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You know when you meet someone and they immediately have a presence about them? That's the sort of person we're looking for!

If you think you are right for any of the below roles then apply! We believe in finding the right person for a given role and then working with them to further develop their skills and expand their experience - you don't have to be a climber... yet.

Centre Manager

Centre Manager

  • Alton, Hampshire
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

 

We are seeking a Centre Manager to lead our team at our Alton climbing wall, located within the Alton Sports Centre. This will be a full time position with a schedule mainly spread across afternoons, evenings and alternate weekends. We are extremely proud of our Alton centre which has a community and an atmosphere like few others. 

From our regularly top quality route setting to our Adult Rock Up (which delivers coaching in a format open to, and designed for, climbers at all levels) and from the friendly welcome to our quarterly events, the team have put a huge amount of effort into making this not only a great place to climb, but simply a great place to be.

However, this is by no means all our Alton Centre is about. With a strong Junior Squad, great relationships with local schools and colleges plus a growing junior program the future is bright for the grass roots of climbing in Hampshire. We intend to use climbing’s Olympic status to it’s maximum effect and get as many young people excited about climbing as possible over the next 3 years.

We believe Everyone Can Climb, which makes our sessions as diverse as the people attending them. As well as fast paced, high energy sessions like birthday parties and tasters we deliver low ratio private introductions to rock climbing, developmental sessions and also cater for climbers with additional needs (including para-climbing).

Success in this role is dependent on becoming the keystone of the community of climbers, instructors and families for whom our climbing wall is a big part of life. You’ll need to quickly build strong relationships with existing customers and first time climbers alike to keep our customer’s passion for our climbing wall strong. You’ll be expected to get your hands dirty spending large amounts of your time customer facing and leading by example with instructing and coaching.

Taking overall responsibility for the financial performance of the centre, as well as the quality and safety of climbing delivered you will work closely with a member of the Business Management team to continuously improve the performance of the site and how we offer climbing. 

The details:

- For the right candidate this will be a full time position with a schedule mainly spread across afternoons, evenings and alternate weekends averaging 40 hours per week.

- Competitive salary, dependent upon experience

- It goes without saying that you’ll need to be a dedicated and active climber.

- Previous experience of managing a climbing wall would be advantageous, but is by no means essential.

While there are pages of responsibilities and tasks that could be assigned to this role, above all you’ll need to have a determination to excel, and a drive to continuously improve.

We believe in giving the right person the skills they need to fulfill a role and offer all our staff developmental and training opportunities - if you think you’d be great in this position, or just want to find out more, then please get in touch.

To apply click the link below and send us a covering letter telling us why you'd love to take on this challenge.

- Closing Date for Applications – Monday 16th October 2017. 

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Weekend Climbing Instructors - Elmbridge

Weekend Climbing Instructors - Elmbridge

  • Elmbridge Excel Leisure Centre
  • Part Time
  • Casual

WANTED! people to join our team of casual climbing instructors at our awesome climbing facility in Elmbridge that includes our auto belay fun climbing alongside a traditional climbing wall. 

 Ideally, you have experience in climbing and the leisure industry as a whole. Qualifications can be provided on the job so right now we’re looking for someone who’s eager to take their first steps into climbing as a career.

Initially this will be a temporary contract with options to be taken on in a permanent capacity at the conclusion of the trial period. 

Benefits include: free use of the climbing wall and discounts on climbing gear and equipment through our suppliers. 

To apply, please send a covering letter explaining why you are a suitable candidate for the role along with a current CV

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Weekend Climbing Instructors - St Albans

Weekend Climbing Instructors - St Albans

  • Westminster Lodge Sports Centre
  • Part Time
  • Casual

WANTED! Passionate people to join our team of casual climbing instructors at our awesome climbing facility in St Albans.

 Ideally, you have experience in climbing and the leisure industry as a whole. Qualifications can be provided on the job so right now we’re looking for someone who’s eager to take their first steps into climbing as a career.

Initially this will be a temporary contract with options to be taken on in a permanent capacity at the conclusion of the trial period - we're looking specifically for people who are willing to commit to working alternate weekends.

After training is complete, these weekends shifts start with delivering our weekly developmental Junior Club sessions to the climbers of tomorrow. You'll spend the afternoons delivering fast paced sessions such as birthday parties, as well as giving people their first experience of indoor rock climbing.

Benefits include: free use of the climbing wall and discounts on climbing gear and equipment through our suppliers. 

To apply, please send a covering letter explaining why you are a suitable candidate for the role along with a current CV

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Weekend Climbing Instructors - Basildon

Weekend Climbing Instructors - Basildon

  • Basildon Sporting Village
  • Part Time
  • Casual

WANTED! people to join our team of casual climbing instructors at our awesome climbing facility in Basildon.

Ideally, you have experience in climbing and the leisure industry as a whole. Qualifications can be provided on the job so right now we’re looking for someone who’s eager to take their first steps into climbing as a career.

