/ CWMA Development Officer - Vacancy

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DR Climbing Walls on 16 Jun 2011 -
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Job Description: CWMA Development Officer

CWMA is the Climbing Wall Manufacturers Association Ltd, which currently has seven members:

Beacon Climbing Walls
DR Climbing Walls
Entre-Prises UK
King Kong Climbing Walls

CWMA is a trade organisation that promotes quality and standards within the climbing wall manufacturing industry.

CWMA is looking for a new Development Officer to replace Tom O’Rourke. This part-time post has a number of key areas of work, but the successful applicant is most likely to be the one who would have the ideas, energy and motivation to drive the organisation forward in new directions.

Principle areas of works at the moment include:

1. Take on the role of Company Secretary
2. Attend CWMA meetings 4 times per year (approx), taking and distributing minutes, working on actions that may arise.
3. Writing articles and editorial for magazines and trade publications.
4. Sending out member information packs to potential clients.
5. Maintenance and upkeep of CWMA website ( )
6. Attend BMC climbing wall committee meetings
7. Recruit new members.
8. Making visits to all CWMA companies in their work place to learn more about their products and services.
9. Keep track of the organisation’s accounting and produce simple financial reports

Other areas - for income generation and increasing hours include:

1. Visiting clients on behalf of members and drawing up a wall specification with the client, to send out to members with tender documents, (this service saves all members having to make separate visits)
2. Running and promoting the CWMA route setting course.
3. Consultancy work on behalf of CWMA
4. Acting as a mediator in disputes between manufacturers and clients

The applicant will need:

1. A strong interest in the design and development of climbing walls
2. To be computer literate
3. To be articulate and presentable
4. To have access to modern methods of communication
5. To have their own transport
6. To be flexible to attend CWMA/BMC meetings approx 6 times a year.

The applicant may well be, but not essentially:

1. A keen and active climber
2. Hold a relevant qualification in climbing such as an SPA, MIA or CWMA route setting certificate. A qualification in engineering or leisure management would also be useful.
3. Have worked somewhere in or for the climbing wall industry.
4. Experienced in administrative and clerical duties and reporting


Initially work for 200 to 300 hours a year (4 to 6 hours a week), but with considerable scope to increase these hours by creating further work through money making initiatives.

Pay: Initially £12/hour to be reviewed after a probationary period

Expenses: All reasonable travel, meal and accommodation expenses to be paid whilst working on CWMA business

To Apply:

Please send a CV and accompanying letter to Don Robinson by email for distribution to the member companies.

Email to:

All applications should be received by Friday 8th July 2011

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