Climbing Activity Leader: Edinburgh Academy Sports Centre

This job description describes the practical purpose and main elements of the job. It is a guide to the nature and main duties of the job as they exist currently, but is not intended as a wholly comprehensive or permanent schedule.


Job Title: Climbing Activity Leader Department: The Academy Sports Centre
Reports to: Andy Utterson Location: The Academy Sports Centre


The primary purpose of this role is to provide help with the provision of the climbing programme offered by the Edinburgh Academy Sports Centre which includes after school activities, weekend climbing parties, open evening climbing sessions as well as coaching courses for both adults and children. The successful applicant will also be trained on the sports centre’s booking system and aid the leisure team with customer service, centre bookings and cash handling.

This will be a full time position covering 40 hours per week. It is a one year fixed contract however if successful this will become a permanent position. This role will involve working Saturday or Sunday and at least one night per week.

Please send all applications to Andy Utterson, Academy Sports Centre, 10 Arboretum Road, Edinburgh, EH3 5PL or email or phone 0131 624 4900

3. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES – This describes the key area of the job.

  • Plan and set up activities
  • Manage health and safety requirements
  • Promote climbing as an activity
  • To complete all administration and promotion activities related to your role

Other tasks

  • To act as an ambassador for The Academy Sports Centre
    These key tasks are not intended to be exhaustive, but they highlight a number of major tasks that the post-holder may be reasonably expected to undertake.


E = Essential
D = Desirable


  • Climbing wall award - E
  • Climbing Wall Leading Award - D
  • First Aid - E
  • Fundamentals 1 and 2 – D
  • Competent across a broad range of common Microsoft applications – E
  • Experience of instruction – E
  • Experience of working with children - E

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent communication skills – E
  • Be able to work effectively as part of a team – E
  • Enthusiastic about promoting climbing as an activity - E
  • Comfortable working with both adults and children - E
Date published: 30 January 2018
Date updated: 30 January 2018


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