Initially this will be a temporary contract with options to be taken on in a permanent capacity at the conclusion of the trial period - we're specifically looking for people who are willing to commit to working alternate weekends.

After training is complete, these weekend shifts start with delivering our weekly developmental junior club sessions to the climbers of tomorrow. You'll spend the afternoons delivering fast paced sessions such as birthday parties, as well as giving people their first experience of indoor climbing.

Benefits include: free use of the climbing wall and discounts on climbing gear and equipment through our suppliers. 

To apply, please send a covering letter explaining why you are a suitable candidate for the role along with a current CV

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Senior Instructor

Senior Instructor

  • Westminster Lodge Sports Centre
  • Permanent

We believe Everyone Can Climb, which makes our sessions as diverse as the people attending them. As well as fast paced, high energy sessions like birthday parties and taster sessions we deliver low ratio private introductions to rock climbing, developmental sessions and sessions for climbers with additional needs (including para-climbing).

Our priorities at St Albans are developmental sessions for young people: promoting and developing grass roots climbing is the best way to ensure the future of rock climbing, and find the next Olympian!

As the Senior Instructor you’ll be a major part of the team, and have a huge influence on the centre as a whole. You will need to work closely with the Centre Manager to deliver outstanding, memorable climbing activities for first time and established climbers of all ages, develop existing team members and ensure health and safety standards are met at your site.

In order to be successful in this role you will need to become a key member of this thriving community, so it goes without saying that you’ll need to be a dedicated and active climber. Ideally you will hold a CWLA and be working towards (or already hold) climbing specific coaching qualifications such as BMC Fundamentals, MT Foundation or Development Coach or an MCA award. Previous experience organising and performing regular high quality route setting would be a big advantage.

We believe in giving the right person the skills they need to fulfill a role - if you think you’d be great, then please get in touch.

The details:

- For the right candidate this will be a permanent position with a schedule mainly spread across afternoons, evenings Tuesday to Friday plus alternate weekends.  Average 30-35 hours per week.

- Competitive salary, dependent upon experience

- Flexible working available – could include 1 or 2 months off per year to pursue personal projects

- Closing Date for Applications – Sunday 20th August 2017.

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Lead Instructors- High Wycombe

Lead Instructors- High Wycombe

  • Wycombe Leisure Centre, High Wycombe
  • Part Time
  • Permanent

We are seeking two qualified Lead Instructors to join the team at our High Wycombe Climbing wall, located within the Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre. For the right candidates these will be permanent positions delivering climbing sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and alternate weekends.  

Our priorities in High Wycombe are our junior programme and developmental sessions for young people: promoting and developing grass roots climbing as the best way to ensure the future of rock climbing, and find the next Olympian!

We believe Everyone Can Climb, which makes our sessions as diverse as the people attending them. As well as fast paced, high energy sessions like birthday parties and taster sessions you’ll have the opportunity to deliver low ratio private introductions to rock climbing, developmental sessions for young people, pupil referral units and schools as well as sessions for climbers with additional needs (including paraclimbing).  

A great instructor should never stop learning. To help our instructors be the best they can be we offer

- Subsidised NGB qualifications e.g. CWLA

- Subsidised first aid training

- Free access to training modules in Rescue at Heights, Paraclimbing, Developing Junior Climbers, Better Group Management and Lone Working.

- Access to our Route Setting training and development program

- Free access to all High Sports climbing walls

- Flexible, compressed or fixed term employment to support development or personal projects

- Discounted pricing on climbing equipment to support personal climbing

 

To find out more or ask any questions about this role please use this contact form.

To apply send us a brief outline of your qualifications and experience and tell us why you want to work with High Sports.  

 

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Rock Box Coaches

Rock Box Coaches

  • Guildford and Buckingham
  • Part Time
  • Casual

We are looking for Rock Box coaches for our crazy climbing centre at The Spectrum, Guildford.

Weekday afternoons/evening and Weekend work available.

If you want to be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic team, enjoy working with children and are passionate about fun and fitness then get in touch.

We need lively and energetic people who can ensure all climbing sessions and parties on our non-traditional climbing walls are run with high energy and a lot of fun for all our customers.

No qualifications are needed for this position, training will be provided.

Must be 18+ years to apply

Experience working in a coaching role desirable.

Must have an interest in outdoor activities.

If you have climbing experience then that's great, but if not, you will have soon! Immeduate Start available

Email your CV!

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Climbing Instructors

Climbing Instructors

  • Various
  • Part Time
  • Casual

We are always looking for qualified climbing instructors across all of our sites so even if you don't see an advert for a specific site here then please do send in your CV!

For over 20 years High Sports have been delivering industry leading climbing experiences: we believe Everyone Can Climb, which is why we currently operate 12 climbing centres across the UK. We aim to deliver outstanding value and exceptional quality to our customers at every step of their journey into the climbing world. Each of our locations has a strong sense of community, which you would become a key member of.

 

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