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danielleHS 27 Aug 2019
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We are seeking a Climbing Wall Manager to help lead our team of instructors at our Wycombe climbing wall, located within the Places for People Wycombe Leisure Centre. This will be a full time position with a schedule mainly spread across afternoons, evenings and weekends.

From our regular routesetting to our Adult Rock Up (which delivers coaching in a format open to, and designed for, climbers at all levels) the team have put a huge amount of effort into making this not only a great place to climb but simply a great place to be.

The future is bright for the grassroots of climbing and we intend to use climbings Olympic status to it's maximum effect to get as many young people excited about climbing as possible. Our progressive youth programme and developmental sessions offers ages 4+ the chance to learn the basics and grow climbing skills in a sociable club environment.

We believe Everyone Can Climb, which makes our sessions as diverse as the people attending them. As well as fast paced, high energy sessions like birthday parties and tasters we deliver low ratio private introductions to rock climbing and cater for local schools and groups, including para climbing.

Success in this role is dependent on becoming the keystone of the community of climbers, instructors and families for whom our climbing wall is a big part of life. You’ll need to quickly build strong relationships with existing customers and first time climbers alike to keep our customer’s passion for our climbing wall strong. This is a hands on role where you will be expected to spend large amounts of your time customer facing, with the occasional spot of instructing and coaching.

This role means taking overall responsibility for the financial performance of the climbing wall, as well as the quality and safety of climbing delivered. You will continuously look for opportunities to improve the performance of the site and how climbing is offered.

30-40 hours per week

Salary up to £20,000

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Oceanrower 27 Aug 2019
In reply to danielleHS:

I'll admit I've only done back of fag packet calculations but is that really less than £10/hour to run the place? My local Aldi is (genuinely) offering more than that for store attendants!

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steve taylor 29 Aug 2019
In reply to Oceanrower:

"This role means taking overall responsibility for the financial performance of the climbing wall, as well as the quality and safety of climbing delivered. You will continuously look for opportunities to improve the performance of the site and how climbing is offered."

So the successful candidate will be the one in the dock if anything goes wrong? For less than a tenner an hour (if the maximum salary is achieved)?

Plus average 1-bed rent in the area is about £800 a month, so that would be about half your salary gone already...

No thanks - that's not really a living wage in that part of the world.

PS - I love that users are able to respond to this sort of advert...

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BrendanO 17:54 Tue
In reply to danielleHS:

That's embarrassingly low pay.

However, their parents can proudly tell the neighbours their child is a manager.

Actually, on the positive side, points to the OP for at least stating the salary - I have moaned before at jobs that have no number attached - that's very sharp practice indeed, so well-done here, even if it's incredibly low.

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