- MTB LEADER REQUIRED _ must be military….
Do you mean, “Pay”, rather than “cost”?
Aye, he seems to want someone who has spent hundreds on a professional qualification, have spent thousands on a bike, spent hundreds on insurance, spent years gaining experience and qualification – and only another £300 on top to take on the responsibility and stress of leading a trip.
Maybe every job should pay employer to work.Posted 4 years agomarkcdoMember
Desperately seeking an in-date MTB leader, with extensive experience, to assist in leading 10 young ghurka soldiers on an epic down the Pyrenees, end of July.
Full details on request, must be available last 2 weeks of July,
cost, a mere £300 !!!!!Posted 4 years agomarkcdoMember
As for hundreds on a qual? no, it was free, thousands on a bike? no one made you, hundreds on insurance? no, none required – I think £300 to spend 2 weeks in the Pyrenees is pretty awseome, if it all sounds stressful, you probably aren’t up to the job….Posted 4 years ago
I think £300 to spend 2 weeks working in the Pyrenees is pretty awseome, if it all sounds stressful, you probably aren’t up to the job….
I worked as a guide for three years, including leading some military types. While they’re normally very capable and a great craic, it’s still working. 😉Posted 4 years ago
As for hundreds on a qual? no, it was free…
No it wasn’t. The government, hence us, paid for it. I’m not resentful, but please don’t think of it as ‘free’.
hundreds on insurance? no, none required
Again, it’s paid for by all of us as your employer has organised it.
I’m not having a go, but I would like you to realise that calling these things ‘free’ devalues them for us who have paid and used up precious free time to gain them.Posted 4 years ago
Jonny G wont be paying for AT so why would a guide have to? Maybe the best way to be entice people on this is to be economical with the truth (much like the Army already is), and say “Need to fill spaces on ace bike holiday in Pyranees, will only cost 300 beer tokens, need a leaders qual though”…
working with the little people is all fair an well, but they can be hard work if not kept under control, so paying for the privilage of this wont appeal..Posted 4 years agodantsw13Member
Recently retired from the RAF. Time away on expeds is a real bonus of the military. Many people pick up qualifications for sports they like, in the full knowledge it will make them attractive to exped leaders, and give them more time fulfilling their hobbies on company time. Please note, this will be duty time, not leave. Expeds during leave is strictly forbidden.
This request is pretty standard from my time in. People with qualifications often get subsidised, rarely free, never paid in the military, in my experience.
Whoever goes, have a great time!!Posted 4 years agoparkesieMember
If I wasn’t on tour I’d be all over this £300 to spend 2 weeks doing something I love while still getting paid for the day job. It’s less the guiding that you’d be needed for and more the skills instruction on riding and maintaining the bikes so long as you know where your going you can leave a lot of the navigation to the group when taking soldiers out occasionally stepping in to stop them riding off a cliff .Posted 4 years agowreckerMember
It doesn’t matter how you slice it – youre still asking someone to pay to work.
No he’s not. They will be paid for their time by HMG. The pay depends on their rank etc.
Jonny G wont be paying for AT so why would a guide have to?
Most AT in nice places requires some finance by the individuals.Posted 4 years agoRayMazeyMember
Just depends what will be required. To group manange/ risk assess / coach and at the same time making sure everyone is having a good time while keeping them safe, Is by no means an easy task.
If you are just going along for the ride (seems this is doubtful)then of course, this would be a good gig.Posted 4 years agosantacruzsiSubscriber
Markcdo – Try the Army Mountaineering Association; they reguarly put out requests for ML’s etc for Mountaineering Trips / Climbing and there may be some people who also have a MTBL Qual who can assist.
Sorry I cant help anymore!
Any to the others, as stated yes you may have to pay £300 to go on the trip but generally you’ll get your rank pay X 5 days (for example!), accomodation, food etc. Still a bargain in my book! Good luckPosted 4 years ago
Sui – I’ve not seen someone brew up in the back of a 4 tonner before, that’s pretty dense! Sounds like we’ve had very different experiences – I had a Sqn working for me for about 2 years including a tour etc etc and have only good things to say about them. That said, I’ve just finished a training job instructing Brit recruits and some of the youngsters I’ve seen are complete spanners!Posted 4 years ago
you get them everywhere unfortunately… (spanners that is) there is also a story about the same thing happeing in a herc, though i’m not so sure that’s a bit “folk law’ry”
anyway back on the topic, if it’s during MOD time then i don’t see a real problem with the subsidy, i appreciate AT has been restricted massivly over the last 7 years or more, so the buckshee trips away with bikes is not exactly “army orientated”.Posted 4 years ago
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