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JOBS: Chief Instructor and Instructors The Ledge Climbing Gym , Inverness

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 UKC Gear 13 Sep 2022
1st - Job Opportunity: Chief INSTRUCTOR - See below for Instructor(s) About The Ledge :- The Ledge Climbing Gym will be the largest climbing...

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 BelleVedere 17 Sep 2022
In reply to UKC Gear:

do you need to lead 6b outside to work in a climbing wall?

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In reply to BelleVedere:

> do you need to lead 6b outside to work in a climbing wall?

The job is for Chief Instructor, so I would hope that they would be a proficient all round climber and leading 6b/E1 seems a fair minimum expectation to fulfil that role.

 ExiledScot 18 Sep 2022
In reply to BelleVedere:

> do you need to lead 6b outside to work in a climbing wall?

It's a full time post directly related to climbing instruction, the grades required shouldn't be a barrier to any active motivated climber. Whilst the pay is not startling, it's comparable to say a mountain instructor chasing clients 5 days a week for £100, 52 weeks of the year. So it's employment stability in a nice part of the world. 

 BelleVedere 18 Sep 2022
In reply to FactorXXX:

Same for all the instrustors

 ExiledScot 18 Sep 2022
In reply to BelleVedere:

> Same for all the instrustors

Ideally.

The word 'chief' instructor is likely key. They aren't just there leading groups within the wall, they are responsible for the training and development of more junior instructors, if they are operating outside they'll need to be writing guidelines for best practice at varying outdoor crags. There is a fair amount of responsibility sitting on their shoulders, so any candidate needs to be at the top of their game. Any person not climbing at that level wouldn't feel so comfortable in the role. And, yes it maybe a barrier to some applying. 

In reply to BelleVedere:

> Same for all the instrustors

Instructors: "Lead and demonstrate 6b sport indoors and outdoors preferred".

Preferred but not essential.

 BelleVedere 18 Sep 2022
In reply to UKC Gear:

So given that the feeling on this thread is that asking for an outdoor lead grade of 6b (to be demonstrated at interview?) is the right way to go for an indoor wall job - does this mean the climbing wall instructors qualification is woefully mismatched for the demands of the job?  Do mountain training need to need to rethink this? 

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 RX-78 18 Sep 2022
In reply to UKC Gear:

Not that i am interested but, in my opinion, there is not much of a salary difference between the roles given the difference in responsibilities.

In reply to BelleVedere:

The job advert is for someone working indoors and outdoors, so a minimum standard for outdoors makes sense. 

In reply to BelleVedere:

It definitely depends on the role, doesn't it? The MT qualifications are about safety and teaching safe practice, not about technical ability. For most climbing centre jobs that's absolutely fine, but not if the instructors are expected to do some coaching as well.

 Sealwife 18 Sep 2022
In reply to pancakeandchips:

I’m wondering about “ability to forerun at V3”. Forerun?

In reply to Sealwife:

Check/test new boulder problems.

 Sealwife 18 Sep 2022
In reply to Alex Riley:

> Check/test new boulder problems.

Ah OK, had never heard that term before


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