Date: 15th August 2018

We are Recruiting!

Interested in working at Durham Climbing Centre? We are recruiting now!

Durham Climbing Centre are looking for dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our established coaching and reception team!

We have several positions available for –

Climbing Centre Assistants

Climbing Coaches

Customer Service Advisors

Experienced Route Setters

Durham Climbing Centre is one of the longest standing climbing walls serving the North East of England and surrounding areas. Durham Climbing Centre prides itself on offering something for everyone from beginner to advanced climbers of all ages and abilities. It’s reputation for high level coaching and facilities for adults and children attracts a wide variety of centre users, schools and groups.

The rise of indoor climbing means participation is growing rapidly by those seeking an alternative to the gym, and by parents realising the physical and social benefits for children from a young age. The inclusion of climbing for the first time at Olympics 2020 seals its pathway for the future.

To meet the growing demand, we are seeking several individuals to join our highly trained team. You will be rewarded with an exciting opportunity to join a fast-moving industry with further training opportunity potential. A statutory leave entitlement and pension scheme are in place. As a member of the team at DCC, you will benefit from complimentary unlimited climbing anytime and discounts on equipment.

Flexible working hours over 7 days per week between operational hours of 8.00am – 11.00pm to include daytimes, evenings & weekends.

Person specification

We are looking for people with the following essential skills

  • Excellent customer care skills with a passion for customer service

  • A team player and the ability to work independently

  • Friendly, approachable and enthusiastic when working with people

  • Motivated, energetic and enthusiastic approach

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail and a desire to deliver the best service possible

  • An interest in climbing

Desirable skills

  • An understanding of working in a busy environment

  • previous experience working with children

  • Customer care experience

  • Climbing qualifications or experience

  • First Aid at Work

  • DBS Check

  • Food Hygiene

  • Experience of working in similar climbing wall or leisure setting


Starting salary above National Living Wage.

Job Types

Full time, part time, Permanent

We are looking for several people working from 8 – 36 hours per week over 7 days to include daytimes, evenings, weekends.

How to apply

Please email Centre Manager Hayley McKenna to request an application form.

Email: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Friday 31st August. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th September.

Climbing Centre Assistant Job Description

Customer Service Advisor Job Description

Climbing Coach Job Description

Hayley McKenna Manager