
  • Practical project experience using hand and power tools
  • An ability to work on your own and use initiative as well as work in a team
  • Benefits: Staff benefits include a uniform and outdoor weather wear and access to a variety of staff discounts including on-site catering, local and on-line retailers and seasonal access to Nevis Range facilities and activities.
  • Term: Full Time, Temporary
  • Pay: £7.50 per hour
  • Hours: 35 Hours per week, 5 days out of 7, including evenings and weekends
  • Contact: Jeff Starkey