Below you will be able to see if we have any job vacancies open at our centre.

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Freelancer positions available



  1. CWI / RCI or higher
  2. Proven experience in the Climbing industry/ Outdoor industry

Desirable Skills

  1. NICAS / NIBAS teaching experience
  2. Coaching qualification and experience
  3. Route setting qualification and experience
  4. Archery GB
  5. Mountain Bike Qualification

You must also hold a current first aid certificate and your own public liability insurance.

Personal Qualities

  1. Flexible, proactive and enthusiastic work  approach
  2. Trustworthy
  3. Punctual and reliable worker

If you are interested in joining our books as a freelancer please send your CV and qualifications to with the reference “Freelancer Position”

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team, whether you are currently an instructor or are looking at starting in the outdoor industry.

Work will mainly be evenings and weekends.

Experience/ Skills:


  1. Previous experience in the outdoor industry
  2. If no previous experience, then an enthusiastic individual who wishes to start working in the outdoor or climbing industry.

Desirable Skills

  1. CWI / RCI or higher
  2. NICAS / NIBAS teaching experience
  3. Coaching qualification and experience
  4. Route setting qualification and experience
  5. Archery GB
  6. Mountain Bike Qualification
  7. First Aid Qualified

Personal Qualities

  1. Flexible, proactive and enthusiastic work  approach
  2. Trustworthy
  3. Punctual and reliable worker

If you are interested in joining our books as a part time instructor, please send your CV and qualifications to with the reference “Part time instructing Position”

Part Time Duty Manager 

Job Description for Oakwood Climbing Centre 

We are excited to announce we are recruiting for two duty manager positions. These are key roles at Oakwood and we are looking for enthusiastic and trustworthy individuals with experience in the climbing industry and people management to join the Oakwood team!

Why work at Oakwood:

  • Oakwood is a centre that puts our customers first and is constantly developing to keep our standards high. It is an environment we strive to maintain across all areas and our team are fully supported in this by the management.
  • We encourage all staff to bring their experience and ideas to each role to help deliver our high standards.
  • We are constantly looking to develop our staff with input and courses, however staff must be self-motivated to develop in order for Oakwood to get the most from this.
  • Staff are supported in their work with Benefits such as free climbing, discounted gear and goods in cafe


Qualifications and Experience

  • CWI / RCI or higher
  • NICAS / NIBAS teaching experience
  • Proven experience in the climbing industry
  • Coaching qualification and experience
  • Route setting qualification and experience
  • An enthusiastic climber
  • CWLA / Development Coach


  • Manage the day to day running of the centre with the Centre Management and other Duty Managers
  • Provide an open dialogue with centre management
  • The supervision and management of part time staff.
  • Making sure operations are running in a safe and correct way.
  • Checking and maintaining gear.
  • Maintaining a safe climbing environment for customers and staff.
  • Keeping up to date with the progress of courses such as NICAS/NIBAS and Beginner’s Courses.
  • Resolving issues – staff or customer related.
  • First aid responder.
  • Running and leading sessions to the highest level.
  • Key holder – making sure centre is opened and closed properly
  • Taking on tasks, challenges and projects and completing to a high level.
  • Ensuring that all staff operate in line with the Centre Ethos

Personal Qualities

  • Enthusiastic and positive approach to the role.
  • Punctual, reliable and pro-active.
  • Clear thinker and assertive.
  • Adapt to change effectively and seek continuous improvement.

What we need from you

  • Committed to set regular shift patterns as determined by the Activities Manager and Scheduling Manager
  • Be willing to work with the outdoor manager when required on outdoor activity sessions
  • The ability to resolve conflict or customer complaints.
  • Have the mind set to develop climbers from beginners to elite levels.
  • Organise the smooth and safe running of the Centre with a proactive mindset.
  • To be able to work closely and effectively with the centre management in all areas.

We have two part time duty manager roles available, with the opportunity to increase hours through instructing, additional responsibilities and reception roles. Please get in touch with a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role and previous experience

Application process closes on the 20th march and interviews from the 30thMarch – 3rd April

Please send CVs to with the reference “Part Time Duty Manager Position”

Oakwood Kitchen Assistant Manager:

Job Description

Oakwood Kitchen is the catering operation at Oakwood Climbing and Outdoor Centre. We operate a Café in the Climbing Centre and are working towards providing full catering for groups using the residential Centre. Our aim is to produce top-quality, freshly-prepared and delicious food for all our customers and guests. This an exciting opportunity to be involved from the early days and play your part in building a unique food service operation from the ground up!


1. Preparing and cooking great quality food.

2. Assisting the Oakwood Kitchen Manager in developing and expanding the Café menu.

3. Upholding food hygiene and health and safety procedures, including keeping on top of food rotation and organisation.

4. Operating and/or supervising the operation of the till and cashing up.

5. Operating and/or supervising the operation of the coffee machine to a consistently high standard.

6. Placing orders with local and national suppliers, managing stock levels and expiry dates.

7. Accepting deliveries and ensuring food is stored carefully and appropriately.

8. Overseeing junior members of staff and helping them to achieve high standards at all times.

9. Ensuring that the Café area remains clean and tidy throughout the day.

10. Willingness to assist with table service and clearing of tables and/or dishwashing when required.

Qualifications and Experience

1. Ideally you will have previous experience of working in a catering environment. You’ll also need to be passionate about great quality food and ingredients and be willing to go the extra mile to ensure all our food offerings are as good as they can possibly be.

2. You should have a good understanding of how to provide great customer service and a determination to make sure every customer goes away happy.

3. Ideally you will have a level 2 food hygiene certificate as well as an understanding and respect for food safety standards and food allergy requirements.

4. You must be able to maintain a clean and well-organised work area, even whilst working under pressure and at a fast pace.

Personal qualities

1. Hardworking and able to remain calm under pressure – the work will be fast-paced and demanding at times.

2. Attentive to detail and with a true passion for food.

3. Well organised, punctual and reliable with a positive attitude to work.

4. Attentive and proactive with a willingness to learn.

Please send CVs to with the reference “Oakwood Kitchen Assistant Manager” with a covering letter/email by Sunday 7th October 2018