JOBS: Head Route Setter - The Font - London, SW18

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 JoeyPowis 01 Mar 2021

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The Business: The Font is a new London-based bouldering gym with its first site opening in Wandsworth (SW18) in April 2021.

Our Mission: Urban bouldering destinations that provide inspiring spaces for the climbing community to climb, train and connect.

Role: Head Route Setter

Reporting to: Centre Manager

Pay: £140 - £180 per day

Term of contract: 1 day per week.

The Role: We are looking for a Head Route Setter capable of taking full responsibility for The Font Wandsworth’s route setting program, initially starting on one day per week. Plus, we have an ambitious growth plan that will provide significant opportunities for career progression.

Responsibilities: As the Head Route Setter at The Font, you will have one main goal – Delivering exceptional and inspiring sets for our customers. We’d expect this to include responsibilities for:

  • Quality and consistency of setting throughout the centre
  • Health and safety management on each set
  • Development of an internal route setting team
  • Liaising with the centre manager on the route setting schedule
  • Maintenance of route setting equipment
  • Involvement in event and competition planning

Essential Skills:

  • Minimum of 2 years setting experience
  • Ability to take feedback and use it constructively 
  • Strong understanding of Route setting health and safety requirements

Desirable Skills:

  • Route setting management or leadership experience
  • Able to regularly set and test at V6 and above
  • Experience in designing and maintaining a safe and high quality setting program
  • Experience in training and developing Route Setters


  • Free climbing and use of fitness facilities & classes
  • Café discount
  • Discounts with our brand partners

Application Process: Please submit a CV and covering email to The deadline for applications is Wednesday 17th March.

To learn more about The Font, visit our Instagram @

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