Fancy the "best job in the Lake District"?

Date: Monday 12th August 2019

THE Lake District National Park Authority is recruiting a new fell top assessor to join its expert team for what has been described as the "best job in the Lake District".

Applications are being invited from mountain professionals who want to provide first-hand, boots on the ground weather updates and safety advice for fell walkers during the winter months.

Each day from December to April — including Christmas Day — one of the park’s fell top assessor team will ascend one of England’s highest peaks, Helvellyn, to take weather readings and assess winter walking and climbing conditions.

They share their reports on the park’s trusted Weatherline website which has provided invaluable advice for more than 30 years and on twitter < "I get a great sense of job satisfaction knowing that I am helping to keep people safe on the fells. Every day is different and, as Helvellyn is ‘my office’, I often think how lucky I am. It’s definitely the best job in the Lake District in my opinion.”

The closing date for applications is 26th August.