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Hours: Part-time hours Contract Type: Permanent, sessional part-time evening and weekends Salary: £10.53 – £12.34 per hour, dependent on experience & qualifications – plus contributory pension and health cash plan scheme, enhanced annual leave Location: BLGC Sites
About the role
As we prepare to reopen our new state of the art Youth Centre at Spa Road in Bolton, we are recruiting. BLGC is looking for an Indoor Climbing Wall Instructor to join our growing sports team. Sports and outdoor pursuits, alongside the Arts and Youth Work, is at the heart of BLGC’s offer to young people. The sports and climbing offer at BLGC is wide ranging and as a member of the Sports team, you will be key in ensuring young people have access to an exciting and engaging programme of adventurous activities that will be challenging, stimulating, fun, engaging and developmental.
You will ensure the climbing wall is well used and maintained to a high standard by offering young people safe, exciting and challenging routes to climb in a friendly and welcoming environment. You will be involved in teaching the fundamentals of indoor climbing including leading small groups on our onsite climbing wall and developing the skills and confidence of our young people. The role is 90% face to face delivery with young people.
The successful candidate will hold the Climbing Wall Award (CWA).
Together with the Sport Dev Officer, develop and implement a climbing programme and outdoor events, ensuring we continue to develop and expand to meet the changing needs of our members
Carry out inductions for new users and then provide supervision on the climbing wall, promoting best practice and safe use for all young people
To plan, co-ordinate and deliver a comprehensive climbing programme for young people, which will enable them to build their confidence, social skills and overall wellbeing
Ensure the highest standards of health and safety are maintained in the climbing area and in any outdoor adventures. Monitor wall safety practices whilst working
Ensure that all equipment necessary for each session is fit for purpose, including ropes, harnesses and belays. Ensure equipment is stored correctly and securely after completion of each session
Carry out and log daily, weekly and monthly checks, reporting any defects or faults to the Sport Dev Officer. Carry out remedial action where appropriate
Assist with the route setting programme, settling routes/boulder problems as required
Assist in the provision of risk assessments and report to the relevant Session Leader any accident or incident that requires attention, completing accident report forms as appropriate
To deliver accredited awards such as NICAS and encourage motivate, encourage and support young people to participate fully in climbing sessions
Keep up to date on policies or procedures required for the safe operation of the climbing wall.
Ensure the climbing area is kept clean, tidy and clear of rubbish at all times
To manage, support and coordinate sessional staffing requirements for outdoor adventure activities within NGB guidelines
To promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people at all times. To promote cultural cohesion and inclusion and proactively challenge any prejudice and discrimination
To work with volunteers in sessions, coaching them to achieve their full potential within their given roles and monitoring their ability as climbing coaches
Downloads and Applying
For the full job description and person specification, click below to download the Candidate Pack.
Fancy joining the team?
To apply, please complete both of the online forms below.
We will be interviewing periodically and are looking to recruit for multiple positions.
Contact us if you would like come and meet us at our Recruitment Open Day on 25th April from 1.30pm – 4.00pm at Bolton Lads and Girls Club, 113-117 Deansgate, Bolton, BL1 1HA.
In addition, please provide the following information:
Confirmation you are eligible to work in the UK (the successful candidate will be required to provide documentary evidence before a job offer is confirmed);
Any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you in your application for the selection process.
In accordance with our Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this position requires an Enhanced DBS
We reserve the right to close the application process at any stage.
Therefore, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible.
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