Project Manager - WeclimbUK Passport Jobs

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Fancy an opportunity to really shape the way we go indoor climbing?


Want to use your project management skills in the sport you care about?

Like the idea of working for an organisation that has a clear purpose and is going somewhere?

If so, get in touch.  We have a fantastic opportunity for a project manager to join our team and drive the implementation of our WeclimbUK passport project.  This is a ground-breaking initiative by the Association of British Climbing walls (, #weclimbuk & see below), and supported by Sport England, to streamline entry systems into centres across the country.  Our motivation is to increase retention in the sport by improving this aspect of the customer experience and facilitating easier movement between walls.   It has a heavy technology component to it in the form of an app, and we need you to act as our ‘intelligent client’, working with two tech firms, the ABC team and others to ensure that the product we are building is outstanding. It is essential that it is built around the needs of customers, and those of our member walls.   We are well advanced in the design of this product and now need a really capable PM to help us build and launch it.

You will need to be organised, able to work with lots of stakeholders, technically knowledgeable in APIs and App design, committed, driven and able to deliver complex projects at pace.  You’ll also be flexible in your working hours – we think you’re likely to work fairly intensively for the first few weeks, getting your head round the project and people, and then in a more regular rhythm – probably for one to two days a week for 3-6 months. 

To apply:

Please contact Graham Atkins, CEO of the ABC, on by end of Weds 6th Feb, with a CV, and covering note explaining what you can bring the role.  Please also include a daily rate for your work.

Who are the Association of British Climbing Walls?

The ABC is the trade body for indoor climbing walls in the UK. We are a company limited by guarantee and have been trading since 1995. The ABC was initially set up to establish standards and to promote the safe operation of climbing walls, when the industry was in its infancy.

Over the past 2 years we have undertaken a strategic review, reformed our governance, appointed a CEO, a Head of Membership Services and a Head of Marketing. The strategic review means that we are now working for the health, professionalism and growth of the industry.

We have around 175 climbing wall members and a growing number of associate members from suppliers to the industry.

Our own market research indicates that in 2017 1 million individuals made more than 6 million visits to indoor climbing walls in the UK. This is growing at a rate of approximately 15% per year with both new visitors and new facilities. Indoor climbing will be an Olympic Sport in 2020 and we hope beyond. All this means we are at a very exciting time in the industry's growth.


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