Date: 16th September 2021

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!

Current Vacancies

Climbing Centre Manager - Full Time 40 hours per week

We are now seeking to recruit an outstanding Climbing Centre Manager who will be working closely with the CEO in helping to shape and continue to move the business forward.

You will be rewarded with an exciting opportunity to join a fast-moving industry, and the opportunity to play a leading role in the development of climbing at Durham Climbing Centre.

Competitive Starting Salary £25-30k DOE

Front Desk Receptionists - Part-time 16-20 hours per week & Full Time

We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and motivated front desk receptionists with excellent IT skills to join our team! If you have exceptional customer service skills we want to talk to you!

Benefits include complimentary climbing, training opportunities and trade discounts.

Starting Salary £9 per hour

Academy Climbing Coach - 8 Hours per week

If you are a committed and passionate climber with the desire to inspire and motivate the next generation of young climbers to excel, we want to hear from you! You will be provided with an opportunity to play a leading role in the development of youth climbing at Durham Climbing Centre. Benefits include complimentary climbing, training opportunities and trade discounts.

Salary dependant on experience

Climbing Coaches - Various Hours Available

Are you a great coach skilled in planning, preparing and delivering coaching sessions with a fun and friendly attitude? We offer coaching for adults and children in a variety of programmes. Benefits of joining our team include complimentary climbing, training opportunities and trade discounts.

Starting salary £9 per hour

Climbing Centre Assistant

Are you interested in starting your career in the climbing industry? A junior position offering full training could be for you! Benefits of joining our team include complimentary climbing, training opportunities and trade discounts.

Starting Salary NLW

Housekeeper - (Weekends) - 5 hours per week

We are looking for weekend House Keeper with excellent references for daily cleaning of the centre. If this sounds like you, please get in touch! Benefits of joining our team include complimentary climbing, training opportunities and trade discounts.

Starting salary £9 per hour


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