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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 [email protected]
  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.

Office and Administration Manager

  • Closing date: Mon 26 Feb 2018
  • Pay: Competitive salary depending on experience

To ensure that the administration department and therefore the company runs in a smooth, efficient and professional manner. Responsible to the Managing Director. Responsible for administration staff.

Scope of Responsibilities
  • Support Managing Director as part of the management team in the day to day running of the company
  • Coordinating role for daily operations on a rota basis
  • Oversee Ticket Office Operations
  • Ensure effective communication between departments
  • Provide support for other departments with recruitment, administration and projects
  • Responsible for the development and training of administration staff
  • Responsible for the Health & Safety within the administration department
  • Facilities Management for the bottom station
  • IT & Communications problem solving
  • Purchasing, liaison and negotiation with office suppliers and other company purchases


Primary Tasks
  • Manage shareholder database and dealings
  • Coordinate board meetings and manager’s meeting
  • Organise staffing levels for the administration department
  • Company vehicles management
  • Oversee daily cashing up and money handling for the company
  • Support accounts & payroll as required
  • Hands on support for all administration areas
  • Landlord responsibilities for staff house
Knowledge and Skills Required
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills, including the handling of complaints
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Leadership and supervisory skills
  • Strong IT skills using a range of software packages
  • Flexibility & Reliability
  • Interest in Snowsports and outdoor activities
  • Benefits: Free Ski Pass for you and a family member, Free and discounted food and drink, uniform provided, discounts in local outdoor shops
  • Term: Full time
  • Pay: Competitive salary depending on experience
  • Hours: 40 hrs per week working 5 our of 7 days
  • Contact: Peter MacFarlane

Tow Maintenance Mechanic/Groomer Operator

  • Closing date: Mon 26 Feb 2018
  • Pay: Competitive salary

To maintain lifts and associated equipment, keeping service records, operating tows and groomers safely and efficiently.


Scope of Responsibilities
  • The servicing and planned maintenance of ski lifts and associated equipment
  • Small plant servicing
  • Assist with snow grooming vehicle servicing
  • Able to read technical drawings
  • Able to fault find
  • Work to a high standard of workmanship


Knowledge and Skills Required
  • Recognised mechanical qualifications
  • Experience/understanding of mechanical systems
  • Ability to ski or snowboard an advantage
  • Must be hill fit and able to carry tools and equipment to remote locations within a mountain environment
  • Any experience of driving plant machinery would be an advantage as becoming a snow grooming vehicle operator would form part of this position.
  • Benefits: Competitive salary, Joining a great team of likeminded people working in a superb location, free Ski Pass for you and a family member, discounts in local outdoor shops, free and discounted food and drink, training and uniform will be provided
  • Term: Full time, Seasonal contract
  • Pay: Competitive salary
  • Hours: 40 hrs per week working 5 out of 7 days
  • Contact: Chris MacPherson

Bike Track Assistant

  • Closing date: Fri 2 Mar 2018
  • Pay: Pay rate to be confirmed depending on experience

Assisting in daily operation, maintenance and building of bike tracks between April and October.


Scope of Responsibilities
  • Manual labour to build and maintain bike tracks
  • Contribute towards safe operation of the trail network
  • Operating bike track building machinery
  • Assist with first aid and rescues
  • Provide biking information to staff and public


Primary Tasks
  • Carry out maintenance and building in-line with Nevis Range’s development strategy
  • Provide first aid cover for track and be involved in rescues
  • Look after tools and equipment
  • Machine operation and basic maintenance
  • Ensure notices and signage are in place and up to date
  • Liaise with the office and public over track usage
  • Inspect tracks in accordance to management plan
  • Prepare tracks for races
  • Assisting with events
  • Occasional work with other departments when required


Knowledge and Skills Required


  • Be fit, willing, and able to carry out manual labour and heavy lifting
  • Ability to work on own and use own initiative as well as work with a team when necessary
  • Must be a keen mountain biker and able to work outside in any weather
  • Must be willing to work some weekends


  • Hold a first aid certificate
  • Have experience of path building
  • Hold a coaching or cycle leading certificate
  • Chainsaw qualifications
  • Driving licence


  • Benefits: Joining a great team of likeminded people working in a superb location, free Ski Pass for you and a family member, discounts in local outdoor shops, free and discounted food and drink, training and uniform will be provided
  • Term: Potential for full time work.
  • Pay: Pay rate to be confirmed depending on experience
  • Hours: Hours per week are negotiable.
  • Contact: Dave Biggin - [email protected]