Climbing Instructors

with Essex Outdoors

newspaper Activity Instructor Climbing
locationUnited Kingdom, Essex
start date2020
salary £15,838 pro rata - Uplifts possible subject to experience and qualifications
training providedTraining provided

Essex Outdoors is an outdoor education provider and part of Essex County Council. We are made up of four centres that all offer a different and exciting experience.


Our coastal sailing and powerboat centre. A season here could see you out on the water, leading sessions on the beach or biking around the peninsular. Bradwell also offers a residential package for our instructors


A large multi-activity centre that will see you aerial trekking, caving, canoeing and quad biking to name but a few.


Our urban day centre that specialises in Climbing and Paddling and is home to “The Lock” – a 14-metre high indoor climbing centre.


A coastal location and our largest centre. Mersea offers a huge range of activities; zip wire, ‘Giant swing’, two obstacle courses and an aerial adventure course and new paddlesport lake, to name but a few. Mersea is also the place to enjoy a staff residential package.

Climbing Instructors

typical day A Typical Day in the Job

This varied role involves instructing climbing sessions, floor walking, advising customers on best practice and responding to any rescue, near miss or first aid incidents. Other responsibilities would include basic reception, café and cleaning duties, cash handling and locking up.

ideal candidate Who are we looking for?

Essential skills.

· A genuine interest in climbing

· A CWI qualification or higher

· A valid first aid certificate

· An outgoing and friendly personality.

· Self-motivated with the ability to use initiative.

· Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Desirable skills.

· Experience of working in a busy climbing environment

· The ability to work with a variety of groups

· Knowledge of the NICAS Scheme

· Experience using a computerised membership system.

· CWDI, FUNdamentals and/or Foundation Coach Training.

our offer What we can offer you

The Lock Climbing Wall in Harlow, Essex is well known for its friendly team, tall walls and a regular route setting schedule, making it a great place for instructors to develop their career in climbing.


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