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Stronghold - on 26 Dec 2016
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Stronghold is looking to put an experienced team together to help us realise our ambition of building one of the best climbing centres in the UK.

Stronghold is a new dedicated bouldering centre based in Tottenham Hale, just 3 minutes from the underground and over ground station, set to open in March 2017.
The team at Stronghold have big plans for the venue, with a dedicated yoga suite, café, fitness gym, large event space, all in addition to London’s largest bouldering wall, it’s set to be an exciting space.

Strongholds aim is to provide a space where all ages and abilities, from the local community and beyond, will be able to enjoy the exciting sport of bouldering in a friendly, comfortable, state of the art facility. To achieve this aim we are looking for experienced, friendly, positive, and motivated individuals to fill several roles.

Available Positions


Facility Manager
– We are looking for an experienced and motivated manager to be the facility manager. This is a very exciting position for an individual to be a key member of the team in delivering our aims and ambitions.

Salary: £33,000 - £36,000 (depending on experience). There will also be performance based bonuses.

Route Setting Manager – A very important position whose main responsibility will be ensuring the climbing experience for the customers reflects the quality we want for the whole venue. The candidate ideally will have a very good knowledge of route setters and hand hold manufacturers and experience with planning climbing competitions.

Salary: £24,000 - £27,000 (depending on experience).

Marketing and Events Manager – Stronghold are very motivated to be an event space as much as a climbing wall, we have a large space adjacent to the climbing wall which we intend on using for a variety of events. This role will be very important for us in maintaining our marketing material and in organising and planning any events we have.

Salary: £24,000 - £26,000 (depending on experience). There will also be performance based bonuses.


We have several operational roles in the facility. Ideally our operational staff will be able to move between different roles if required. Previous experience of working in a climbing wall is desirable for the operational staff, though not essential. What is essential is a friendly, positive attitude where a quality customer experience is top priority.

The operational roles are:
Climbing Instructors
Admissions/shop/baristas staff
Route setters

What We Offer

We are committed to being a London living wage employer as a minimum, this is currently at £9.40/hr. All Operational staff will be on the London living wage, more experienced staff will receive more.
Free entrance to the climbing wall for you and one other named person of your choice.
Free entry to any of our events, competitions, talks etc.
Staff training will also be offered throughout the year.

Contact Us

If you think you are suitable for any of these roles, then please send your CV with a covering letter to Patrick@TheStrongholdUK.com. Or if you want a more detailed breakdown of any of the roles and their responsibilities then please email the same address requesting any additional information required.

Gripped - on 30 Dec 2016
In reply to Stronghold:

Looks like you’ve got a good site with good transport links and that it will be a great facility for London climbers, I’m looking forward to climbing there.

Also good to see you are talking about LLW’s and I think such a move will foster a good team spirit and a sense of camaraderie as everyone will contribute to the success of your business and its place in society in general. Receptionists, café etc or any customer facing roles are vital though good luck with the route setters and their egos! ;-)

PS LLW is currently £9.75 http://www.livingwage.org.uk/
Stronghold - on 30 Dec 2016
In reply to Gripped:

Hi Gripped

Thanks for your reply, yes we've been lucky in finding a great site where the owners and council are both very supportive of the business. The good transport links is also a real bonus. Lots of exciting things happening in Tottenham and we are happy to be a part of it.

Thank you for pointing out the increase in the London living wage, £9.40 was the rate for 15/16, you are right in that for 16/17 it is £9.75. We will amend this for all future announcements, the current LLW is something we will be implementing as a policy.

Look forward to seeing you there.
trouserburp - on 31 Dec 2016
In reply to Stronghold:

Why won't anybody build a wall in South London!
gripper321 - on 07 Jan 2017
In reply to Stronghold:
I sent an email to Patrick about a week ago with a few questions vis a vis roles to apply for. Haven't heard anything back yet, but would very much like to get my application in. Hope to hear from you guys soon.

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