Date: 23rd May 2022

Join Our Team!

Durham Climbing Centre are looking for great people to join our team!

Climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK, with participation in climbing increasing daily. Durham Climbing Centre is an established hub for climbing in the North East of England.

Everyone is welcome at Durham Climbing Centre, and our team are here to show visitors the sport of climbing is accessible to all ages and abilities. Exceptional customer service and high quality climbing facilities are so important to us.

At Durham Climbing Centre, there's something for everyone from beginner to pro climber. We believe that investing in training and career opportunities for our staff delivers the best coaching practices to our customers, and provides a positive environment in which to work and grow.

If you're interested in a career where you can grow and develop your passion for climbing, we would love to hear from you!

Benefits of working at Durham Climbing Centre

  • Complimentary climbing, any time during non-working hours
  • A supportive environment to help you grow in your role
  • Opportunity to develop the landscape at Durham Climbing Centre
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • A great environment and working community
  • Staff discount on food and climbing kit
  • Free hot drinks
Staff Vacancies at Durham Climbing Centre

Front Desk Receptionist / Climbing Coach – Full Time & Part Time

As the first point of contact to customers and potential customers, you will be responsible for looking after the reception areas and attending to the needs of the customer. As a passionate climber and coach, you will deliver climbing sessions to a range of centre users.

Candidates should have a passion for providing excellent customer service, be friendly and approachable and have a sound knowledge of the climbing industry. This is an opportunity to shape decisions in the centre and be part of a passionate team.

Renumeration – Above NLW & dependant on experience

Hours of work: Weekly rota to include daytimes, evenings and weekends.

Academy Coach – Part Time

Durham Climbing Centre is the market leader for youth climbing coaching in the North East.

Durham Climbing Centre has an extensive and well established coaching programme for children. At the helm of the youth coaching framework is the DCC Youth Academy encompassing two teams offering an eentry level and intermediate progression for talented young climbers. Academy team members attend regular weekly coaching sessions with the aim of preparing for competitions and competing regionally, nationally, and internationally.

A pro-active and positive approach is required for the role, and a desire to bring fresh ideas and practices to the centre. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and motivated to unleash each individual’s potential.

You must be an experienced climber, competent is all disciplines of sport climbing and have experience of climbing indoors and outdoors.

Salary – Above NLW & dependant on experience

Hours of work: Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings

Housekeeper – Part Time

Durham Climbing Centre is a modern and vibrant centre. Cleanliness and hygiene is paramount to our customer and staff experience. We are seeking an experienced and professional housekeeper with high standards of cleaning.

Salary – Above NLW & dependant on experience

Hours of work: Monday - Friday 7am - 9am

To apply for one of these roles please email Manager: Hayley McKenna [email protected]to request an application form

Perks of working at Durham Climbing Centre


  • A supportive environment to help you grow in your role
  • Ongoing staff training and development opportunities (MT, NICAS, BMC, ABC)
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Complimentary climbing,
  • Free tea, coffee & fruit
  • Pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Trade price on climbing shoes chalk & accessories
How to Apply

To request a job description and application form please contact CEO Hayley McKenna [email protected] stating which position you are interested in. Please complete the application form and return with C.V. and cover letter.

Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you!

Hayley McKenna Manager